Community Sports

Kai McKinnon, of the New York Ski Education Foundation, lines up to leap off Oak Hill's K10 jump during Ford Sayre Ski Council jumping meet on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Storrs Pond Recreation Area in Hanover, N.H. McKinnon won the girls open division on Oak Hill's smallest jump, scoring 41.5 points.
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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. Nearly 50 youths of all ages participated in the competition, which was staged on Oak Hill’s three jumps. Flying off the K32 …

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 first amateur world championship. Kasten, 53, won the senior hunting class at the International Bowhunting …

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 hours than he has all winter. Why? Like any good parent, he drove his 16-year-old …

Mixed Early Returns At Twin State Ski Areas

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Across ski country it’s beginning to look — and feel — a lot like winter. Snowmaking is still king while Mother Nature’s in a giving mood of late, dropping some snow across the region. That’s allowed trail counts …

Eagles Returning to Washington State

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Seattle — Bald eagles heading to the North Cascades to feed on salmon in the Skagit River draw visitors to one of Washington state’s most beautiful natural settings with event weekends through January in Rockport, Concrete and Marblemount. …

Rec Briefs: Rhim, Furman Take Second at Cyclocross Nationals

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Asheville, n.c. — With Norwich native and Hanover High School graduate Brendan Rhim playing a noteworthy role, the Furman University cycling team produced a runner-up finish in the overall omnium standings at the USA Cycling Cyclocross national championship …

Floor It: Fun is Priority No. 1 for Floor Hockey League

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lebanon — Now in its sixth season, Upper Valley Floor Hockey continues to provide an attractive platform for exercise and competition at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center. The best part, players say, is that experience isn’t …

Lake Morey Skate Postponed to Jan. 31

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Staff Reports Fairlee — The slow-to-start winter has led the Upper Valley Trails Alliance to put its Lake Morey Skate-a-thon fundraiser on hold for two weeks. Originally scheduled for Sunday, the event has been postponed to Jan. 31 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The day revolves around skating on …

The Ups and Downs of Life

Sunday, January 10, 2016

I wanted to run in the woods in Oak Hill one day last week, but it had poured the day before. The rain had been nonstop, driving. With the busyness and stress of the holidays, I longed for the peace and quiet of the woods, so I set …

Loving Youth, Loving the Ice

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Into a new year and enduring a winter without much snow or ice, I’ve begun dreaming of childhood days that were filled with sledding and ice skating. Like New England, growing up in Canada’s winter meant bundling up …

Florida Gears Up for Another Everglades Python Hunt

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — More than 400 people have registered so far for Florida’s second Python Challenge, hoping to win prizes and fleeting fame in the fight against the Burmese pythons that have infested the Everglades. The snake-catching festival, which runs from Jan. 16 to Feb. 14, attempts …

IMHO: Uphill Battle for Storrs Hill

Friday, January 8, 2016

On Dec. 28, as the season’s first winter storm bore down on the Upper Valley, the Storrs Hill Ski Area posted the following on its Facebook page: “It’s time to do a snow dance!” It worked, to a …

Save Dewey’s Mill Pond Meeting Set for Wednesday

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Quechee — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department will hold an informational meeting to discuss and explain the state of Dewey’s Mill Pond on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ottauquechee School. The goal of the meeting is …