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Outdoors / Recreation

Valley News sports editor Donald Mahler in West Lebanon, N.H., on October 19, 2009.

Valley News - Geoff Hansen

By Don’s Early Light: Golf Event Benefits Family of Murder Victim

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You could hear the hesitation in Bob LaFlam’s voice. “We don’t like to have to accept help from other people,” he said as he choked up. “It’s very humbling. It doesn’t come easy.” Then I got choked up. Nobody should have to go through what Bob LaFlam and his wife, Ann, have gone through. That kind of pain is almost too difficult to bear. To get a phone call that their daughter, 42-year-old Natalie Perriello, had been murdered by her husband, and they were needed to come pick up the children. In that one instance, their life was turned completely over. But they never questioned; they never complained. “There was no discussion,” Bob said. “We …

Post 22 Rallies to Stay Alive in Junior Legion Tournament

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Manchester — As he prepared to leave Gill Stadium at 11 p.m. Tuesday, coach John Grainger was flagged down by a fan of his Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team. “Thanks for the heart attack!” shouted the supporter. All Grainger could do was smile and shake his head. The emotions of …

Wheels on the Car Go Upside-Down

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bristol, Conn., driver Joe Krawiec (6) goes for a barrel roll on Saturday night during the USAC DMA Midget heat race at Bear Ridge Speeway in Bradford, Vt. Fellow competitor Anthony Nocella (29) got a front-seat view of Krawiec’s barrel roll and managed to avoid making contact with Krawiec, whose night came to …

It’s a Family Affair

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hanover — Friday’s qualifying round in the 39th Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament at Hanover Country Club might have been the slowest 18 holes Scott Peters has played in the event in many a year. That’s OK with the onetime Hanover High School standout who has challenged land-speed …

Gadgets, Gear and Lots of Cool and Fancy Things for Outdoorsmen to Enjoy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Susan Cocking The Miami Herald Fishing kayaks with motors; lures that change color with different water temperatures; sonar fish-finders you cast like a bobber; and multiple variations of the popular bass frog. These were among the new products on display at the 2014 ICAST Show in Orlando, …

A Heavenly Little Climb

Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News Such a view. Sure, we shlepped and shvitzed, and those low-elevation bugs made us crazy enough to wear mosquito netting for a spell, but soon enough we felt overheated and …

Golf Course Provides Refuge, Joy for Burn Victims

Sunday, July 27, 2014

His body in flames, his life never the same, Jamie Nieto did not think about survival. He looked down at his charring hands and wondered: How sm I going to play golf tomorrow? He fell for the game …

At Tommy Keane Invitational, Youth Nips Age Every So Often

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hanover — Thetford’s Chris Lincoln has been pairing up with former Middlebury College soccer teammate Jay Harvey for a handful of years in the Tommy Keane Invitational, and in Friday qualifying they carded a 71 to earn a berth in the championship flight for the first time. That …

Post 22 Gets Walk Off Win

Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Rob Johnstone Valley News Correspondent Nashua — Two wrongs might not make a right, but sometimes two wrongs can lead to a right. Just ask Lebanon Post 22’s Ben Robinson. After fouling off not one, but two, …

TK Invitational Hits Hanover Links

Friday, July 25, 2014

By Bruce Wood Special to the Valley News Hanover — At least one member of every championship team since 2000 will be teeing it up at Hanover Country Club in today’s qualifying for the Tommy Keane Invitational. Now in its 39th renewal, the Four Ball tournament honors Tommy …

Power Skater

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Winston-Salem, n.c. — Katrina Geurkink loaded up on the medals at Wake Forest University’s Kentner Stadium last week, winning one event and finishing second in three others to highlight the efforts of Lebanon’s Thor’s Stone Athletic Club at …

Tee Box Position Essential for First Shot

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Where should you tee the ball between the tee markers? The question reminds me of walking into a movie theater and looking for a seat to watch the show. Look for the ocean of open seats and make …

Flipped Disc at Storrs Pond

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Unaware of the onlookers he’s drawn, Hanover’s Logan Wahrenberger, 12, winds up for a shot during a disc golf clinic at Storrs Pond Recreation Area in Hanover on Monday evening. Wahrenberger, a first-time disc golfer, and his family …