Community Sports

Man-Made Snow? It’ll Suffice

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Snow guns have been firing away in recent days across ski country. Generally, the plugs would have been pulled around the end of January, but given this natural-snow-challenged winter, the guns-and-hoses arsenal was resurrected when temperatures allowed in advance of February vacation week with its skiing, riding, events and relaxing amenities. Plus, ski areas are preparing to reveal plans for …

After Flooding, Mo. Lake Back to (Almost) Normal

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Branson, Mo. — Driving his boat upstream on Lake Taneycomo, Duane Doty reflected on the dramatic changes he has witnessed at the Ozarks reservoir for the last month. After a period of heavy rain in late December, Taneycomo shot to unprecedented levels. And the aftermath of that flooding is evident even now. Doty …

Lebanon Runner 25th in Marathon

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Los Angeles — Hanover distance runner Laura Hagley placed 25th of 149 finishers at Saturday’s U.S. Olympic Marathon qualifier in Los Angeles with a time of 2 hours, 43 minutes, 18 seconds. The race’s top three finishers — Amy Cragg (2:28.27), Desiree Linden (2:29.00) and Shalane Flanagan (2:29.26) — gained Olympic marathon berths. Hagley clinched the trip to L.A. by placing 11th in …

Uneven Playing Field

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Deer baiting continued to be an issue in Minnesota’s firearms deer season this fall, according to Department of Natural Resources enforcement officials. As of last Thursday, 140 baiting citations had been issued to hunters in addition to 42 warnings, DNR officials said. Over the past five years, Minnesota …

In Wis., Giving Hunting a Shot

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Waukesha, Wis. — The hunting party worked its way slowly through the field at Wern Valley Sportsmen’s Club. The sky above was choked with low, gray clouds. The terrain all around was covered with tan, waist-high grass. “OK, we’re on something,” said Don Olszewski, of Franksville, Wis. Fifteen …

Piece of a Trail for Sale: Nonprofit Aims to Preserve Famed Mt. Sunapee Property

Friday, January 1, 2016

The “wild side” of Mount Sunapee needs some assistance to help stay that way. Thirty-three acres on Sunapee’s eastern base in Newbury, N.H. — including the trailhead for the popular Andrew Brook Trail — has been posted for …

Recreation Briefs: Woodstock Club to Host Learn-to-Curl Clinics

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Woodstock — The arrival of the new year will also mark two opportunities to join the Woodstock Curling Club for its annual learn-to-curl clinics. The Union Arena-based club will hold a pair of two-hour Sunday evening clinics next …

IMHO: Cancer Survivor Returning Favor to Charity

Saturday, December 26, 2015

In this season of giving, Grady Chaltain wants to give until it hurts. But it’s nothing like the pain he’s endured and would give anything to prevent others from experiencing. The former three-sport Hanover High athlete saw his …

From Deerless to Peerless

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Milwaukee — The sun had dropped to the horizon and sand was bleeding through the hourglass on Dec. 5. From his blind near the edge of a cutover cornfield in Washington County, Patrick Schmitt, of Port Washington, Wis., did a calculation hunters know well. “I checked the time, …

Mountain Man: Minnesota Hunter Leaves Home for Elk

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Frank Koshere was alone, carrying his bow, hiking high in Idaho’s Bitterroot Mountains, when he stumbled into an elk-hunting spike camp. Koshere, who lived in Superior, Mont., then, was looking for elk, too. As he passed through the …

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 …