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Outdoors / Recreation

The Lebanon High junior varsity boys soccer team rolled through five opponents to win Saturday's Pembroke Harvest tournament at Pembroke Academy.
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Hall, Novello Lead Big Field at CHaD Half Marathon

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hanover — Upper Valley runners led their respective genders across the finish line for victories in Sunday’s CHaD Hero Half Marathon through Hanover and Norwich. Hanover’s Alex Hall represented the Upper Valley Running Club in taking the overall win. The 27-year-old covered the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 24.5 seconds and beat the rest of the field by …

Naturally Curious: Ecosystem Engineers

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wetlands are crucial — roughly 85 percent of all native North American wildlife relies on them — and throughout most of North America wetlands are highly correlated with beavers. Before the European settlement of North America, beavers numbered between 60 million and 400 million. The estimated number of beaver ponds ranged from a …

Heroes, Just for One Day: Claremont Family Gets in Step for Hospital

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hanover — It was a time for heroes, super heroes and football heroes. Heroes of all genders, shapes and sizes. But one hero stood out above the rest at Sunday’s ninth CHaD Hero Half Marathon. One hero, wheeled in his personal chariot, swaddled against the gray fall morning with a multicolored cape draped …

Close-Quarters Racing

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Allan Hammond (77) and Chris Donnelly (20C) go door to door during Sportsman Modified action at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt., on Saturday night. Donnelly finished the division’s feature race in second place behind D.J. Robinson, who …

Naturally Curious: Sept. 1, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Antlion — the very name conjures up visions of an improbable combination of two distinctly different creatures. In fact, the name is derived from the ferocious, leonine nature of a predaceous larva that consumes ants. A member of …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike …

Lots of Buzz in the Unknown

Sunday, August 31, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News They appeared along the shores of Unknown Pond reflecting the Kilkenny region mountain called The Horn as if popping from the glossy pages of an outdoor magazine. Dressed more for fly-fishing — complete with smart-looking vest — than for hiking, …

Woman Wins Battle To Capture the ‘Fish of a Lifetime’

Sunday, August 31, 2014

By Sam Cook Duluth News Tribune When a fish hit one of the lines Paul and Charlene Lind were trolling Aug. 14 in the Apostle Islands, Charlene was gracious. She let Paul take that fish. “I said, ‘I’m going to take the next one because the next one …

Simple Hints For a Big Catch

Sunday, August 31, 2014

By Coleman Stokes Special to the Valley News Perhaps the biggest compliment ever paid to me was by my friend Larry, who said: “If you go fishing with Coleman, you will catch fish.” That was after I had …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Recreation Notes: Big Grant Paves Way for Mascoma Greenway

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Mascoma River Greenway Coalition isn’t letting the summer slip away quietly. The grass-roots organization on Thursday will host a check presentation, concert and fireworks display to celebrate its reception of a $350,000 grant awarded by the Timken …