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Outdoors / Recreation

Recreation Briefs: Early Fall Fundraising Golf Tournaments Abound

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Got a weekend to spare? Like to play golf to help Upper Valley high school athletic programs? Then the Hartford and Hanover boys ice hockey programs would like to meet you, as they’ll host back-to-back golf tournaments over the first weekend of October. Hartford starts it off on Oct. 4 with its 15th Greater Hartford Hockey Open Golf Classic at Montague Golf Club in Randolph. Registration starts at 11 a.m. …

Ame Corner: Skills Need Attention to Grow

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

By Peter Harris Special to the Valley News Welcome to the final column of the season. It is so much fun writing golf instruction blurbs for you. I hope you enjoy them and find helpful, and here’s wishing to see you next year! Playing better golf and making improvements in your swing is …

Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because of the warm and sunny conditions on the lake. Thanks to the New England Handicapped …

Essex Jct. Golfer Leads Women’s Am

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Orleans, Vt. — Madison Corley, of Essex Junction, Vt., has a two-stroke lead after two rounds in the VSWGA State Amateur Championship at Orleans Country Club. Madison fired a round of 78 to go with Tuesday’s 76 for a 154 total. Tiffany Maurycy, of Williston, carded a 76, …

Here Come Crossbows

Sunday, August 17, 2014

By Paul A. Smith Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Thwack! The sound of a projectile striking a target isn’t unusual at an archery club. But this one was notable for its type and location. It was a bolt fired from …

Hiking the ‘Other’ Sugarloaf

Sunday, August 17, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valey News We hiked Sugarloaf Mountain the other day. Not North Sugarloaf nor Middle Sugarloaf, both glorious platforms above the Zealand Valley. But the other, other, other New Hampshire Sugarloaf — the remote North Country one east of Groveton in Stratford that …

UVRays Strike Gold at FINA World Masters Finals

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Montreal — UVRays swimmers Fritz Bedford, Kim Lloyd and Trent Toensing combined to win eight gold medals as part of an eight-athlete Upper Valley contingent at the FINA World Masters Swimming Championship, which wrapped up on Sunday at …

Win? Lose? Sometimes Surviving a Bad Shot Requires a Draw

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Did you see Ricky Fowler hit that crazy high draw on the 16th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday? His shot was incredible and reminded me of missing an exit on the highway. …

Norwich’s Reed Qualifies for U.S. World Triathlon Roster

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Milwaukee — Norwich’s Jeff Reed earned a podium spot for his time in the men’s age 60-64 division on Sunday at the USA Sprint Triathlon Age-Group National Championships. Reed, 60, raced to a fifth-place finish in his age group, posting a time of 1 hour, 12 minutes, 37.62 …

Russell Out At U.S. Amateur

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Atlanta — Golfing in his second U.S. Amateur Championship, Grantham’s Evan Russell shot a 79 at the par-72 Riverside Course on Tuesday to miss the cut. Russell, who has won the last two Vermont Amateur titles, shot a …

Local Roundup: Grantham’s Russell Shoots 76 At U.S. Amateur

Monday, August 11, 2014

Atlanta — Grantham’s Evan Russell shot a 76 at the first day of the U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday in Atlanta. Russell, winner of the last two Vermont Amateur titles, shot a 40 on the front nine on the Atlanta Athletic Club’s par-71 Highlands Course and a 36 …

Claremont Country Club Set to Celebrate 100 Years

Monday, August 11, 2014

Claremont — When researching the history of the Claremont Country Club, it was learned that it was originally constructed for tennis. Golf was an afterthought. Willard Holt remembers when it used to be a lighted ski facility. As …

‘Coaching for Captains’ Program Teaches Leadership Skills

Friday, August 8, 2014

Claremont — Kara Toms has a variation on the theme of the old sporting axiom, “no pain, no gain.” Call it “no brain, no gain.” This week, Toms brought her Coaching for Captains program to Claremont. This program …