Community Sports

Samantha Small, a Hartford High School graduate new to the program, guides both grades 5-6 and grades 3-4 girls during the first day of Hartford Parks and Recreation youth field hockey practice on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Watson Park in White River Junction. From left, Ava Albrecht, Madison Willey and Sonia Mohn keep an eye on Small's instruction.
Gloria Towne photograph

Sticking to It

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department started its fall youth field hockey program on Tuesday with its first workout of the season at Watson Park in White River Junction. Above: Samantha Small, a Hartford High School graduate new to the program, guides both grades 5-6 and grades 3-4 girls during the first day of Hartford Parks and Recreation youth field …

Recreation Briefs: Tour de Taste Mixing Cycling With Food, Scenery

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fairlee — The Upper Valley Trails Alliance will turn cycling into a culinary opportunity on Sept. 13 during its annual Tour de Taste progressive dinner and cycling outing. The day allows bike riders a chance to see the scenery around Fairlee with stops for food provided by a variety of Upper Valley restaurants. Cyclists can go at their own pace over routes covering …

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did even better this year — leaving the national scenic trail even more pristine than when …

Tokyo Channels Berra in LLWS Win

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Associated Press South Williamsport, Pa. — With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pa. That brought …

The Trail That Keeps on Giving

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Giddy? Not this gaggle of geese. Standing tall and silent in the tall grass of Cedar Marsh — under the stoic gazes of Cherry Mountain, the Presidentials, Owl’s Head and the Pliny and Pilot ranges — it didn’t …

More to Duck Season Than Mallards

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wichita, Kan. — Sometimes I fear duck seasons are about to end in Kansas. If some had their way, and the seasons got moved several weeks later, we’d just call it mallard season. First, later seasons have their …

Whaleback Adds Mountain Biking to Lineup

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Enfield — Etna ski racer and mountain biker Charlie Harrison has a strong family history at Whaleback Mountain. Over the last two summers, he’s played a major role in forming that legacy’s next major contribution. Harrison — grandson …

Late Drama Sends Pennsylvania to Title Game

Saturday, August 29, 2015

South Williamsport, Pa. — It’s safe to say 12-year-old Chayton Krauss had never before caused 46,000 people around him to erupt into screams of euphoria. Krauss hit an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the …

Hanover’s Hansen Earns Bid to Jr. Swim Nationals

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Richmond, Va. — Hanover High School junior Kristian Hansen will miss a few days of workouts with the Marauders swimming team in early December. Given his reason, it shouldn’t be much of an issue. A member of the …

A Final Swing Thought for the Winter Doldrums

Thursday, August 27, 2015

OK, time for the last column of the season. Have no fear, though; winter is a long way away, and there are still a lot of golf balls to hit for the rest of the season. However, you’ll …

The Paws? That Refreshes

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department closed its summer schedule at the Lebanon Municipal Pool on Sunday with a dogs-only event, Paws in the Pool. Above: Chloe, a yellow Labrador retriever, enjoys a dip while fetching a Frisbee. …

Medal-Mania: Upper Valley Rowing Foundation Racks Up National Honors

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hanover — Masters rowing may ostensibly be a hobby, yet it’s something members of the Upper Valley Rowing Foundation take quite seriously. Earlier this month, the club culminated the summer season with some seriously strong results. About 30 …

Rivera Loved LLWS, Hated the Pitching

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

South Williamsport, Pa. — Mariano Rivera remembers his Little League days fondly. What he remembers most: He hated to pitch. The former Yankees closer was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence on Tuesday night between games of its World Series. Although Rivera’s 1985 Panama team didn’t …