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Martina Vale, a 4-year old from Hanover, works on her beginner's skating form July 14 at Dartmouth College's Thompson Arena. Vale is the youngest participant at the Elite Hockey Training Center's day camp, but also one of its most intense. "For someone so small, she is just relentless," said camp director Patti Crowe, a Hanover High graduate, onetime University of New Hampshire player and former Dartmouth women's team assistant whose family has run Elite since 1985.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

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 the USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Geurkink, 53, did her damage in the women’s 50-54 age group. Her discus throw …

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 sure none are directly in front of you. However, once you’ve selected your seat, there’s …

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 went to the clinic for an introduction to a sport that many of his family …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …