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 …

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 …

Smiles for Moody Park: Claremont Landmark’s Makeover Gets a Thumbs-Up

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Claremont — When a timber harvest in winter 2014 removed large swaths of evergreens from Moody Park, some users of one of Claremont’s most popular natural areas grumbled about the extensive visual impact and loss of trails. City …

Local Roundup: Lebanon High Graduate Takes N.H. Amateur Title

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dover, n.h. — Lebanon High School graduate Lisanne Schmidt held off a charge from recent Bishop Guertin High graduate Chelsea Sedlar on Wednesday to win her first New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association amateur championship at Cochecho Country Club. Schmidt shot a final-round 76 to maintain the two-shot lead …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Alum Leads NHWGA Meet

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dover, n.h. — Former Lebanon High School golfer Lisanne Schmidt is 18 holes away from claiming her first New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association state championship. Locking it down won’t be easy. After sharing the lead through one round of the 54-hole tournament on Monday, Schmidt assumed a two-stroke …

A Meandering Ride

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Biking is a sweet way to catch a breeze, and on a muggy summer day the Sugar River Rail Trail holds a special appeal — mostly shaded, it offers welcome respite from the sun. The 9-mile trail stretches …

Sandwich Range Loaded With Goods

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sometimes the biggest isn’t the best. Take Sandwich Mountain. At 3,980 feet, it’s the highest peak on an all-day, nine-mile loop near Waterville Valley, N.H., that also includes 2,940-foot Noon Peak and 3,440-foot Jennings Peak all in the …