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Local Roundup: Massachusetts Golfer Wins N.H. Open

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Campton, n.h. — Former touring pro Geoffrey Sisk beat Florida’s David Chung on the third playoff hole to claim the New Hampshire Open at Owl’s Nest Golf Club on Thursday, surging through a 36-hole final day as the Upper Valley’s competitors slipped back in the pack. Five shots off the record pace of Chris Wellde (course-record 62) after Wednesday’s opening round, Sisk shot 66-67 to close at 16-under-par 200 to …

Playoff Kickoff

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oxbow High’s Wren Smith, left, collides with Touchline’s Kelsey Head during the teams’ July 13 scrimmage at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows. Touchline opens the New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division I women’s tournament on Sunday as the second seed, meeting the third-ranked Claremont Women at Thetford Academy, according to the league website. Valley News — …

Improve Your Golf Swing With a Wing Ding

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Every once in a while, it’s a real treat to enjoy some chicken wings. They come in all sorts of various flavors today — buffalo, teriyaki, plum, barbecue — with my favorite being dashed in Carolina mustard. America loves chicken wings. Just not in our golf swings. A chicken wing in golf is …

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 …

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 …