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Jane Higgins, 65, of Lebanon, sets up for a clean and jerk lift during her work out in the CCBA Witherell Center weight room Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Higgins recently set two records in her age group at the national masters weight lifting meet in Shreveport, La.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Lebanon Woman, 65, Discovers Weight Lifting at the Right Time

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lebanon — Science tells us that gravity causes small objects to be captured by larger ones, caught to orbit. But that only scratches the surface of how Lebanon’s Jane Higgins has benefited from a chance encounter with Carl Wallin. Higgins met Wallin three years ago on her first day as a Carter Community Building Association member. Wallin invited Higgins — …

Fly-Fishing in Utah: Big Bites, Big Fun

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The sage stood still as the cry echoed by the bend in the Provo River. “Fish on,” I screamed. Ken and Jen Mihal swiftly sprung into action as I quickly forgot nearly everything the husband and wife guides had taught me earlier in the day. My rod squirreled furiously from the hit at …

Researchers Use New Methods to Track Sharks

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baltimore — When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move. Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists at the Guy Harvey Research Institute plotted and analyzed the Mid-Atlantic odyssey of I-NSU, a juvenile shortfin mako shark that a GHRI team caught in May …

Near-Perfect Hanover Girls Narrowly Miss State Crown

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Exeter, n.h. — Going undefeated without allowing a goal in round-robin play wasn’t quite enough to secure a state championship for the Hanover Hockey Association U12 girls, who fell to Concord on Sunday’s state championship game, 2-0, at …

Former Hanover Coach’s Business Serves Elite Athletes

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Enfield Center — George Merrill spent 35 years as a Richmond Middle School physical education teacher and a combined 48 seasons as Hanover High’s boys soccer and skiing coach, winning a total of 24 New Hampshire state championships …

Hanover U14 Girls Clinch Top State Tourney Seed

Thursday, February 13, 2014

White River Junction — In a game with seeding implications for the upcoming state tournament, the Hanover Wild U14 girls kept the Concord Capitals off the scoreboard in a 2-0 win at Wendell Barwood Arena on Sunday. In a game that required more than two periods for someone …

Rail Trail Gets Some Help

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Lebanon — The Northern Rail Trail is about to get a little bit wider, longer and more accessible. Thanks to a $10,000 grant made possible by the Foundation for Healthy Communities, a New Hampshire-based nonprofit, the Lebanon Department of Recreation and Parks is working on plans to extend …

Expect the Unexpected: ‘Death Race’ Poses Odd Challenges

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Norwich — This was the year Mark Harvey planned to complete all of the Pittsfield, Vt.-based Peak Races. He’s been training every day, all year long, for the mountainous task. But last weekend, after just one race, the …

Fat Tires Let Riders Pedal Outside All Year

Sunday, February 9, 2014

They come ready to ride the snow. Dressed from head to toe against the elements, they could initially be mistaken for cross country skiers. But once they don their helmets and get on their rigs, there is no …

A Popular Destination

Sunday, February 9, 2014

By Coleman Stokes Special to the Valley News February brings with it ideal conditions for ice anglers. Twenty inches of ice has formed on Mascoma Lake, allowing anglers to drive trucks onto the lake, hauling their bob houses behind them. Snowmobilers can also travel to all areas of …

SCADs of Skating Fun at Dartmouth

Sunday, February 9, 2014

GMHA Offers Youth Scholarships

Sunday, February 9, 2014

South Woodstock — The Green Mountain Horse Association is accepting applications for a new youth scholarship program. The scholarships will allow GMHA members under age 21 to participate in a competition or educational activity at the equestrian facility. Membership fess may be submitted with the scholarship application. In …

Flanders Prevails at LOC’s Super Bowl Jump Meet

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Outing Club’s Josh Flanders joined competitors from around the Northeast on top of the podium on Sunday during the LOC’s Super Bowl Ski Jumping Championship at the Storrs Hill Ski Area. Flanders came away …