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Molly Vanesse, 15, of Enfield, N.H., aims her .22-caliber rifle during practice with the Granite State Sharp Shooters at the Enfield Outing Club in Enfield on September 14, 2014. The Granite State Sharp Shooters is a rifle shooting club for kids aged 10-16. Molly has been shooting for a year and a half. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

It’s Just a Shot Away: Enfield Outing Club Gives Kids a Safe and Sporting Outlet

Monday, September 22, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer Now in their fourth year providing a marksmanship outlet for young shooting enthusiasts, the Granite State Sharp Shooters’ sights remain right on target. The Enfield-based club practices weekly behind the Enfield Outing Club’s Shaker Hill Road headquarters, drawing seven dedicated members aged 10-18. Using .22-caliber rifles, they fire at paper targets in the …

‘You Knew It Was Going to Be a Good Day’: Friends Run for Denning

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hanover — Saturday’s Lost A Lot trail race in Lebanon concluded another successful season of the Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series. When it was over, members of the endurance community paid homage to how much they lost when Chad Denning died earlier this month. Several hundred of Denning’s family members, friends and …

Storm Warning

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Above: Hartford fourth- grader Chris Towne (56) breaks through the Windsor line in pursuit of the quarterback during the MiniCanes’ 34-0 defeat of Windsor in a fourth- and fifth-grade youth football game on Sunday at Hartford High School. The win was the Minicanes’ second in a row. Right: Hartford running back Austin Tracy …

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 …

Russell Out At U.S. Amateur

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Atlanta — Golfing in his second U.S. Amateur Championship, Grantham’s Evan Russell shot a 79 at the par-72 Riverside Course on Tuesday to miss the cut. Russell, who has won the last two Vermont Amateur titles, shot a …

Local Roundup: Grantham’s Russell Shoots 76 At U.S. Amateur

Monday, August 11, 2014

Atlanta — Grantham’s Evan Russell shot a 76 at the first day of the U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday in Atlanta. Russell, winner of the last two Vermont Amateur titles, shot a 40 on the front nine on the Atlanta Athletic Club’s par-71 Highlands Course and a 36 …

Claremont Country Club Set to Celebrate 100 Years

Monday, August 11, 2014

Claremont — When researching the history of the Claremont Country Club, it was learned that it was originally constructed for tennis. Golf was an afterthought. Willard Holt remembers when it used to be a lighted ski facility. As …

‘Coaching for Captains’ Program Teaches Leadership Skills

Friday, August 8, 2014

Claremont — Kara Toms has a variation on the theme of the old sporting axiom, “no pain, no gain.” Call it “no brain, no gain.” This week, Toms brought her Coaching for Captains program to Claremont. This program …

The Swing of Things

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Oliver Parrado, 13, of Hanover, plays “Around the World,” a fast-paced warm up game during a Junior Tennis Camp at Storrs Pond Recreation Area in Hanover on Thursday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Certain Golf Swings Can Be a Real Pain in the Back

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Back injuries are a hot topic this week during the PGA Championship at Valhalla Country Club in Kentucky, where Tiger Woods status is up in the air until his tee time. He’ll either be in or out of …

Aman, Mullen Race at Hershey Finals

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hershey, Pa. — Hanover’s Richie Aman and Hartford’s Kennedy Mullen ran to respective seventh-place finishes on Saturday at the Hershey Track and Field Games North American Championship at the Milton Hershey School. Both youths competed in the 400-meter …

Triathletes Get Far More Than They Bargained For

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cornish — Ironman triathletes talk often about the importance of keeping emotions in check to help conserve energy while swimming, bicycling and running over courses covering more than 140 miles. For participants in last month’s Ironman Lake Placid, …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Still Searching for Lacrosse Coach

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Nearly six weeks after Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse coach Andy Towers and his staff were fired, a replacement has still not been announced and a leader of the program’s booster club has sent an email to his fellow members admitting the process has bogged down and asking for …