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Players in the Lewisberry, Pa. dugout watch in the sixth inning of the Little League World Series Championship baseball game against Japan, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Japan won 18-11. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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 out manager Junji Hidaka’s inner Yogi Berra and sparked a record rally that saw the Kitasua Little League pound out 22 hits …

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 move as a pair of mountain bikers moved slowly along the wide, wet path. But …

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 place. Hunters in about a dozen southeast Kansas counties needed the extra few weeks they’ve …

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 …

Recreation Briefs: UVRF Brings Home Medals From Masters Nationals

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Camden, n.j. — Teams and rowers affiliated with the Hanover-based Upper Valley Rowing Foundation came home with six gold medals and seven silvers at last weekend’s USA Rowing Masters National Championship on the Cooper River. Seven of the …

Amen Corner: There’s an Upside to Trying Day’s Backswing

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Watching Jason Day win the PGA Championship, his first major, last weekend was like watching pure symphony in motion. As exciting as he and Jordan Spieth were exchanging birdies and competing for the year’s last major championship, my …

Hartford Grad Packs a Punch For Charity

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Former three-sport Hartford High athlete Allison Kemon has always been willing to give new activities a try. Her latest athletic pursuit could make a real difference in the lives of others. Kemon, 27, will make her amateur boxing …

Sadness to Solace: Liberty Honors Banned Youth Hoops Team

Monday, August 17, 2015

New York — Kymora Johnson just wanted to play basketball. The 10-year-old girl was thrown into the spotlight earlier this month when her youth team from Virginia was disqualified from a basketball tournament because she played in it. Johnson’s the lone girl on the boys’ team, the Charlottesville …

Norwich Woman Provides for Appalachian Trail Hikers

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Norwich — For even the fittest, best-prepared hiker, trekking the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail is no small feat. Injuries, financial strain and existential crises can wear a person down, and only about a quarter of those who attempt a …