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Outdoors / Recreation

Essex Jct. Golfer A Repeat Champ

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Orleans, Vt. — Madison Corley, of Essex Junction, Vt., fired a blistering 1-under-par round of 71 to secure her second straight Vermont State Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship on Thursday. Corley led from wire-to-wire, with all three rounds in the 70s for a three-day total of 225. Chloe Levins, of Rutland, matched Madison’s round with a 71 of her own to pull herself into second place, three shots behind Corley …

Recreation Briefs: Hanover’s Knights Wins NHWGA Senior Golf Crown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Greenland, n.h. — Hanover Country Club’s Betsy Knights shot a 4-over-par 76 to win the Senior division of the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Senior/Legend Championship at Breakfast Hill Golf Club on Tuesday. The championship was split into two age divisions, with the Senior category covering ages 50-59 and the Legend division covering …

Amen Corner: Proper Technique for Executing Chip Shots Is a Total Set-Up

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What does the term “set-up” mean in golf? Your set-up in golf is how your position your body and the ball before you actually start swinging the golf club for the type of shot you’re trying to pull off. It’s very, very important. The set-up in golf reminds me of baking a cake. …

‘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 …

The Swing of Things

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Oliver Parrado, 13, of Hanover, plays “Around the World,” a fast-paced warm up game during a Junior Tennis Camp at Storrs Pond Recreation Area in Hanover on Thursday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Certain Golf Swings Can Be a Real Pain in the Back

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Back injuries are a hot topic this week during the PGA Championship at Valhalla Country Club in Kentucky, where Tiger Woods status is up in the air until his tee time. He’ll either be in or out of …

Aman, Mullen Race at Hershey Finals

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hershey, Pa. — Hanover’s Richie Aman and Hartford’s Kennedy Mullen ran to respective seventh-place finishes on Saturday at the Hershey Track and Field Games North American Championship at the Milton Hershey School. Both youths competed in the 400-meter …

Triathletes Get Far More Than They Bargained For

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cornish — Ironman triathletes talk often about the importance of keeping emotions in check to help conserve energy while swimming, bicycling and running over courses covering more than 140 miles. For participants in last month’s Ironman Lake Placid, …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Still Searching for Lacrosse Coach

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Nearly six weeks after Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse coach Andy Towers and his staff were fired, a replacement has still not been announced and a leader of the program’s booster club has sent an email to his fellow members admitting the process has bogged down and asking for …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Temple Four Back at Stroke Play Event

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hudson, n.h. — Hanover Country Club’s Zach Temple is tied for 11th after the first round of the New Hampshire Golf Association Stroke Play Championship at par-72 Green Meadow Golf Club. Temple shot a 1-under 71, four strokes behind Stonebridge Country Club’s Joshua Chamberlain (67). Four other golfers …

At One With the Woods

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ian Mundy, 17, of Thetford, sprints along the Thetford Academy cross country course in Thetford on Tuesday during a timed fun run. The weekly runs are free and start at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through the end of …

Naturally Curious: How the River Otter Signs Its Name

Monday, August 4, 2014

River otters, water-loving members of the weasel family, are found across America wherever there is enough water to support them. They are active year round and during both day and night. Even so, it is much more common …

‘He Loved This Mountain’: Volunteers Build Trail to Remember Teen

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Of all of Sean Tillotson’s varied hobbies and interests, he perhaps took most pride in his love of the outdoors. This past weekend, friends and family made sure a piece of woods in his hometown …