Community Sports

Players in the Lewisberry, Pa. dugout watch in the sixth inning of the Little League World Series Championship baseball game against Japan, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Japan won 18-11. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Tokyo Channels Berra in LLWS Win

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Associated Press South Williamsport, Pa. — With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pa. That brought out manager Junji Hidaka’s inner Yogi Berra and sparked a record rally that saw the Kitasua Little League pound out 22 hits …

The Trail That Keeps on Giving

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Giddy? Not this gaggle of geese. Standing tall and silent in the tall grass of Cedar Marsh — under the stoic gazes of Cherry Mountain, the Presidentials, Owl’s Head and the Pliny and Pilot ranges — it didn’t move as a pair of mountain bikers moved slowly along the wide, wet path. But …

More to Duck Season Than Mallards

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wichita, Kan. — Sometimes I fear duck seasons are about to end in Kansas. If some had their way, and the seasons got moved several weeks later, we’d just call it mallard season. First, later seasons have their place. Hunters in about a dozen southeast Kansas counties needed the extra few weeks they’ve …

The Sun Sets on the 24 Hours of Great Glen

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The sheriff leaned against the railing outside the festival tent, a cowboy hat on his head, neck wrapped in a bandana and a chest-high silver star shimmering slightly under the Sunday morning clouds. “This is bittersweet for sure,” …

Centenarians Show Age Is No Obstacle To Paddling Canoe

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Milwaukee, Wis. — Milwaukee’s Richard Franz has blown out candles on enough birthday cakes. His wardrobe also has plenty of neck ties. When he turned 100 earlier this month, he asked for something not found on most gift lists: A canoe trip down the Milwaukee River. Franz knew …

A Total Pro: West Fairlee Youngster Has a Ball With the Lake Monsters

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Burlington — Zander Clark eats, sleeps and breathes sports. Believe it. He owns a T-shirt that says as much. The eating and breathing become apparent with the 8-year-old’s schedule. He pitched and played second base on a recreational …

Climbing to the Top

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lou Bregou, 33, of Hanover, crosses the finish line at the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb on Saturday in Pinkham Notch, N.H. Bregou was the first New Hampshire finisher in the race. Eneas Freyre, 39, of Norwalk, …

Recreation Briefs: Hartford Rec Crowns Ed Kehoe Tournament Champs

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department welcomed 17 teams in three divisions for Saturday’s Kehoe Strong Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament at the Maxfield Complex. The grades 7-12 tourney drew enough competition to crown girls and boys champions. The Blackhawks, out of Keene, N.H., won the …

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” …