Community Sports

Time to Go Green(y): Charity Golf Event Leaves Community Imprint

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rich Parker says it every year. This might be the last one; he’s not sure how many more he can handle. And every year, someone turns up who could use a little helping hand. For that reason, the Greeny won’t really ever go away. It shouldn’t. It can’t. An old Parker college buddy, in the midst of his own battle with cancer, started the Greeny golf tournament as a fundraiser to help others 19 years ago. Parker — Lebanon High graduate, former professional golfer, now the Dartmouth College men’s golf coach — lost his friend a couple of years later, and he has taken up …

The Post Man: He Pours His Heart Into Legion Baseball

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lebanon — The sun was relentless and the temperature sweltering on July 12, when the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams played three consecutive games on the city’s high school diamond. The senior team opened up and the junior squad closed with a doubleheader, leading to a changing cast of players, coaches, …

He’ll Stick the Landing, Too

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jacob Morrell flies into the long jump pit as Nick Engert watches during a Lebanon Recreation Department youth track and field practice on July 16 at Lebanon High School. Gloria Towne photograph …

Hanover Teen Takes Top Seed to Limit at N.H. Amateur

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — Most of the Mount Washington Cog Railway’s engines now run on biodiesel fuel. But there’s still at least one locomotive that operates on old-fashioned coal; it’s easy to see it’s in action by the …

Division Title: No Division Title for Post 22 ... Yet

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — New Hampshire’s American Legion regular season concludes today for the Lebanon Post 22 senior team, which missed a chance to clinch the district title Friday during a 9-3 loss to Bedford Post 54. Lebanon is 13-4, while Bedford is 13-5. A Post 22 loss this …

Final Putt Makes Rainvill Vt. Am Champ; Russell Fourth

Friday, July 17, 2015

Swanton, Vt. — The 18th green at Champlain Country Club gave people fits for three days at the Vermont Amateur. What better place to win it? St. Johnsbury’s Alex Rainville made a twisting, 12-foot birdie putt there on …

Bradford Recreation Offering Kayak Opportunities

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — The Bradford Parks and Recreation Department has a pair of kayaking opportunities coming up in the next two weeks, one for teens and another for participants of all ages. Working with Thetford Parks and Recreation, paddlers of all abilities can take part in lessons and …

Keeping Ball Low Isn’t a Knockdown, Drag-Out Affair

Thursday, July 16, 2015

By Peter Harris Special to the Valley News The British Open at St Andrews this week is the year’s third major championship and promises to deliver windy conditions that make the 261-year-old course the longest short course in …

For H.S. Trail Corps, Elbow Grease Goes a Long Way

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lebanon — In anticipation of its 100th anniversary next year and to encourage the use of natural areas, the National Park Service has introduced a campaign called “Find Your Park.” Thanks in part to an NPS grant, for …

Back in the Saddle Again

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chris Towne, atop Mordecai, gets some instruction on horseback riding from Molly Barbour last week at the Camp Good News in Charlestown, N.H.Gloria Towne photograph …

Grantham’s Russell Goes Low, Returns to Vt. Amateur Title Hunt

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Swanton, Vt. — Fools rush in. And so did a group of guys who want to win the Vermont Amateur. While the field Tuesday littered the scoreboard with numbers one wishes could vanish from the handicap card, Wednesday …

Hartland Loses Rec Leader: Ray Sapp Performed Many Tasks for Town

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Upper Valley recreation community this week is mourning the death of Ray Sapp, Hartland’s recreation director and Hartland Elementary School’s athletic director. Sapp, 53, died Saturday evening after suffering a massive stroke, according to information provided by …

Local Roundup: Tarczewski Named to Pan Am Team

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Colorado Springs, Colo. — Arizona senior center Kaleb Tarczewski was one of 12 players named to the U.S. Men’s Pan American Games Team on Sunday. The Claremont native will train with the team in Chicago this week before heading across the border to Toronto in search of an …