Community Sports

Hanover High's Kristian Hansen will represent the Upper Valley Aquatic Club at the junior nationals in Atlanta in December. Courtesy photograph

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 Upper Valley Aquatic Club swim program, Hansen earned a berth in the USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East in Atlanta in December by virtue of his performance at the Eastern Zone Championships in Virginia earlier this month. Hansen, 15, will compete in the 800-meter freestyle at juniors, having met the meet qualifying cut with a time of 8 minutes, 33.65 seconds. Hansen competed in six races at …

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 need something to warm you up when the temperatures drop. Last week, we reviewed the …

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. Right: Volunteer Shoshana Siegel attends to Rockette, a 10-month-old griffon/cavalier mix, while Brittany Richard watches.Gloria …

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 …

‘I’m Too Young To Be This Old’: Sports a Major Part of These 80-Plus Athletes’ Lives

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Newport — Being active long after the first Social Security check arrives is not such a novelty anymore. Still, there are a couple of gentlemen who defy the notion that a day will come when you’ll have to …

Bowling Green Won’t Go Down

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

South Williamsport, Pa. — Eli Burwash scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning then earned the save pitching as Bowling Green, Ky., avoided elimination Monday at the Little League World Series by beating Taylors, S.C., 4-3. Bowling Green will play today night against Bonita, …

A Boost at Boot Camp: Piermont Woman Helps Others Get Fit

Monday, August 24, 2015

West Fairlee — Looking back on the six years or so since committing herself to a healthier lifestyle, Brandi Bissonnette wishes she’d had more group support to help guide her along. Now 100 pounds lighter and a certified …

Back in the Saddle: Strafford Man Returns to the Rodeo

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Strafford — There’s a bumper sticker that Rhett Emerson remembers seeing about rodeo: “It’s not just a sport, it’s a way of life.” The Strafford resident said that mantra couldn’t be more accurate. Emerson, 42, has returned to …

New Python Hunt Planned For Everglades

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Burmese pythons infesting the Everglades may want to keep out of sight early next year. Amateur snake hunters from around the world will be invited to go after them in the Florida’s second Python Challenge, scheduled for Jan. 16 to Feb. 14. The Florida Fish and Wildlife …

USSA Helping Make Outdoor Dreams a Reality

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pittsville, Wis. — The western Wisconsin burg of Pittsville doesn’t show up on many maps. But one weekend a year the population in this section of Jackson County swells a hundred fold. They come from all corners of …

‘Tristin Never Held Back’: Lebanon Race Honors Someone Who Touched Many

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lebanon — A few weeks before the tragic accident that killed Tristin Roy, her brother, Tyler Carter, joined her for a run in the Upper Valley. Now, dozens of her friends and family do the same annually in …

Bowling Green Remains Alive

Sunday, August 23, 2015

South Williamsport, Pa. — Devin Obee hit a three-run home run to help Bowling Green, Ky., beat Portland, Ore., 7-5 on Saturday in an elimination game in the Little League World Series. Obee homered in a four-run fifth inning that gave Kentucky a 7-0 lead. “I was just …