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Outdoors / Recreation

Recreation Briefs: Windsor Comets Heading to Ohio for AAU Nationals

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Essex Junction, Vt. — Riding big games from Olivia Rockwood and Hayley Fortin along with solid team shooting from the free-throw line, the Windsor Comets U13 girls basketball team swept through five foes to win its Vermont AAU state championship on May 2-3 at Essex High School. Windsor started with a 51-21 win over the Thunder, getting 34 points from Rockwood to go with a 9-for-13 team performance at the …

Amen Corner: Where Ball Lies Can Give Clues to Its Destination

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Let’s play a game of Clue. You’re the investigator. You’ve approached the scene. You’re supposed to approach your golf shot systematically and thoroughly, like any good detective. You determine you’re 150 yards from the green, so you pull out your normal 150-yard club and then look down at your golf ball. It’s sitting …

A Dreamer Has Become a Doer: Neville Continues Long-Distances Runs to Inspire

Monday, May 18, 2015

White River Junction — Helene Neville is a two-time cancer survivor, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and bodybuilder. She’s also one heck of a runner. Neville, 54, is in the midst of a northerly route across the United States, having departed St. Stephen, New Brunswick, on May 1. When she reaches the Pacific Ocean at …

Mt. Washington Auto Road Climb Seeking Cyclists

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pinkham Notch, n.h. — Normally a quick sell-out, the late arrival of spring has created a limited number of openings for cyclists to join in August’s Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb. The 43rd edition of the 7.6-mile bicycling race is scheduled for Aug. 15. The field is …

Marathon Smooch Draws a Polite Kiss-Off

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Boston — A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man’s wife. Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to …

Independent on the Water

Sunday, May 3, 2015

They came together as a team for the start of the rockfish season a year ago, more for the camaraderie and their long-standing love affair with fishing than for the competition itself and the opportunity to cash in …

Minnesota Man Knows N. Pike

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Walker, Minn. — Dallas Hudson might be the most interesting man in Minnesota. Maybe the world. I was thinking about this the other day as I watched Hudson and a researcher-in-common, Bruce Carlson, measure northern pike they caught in a trap net on a small private lake surrounded …

Fishing Helps Put Veteran on the Road Back From War

Sunday, May 3, 2015

When Joe Bragg caught a live well full of big crappies recently, it represented one more step on his road to recovery. Just two months ago, the Army veteran couldn’t imagine such moments would ever be enjoyed again. “I was totally stressed out,” said Bragg, 36, who served …

Saturday, May 2, 2015

What: Hanover Conservancy Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk When: May 10, 1-3 p.m. Where: Top of Moose Mountain Lodge Road, Hanover. Why: “Citizen Scientist” trip led by botanist Alice Schori to create inventory of wildflowers, mosses and other plants on 33-acre Mill Pond Town Forest. More info: View all …

Saving the Moose: Hanover Conservancy Raising Money to Preserve Trail

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — One goal of the Hanover Conservancy’s “2020 Vision” initiative is to protect the entire seven-mile ridgeline of Moose Mountain. Thanks to a new pair of pending conservation easements, the organization is closer to doing just that. …

Recreation Briefs: UV Vixens Hosting Three-Team Roller Derby Opener

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Woodstock — The Upper Valley Vixens will open their 2015 roller derby schedule with a three-team Mayhem Tournament on Saturday at Union Arena. The Vixens will welcome the Borderline Riot and the Connecticut-based Shoreline BellaDonnas to town for the event. The teams will play each other in a …

Amen Corner: Now That Spring’s Here, Get Your Grip Up to Snuff

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

While it’s still early in the season and the temperatures are cold, let’s review the grip. Any grip change is tough to deal with. It’s like knowing it’s still really cold out but also knowing it’s spring, so …

Gobble, Gobble ... and Good Luck!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In spring, when the focus of most outdoor enthusiasts turns to fishing, hunters are gearing up for one last chance to hit the woods until fall. Spring gobbler season kicks off next month, giving New Hampshire hunters an …