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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 …

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 …

Ponies at Play: Quechee Polo Club Turns 40

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Quechee — Polo players in the Northeast have just a few months to compete, and most summer Saturdays find the Quechee Polo Club doing just that. The club, which plays on land owned and maintained by the Quechee …