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Dressed as Wonder Woman, Mary Lou White, of Bolton, Conn., sprints to the finish line of the Red White & Blue 6.2 race in Lebanon, N.H., on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

A Star-Spangled Race: Runners Kick Off the Fourth With Lebanon 10K

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lebanon — So, how was your Fourth? For some, it started and ended with a bang. A bunch of runners began the chilly morning with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, a 10-kilometer race that led them along the Northern Rail Trail and Mascoma River and left at least a few looking forward to kicking back with family, friends and …

Armed and Ready: Newport Arm Wrestler Takes Game Internationally

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Newport — Don’t think taking a risk brings reward? Cathy Merrill begs to differ. The longtime Newport-area resident plans to be in Malaysia in late September for the World Armwrestling Federation championships. She wouldn’t be going if she hadn’t won four different divisions at last month’s U.S. Armwrestling Federation nationals in Las Vegas. …

Local Roundup: Touchline 4 Outlasts CRFC

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Langdon — Noah Kahan scored a hat trick as Touchline 4 rallied past Connecticut River FC 5-3 in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference boys soccer match on Thursday at Fall Mountain Regional High. Down 2-1 early in the second half, Touchline scored three straight goals, two by Kahan and one by Sam Pych. Tim Alibozek also scored for Touchline, and Kahan, Seth Stadheim, …

Defying Death (Valley): Blistering Runs No Sweat for Pike Resident

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pike — What’s crazier than running through Death Valley during the height of summer? Doing it twice, of course, yet that’s precisely the plan for Will Laughlin. Laughlin and his friend, Seattle resident Ray Zahab, are preparing for …

Local Roundup: Central Supply Takes Soccer Opener

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Meriden — Four different players found the back of the net on Friday night as Lebanon Central Supply opened the NHSC summer season with a 5-0 blanking of Connecticut River Valley North in a Division IV matchup at the Plainfield School. Nate Gariepy opened the scoring in the …

Recreation Briefs: Lightning U13 Girls Yield Nothing, Return With a Lot

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Burlington — Apparently not content with being Nordic Cup champions once, the Lightning Soccer Club U13 Storm girls stormed to a second straight tournament title last weekend, going 4-0-1 and not allowing a goal through the tourney. LSC …

Amen Corner: Sand Trap Etiquette Shares Importance With Sand Trap Shot Technique

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bunker etiquette and bunker play are equally important. I was playing golf recently and hit a wayward shot into a greenside bunker. I arrived at my ball and couldn’t believe it. Someone had trampled down the face of …

Local Roundup: Friendship Cup Tennis Event Comes to Region

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Quechee Club and Woodstock Sports Club are hosting the Friendship Cup on Saturday and Sunday. The Event brings senior players from Canada and the U.S. together to compete in a team event, with age groups running from 45 to 80-plus. The annual event has been going on …

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 …