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Outdoors / Recreation

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 …

Hanover Native Rowing for Team USA

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hanover — Heidi Robbins travels the world with the U.S. women’s rowing team, yet continually finds herself in familiar surroundings. Robbins, 23, works and trains at Princeton University, where the Hanover native graduated last year with a degree …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting …

Oxbow Football Coach Leaves

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lyndon Center, Vt. — Mark Palmieri, the only head football coach in Oxbow Union High history, is leaving the school to take the same position at Lyndon Institute, LI Headmaster Daren Houck announced on Friday. Palmieri served at Oxbow from 2007-13, compiling a 24-38 record (.387) with an …

Local Roundup: Post 22 Rallies Past Concord

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Concord — The Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team scored three runs in the ninth inning to snap a 6-6 tie and defeat Concord 9-6 on Thursday to remain undefeated. After tying the game 6-6 in the eighth, Post 22 (12-0 overall, 11-0 league) took the lead …

Grantham’s Russell Defends Vermont Am Title in Playoff

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Burlington — Venerable Burlington Country Club isn’t so much a golf course upon which competitors take advantage as it is one that can easily take its advantage upon the field. Knowing that, Grantham’s Evan Russell approached the defense …

Recreation Briefs: Montshire U10 Ripken Baseball Makes New Englands

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover Baseball Association’s Montshire U10 baseball team ran roughshod over the competition to claim the Vermont Cal Ripken state championship on Monday at Thompson Terrace, advancing to the New England tournament with the victory. Montshire …

Amen Corner: Need Lag Putting Assistance? Mini-Golf Is a Good Place to Start

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How is your lag putting? It comes in handy when you’re on the green and a million miles from the hole and are forced to putt the golf ball when you’re not sure how hard to hit it. …

Local Roundup: A Case of Role Reversal at Vermont Amateur

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Burlington — Jay Peak’s Bryan Smith spent 36 holes on the final day of last year’s Vermont Golf Association amateur championship playing catch-up to Grantham’s Evan Russell. He did so from one group back and briefly tied Russell for the tournament lead before the Kimball Union Academy graduate …

For Post 22, Any Celebrating Must Wait

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lebanon — An undefeated record does not necessarily a happy Rob Woodward make. With a perfect 10-0 mark and only one team within 3½ games of his American Legion baseball squad in the New Hampshire District A standings, Lebanon Post 22’s coach could be heard from a distance …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth’s Hendricks in the Bigs

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hanover — Kyle Hendricks got the call. A member of the Dartmouth Class of 2012, Hendricks is getting the call up from the minor leagues to join the 25-man roster of the Chicago Cubs. He is expected to …