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Newport Golf Club's Michael Killam, right, looks over the line of a putt during his quarterfinal New Hampshire Amateur golf match with Derryfield's Matthew Paradis on Friday. Killam isn't sure when he'll be able to compete in the state championship again — he's joining the working world soon.
Valley News — Greg Fennell

Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind that reflects how the USGA runs the United States Amateur — is also its curse. Every year’s field is split down the …

Foot Rest

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Italy’s Michele Scarponi uses an Astana team car for a pre-workout respite on Monday in Lignan-sur-Orb, France. Scarponi was waiting for teammates, including overall Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali, before heading out on a training ride. Monday was the second of two rest days for the Tour, which heads into the Pyranees …

Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sort of like air, watersheds are both ubiquitous and easy to overlook. Yet, they shape nearly every aspect of life within their boundaries — recreation and tourism, flora and fauna, development and industry. The waterbodies within them are where residents fish, swim, ice skate and boat, and, sometimes, even the source of drinking …

MacDonald, Killam Suffer Quick Elimination at N.H. Am

Friday, July 18, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — By reaching the quarterfinals of the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship, Hanover Country Club’s Nick MacDonald and Newport Golf Club’s Michael Killam at least accomplished one thing: They succeeded in occupying what otherwise might …

Local Roundup: N.H. Am Semis Have Upper Valley Flavor

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — The Upper Valley could provide half the field for this afternoon’s New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship semifinals. But that’s only if Hanover’s Nick MacDonald and Newport’s Michael Killam get through this morning’s quarterfinals. Both golfers won a pair of matches to live another day …

Hartford Legion Sweeps Bellows Falls

Thursday, July 17, 2014

White River Junction — Ah, summer. Warm weather, outdoor recreation and overall relaxation. But on Hartford High’s baseball field Thursday, there was nonetheless a gut check for the local American Legion squad. Entering the evening’s play, Hartford and …

Recreation Briefs: Norwich’s Rhim Wins Bike Criterium in Connecticut

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Britain, Conn. — Norwich’s Brendan Rhim outsprinted a breakaway group to the finish line for a narrow victory in the 40-mile New Britain Criterium bicycle race on Sunday. Rhim, a recent Hanover High School graduate, won the race in 1 hour, 28 minutes, 25 seconds, beating four …

Amen Corner: Basic Rules Every Weekend (or Weekday) Golfer Should Know

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Golf is made up of so many rules, it’s impossible to know all of them. That’s why there will be a rules official with every group during this week’s major, the British Open championship. Even the guys and …

No Down Time for Claremont Rec Director

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Claremont — Well, it’s been several months, and he’s still here. The lure of working in a new, $10.3-million community center certainly got the attention of Mark Brislin when he applied for the position to replace Scott Hausler …

Experience Pays a Dividend: For Russell, 2013’s Successes Turn Into 2014’s Opportunities

Monday, July 14, 2014

Burlington — Winning the New England Amateur and Vermont Amateur in the span of less than a month last summer opened a lot of doors this year for Grantham’s Evan Russell, and for that he’s thankful. Repeating at …

N.H. Am Facing Rough Edges

Monday, July 14, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — The 111th New Hampshire Golf Association State Amateur Championship will tee off this morning at Stonebridge Country Club. And the 138 entrants won’t want to waste any time trying to get ahead of the field. “You want to get up on the front nine and …

2,200 Miles to Glory: Lyme Resident on AT Adventure

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hanover — Lucy Gamble was 7 years old when she first noticed through hikers passing through the Upper Valley on the Appalachian Trail. “I was with my dad (Thomas) crossing the Ledyard Bridge, which, of course, is part …

Local Roundup: Touchline Teams Draw Hudson

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Henniker, n.h. — Touchline’s New Hampshire Soccer Conference men’s teams came away with a pair of neutral-site draws in Henniker against the Hudson Broncos. Touchline tied Hudson in the Division IV game 3-3 and 2-2 in the Division V game. In the D-IV game, Jonas Taenzer, Xavi Tchana …