Community Sports

Recreation Briefs: Windsor Comets Heading to Ohio for AAU Nationals

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Essex Junction, Vt. — Riding big games from Olivia Rockwood and Hayley Fortin along with solid team shooting from the free-throw line, the Windsor Comets U13 girls basketball team swept through five foes to win its Vermont AAU state championship on May 2-3 at Essex High School. Windsor started with a 51-21 win over the Thunder, getting 34 points from Rockwood to go with a 9-for-13 team performance at the …

Amen Corner: Where Ball Lies Can Give Clues to Its Destination

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Let’s play a game of Clue. You’re the investigator. You’ve approached the scene. You’re supposed to approach your golf shot systematically and thoroughly, like any good detective. You determine you’re 150 yards from the green, so you pull out your normal 150-yard club and then look down at your golf ball. It’s sitting …

Backhanded Compliment

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Plainfield’s Bennett Hewett digs a throw out of the dirt at first base during his team’s Lebanon Youth Baseball Association game on May 14 in Lebanon. Hewett, 8, plays for the Reds in the association’s minor league, which is primarily for third- and fourth-graders.Valley News — Tris Wykes …

Ball Position, Weight Shift Play Roles in Good Shots

Thursday, May 7, 2015

“Where should the ball be?” I get asked all of the time. Should it be in the middle of my stance? How about toward the back foot? Should it be different for each iron? Up a little bit …

Mt. Washington Auto Road Climb Seeking Cyclists

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pinkham Notch, n.h. — Normally a quick sell-out, the late arrival of spring has created a limited number of openings for cyclists to join in August’s Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb. The 43rd edition of the 7.6-mile bicycling race is scheduled for Aug. 15. The field is …

Swing Time

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hartland’s Kerridwyn Wildur takes a swing at a pitch as Hartford catcher Casie Leonard awaits its arrival during the teams’ grades 3-4 softball game on Tuesday at Hartland Elementary School. Hartford won the matchup, 14-0. Gloria Towne photograph …

Marathon Smooch Draws a Polite Kiss-Off

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Boston — A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man’s wife. Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to …

Independent on the Water

Sunday, May 3, 2015

They came together as a team for the start of the rockfish season a year ago, more for the camaraderie and their long-standing love affair with fishing than for the competition itself and the opportunity to cash in …

Minnesota Man Knows N. Pike

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Walker, Minn. — Dallas Hudson might be the most interesting man in Minnesota. Maybe the world. I was thinking about this the other day as I watched Hudson and a researcher-in-common, Bruce Carlson, measure northern pike they caught in a trap net on a small private lake surrounded …

Fishing Helps Put Veteran on the Road Back From War

Sunday, May 3, 2015

When Joe Bragg caught a live well full of big crappies recently, it represented one more step on his road to recovery. Just two months ago, the Army veteran couldn’t imagine such moments would ever be enjoyed again. “I was totally stressed out,” said Bragg, 36, who served …

Saturday, May 2, 2015

What: Hanover Conservancy Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk When: May 10, 1-3 p.m. Where: Top of Moose Mountain Lodge Road, Hanover. Why: “Citizen Scientist” trip led by botanist Alice Schori to create inventory of wildflowers, mosses and other plants on 33-acre Mill Pond Town Forest. More info: View all …

Saving the Moose: Hanover Conservancy Raising Money to Preserve Trail

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — One goal of the Hanover Conservancy’s “2020 Vision” initiative is to protect the entire seven-mile ridgeline of Moose Mountain. Thanks to a new pair of pending conservation easements, the organization is closer to doing just that. …

Up, Up and Away

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The UVAL Blizzard’s Sydnie Lester drives for a layup as teammates Brianna Withington, left, and Madisun LaCasse watch during the team’s April 25 Mack Attack Tourney game in Arlington, Vt. The trio, part of the Blizzard’s grades 5-6 …