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Hanover High's Kristian Hansen will represent the Upper Valley Aquatic Club at the junior nationals in Atlanta in December. Courtesy photograph

Hanover’s Hansen Earns Bid to Jr. Swim Nationals

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Richmond, Va. — Hanover High School junior Kristian Hansen will miss a few days of workouts with the Marauders swimming team in early December. Given his reason, it shouldn’t be much of an issue. A member of the Upper Valley Aquatic Club swim program, Hansen earned a berth in the USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East in Atlanta in December by virtue of his performance at the Eastern Zone Championships in Virginia earlier this month. Hansen, 15, will compete in the 800-meter freestyle at juniors, having met the meet qualifying cut with a time of 8 minutes, 33.65 seconds. Hansen competed in six races at …

A Final Swing Thought for the Winter Doldrums

Thursday, August 27, 2015

OK, time for the last column of the season. Have no fear, though; winter is a long way away, and there are still a lot of golf balls to hit for the rest of the season. However, you’ll need something to warm you up when the temperatures drop. Last week, we reviewed the …

The Paws? That Refreshes

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department closed its summer schedule at the Lebanon Municipal Pool on Sunday with a dogs-only event, Paws in the Pool. Above: Chloe, a yellow Labrador retriever, enjoys a dip while fetching a Frisbee. Right: Volunteer Shoshana Siegel attends to Rockette, a 10-month-old griffon/cavalier mix, while Brittany Richard watches.Gloria …

Amen Corner: Keep Your Head Down When You Swing … But Only to a Point

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I ran a trail race last weekend, and I finished first! I kept my head down and ran and ran and ran. With my head down, I didn’t see a directional arrow and unknowingly took a wrong turn, …

White River Junction Resident Golfs His Way to Special Olympics Medal

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

White River Junction — With his blue United States golf shirt and the wild, red-white-and-blue shorts, Hunter Hall presents the picture of patriotism. Craig Serpa is more than glad to help him stay that way. Hall returned last …

Lebanon Referee Embraces Special Olympics World Games

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Lebanon — Jeremy Colter has gone far enough in basketball officiating that his father, Blake, now plans vacations around it. Not that trying to oversee a Special Olympics World Games basketball contest always qualifies as relaxing. It’s just …

Lion’s Death Leaves Bunch Of Questions

Sunday, August 9, 2015

A lion was shot, and allegedly poached, in Zimbabwe by Minnesotan Walter Palmer. That’s about all I completely understand about the incident that’s created a social media frenzy. I’d like to know more. I want to know what actually happened. First the lion famous in Zimbabwe was shot …

Florida’s Lobster Season Results in a Real Fish Tale

Sunday, August 9, 2015

John Strunk, it was the most exciting lobster miniseason ever. He dived the two-day miniseason, which started at 12:01 a.m. July 29 and concluded at midnight July 30, for the first time with the crew of Jim “Chiefy” …

Running Is All in This Family: Carons Race Western N.H. Trail Running Series as Clan

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hanover — Of the five Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series races in which Christine Caron has participated, Saturday’s Stoaked Trail Run was by far the most challenging — and not only because of the Storrs Pond Recreation …

Figuring Things Out: Warrior Hike Helping Veterans Through Trips on the Appalachian Trail

Saturday, August 8, 2015

White River Junction — Back in 2012, U.S. Marine combat veteran Sean Gobin mimicked Earl Shaffer’s 1948 Appalachian Trail through-hike, using the long-distance national scenic trail as a therapeutic means to “walk off the war.” Since then, Gobin …

Local Roundup: Valley Golfers Win Tourneys

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Rumford, r.i. — Former Lebanon High School golfer Pat Pelletier held off a charge from Michael Welch to record the most significant victory of his young professional career on Thursday, recording a one-stroke Rhode Island Open win at the Agawam Hunt Club. Pelletier maintained the slim edge he …

Recreation Briefs: Lebanon All-Stars Go Perfect, Claim Logan Tourney

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon Youth Baseball Association’s Cal Ripken U10 baseball team rode a late grand slam from Ben Howland for a 13-2 win over Kearsarge Valley on Monday to win the inaugural Howard Logan Memorial Tournament at …

Amen Corner: Uneven Lies Become Fair Game With a Few Tweaks

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Uneven lies are the norm here in the Upper Valley. Uphill, downhill, sidehill, there always seems to be a hill messing with your mojo and causing a rogue shot. Let’s focus on the sidehill lie first, where the …