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The glory of Pinkham Notch is spotted from the ledges of the Imp Profile. (Marty Basch photograph)

Traipsing Impishly Along in Pinkham Notch

Sunday, September 14, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News There’s an imp in Pinkham Notch. At least that’s what it appears to be. High on the west spur of North Carter, is a cliff from where the northern Presidential range stands in its glory. Called the Imp Profile, the ledgy viewpoint at around 3,165 feet is a supreme vantage point to …

Squash Players Go Worldwide

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lebanon — Max Reed negotiated the Lebanon-to-Namibia airplane route last month. He doesn’t recommend it, unless it’s for purposes such as his. Reed, a senior at Lebanon High School, spent about 45 hours of travel time to get to the southwest African nation to take part in his first World Junior Squash Championship …

Recreation Briefs: WNHTRS to Honor Denning at Sept. 20 Lost-a-Lot

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — The Lost-a-Lot Trail Race on Sept. 20, the final event of the 10-stop Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series, will also double as a memorial to the life of series founder Chad Denning, who died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 39 while hiking on Mount Moosilauke. The race itself, a seven-mile jaunt through the woods of the Boston Lot …

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 …

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 …

Mission on the Mountains: Enfield Man to Bike the Hills for Prominent Charity

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — Matthew Steinberg says he has a soft spot for children. He sure has a lengthy, arduous way of demonstrating it. Steinberg, 40, will soon embark on a 470-mile uphill bicycling journey that will send him over …

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 …