Community Sports

Tiny Island, Big Experience

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A year ago I was on one of the most remote islands in the world, walking in my brightly colored mumu among the palm trees and their thousand shades of green. As the temperature dropped and the light began to fade through the trees, I watched as dozens of birds made their way back to the jungle after a long day of fishing at sea. This was Kili Island, a …

Everybody on the Lake

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dundee, Wis. — The kames and eskers were covered by a healthy blanket of snow, the trails were groomed, the air temperature hovered in the 20s and the lakes had at least 10 inches of crystal cap. By any measure last Saturday, the northern Kettle Moraine region was bursting with opportunities for winter …

Recreation Briefs: Ford Sayre Crowns Champs at Oak Hill Jump Meet

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hanover — Ford Sayre’s Aiden Cudhea nipped Hanover High’s Sam Strohbehn for the high school boys title to highlight Saturday’s Ford Sayre Ski Council ski jumping meet on the Oak Hill jumps at the Storrs Pond Recreation Area. Nearly 50 youths of all ages participated in the competition, which was staged on Oak …

Hannah, Miller Strong at Craftsbury Eastern Cup

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Craftsbury, Vt. — Dartmouth College’s Emily Hannah and Norwich’s Kirsten Miller reached the finals of their respective divisions to highlight local participation in last weekend’s season-opening Eastern Cup cross country ski races at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. A …

Future Stars

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Hanover third- and fourth-graders play a quick scrimmage during halftime of the Dartmouth-Vermont men’s basketball game on Dec. 2 at Leede Arena in Hanover. Valley News — Geoff Hansen …

Richmond Teacher Earns N.H. Honor

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Hanover — For the last five years, Catherine Patch has been helping enhance the curriculum at Richmond Middle School with her creative, friendly and progressive approach to physical education. Long admired by peers across New Hampshire, Patch now …

Net Gain for The Winter: Paddle Tennis Surges in Norwich, Quechee

Monday, December 21, 2015

Norwich — Wintry weather isn’t enough to keep these tennis lovers indoors. The Norwich Racquet Club and the Quechee Club are each home to platform tennis facilities — aluminum decks about one-third the size of regulation tennis courts …

Holding Out Hope

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Not that anyone’s paranoid, but it seems Mother Nature and Santa Claus have been teaming up to stick it to skiers and snowboarders so far. It is an El Niño year, that powerful influence that brings joy to …

‘Dream Trip’ in Alaska

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Matt Yernatich had made Alaskan hunting trips before. But in September 2009, he flew to the South Slope of Alaska’s Brooks Range for a hunt that would top all the others. Yernatich spends most of his time preserving …

Hanover Grad Hosts Training for Cancer Support Cause

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lebanon — Hanover High School graduate, personal trainer and cancer survivor Grady Chaltain has started a special fitness class, CFW Boot Camp, with the goal of raising money to help young adults affected by cancer. Chaltain’s classes are …

Cox Sets Records at Nationals

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Staff Reports Atlanta — Hartland’s Hannah Cox added to her considerable swimming resume by winning two national titles, setting two New England records and another junior national mark during last week’s USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior National Championships …

Rec Notes: Weather Delays Opening of Lebanon Ice Rinks

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Lebanon — The Friends of Lebanon Recreation and Parks successfully raised money needed for the installation of two outdoor skating rinks at Pat Walsh Field. Now all the group needs is a little cooperation from the weather. Sturdy plastic boards measuring 18 inches high were set up recently …

‘The One That Didn’t Get Away’

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Telling the story about the one that got away is never as satisfying as forwarding a photo, showing off a mount or feeding the family with the one that didn’t get away. A week into firearm deer season, …