Community Sports

Man-Made Snow? It’ll Suffice

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Snow guns have been firing away in recent days across ski country. Generally, the plugs would have been pulled around the end of January, but given this natural-snow-challenged winter, the guns-and-hoses arsenal was resurrected when temperatures allowed in advance of February vacation week with its skiing, riding, events and relaxing amenities. Plus, ski areas are preparing to reveal plans for …

After Flooding, Mo. Lake Back to (Almost) Normal

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Branson, Mo. — Driving his boat upstream on Lake Taneycomo, Duane Doty reflected on the dramatic changes he has witnessed at the Ozarks reservoir for the last month. After a period of heavy rain in late December, Taneycomo shot to unprecedented levels. And the aftermath of that flooding is evident even now. Doty …

Lebanon Runner 25th in Marathon

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Los Angeles — Hanover distance runner Laura Hagley placed 25th of 149 finishers at Saturday’s U.S. Olympic Marathon qualifier in Los Angeles with a time of 2 hours, 43 minutes, 18 seconds. The race’s top three finishers — Amy Cragg (2:28.27), Desiree Linden (2:29.00) and Shalane Flanagan (2:29.26) — gained Olympic marathon berths. Hagley clinched the trip to L.A. by placing 11th in …

Net Gain for The Winter: Paddle Tennis Surges in Norwich, Quechee

Monday, December 21, 2015

Norwich — Wintry weather isn’t enough to keep these tennis lovers indoors. The Norwich Racquet Club and the Quechee Club are each home to platform tennis facilities — aluminum decks about one-third the size of regulation tennis courts …

Holding Out Hope

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Not that anyone’s paranoid, but it seems Mother Nature and Santa Claus have been teaming up to stick it to skiers and snowboarders so far. It is an El Niño year, that powerful influence that brings joy to …

‘Dream Trip’ in Alaska

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Matt Yernatich had made Alaskan hunting trips before. But in September 2009, he flew to the South Slope of Alaska’s Brooks Range for a hunt that would top all the others. Yernatich spends most of his time preserving …

Hanover Grad Hosts Training for Cancer Support Cause

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lebanon — Hanover High School graduate, personal trainer and cancer survivor Grady Chaltain has started a special fitness class, CFW Boot Camp, with the goal of raising money to help young adults affected by cancer. Chaltain’s classes are …

Cox Sets Records at Nationals

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Staff Reports Atlanta — Hartland’s Hannah Cox added to her considerable swimming resume by winning two national titles, setting two New England records and another junior national mark during last week’s USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior National Championships …

Rec Notes: Weather Delays Opening of Lebanon Ice Rinks

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Lebanon — The Friends of Lebanon Recreation and Parks successfully raised money needed for the installation of two outdoor skating rinks at Pat Walsh Field. Now all the group needs is a little cooperation from the weather. Sturdy plastic boards measuring 18 inches high were set up recently …

‘The One That Didn’t Get Away’

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Telling the story about the one that got away is never as satisfying as forwarding a photo, showing off a mount or feeding the family with the one that didn’t get away. A week into firearm deer season, …

Getting Serious About Deer Sickness

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I’ve been fortunate to hunt in North America for more than 30 years, mostly in Wisconsin but also in Alaska, Montana, Canada and Mexico, and have many treasured experiences. The 2015 Wisconsin deer season, however, brought an unwelcome first in my world. A buck I shot Nov. 2 …

Lots to Admire at Clark Lake

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Kingstown, Kan. — This can’t be western Kansas. The minute you take a road that descends off the stereotyped flat landscape of the region, you set eyes on a sparkling jewel of a lake that looks like it belongs in a state such as Utah or New Mexico. …

Wilder Woman Is Swimming’s Heartbeat

Friday, December 11, 2015

White River Junction — It’s the second session on day two of the New England Winter Classic swim meet at Upper Valley Aquatic Center, and Mary Gentry has already overseen about 120 heats. There will be nearly 550 …