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Martina Vale, a 4-year old from Hanover, works on her beginner's skating form July 14 at Dartmouth College's Thompson Arena. Vale is the youngest participant at the Elite Hockey Training Center's day camp, but also one of its most intense. "For someone so small, she is just relentless," said camp director Patti Crowe, a Hanover High graduate, onetime University of New Hampshire player and former Dartmouth women's team assistant whose family has run Elite since 1985.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

Power Skater

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Winston-Salem, n.c. — Katrina Geurkink loaded up on the medals at Wake Forest University’s Kentner Stadium last week, winning one event and finishing second in three others to highlight the efforts of Lebanon’s Thor’s Stone Athletic Club at the USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Geurkink, 53, did her damage in the women’s 50-54 age group. Her discus throw …

Tee Box Position Essential for First Shot

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Where should you tee the ball between the tee markers? The question reminds me of walking into a movie theater and looking for a seat to watch the show. Look for the ocean of open seats and make sure none are directly in front of you. However, once you’ve selected your seat, there’s …

Flipped Disc at Storrs Pond

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Unaware of the onlookers he’s drawn, Hanover’s Logan Wahrenberger, 12, winds up for a shot during a disc golf clinic at Storrs Pond Recreation Area in Hanover on Monday evening. Wahrenberger, a first-time disc golfer, and his family went to the clinic for an introduction to a sport that many of his family …

Experience Pays a Dividend: For Russell, 2013’s Successes Turn Into 2014’s Opportunities

Monday, July 14, 2014

Burlington — Winning the New England Amateur and Vermont Amateur in the span of less than a month last summer opened a lot of doors this year for Grantham’s Evan Russell, and for that he’s thankful. Repeating at …

N.H. Am Facing Rough Edges

Monday, July 14, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — The 111th New Hampshire Golf Association State Amateur Championship will tee off this morning at Stonebridge Country Club. And the 138 entrants won’t want to waste any time trying to get ahead of the field. “You want to get up on the front nine and …

2,200 Miles to Glory: Lyme Resident on AT Adventure

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hanover — Lucy Gamble was 7 years old when she first noticed through hikers passing through the Upper Valley on the Appalachian Trail. “I was with my dad (Thomas) crossing the Ledyard Bridge, which, of course, is part …

Local Roundup: Touchline Teams Draw Hudson

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Henniker, n.h. — Touchline’s New Hampshire Soccer Conference men’s teams came away with a pair of neutral-site draws in Henniker against the Hudson Broncos. Touchline tied Hudson in the Division IV game 3-3 and 2-2 in the Division V game. In the D-IV game, Jonas Taenzer, Xavi Tchana …

Hanover Native Rowing for Team USA

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hanover — Heidi Robbins travels the world with the U.S. women’s rowing team, yet continually finds herself in familiar surroundings. Robbins, 23, works and trains at Princeton University, where the Hanover native graduated last year with a degree …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting …

Oxbow Football Coach Leaves

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lyndon Center, Vt. — Mark Palmieri, the only head football coach in Oxbow Union High history, is leaving the school to take the same position at Lyndon Institute, LI Headmaster Daren Houck announced on Friday. Palmieri served at Oxbow from 2007-13, compiling a 24-38 record (.387) with an …

Local Roundup: Post 22 Rallies Past Concord

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Concord — The Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team scored three runs in the ninth inning to snap a 6-6 tie and defeat Concord 9-6 on Thursday to remain undefeated. After tying the game 6-6 in the eighth, Post 22 (12-0 overall, 11-0 league) took the lead …

Grantham’s Russell Defends Vermont Am Title in Playoff

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Burlington — Venerable Burlington Country Club isn’t so much a golf course upon which competitors take advantage as it is one that can easily take its advantage upon the field. Knowing that, Grantham’s Evan Russell approached the defense …

Recreation Briefs: Montshire U10 Ripken Baseball Makes New Englands

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover Baseball Association’s Montshire U10 baseball team ran roughshod over the competition to claim the Vermont Cal Ripken state championship on Monday at Thompson Terrace, advancing to the New England tournament with the victory. Montshire …