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Cedric Elkouh delivers a pitch for the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 junior baseball team Friday at Manchester’s Gill Stadium. Post 22 lost to Dover, 7-5, during its opening game of the double-elimination New Hampshire state tournament.(Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Tough Start For Post 22: Lebanon Drops Playoff Opener

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Manchester — Perhaps it’s contagious. Less than a week after the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team exited double-elimination state tournament play with two losses in as many games, the junior squad is threatening to do the same. And in similar, painful fashion. Post 22’s kiddie corps lost to Dover, 7-5, on Friday, committing six of its seven …

Time to Go Green(y): Charity Golf Event Leaves Community Imprint

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rich Parker says it every year. This might be the last one; he’s not sure how many more he can handle. And every year, someone turns up who could use a little helping hand. For that reason, the Greeny won’t really ever go away. It shouldn’t. It can’t. An old Parker college buddy, …

The Post Man: He Pours His Heart Into Legion Baseball

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lebanon — The sun was relentless and the temperature sweltering on July 12, when the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams played three consecutive games on the city’s high school diamond. The senior team opened up and the junior squad closed with a doubleheader, leading to a changing cast of players, coaches, …

Exeter’s Win Puts Post 22 On the Brink

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — Ten days ago, Lebanon Post 22 was strongly stating its case as New Hampshire’s best senior American Legion baseball team. Today, the same squad confronts the possible end of its season during its second state …

Keane Win Still Special For Parker

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hanover — On a day when a wave of Upper Valley golfers swept into the 40th Tommy Keane Invitational semifinals, arguably the finest golfer to come out of an area high school reflected on what the event has meant to him. Rich Parker teed it up in the …

Hartford Legion Left In the Dark, Will Continue Today

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Day three of the Vermont American Legion Baseball Championship featured a dandy of a game in which Rutland Post 31 staged a last-ditch rally to upend Brattleboro, a four-hour middle game that saw Colchester survive and send Franklin County home and a game suspended because …

Gaining Steam: Hartford Rides Big First Inning to Another Tourney Win

Friday, July 24, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Riding a first-inning wave that resembled a figurative tsunami, the Hartford American Legion baseball team walloped the Colchester Cannons, 16-9, Friday during Vermont state tournament play at Castleton University. The visitors scored 11 times with …

Keane Family Tree Has Many Branches

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hanover — It’s challenging enough for those with the last name Keane to keep it all straight. Good luck to everyone else playing in the Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament who tries to sort out the family tree sprouting from the namesake of the celebrated Hanover Country Club …

A Little Old, a Little New at Keane Invitational

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hanover — When it comes to the Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament at Hanover Country Club, what is old is new again. The 40th renewal of the event that begins with stroke play qualifying today and continues with match play Saturday and Sunday is going strong with an …

The Hole Shebang: Mass. Golfer Masters Tricky 17th to Win N.E. Amateur

Friday, July 24, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s no Amen Corner, but Baker Hill Golf Club’s par-3 17th hole deserved a nickname for the role in played it making Nick McLaughlin champion of the 86th New England Amateur on Thursday. No. 17 …

Hartford Grinds One Out in Legion Tourney Opener

Friday, July 24, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — At face value, Thursday’s ingredients didn’t seem destined to add up to victory for the Hartford American Legion baseball team during its opening state tournament game at Castleton University. Facing Orleans-Essex County, the boys in …

One-Man Rec-ing Crew: Hanover’s Tenney Steps Down After 41 Groundbreaking Years

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hanover — Waiting through a rain delay during a NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway earlier this month, Hank Tenney couldn’t help but to keep glancing at the time. The later the race went, the less sleep he’d …

Amen Corner: Teeing for Driver Need Not Give the Ball a Bloody Nose

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How high do you tee your golf ball for a driver? The ideal height depends on what type of swing you have and what type of shot you want to hit. It’s kind of like grilling meat and …