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Jacob Morrell flies into the long jump pit as Nick Engert watches during a Lebanon Recreation Department youth track and field practice on July 16 at Lebanon High School.
Gloria Towne photograph

He’ll Stick the Landing, Too

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jacob Morrell flies into the long jump pit as Nick Engert watches during a Lebanon Recreation Department youth track and field practice on July 16 at Lebanon High School. Gloria Towne photograph …

Amen Corner: Accurate Shots a Simple Matter of Target Practice

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What’s the first thing you do when going on vacation? Pick a destination. Now, with all the family vacations I hear about this summer, a tremendous amount of planning goes into these trips. Even day trips to the White Mountains take a lot of preparation and organizing. So, if it’s second nature to …

In Brief: Wilder’s Mullen Reaches Junior Olympics

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jacksonville, Fla. — Thanks to qualifying performances at the regional level, Wilder’s Kennedy Mullen is busy this week competing in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics at the University of North Florida. Mullen, 13, had to get through two levels of qualifying in the 400-meter dash and triple jump to make the …

Gaining Steam: Hartford Rides Big First Inning to Another Tourney Win

Friday, July 24, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Riding a first-inning wave that resembled a figurative tsunami, the Hartford American Legion baseball team walloped the Colchester Cannons, 16-9, Friday during Vermont state tournament play at Castleton University. The visitors scored 11 times with …

Keane Family Tree Has Many Branches

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hanover — It’s challenging enough for those with the last name Keane to keep it all straight. Good luck to everyone else playing in the Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament who tries to sort out the family tree sprouting from the namesake of the celebrated Hanover Country Club …

A Little Old, a Little New at Keane Invitational

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hanover — When it comes to the Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament at Hanover Country Club, what is old is new again. The 40th renewal of the event that begins with stroke play qualifying today and continues with match play Saturday and Sunday is going strong with an …

The Hole Shebang: Mass. Golfer Masters Tricky 17th to Win N.E. Amateur

Friday, July 24, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s no Amen Corner, but Baker Hill Golf Club’s par-3 17th hole deserved a nickname for the role in played it making Nick McLaughlin champion of the 86th New England Amateur on Thursday. No. 17 …

Hartford Grinds One Out in Legion Tourney Opener

Friday, July 24, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — At face value, Thursday’s ingredients didn’t seem destined to add up to victory for the Hartford American Legion baseball team during its opening state tournament game at Castleton University. Facing Orleans-Essex County, the boys in …

One-Man Rec-ing Crew: Hanover’s Tenney Steps Down After 41 Groundbreaking Years

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hanover — Waiting through a rain delay during a NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway earlier this month, Hank Tenney couldn’t help but to keep glancing at the time. The later the race went, the less sleep he’d …

Amen Corner: Teeing for Driver Need Not Give the Ball a Bloody Nose

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How high do you tee your golf ball for a driver? The ideal height depends on what type of swing you have and what type of shot you want to hit. It’s kind of like grilling meat and …

Recreation Briefs: Cox Leads UVAC With Multiple Records, Victories

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Providence, r.i. — She’s doing it again. The Upper Valley Aquatic Club’s Hannah Cox left the New England Senior Swim Championships at Brown University last weekend with four New England records, five gold medals, one silver and awards …

Local Roundup: Ex-N.H. Champ Grabs Lead at N.E. Amateur

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Joe Leavitt couldn’t pull off a repeat victory at the New Hampshire Amateur last week. But he’s one day away from a pretty decent recovery. The Atkinson (N.H.) Golf and Country Club member, whose bid for a third state am championship came up a hole …

Leader Is On Fire at New England Amateur

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s a wonderful thing that Baker Hill Golf Club hasn’t suffered through the drought that some parts of the country have experienced this summer. Long, amber fescue blowing in a stiff wind makes for fine …