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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. …

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 …

Small Peaks, Big Rewards

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sometimes big things come in small packages. The low-lying Benton Range is comprised of a half dozen mountains all under 3,000 feet in elevation. The highest is Jeffers Mountain at 2,994 feet, with Owls Head being the lowest …

Brother, Sister Overcome Challenges of Swimming the English Channel

Sunday, August 3, 2014

By David Brown Special To The Washington Post. In the end, the odds were too much for the three Wahls. Devin and Danielle Wahl completed their English Channel swim last Sunday. The 21-mile crossing in 64-degree water was more harrowing and painful than they expected. Their younger brother …

Local Roundup: Massachusetts Golfer Wins N.H. Open

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Campton, n.h. — Former touring pro Geoffrey Sisk beat Florida’s David Chung on the third playoff hole to claim the New Hampshire Open at Owl’s Nest Golf Club on Thursday, surging through a 36-hole final day as the Upper Valley’s competitors slipped back in the pack. Five shots …

Playoff Kickoff

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oxbow High’s Wren Smith, left, collides with Touchline’s Kelsey Head during the teams’ July 13 scrimmage at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows. Touchline opens the New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division I women’s tournament on Sunday as the second seed, meeting …

Improve Your Golf Swing With a Wing Ding

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Every once in a while, it’s a real treat to enjoy some chicken wings. They come in all sorts of various flavors today — buffalo, teriyaki, plum, barbecue — with my favorite being dashed in Carolina mustard. America …

Hanover’s Aman to Compete at Hershey Nationals

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hershey, Pa. — Richie Aman’s run to Chocolate Town USA this week has less to do about the chocolate and more to do with the running. The 9-year-old from Hanover will represent the Northeast region on Friday when he competes at the Hershey Track and Field Games North …

Local Roundup: Maryland Resident Leads N.H. Open

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Campton, n.h. — Chris Wellde, of Ellicott City, Md., set a course record at Owl’s Nest Golf Club with a 10-under-par 62 to take a three-shot lead after the first day of the New Hampshire Open, whose field includes at least one Upper Valley native still in the …

Run Ends for Post 22 Juniors

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Manchester — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team experienced a walk-off ending Wednesday during the state semifinals at Manchester’s Gill Stadium. Unfortunately for the visitors, the result wasn’t what they were hoping for. Bedford scored …

By Don’s Early Light: Golf Event Benefits Family of Murder Victim

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You could hear the hesitation in Bob LaFlam’s voice. “We don’t like to have to accept help from other people,” he said as he choked up. “It’s very humbling. It doesn’t come easy.” Then I got choked up. Nobody should have to go through what Bob LaFlam and …