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Community Sports

Norwich's Jaime Martin awaits a pass as Hartford's Madison Willey defends during the teams' girls youth basketball game at the Ottauquechee School gym in Quechee, Vt., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Hartford edged the visitors, 17-16.
Gloria Towne photograph

Concentration Matters

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Norwich’s Jaime Martin awaits a pass as Hartford’s Madison Willey defends during the teams’ girls youth basketball game at the Ottauquechee School gym in Quechee last Thursday. Hartford edged the visitors, 17-16.Gloria Towne photograph …

A Second Career On the Ice: Former U.S. Skater Finds New Life as an Instructor

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

After myriad issues forced former United States figure skater Sarah Jo Damron-Brown to leave the ice at age 16, for more than a decade she thought she’d never return. Lured back several years ago as an instructor, Damron-Brown, now 29, is hoping to advance the sport in the Upper Valley as much as …

Recreation Briefs: Hanover Peewees Lock Down First Place in Tier III

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hanover — A win and a tie in two league games over the weekend enabled the Hanover Peewee Green youth hockey team to clinch first place in the New Hampshire Tier III standings with the state championship tournament looming. The win came on Sunday, a 3-1 decision over the Manchester Flames at Thompson Arena. Griffin Auch sandwiched two goals around one from Cole …

Group Picks Up Work on 2nd Campion Rink

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hanover — Efforts to build a second Campion Rink have resurfaced. The Campion Sports and Recreation Project — a nonprofit formerly known as the Lebanon Community Arena Association and later the Lebanon-Hanover Twin Rink Association — is pursuing the potential development of a second ice rink that would …

Tiny Island, Big Experience

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A year ago I was on one of the most remote islands in the world, walking in my brightly colored mumu among the palm trees and their thousand shades of green. As the temperature dropped and the light began to fade through the trees, I watched as dozens …

Everybody on the Lake

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dundee, Wis. — The kames and eskers were covered by a healthy blanket of snow, the trails were groomed, the air temperature hovered in the 20s and the lakes had at least 10 inches of crystal cap. By …

Recreation Briefs: Ford Sayre Crowns Champs at Oak Hill Jump Meet

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hanover — Ford Sayre’s Aiden Cudhea nipped Hanover High’s Sam Strohbehn for the high school boys title to highlight Saturday’s Ford Sayre Ski Council ski jumping meet on the Oak Hill jumps at the Storrs Pond Recreation Area. …

A Straight Arrow: Thetford’s Kasten on Target at Bowhunt Worlds

Monday, February 1, 2016

Thetford — A personal chef by trade, Brian Kasten is always aiming to improve his Supper Solution cooking business. He’s also taken steps to find a solution for his bow-shooting troubles, which paid off last month with his …

Stride for Stride

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Before stepping into the set tracks, Andrew Norkin figured he logged about six kilometers this season. Yet he was in the starting line on Jan. 23 for the Jackson (N.H.) Ski Touring Foundation’s White Mountain Classic 30K, ready to cross-country ski five times that distance in a few …

Need for Changes Are Long Past Due

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Last Friday in Brooklyn Center, Minn., at the annual Department of Natural Resources stakeholders meeting, Jim Martin delivered what DNR leaders doubtlessly wanted him to deliver: A sobering look at the future of the nation’s natural resources, and …

It’s Waaaaay Up There

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hartland’s Ian Murphy, right, sights the basket as Hartford’s Drew Martin blocks the route during a grades 5-6 boys basketball game at Hartland Elementary School on Monday. Hartland came away with a 33-29 victory.Gloria Towne photograph …

Ford Sayre Girls Break Out the Brooms at Sunapee

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Newbury, n.h. — The Ford Sayre Ski Council girls had sweeping on their minds on Sunday, filling the top five spots in the race results in both the U12 and U14 divisions at the Bob Skinner Cup giant slalom at Mount Sunapee. FSSC’s Eva Schiffman won the U14 …

Back on the Track: Roller Derby Team Looks to Build on Success

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stability and commitment within the Upper Valley Vixens is translating to tangible progress both inside and outside the rink. The Vixens, a grassroots roller derby team entering its fifth season, has been approved to skate this year as …