Community Sports

Man-Made Snow? It’ll Suffice

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Snow guns have been firing away in recent days across ski country. Generally, the plugs would have been pulled around the end of January, but given this natural-snow-challenged winter, the guns-and-hoses arsenal was resurrected when temperatures allowed in advance of February vacation week with its skiing, riding, events and relaxing amenities. Plus, ski areas are preparing to reveal plans for …

After Flooding, Mo. Lake Back to (Almost) Normal

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Branson, Mo. — Driving his boat upstream on Lake Taneycomo, Duane Doty reflected on the dramatic changes he has witnessed at the Ozarks reservoir for the last month. After a period of heavy rain in late December, Taneycomo shot to unprecedented levels. And the aftermath of that flooding is evident even now. Doty …

Lebanon Runner 25th in Marathon

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Los Angeles — Hanover distance runner Laura Hagley placed 25th of 149 finishers at Saturday’s U.S. Olympic Marathon qualifier in Los Angeles with a time of 2 hours, 43 minutes, 18 seconds. The race’s top three finishers — Amy Cragg (2:28.27), Desiree Linden (2:29.00) and Shalane Flanagan (2:29.26) — gained Olympic marathon berths. Hagley clinched the trip to L.A. by placing 11th in …

Eagles Returning to Washington State

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Seattle — Bald eagles heading to the North Cascades to feed on salmon in the Skagit River draw visitors to one of Washington state’s most beautiful natural settings with event weekends through January in Rockport, Concrete and Marblemount. …

Rec Briefs: Rhim, Furman Take Second at Cyclocross Nationals

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Asheville, n.c. — With Norwich native and Hanover High School graduate Brendan Rhim playing a noteworthy role, the Furman University cycling team produced a runner-up finish in the overall omnium standings at the USA Cycling Cyclocross national championship …

Floor It: Fun is Priority No. 1 for Floor Hockey League

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lebanon — Now in its sixth season, Upper Valley Floor Hockey continues to provide an attractive platform for exercise and competition at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center. The best part, players say, is that experience isn’t …

Lake Morey Skate Postponed to Jan. 31

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Staff Reports Fairlee — The slow-to-start winter has led the Upper Valley Trails Alliance to put its Lake Morey Skate-a-thon fundraiser on hold for two weeks. Originally scheduled for Sunday, the event has been postponed to Jan. 31 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The day revolves around skating on …

The Ups and Downs of Life

Sunday, January 10, 2016

I wanted to run in the woods in Oak Hill one day last week, but it had poured the day before. The rain had been nonstop, driving. With the busyness and stress of the holidays, I longed for the peace and quiet of the woods, so I set …

Loving Youth, Loving the Ice

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Into a new year and enduring a winter without much snow or ice, I’ve begun dreaming of childhood days that were filled with sledding and ice skating. Like New England, growing up in Canada’s winter meant bundling up …

Florida Gears Up for Another Everglades Python Hunt

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — More than 400 people have registered so far for Florida’s second Python Challenge, hoping to win prizes and fleeting fame in the fight against the Burmese pythons that have infested the Everglades. The snake-catching festival, which runs from Jan. 16 to Feb. 14, attempts …

IMHO: Uphill Battle for Storrs Hill

Friday, January 8, 2016

On Dec. 28, as the season’s first winter storm bore down on the Upper Valley, the Storrs Hill Ski Area posted the following on its Facebook page: “It’s time to do a snow dance!” It worked, to a …

Save Dewey’s Mill Pond Meeting Set for Wednesday

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Quechee — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department will hold an informational meeting to discuss and explain the state of Dewey’s Mill Pond on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ottauquechee School. The goal of the meeting is …

January’s Grand for Skiing

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Looking to recharge your body and mind this new year? Head outside this winter. Try something new. Rise out of your comfort zone. Do the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge. Sure, there are lots of recreational skier series, but …