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Nicole Tully, center, edges out Abbey D'Agostino, right, and Marielle Hall to win the 5,000-meter at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, June 28, 2015. Hall finished second and D'Agostino took third. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Down to the Wire

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Top: Nicole Tully, center, edges out former Dartmouth College runner Abbey D’Agostino, right, and Marielle Hall to win the 5,000-meter run at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday. D’Agostino, who won a combined seven NCAA track and cross country championships for the Big Green, took third in 15 minutes, 6.59 seconds. Tully won in 15:06.44, …

Local Roundup: Touchline 5 Blanks Windsor

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Norwich — Dominick DaCruz scored three first-half goals as Touchline 5 defeated Windsor SC 7-0 in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference boys match on Sunday at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows. Henry Kahl assisted on all of DaCruz’s goals. Seth Stadheim scored twice, and Williams Campbell and Ben Ralston-Daniel added single goals. Sam Pych added an assist. Sawyer Hanlon was in goal for Touchline, which …

Summer’s Fine for Topwater Action

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Some days on the water are just perfect. Like the recent afternoon I spent on Highland Lake in Andover, N.H. Highland is at the southern end of what I call “the other Lakes Region.” Starting at Lake Morey and Lake Fairlee in Vermont, the stretch also includes Mascoma, Crystal, Sunapee, Little Lake Sunapee, …

Mom, Son in Class On the Cross Rivendell Trail

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Orford — Since it was built about a decade ago, sections of the Cross Rivendell Trail have been used as outdoor classrooms by the Rivendell Interstate School District. Home school teacher and mother Liss Gilbert went ahead and …

In Wis., Big Focus on Big Fish

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The heaviest fish in Wisconsin are lake sturgeon, with some exceeding 200 pounds. The species occupying the top trophy status is arguably the muskellunge, also designated as the state fish. But when it comes to matters of catching, of keeping, and of availability, one class of fish outdoes …

Former Game Warden: Lessons For Less Painful Launching

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Through trial and error as kids or adults, many of us learn skills that stick with us the rest of our lives. One of those skills that is quite useful this time of year and into the summer is backing a boat trailer down a ramp. While I …

Conn. River Celebration Scheduled for June 20

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Windsor — The Connecticut River Watershed Council will hold its annual River Celebration on June 20 at the Path of Life Garden along the Connecticut River from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The day will include a variety of river-themed activities. The celebration kicks off with a summer solstice paddle; …

Recreation Briefs: Lebanon’s Higgins Wins Pan Am Olympic Lifting Title

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Savannah, Ga. — Lebanon’s Jane Higgins took a trip to Georgia last Thursday and came home a regional champion, winning her age-group weight class at the Pan American Masters Olympic Lifting meet. Higgins, who competed at 114 pounds …

Amen Corner: Find the Right Ball Without Spinning Out of Control

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What golf ball should I be playing? This question is like when you’re staring at a menu and asking yourself, “Should I order a filet mignon or a flank steak?” You know you want the premium cut, but …

Elite Feet Fleet: Enfielders 1-2 at Covered Bridges Half Marathon

Monday, June 8, 2015

Quechee — It was 39 degrees out when Rich Smith woke up on Sunday. So he put on his hat and gloves and took his place at the crowded starting line of the Covered Bridges Half Marathon, at …

A Stairway to Stinson

Sunday, June 7, 2015

They looked like steps to nowhere. But that wasn’t right at all. At the least the steps were a stage to view the far-reaching hills, mountains and waterways. And perhaps with a stretch, they were a step back …

Pheasants In a Pinch

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Minnesota pheasants are in a hole. In 2013, only 62,000 ringneck hunters went afield, bagging only 169,000 roosters , the lowest numbers in both hunters and harvest in 27 years. Last year wasn’t much better. Yet pheasants can …

Outdoor Notes: UVTA Gives Site a Smart Makeover

Friday, June 5, 2015

Using the Upper Valley Trails Association’s Trail Finder website to plan hikes just got much easier. In partnership with Vermont’s Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, the new trailfinder.info contains more improved features, content and functionality than the …