Outdoors / Recreation

Time to Go Green(y): Charity Golf Event Leaves Community Imprint

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rich Parker says it every year. This might be the last one; he’s not sure how many more he can handle. And every year, someone turns up who could use a little helping hand. For that reason, the Greeny won’t really ever go away. It shouldn’t. It can’t. An old Parker college buddy, in the midst of his own battle with cancer, started the Greeny golf tournament as a fundraiser to help others 19 years ago. Parker — Lebanon High graduate, former professional golfer, now the Dartmouth College men’s golf coach — lost his friend a couple of years later, and he has taken up …

The Post Man: He Pours His Heart Into Legion Baseball

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lebanon — The sun was relentless and the temperature sweltering on July 12, when the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams played three consecutive games on the city’s high school diamond. The senior team opened up and the junior squad closed with a doubleheader, leading to a changing cast of players, coaches, …

Amen Corner: Accurate Shots a Simple Matter of Target Practice

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What’s the first thing you do when going on vacation? Pick a destination. Now, with all the family vacations I hear about this summer, a tremendous amount of planning goes into these trips. Even day trips to the White Mountains take a lot of preparation and organizing. So, if it’s second nature to …

Hartford Legion Left In the Dark, Will Continue Today

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Day three of the Vermont American Legion Baseball Championship featured a dandy of a game in which Rutland Post 31 staged a last-ditch rally to upend Brattleboro, a four-hour middle game that saw Colchester survive and send Franklin County home and a game suspended because …

Gaining Steam: Hartford Rides Big First Inning to Another Tourney Win

Friday, July 24, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Riding a first-inning wave that resembled a figurative tsunami, the Hartford American Legion baseball team walloped the Colchester Cannons, 16-9, Friday during Vermont state tournament play at Castleton University. The visitors scored 11 times with …

Keane Family Tree Has Many Branches

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hanover — It’s challenging enough for those with the last name Keane to keep it all straight. Good luck to everyone else playing in the Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament who tries to sort out the family tree sprouting from the namesake of the celebrated Hanover Country Club …

A Little Old, a Little New at Keane Invitational

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hanover — When it comes to the Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament at Hanover Country Club, what is old is new again. The 40th renewal of the event that begins with stroke play qualifying today and continues with match play Saturday and Sunday is going strong with an …

The Hole Shebang: Mass. Golfer Masters Tricky 17th to Win N.E. Amateur

Friday, July 24, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s no Amen Corner, but Baker Hill Golf Club’s par-3 17th hole deserved a nickname for the role in played it making Nick McLaughlin champion of the 86th New England Amateur on Thursday. No. 17 …

Hartford Grinds One Out in Legion Tourney Opener

Friday, July 24, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — At face value, Thursday’s ingredients didn’t seem destined to add up to victory for the Hartford American Legion baseball team during its opening state tournament game at Castleton University. Facing Orleans-Essex County, the boys in …

One-Man Rec-ing Crew: Hanover’s Tenney Steps Down After 41 Groundbreaking Years

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hanover — Waiting through a rain delay during a NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway earlier this month, Hank Tenney couldn’t help but to keep glancing at the time. The later the race went, the less sleep he’d …

Amen Corner: Teeing for Driver Need Not Give the Ball a Bloody Nose

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How high do you tee your golf ball for a driver? The ideal height depends on what type of swing you have and what type of shot you want to hit. It’s kind of like grilling meat and …

Recreation Briefs: Cox Leads UVAC With Multiple Records, Victories

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Providence, r.i. — She’s doing it again. The Upper Valley Aquatic Club’s Hannah Cox left the New England Senior Swim Championships at Brown University last weekend with four New England records, five gold medals, one silver and awards …

Local Roundup: Ex-N.H. Champ Grabs Lead at N.E. Amateur

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Joe Leavitt couldn’t pull off a repeat victory at the New Hampshire Amateur last week. But he’s one day away from a pretty decent recovery. The Atkinson (N.H.) Golf and Country Club member, whose bid for a third state am championship came up a hole …