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Chicago's Trey Hondras (24) delivers during the first inning against Cumberland  an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Advances at LLWS

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Joshua Houston’s tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth inning lifted Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West to an 8-7 victory over Cumberland, R.I., on Monday night in the Little League World Series. After Darion Radcliff’s RBI single tied the score, Houston stepped drove a line drive down the left field line to bring in pinch-runner Lawrence Noble from …

Philly Messes Texans

Monday, August 18, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Zion Spearman scored on shortstop Matt Adams’ two-out throwing error to first base in the sixth inning to give Philadelphia a 7-6 victory over Pearland, Texas, on Sunday night in the Little League World Series. Scott Bandura reached on a bunt leading off the sixth. Two outs later, Spearman tied it with a line-drive triple into the left-center gap. …

Here Come Crossbows

Sunday, August 17, 2014

By Paul A. Smith Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Thwack! The sound of a projectile striking a target isn’t unusual at an archery club. But this one was notable for its type and location. It was a bolt fired from a crossbow. And it took place at Racine Instinctive Bowmen in Sturtevant. The event, a …

Wheels on the Car Go Upside-Down

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bristol, Conn., driver Joe Krawiec (6) goes for a barrel roll on Saturday night during the USAC DMA Midget heat race at Bear Ridge Speeway in Bradford, Vt. Fellow competitor Anthony Nocella (29) got a front-seat view of …

Giant Accomplishment

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Northern Lights Gymnastics coach Yuriy Volodin spots Natalie Chapman, 11, of Hanover, as she practices her giant on the bar at the club’s Wilder gym on Monday. Northern Lights gymnasts work out for up to four hours a …

It’s a Family Affair

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hanover — Friday’s qualifying round in the 39th Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament at Hanover Country Club might have been the slowest 18 holes Scott Peters has played in the event in many a year. That’s OK with the onetime Hanover High School standout who has challenged land-speed …

Gadgets, Gear and Lots of Cool and Fancy Things for Outdoorsmen to Enjoy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Susan Cocking The Miami Herald Fishing kayaks with motors; lures that change color with different water temperatures; sonar fish-finders you cast like a bobber; and multiple variations of the popular bass frog. These were among the new products on display at the 2014 ICAST Show in Orlando, …

A Heavenly Little Climb

Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News Such a view. Sure, we shlepped and shvitzed, and those low-elevation bugs made us crazy enough to wear mosquito netting for a spell, but soon enough we felt overheated and …

Golf Course Provides Refuge, Joy for Burn Victims

Sunday, July 27, 2014

His body in flames, his life never the same, Jamie Nieto did not think about survival. He looked down at his charring hands and wondered: How sm I going to play golf tomorrow? He fell for the game …

At Tommy Keane Invitational, Youth Nips Age Every So Often

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hanover — Thetford’s Chris Lincoln has been pairing up with former Middlebury College soccer teammate Jay Harvey for a handful of years in the Tommy Keane Invitational, and in Friday qualifying they carded a 71 to earn a berth in the championship flight for the first time. That …

Post 22 Gets Walk Off Win

Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Rob Johnstone Valley News Correspondent Nashua — Two wrongs might not make a right, but sometimes two wrongs can lead to a right. Just ask Lebanon Post 22’s Ben Robinson. After fouling off not one, but two, …

TK Invitational Hits Hanover Links

Friday, July 25, 2014

By Bruce Wood Special to the Valley News Hanover — At least one member of every championship team since 2000 will be teeing it up at Hanover Country Club in today’s qualifying for the Tommy Keane Invitational. Now in its 39th renewal, the Four Ball tournament honors Tommy …

Power Skater

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Winston-Salem, n.c. — Katrina Geurkink loaded up on the medals at Wake Forest University’s Kentner Stadium last week, winning one event and finishing second in three others to highlight the efforts of Lebanon’s Thor’s Stone Athletic Club at …