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Three-time Olympian Andy Newell, of Shaftsbury, Vt., right, leads FIona Johnson, 17, of Harrisville, N.H., in a drill during a Nordic ski clinic hosted by the Stratton Mountain School T2 team in Hanover, N.H., on Sept. 28, 2014. This will be Johnson's third year skiing competitively. (Valley News- Ariana van den Akker)

Olympic Footsteps

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Staff Reports White River Junction — The Upper Valley Hockey Association is offering introductory and comptitive level programming for kids ages 3 to 15 at the newly renovated Wendell A. Barwood Arena. The early season practice schedule opens on Sunday, Oct. 12. The October schedule can be seen on the website uvha.org along with information on registration. The UVHA hosts …

Raising the Flag of Football

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Poody Walsh Valley News Correspondent Claremont — Nothing has changed. Nate Duford is still throwing long touchdown passes to his twin brother, Josh. Only now, instead of teaming up to put points on the board for Stevens High School, the duo are putting on a show for “The Show” Sunday mornings in …

Special Olympians Ride Horseback

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hope Dufty, 9, of Norwich, raises her blue ribbon for the obstacle course event during the equestrian competition of the Special Olympics Upper Vally Regional Fall Games at the Dartmouth Riding Center in Hanover on Sunday.Valley News — Ariana van den Akker …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Hiking the ‘Other’ Sugarloaf

Sunday, August 17, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valey News We hiked Sugarloaf Mountain the other day. Not North Sugarloaf nor Middle Sugarloaf, both glorious platforms above the Zealand Valley. But the other, other, other New Hampshire Sugarloaf — the remote North Country one east of Groveton in Stratford that …

40 Years Later, Girl Pioneers Look Back

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kim Green had walked to Forest Oak Elementary School from her Newark, Del., home hundreds of times. But on this day in May 1974, she was walking toward her destiny. She had waited for this chance her whole life — nine long years — most of them spent …

Rhode Island, Washington Earn Wins

Sunday, August 17, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — CJ Davock hit a two-run, two-out single in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Cumberland, R.I., an 8-7 victory over Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday night in an elimination game in the Little League World Series. Nashville scored five runs off reliever Davock …

UVRays Strike Gold at FINA World Masters Finals

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Montreal — UVRays swimmers Fritz Bedford, Kim Lloyd and Trent Toensing combined to win eight gold medals as part of an eight-athlete Upper Valley contingent at the FINA World Masters Swimming Championship, which wrapped up on Sunday at …

Win? Lose? Sometimes Surviving a Bad Shot Requires a Draw

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Did you see Ricky Fowler hit that crazy high draw on the 16th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday? His shot was incredible and reminded me of missing an exit on the highway. …

Norwich’s Reed Qualifies for U.S. World Triathlon Roster

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Milwaukee — Norwich’s Jeff Reed earned a podium spot for his time in the men’s age 60-64 division on Sunday at the USA Sprint Triathlon Age-Group National Championships. Reed, 60, raced to a fifth-place finish in his age group, posting a time of 1 hour, 12 minutes, 37.62 …

Score Two in Windsor

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Zack Tucker, left, goes for a layup as his friend, Dakohta Sanderson, 13, watches while playing basketball in their Windsor neighborhood on Saturday. The two friends play basketball “all the time,” they said. Valley News — Ariana van …