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Molly Vanesse, 15, of Enfield, N.H., aims her .22-caliber rifle during practice with the Granite State Sharp Shooters at the Enfield Outing Club in Enfield on September 14, 2014. The Granite State Sharp Shooters is a rifle shooting club for kids aged 10-16. Molly has been shooting for a year and a half. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

It’s Just a Shot Away: Enfield Outing Club Gives Kids a Safe and Sporting Outlet

Monday, September 22, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer Now in their fourth year providing a marksmanship outlet for young shooting enthusiasts, the Granite State Sharp Shooters’ sights remain right on target. The Enfield-based club practices weekly behind the Enfield Outing Club’s Shaker Hill Road headquarters, drawing seven dedicated members aged 10-18. Using .22-caliber rifles, they fire at paper targets in the …

‘You Knew It Was Going to Be a Good Day’: Friends Run for Denning

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hanover — Saturday’s Lost A Lot trail race in Lebanon concluded another successful season of the Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series. When it was over, members of the endurance community paid homage to how much they lost when Chad Denning died earlier this month. Several hundred of Denning’s family members, friends and …

Storm Warning

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Above: Hartford fourth- grader Chris Towne (56) breaks through the Windsor line in pursuit of the quarterback during the MiniCanes’ 34-0 defeat of Windsor in a fourth- and fifth-grade youth football game on Sunday at Hartford High School. The win was the Minicanes’ second in a row. Right: Hartford running back Austin Tracy …

Dear Chicago Cubs and White Sox: Little League Team Shows How It’s Done

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

When the late-inning rally you knew the Jackie Robinson West players had in them fell just short Sunday in an 8-4 defeat to South Korea in the Little League World Series final, everybody at the watch party on …

‘If I Can Do It, You Can Do It’: Mass. Amputee Uses Endurance Swim for Awareness

Monday, August 25, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — Every day, Mike Welsch faces the reality that his own alcohol-related motorcycle crash 35 years ago left him with an amputated lower right leg. Yet every day he appreciates that he can still walk, run …

Hwang, Choi Push S. Koreans to Title

Monday, August 25, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Jae Yeong Hwang drove in two runs and Hae Chan Choi weathered a late Chicago rally to lead South Korea to an 8-4 win in Sunday’s Little League World Series championship game. Hwang gave up one hit in two-plus innings while striking out four. …

Get Your Rifle Sighted in Today

Sunday, August 24, 2014

By Pete Zimowsky The Idaho Statesman If you’re a hunter, but not a hard-core target shooter, you should visit a range a few times before heading out to hunt next fall. It only makes sense to be prepared when you get a shot at an animal. If you …

Florida May Allow Hunters to Use Silencers While Hunting

Sunday, August 24, 2014

By David Fleshler Sun Sentinel Hunters of deer, turkey and other animals in Florida may soon be able to operate with lethal stealth under a state proposal to allow them to use silencers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider a proposal at its Sept. 10 …

Want to Relax While Fishing? Try Wading

Sunday, August 24, 2014

By Paul A. Smith Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Waukesha, Wis. — Rivers are natural corridors for transportation. Often they are used to move things. And sometimes it’s people. When summer settles across Wisconsin, one of my favorite activities is wade fishing for smallmouth bass on streams and rivers. It …

Essex Jct. Golfer A Repeat Champ

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Orleans, Vt. — Madison Corley, of Essex Junction, Vt., fired a blistering 1-under-par round of 71 to secure her second straight Vermont State Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship on Thursday. Corley led from wire-to-wire, with all three rounds in the 70s for a three-day total of 225. Chloe …

Recreation Briefs: Hanover’s Knights Wins NHWGA Senior Golf Crown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Greenland, n.h. — Hanover Country Club’s Betsy Knights shot a 4-over-par 76 to win the Senior division of the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Senior/Legend Championship at Breakfast Hill Golf Club on Tuesday. The championship was split into …

Amen Corner: Proper Technique for Executing Chip Shots Is a Total Set-Up

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What does the term “set-up” mean in golf? Your set-up in golf is how your position your body and the ball before you actually start swinging the golf club for the type of shot you’re trying to pull …

Mission on the Mountains: Enfield Man to Bike the Hills for Prominent Charity

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — Matthew Steinberg says he has a soft spot for children. He sure has a lengthy, arduous way of demonstrating it. Steinberg, 40, will soon embark on a 470-mile uphill bicycling journey that will send him over …