Outdoors / Recreation

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 Dome and previously named Black Mountain — …

‘I Love This River’

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rivers are more difficult to fish than lakes or ponds. Changing water depth and stiff currents can quickly scatter the fish to new locations. Last month’s hot spot suddenly becomes dead water. Winter ice flow also alters habitat by scouring the riverbed, moving cover or eliminating bottom features that previously held fish. I have never been too keen on river fishing, so it …

Touchline Teams Sweep Into Finals

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Henniker n.h. — Touchline earned a sweep over its Lebanon-based rivals in the New Hampshire Soccer Conference boys semifinals on Saturday at Henniker Soccer Fields. Touchline’s Division V team defeated Lebanon Top Stitch, 3-1, and Touchline’s D-IV team rallied past Lebanon Central Supply, 5-2. In the D-V semis, Lebanon scored first on a Cameron Magari header from a Nate Chickering corner kick. But …

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 …

The Outside Story: How to Help Fledglings — Not at All

Monday, July 20, 2015

On a recent afternoon, I was driving on my road in Thetford when I saw a baby ruffed grouse about the size of a pin cushion scurry into the bushes. I had the same impulse I did as …

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Warren, n.h. — In the relative cool of a sleepy Sunday morning before the heat and humidity got out of bed, the deer bounded across the dirt. The white-tailed wonder leaped into the protection of the forest, found …