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Cedric Elkouh delivers a pitch for the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 junior baseball team Friday at Manchester’s Gill Stadium. Post 22 lost to Dover, 7-5, during its opening game of the double-elimination New Hampshire state tournament.(Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Tough Start For Post 22: Lebanon Drops Playoff Opener

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Manchester — Perhaps it’s contagious. Less than a week after the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team exited double-elimination state tournament play with two losses in as many games, the junior squad is threatening to do the same. And in similar, painful fashion. Post 22’s kiddie corps lost to Dover, 7-5, on Friday, committing six of its seven …

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, …

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, …

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 …

Still Anyone’s Game After First Round of Vt. Amateur

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Swanton, Vt. — Playing Champlain Country Club on Tuesday must have felt like trying to pull free of fly paper. The better portion of 92 players got a tough-love education. The ones who best survived incessant obstacles like …

It’s Hanover’s Day At N.H. Amateur

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — The first round of match play at the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship will have a distinctly Hanover feel today. Five Upper Valley golfers made it through two days of stroke play at the par-72 Mount Washington Resort to qualify for one of …

Vermont Amateur History Could Be Russell’s by Week’s End

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Swanton, Vt. — Two is a significant number when it comes to this week’s Vermont Amateur, and not just as in birdie on a par-3. That’s the number of times Grantham’s Evan Russell has won the men’s state …

Cancer, Meet Crunch: Pair Builds Demo Derby Car to Raise Funds, Eyebrows

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Orford — If you’re close enough to read the writing on the back of this car, you might think twice about trying to knock it into the next county. But maybe not. We’re talking about a demolition derby, …

Fish Before Lunch in Sharon

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mike Monteith, of White River Junction, casts a line while fly fishing on the White River in Sharon on Saturday. Monteith said that he planned to fish at several spots along the White River as he worked his …

Just a Quick Round: Concord’s Mielcarz Joins N.H. Amateur Field Out of Retirement

Monday, July 13, 2015

The New Hampshire Golf Association will be holding the 112th State Amateur Championship at a course from the history books, and the most decorated golfer in state am history will be coming out of retirement to play on it. Concord’s Bob Mielcarz, the nine-time state am champ, will …

Net Ban Rescued Fishing in Florida

Sunday, July 12, 2015

It was 20 years ago this month that fishing in Florida was rescued. The constitutional net ban went into effect. And that anniversary is something to celebrate. “Some people say it’s the most important fisheries reform in history,” said Karl Wickstrom, adding that the net ban led to …

A Nice Destination in the Idaho Backcountry

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Warm Lake, Idaho — Warm Lake is ringed with ponderosa pines, filled with sparking blue water, and the North Shore Lodge has a postcard view of the whole thing. The lodge was built in 1937, and while modernized …

Local Roundup: Post 22 Defeats Milford

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Milford, n.h. — Caleb Broughton and Cam Broughton had three hits apiece as the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team defeated Milford 9-5 on Saturday. Caleb Broughton finished a home run shy of the cycle and scored three runs. He also dove in a run. Cam Broughton …