Community Sports

Ski areas are rolling out early bird pricing for 2015-16 season passes while still offering some deals for this spring. 
Courtesy Killington Mountain Resort.

Getting Ahead on the Slopes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

With vacation weeks soon fading, spring skiing and value season are on the horizon. It’s a time when ski areas begin to unveil next year’s season pass deals often with enticing incentives like using it this March and April. There are also some price drops on daily lift tickets and holiday specials too. But first, consider a spring pass for …

Enjoying the Silence of Winter

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Columbia, Kan. — Bill Bryan climbed to a snow-covered overlook at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park and paused to take in the sounds of winter hiking. Make that, the lack of sounds. This scene was totally free of audio. Only the sound of hiking boats crunching in the snow broke the silence. And at one of Missouri’s most popular hiking areas, that was …

Deer Debate in Minn.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Minnesota’s Great Deer Debate of 2014-2015 could gain further traction at the Capitol if, as some hunters hope, the Legislature directs its auditor to review in detail the Department of Natural Resources’ whitetail management plan. Were that to happen, finances surrounding DNR deer management likely wouldn’t be in the cross-hairs. Rather, herd management …

Fan Club

Friday, February 6, 2015

Quinn Horton, 3, of Piermont, N.H., runs across the court to congratulate her uncle and Woodsville High School’s girls basketball assistant coach Steve Colby at the conclusion of Woodsville’s game against Lisbon on Wednesday in Woodsville. Woodsville won, …

They’re California Dreamin’: White River Residents Head West for National Tennis Tourney

Thursday, February 5, 2015

White River Junction — Kathy Schellong and Laurie Selby have a trip to California planned for next month. And when they get there, they’re intent on making a racket. Longtime doubles tennis partners, Schellong and Selby are part …

A Leg Up on the Goalie

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Kaye Lindsay, 10, of Hanover, shoots against 11-year-old Ben Plottner, of South Strafford, on Saturday at Thompson Arena. Lindsay, a member of the Hanover Youth Hockey Association’s house squirts team, and Plottner, who competes for the Woodstock Junior …

A Lift From Lifting

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Lebanon Elks Club’s Tom Toner, left, presents a check to Jill Veehy, executive director of the Upper Valley Senior Center in Lebanon, from funds generated by a weightlifting and throwing competition staged at the club last summer. …

Canaan Group Hosting Winter Golf

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Canaan — As if to provide proof that it’s always golf season somewhere, the Friends of Canaan Village are all set to host their annual David O. Cushman Memorial winter golf tournament on Sunday. The tournament is open to everyone and will begin at noon on Williams Field, …

Recreation Briefs: Four Area Nordic Masters Crowned National Champs

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Craftsbury, Vt. — Four masters-level Nordic skiers from the Upper Valley, three hailing from the Ford Sayre Ski Council program, earned national titles last week at the two-day U.S. Masters National Championships at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. The championship consisted of a 10-kilometer skate race on Thursday followed …

A Spark of Education: Lebanon Community Center Teaches Health, Fitness

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lebanon — Occupying a corner of the former Lebanon Junior High building, the Spark Community Center is a new place of learning. Among the facility’s educational programs is a health and fitness class, led by Executive Director Brett …

The Face of Football

Monday, February 2, 2015

Nicole Roberts, of Canaan, above center, certainly got into the spirit of the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department’s Ledyard RedZone 5K in Wilder on Sunday. Organizers asked participants to dress up in their favorite football gear and Roberts …

She’s on the Right Tracks

Sunday, February 1, 2015

About six years ago, Breanne Torrey was working the front desk at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation part-time as a ticket seller and question answerer. Armed with five years of employment with the U.S. Forest Service including working as …

‘Wonderland’ Was Never This Much Fun

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Germantown, Wis. — Quinn Loucks of Fox Point, Wis. pitched his tent last Saturday afternoon in snow-covered woods. It was his first winter camping experience. “I have no idea what to expect,” Loucks said. Probably better that way. …