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Kai McKinnon, of the New York Ski Education Foundation, lines up to leap off Oak Hill's K10 jump during Ford Sayre Ski Council jumping meet on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Storrs Pond Recreation Area in Hanover, N.H. McKinnon won the girls open division on Oak Hill's smallest jump, scoring 41.5 points.
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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 Hill’s three jumps. Flying off the K32 …

A Straight Arrow: Thetford’s Kasten on Target at Bowhunt Worlds

Monday, February 1, 2016

Thetford — A personal chef by trade, Brian Kasten is always aiming to improve his Supper Solution cooking business. He’s also taken steps to find a solution for his bow-shooting troubles, which paid off last month with his first amateur world championship. Kasten, 53, won the senior hunting class at the International Bowhunting …

Stride for Stride

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Before stepping into the set tracks, Andrew Norkin figured he logged about six kilometers this season. Yet he was in the starting line on Jan. 23 for the Jackson (N.H.) Ski Touring Foundation’s White Mountain Classic 30K, ready to cross-country ski five times that distance in a few hours than he has all winter. Why? Like any good parent, he drove his 16-year-old …

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, …

Getting Serious About Deer Sickness

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I’ve been fortunate to hunt in North America for more than 30 years, mostly in Wisconsin but also in Alaska, Montana, Canada and Mexico, and have many treasured experiences. The 2015 Wisconsin deer season, however, brought an unwelcome first in my world. A buck I shot Nov. 2 …

Lots to Admire at Clark Lake

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Kingstown, Kan. — This can’t be western Kansas. The minute you take a road that descends off the stereotyped flat landscape of the region, you set eyes on a sparkling jewel of a lake that looks like it belongs in a state such as Utah or New Mexico. …