Outdoors / Recreation

Richard Candy, left, and Christina Jones, both of Claremont, N.H., enjoy a meandering bike ride along the cool, quiet Sugar River Recreational Rail Trail in Claremont, N.H.,  on July 27, 2015. 
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A Meandering Ride

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Biking is a sweet way to catch a breeze, and on a muggy summer day the Sugar River Rail Trail holds a special appeal — mostly shaded, it offers welcome respite from the sun. The 9-mile trail stretches from Newport to Claremont, hugging the river along the way. There are a number of access points along trail, and on a …

How Insects Dine

Monday, August 3, 2015

Insects and flowering plants (angiosperms) are so evidently made for each other that scientists have long assumed it was the emergence of plants with flowers 125 million years ago that led to the sudden expansion and diversification of insects. But recent research has determined that insects began to flourish and diversify 120 million …

Sandwich Range Loaded With Goods

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sometimes the biggest isn’t the best. Take Sandwich Mountain. At 3,980 feet, it’s the highest peak on an all-day, nine-mile loop near Waterville Valley, N.H., that also includes 2,940-foot Noon Peak and 3,440-foot Jennings Peak all in the Sandwich Range Wilderness of White Mountain National Forest. The mountain — also known as Sandwich …

A Little Old, a Little New at Keane Invitational

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hanover — When it comes to the Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament at Hanover Country Club, what is old is new again. The 40th renewal of the event that begins with stroke play qualifying today and continues with match play Saturday and Sunday is going strong with an …

The Hole Shebang: Mass. Golfer Masters Tricky 17th to Win N.E. Amateur

Friday, July 24, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s no Amen Corner, but Baker Hill Golf Club’s par-3 17th hole deserved a nickname for the role in played it making Nick McLaughlin champion of the 86th New England Amateur on Thursday. No. 17 …

Hartford Grinds One Out in Legion Tourney Opener

Friday, July 24, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — At face value, Thursday’s ingredients didn’t seem destined to add up to victory for the Hartford American Legion baseball team during its opening state tournament game at Castleton University. Facing Orleans-Essex County, the boys in …

One-Man Rec-ing Crew: Hanover’s Tenney Steps Down After 41 Groundbreaking Years

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hanover — Waiting through a rain delay during a NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway earlier this month, Hank Tenney couldn’t help but to keep glancing at the time. The later the race went, the less sleep he’d …

Amen Corner: Teeing for Driver Need Not Give the Ball a Bloody Nose

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How high do you tee your golf ball for a driver? The ideal height depends on what type of swing you have and what type of shot you want to hit. It’s kind of like grilling meat and …

Recreation Briefs: Cox Leads UVAC With Multiple Records, Victories

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Providence, r.i. — She’s doing it again. The Upper Valley Aquatic Club’s Hannah Cox left the New England Senior Swim Championships at Brown University last weekend with four New England records, five gold medals, one silver and awards …

Local Roundup: Ex-N.H. Champ Grabs Lead at N.E. Amateur

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Joe Leavitt couldn’t pull off a repeat victory at the New Hampshire Amateur last week. But he’s one day away from a pretty decent recovery. The Atkinson (N.H.) Golf and Country Club member, whose bid for a third state am championship came up a hole …

Leader Is On Fire at New England Amateur

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s a wonderful thing that Baker Hill Golf Club hasn’t suffered through the drought that some parts of the country have experienced this summer. Long, amber fescue blowing in a stiff wind makes for fine …

Local Roundup: Touchline Teams Win Finales

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Norwich — Dillon Bradley and Sawyer Hanlon scored unassisted goals as Touchline 5 defeated Hartford Juniors 2-0 in Touchline’s New Hampshire Soccer Conference regular-season finale. Touchline (12-1-2) avenged its only loss of the season, a 5-0 setback to Hartford. Touchline keeper Harris LaRock made six saves, including a …

Baker Hill Administering New England Amateur Golf Exam

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Hanover’s Nate Choukas didn’t become a member at Baker Hill Golf Club this year with the New England Amateur in mind. But it isn’t going to hurt his chances for a good week. Choukas, the …