Community Sports

Ford Sayre Sets Qualifiers for NHARA Championship

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lyme Center — The Ford Sayre Ski Council filled out its rosters for the upcoming New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association state championships by sending its skiers to a two-run Western Division qualifying slalom at Dartmouth Skiway on Sunday. FSSC athletes dominated the podium with wins from Eva Schiffman (U14 girls), Kyle Rozzi (U14 boys) and Phoebe Garfield (U12 girls). Schiffman swept to her win, with teammates Lainie Taylor and Maia …

All Eyes on the Ball

Thursday, February 26, 2015

From left, William Scalese, 10, Travis McAllister, 10, Rodger Peterman, 10, and Tanner Moody, 8, compete for Windsor Recreation during a youth exhibition at halftime of Saturday’s Dartmouth-Penn men’s basketball game at Leede Arena in Hanover. All four are Windsor residents. Valley News — Tris Wykes …

Paintball Pioneer, Ex-New London Resident, Reflects

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Forced into bankruptcy by the financial strain of lawsuits, paintball co-founder Bob Gurnsey has been removed from the industry for nearly 20 years. Now 72, the former New London resident has embarked on another business opportunity: selling original memorabilia from the early days of the game. Among the collectible items Gurnsey has preserved …

Let’s Go (Youth) Fishing!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Veteran Miami Beach, Fla., party boat captain Wayne Conn had a tough time selling his youth fishing programs to local schools when he launched them 10 years ago. But today things are a lot easier. “I got disheartened; they didn’t want me,” he said recently. “Now, they’re like, …

Recreation Briefs: Lebanon’s Pelletier Climbs to Hoop Shoot Summit

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Portsmouth, n.h. — Forget out the third time being the charm. Lebanon’s Kyle Pelletier made his second chance count, winning his age-group title at the New Hampshire Elks Hoop Shoot Contest on Feb. 1. Pelletier, 13, reached the …

The Wax Factor: Ex-U.S. Tech Helps Skiers to Glide

Monday, February 9, 2015

Lebanon — To help get the most from the base of their cross country skis, users from the Upper Valley sought advice from someone with a deep base of knowledge. Drew Gelinas, the director of sports at Stowe, …

Buffalo Hunt Gives Idaho Man Glimpse of History

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Like many hunters, Rick Irvin of Eagle, Idaho had a dream hunt, but unlike many others, he got to fulfill his earlier this month. “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to shoot a wild buffalo …

One Cool Feeling

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Ice fishing is most comfortably undertaken by people who are prepared to meet their maker at a moment’s notice. However unlikely, the possibility of entombing oneself beneath lake or river ice always exists, and is a disquieting footnote …

Preserving Florida’s Rivers

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The five-foot alligator posed agreeably as tourists shot photos of it lounging in the canal that runs parallel to Turner River Road, north of U.S. 41 in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The gator’s hangout that Friday afternoon may have been no accident: It was floating at the …

Fan Club

Friday, February 6, 2015

Quinn Horton, 3, of Piermont, N.H., runs across the court to congratulate her uncle and Woodsville High School’s girls basketball assistant coach Steve Colby at the conclusion of Woodsville’s game against Lisbon on Wednesday in Woodsville. Woodsville won, …

They’re California Dreamin’: White River Residents Head West for National Tennis Tourney

Thursday, February 5, 2015

White River Junction — Kathy Schellong and Laurie Selby have a trip to California planned for next month. And when they get there, they’re intent on making a racket. Longtime doubles tennis partners, Schellong and Selby are part …

A Leg Up on the Goalie

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Kaye Lindsay, 10, of Hanover, shoots against 11-year-old Ben Plottner, of South Strafford, on Saturday at Thompson Arena. Lindsay, a member of the Hanover Youth Hockey Association’s house squirts team, and Plottner, who competes for the Woodstock Junior …

A Lift From Lifting

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Lebanon Elks Club’s Tom Toner, left, presents a check to Jill Veehy, executive director of the Upper Valley Senior Center in Lebanon, from funds generated by a weightlifting and throwing competition staged at the club last summer. …