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Still Searching for the Magic: Twin State Speedway Trying Revival With New Management

Monday, April 21, 2014

Claremont — Can motorsports racing be successful once again in Claremont? On Thrasher Road is a one-third paved asphalt track that flourished for decades and then failed as the Claremont Speedway. More recently, the facility was renamed as Twin State Speedway, but a name change was not enough to get the crowd and car count to be totally successful and, …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth’s Whalen Wins 500th

Monday, April 21, 2014

Providence, r.i. — Bob Whalen picked up his 500th win as the head coach of the Dartmouth College baseball team on Sunday, reaching the milestone …

Bruins Sting Wings: Aggression Pays Off As Boston Gets Even

Monday, April 21, 2014

Boston — The Boston Bruins struck back, leaving the Detroit Red Wings black and blue and all tied up. The Wings were run aground in …

A Timeless Passion: Age Means Nothing to These Hanover Marathoners

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hanover — Mike Gonnerman blames The Washington Post. His wife, Betsy, blames herself. Living and working in the nation’s capital at the time, Mike Gonnerman read an author’s account in the Post of running in the Marine Corps …

Gilbert Wins By TKO

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Windsor — Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert improved to 11-0 as a professional Saturday night, earning a technical knockout victory over Eddie Soto early in the fourth round at Windsor Recreation Center. After a back-and-fourth opening round, Gilbert, a 29-year-old welterweight, knocked Soto down four times — twice in …

Basics Hard To Come By For Big Green

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hanover — Throw and catch. You can’t win a lacrosse game without doing both successfully, which mostly explains why the Dartmouth College men’s team fell to visiting Pennsylvania, 9-3, on Saturday. The result dropped the Big Green to …

New Coaches, Same Goals For Raiders, Marauders

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Lebanon and Hanover outdoor track and field teams have for many years been steadfast contenders in New Hampshire Class I/Division II. This season, both the Raiders and Marauders will have to do it with new coaches. Lebanon’s …

Tell-Tale Sign Of New Season: ‘The Gobble’

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dallas — One of the neatest sounds of spring is the reverberating “gobble, gobble, gobble” call of a male turkey. Wild turkeys occasionally make the gobbling call outside of breeding season. For the most part, gobbling is a spring serenade. To reveal their location to any breeding hens …

Hope Springs on Wisconsin River

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Along the Brule River, Wis. — We could have come back to the Brule just for the bald eagles. Or the deer. Or the Canada geese. Or the ducks. Or the steelhead. Or the two otters. Or the sleepy bear. Any of those would have been enough. The …

A Joy to be Back on the Mighty Mississippi

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring had been planned by ticking off the days until sap ran. Somewhere in the middle of this, or around it, rivers would break free of ice, or warm up, and fishing dates were on the calendar. This …

Upper Valley Marathon Runners Defiant, Determined in Return to Boston

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rain or shine, cold or heat, wind or calm, Tim Downes expects to spend a little more time than usual on Monday morning looking around the Hopkinton, Mass., green at tens of thousands of fellow runners, maybe greeting …

Marathon Memory: A Reporter Reflects

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Forgive me for starting this story — my story — in my head, three miles into a 10-mile run on a frosty Good Friday morning. I need the endorphins for this one, the way some writers need nicotine …

High Schools: Newport Baseball Wins Opener

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Newport — It was the season opener for the Newport High baseball team against Kearsarge on Saturday, but the Tigers’ Andrew Houde already appeared in mid-sea son form. Houde, a junior, hit a solo home run in the …