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The Hanover Wild U10 girls show off the fruits of their Veterans Day Girls Hockey Classic championship spoils.
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Calling All Skiers, Snowboarders

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Enfield — Whaleback Mountain is seeking youths between 5 and 17 years of age to join the Whaleback Core Team ski and snowboard teams this winter. The Core Team features teaching from former Olympians and X Games competitors for all abilities. Classes feature small groups emphasizing fun, teamwork and enjoying the outdoors. The program runs from the first week of …


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bernie Corrette, of Lebanon, pauses to load his rifle on his way into the woods to hunt in Lebanon on Monday.Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Is It Snowing Yet?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

As skiers and riders prepare to hit the slopes, know there are plenty of worthwhile upgrades and additions out there. Along the Interstate 93 corridor, Waterville Valley Resort has thinned its Sugar Shack glades and will feature a natural terrain park. Look for the Fun Run, a series of man-made and natural obstacles, …

UVRC Dominates N.H. Running Scene

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hanover — Jim Burnett says he gets to feel like a kid again during the New Hampshire Grand Prix road race series, particularly since many of the races require long road trips with friends. This year, Burnett and …

Recreation Briefs: Busy Squirt Green Wins Four Games in Three Days

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hooksett, n.h. — Some youth hockey teams warm up to the season. Then there’s the Hanover Squirt Green — the season apparently warms up for them, as last weekend’s four-games, four-wins schedule would attest. The Wild started with an 8-0 blanking of the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs on …

Focusing on Nuts, Bolts: Sherman Takes Over Hanover Rec

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hanover — After overseeing 14 full-time employees and 143 acres of city park lands in Saco, Maine, John Sherman made a conscious decision to scale back when he agreed to become Hanover’s director of parks and recreation in …

‘Twig Season’ Drawing to Close

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Twig season means one last hurrah for many cyclists, hikers and paddlers before hanging up those pursuits to start skiing and snowboarding. As resorts bust out the guns and hoses in advance of the month-long opening day rollouts, …

More Than Just Pulling the Trigger

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The tradition started in 1976, when four college buddies decided they wanted to see what the excitement created by the Kansas pheasant opener was all about. The friends, fresh out of KU, had been introduced to hunting by …

Recreation Briefs: Hartford Getting Ready for Men’s, Youth Basketball

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is prepping for the winter men’s basketball league season and will get things started tonight with an organizational meeting at the Hartford Town Hall. All teams planning to participate in league play are required to have at least …

Stories Abound Halfway Into Season

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Firearms season is just around the corner, but Upper Valley hunters have been in the woods since the middle of September. Bow hunters always get first dibs. Archers do their tracking, searching for deer trails and food sources. Then the tree stands go up. Hunters ascend and wait …

Smarts Provides a Fine Reminder of Life Here

Sunday, November 1, 2015

I drove by the office, and instead of heading for my desk, I headed for the trails and went for a hike. I work for the Upper Valley Trails Alliance, so I’m not really sure it’s playing hooky. The hard rain of the early morning had passed, and …

Bear Hunt Not So Bad

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Contrary to what you’ve seen, heard and read about Florida’s first bear hunt in more than 20 years, the state’s black bear population is not going to be wiped out. Only a maximum of 320 bears from a total population of more than 3,000 will be allowed to …

‘We’re Not Going to Give Up’: Junior High Keeping Windsor Field Hockey Viable

Monday, October 26, 2015

Windsor — It was the biggest crowd coaches Riley White and Rebekka Dimick had seen all year. Nearly 60 people gathered on Thursday afternoon behind Windsor High School, totally engaged in a 1-1 draw between their undefeated Windsor …