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Cathy Merrill, of Newport, N.H., recently won four gold medals in the U.S. Arm Wrestling Nationals and is now raising the funds to compete in the world championships in Malaysia. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Armed and Ready: Newport Arm Wrestler Takes Game Internationally

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Newport — Don’t think taking a risk brings reward? Cathy Merrill begs to differ. The longtime Newport-area resident plans to be in Malaysia in late September for the World Armwrestling Federation championships. She wouldn’t be going if she hadn’t won four different divisions at last month’s U.S. Armwrestling Federation nationals in Las Vegas. Of course, she wouldn’t have made it to Vegas without training. She wouldn’t have trained if she hadn’t found a club. She wouldn’t have found a club if an interest in the sport hadn’t been stoked. And an interest in the sport wouldn’t have been stoked if she hadn’t taken a friend’s …

Local Roundup: Touchline 4 Outlasts CRFC

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Langdon — Noah Kahan scored a hat trick as Touchline 4 rallied past Connecticut River FC 5-3 in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference boys soccer match on Thursday at Fall Mountain Regional High. Down 2-1 early in the second half, Touchline scored three straight goals, two by Kahan and one by Sam Pych. Tim Alibozek also scored for Touchline, and Kahan, Seth Stadheim, …

Simple Is Best When Considering Short Game Plan

Thursday, July 2, 2015

How do you go about selecting what type of short game shot to select? Is it a pitch shot, a chip shot, a bump-and-run or something more? It’s like creating an appetizer menu of food for an Independence Day party and guessing what everyone will enjoy. Knowing which short game shot to play …

TSAC’s Thompson Wins

Thursday, July 2, 2015

South Burlington, Vt. — Everything Thor’s Stone Athletic Club competitor Valerie Thompson touched turned to gold — medals, that is — during last weekend’s Vermont Senior Games track and field meet at South Burlington High School. Thompson, 57, won four events, setting a personal best in one of …

Down to the Wire

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Top: Nicole Tully, center, edges out former Dartmouth College runner Abbey D’Agostino, right, and Marielle Hall to win the 5,000-meter run at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday. D’Agostino, who won a combined …

Local Roundup: Touchline 5 Blanks Windsor

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Norwich — Dominick DaCruz scored three first-half goals as Touchline 5 defeated Windsor SC 7-0 in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference boys match on Sunday at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows. Henry Kahl assisted on all of DaCruz’s goals. Seth Stadheim scored twice, and Williams Campbell and Ben Ralston-Daniel added …

Summer’s Fine for Topwater Action

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Some days on the water are just perfect. Like the recent afternoon I spent on Highland Lake in Andover, N.H. Highland is at the southern end of what I call “the other Lakes Region.” Starting at Lake Morey …

N. Haverhill Resident’s Memoir an Enjoyable Trip Through Rural New England

Saturday, June 27, 2015

“Behind Badge 32” by Charles E. Barry; Bondcliff Books; 236 pages; $19.95 North Haverhill — Transcribed by his wife, Becky Barry, from audio recordings of his own spoken stories, Charlie Barry’s Behind Badge 32 contains examples of Northern …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Alums Shine at USATF Meet

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Eugene, Ore. — Former Dartmouth standout and All-American Sean Furey, who graduated in 2004, won his third title in the javelin Thursday night at the 2015 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championship. Furey wasn’t the only former Big Green student-athlete to punch his ticket to the IAAF World …

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his …

UVSSF Inching Closer to Whaleback Target

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Enfield — The nonprofit Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation is nearing its target goal of raising $50,000 by Tuesday. If it meets that goal, the organization will receive $100,000 from an anonymous donor who offered a two-for-one challenge …

Tired of Stinky Greens? These Putts Might Be the Cure

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fresh off the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in the Pacific Northwest, the pros had a lot to say about the conditions of the greens. Basically, they said the greens stink and were too bumpy. We all experience …

Outdoor Notes: New Adventures at Mount Sunapee

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Mount Sunapee Resort’s Adventure Park is beginning to evolve in new ways. The still-developing Evolution Bike Park on Sunapee’s south peak features a mile-long trail known as the Dirt Serpent, an “S”-shaped route resort staff …