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Newport Golf Club's Michael Killam, right, looks over the line of a putt during his quarterfinal New Hampshire Amateur golf match with Derryfield's Matthew Paradis on Friday. Killam isn't sure when he'll be able to compete in the state championship again — he's joining the working world soon.
Valley News — Greg Fennell

Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind that reflects how the USGA runs the United States Amateur — is also its curse. Every year’s field is split down the …

Foot Rest

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Italy’s Michele Scarponi uses an Astana team car for a pre-workout respite on Monday in Lignan-sur-Orb, France. Scarponi was waiting for teammates, including overall Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali, before heading out on a training ride. Monday was the second of two rest days for the Tour, which heads into the Pyranees …

Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sort of like air, watersheds are both ubiquitous and easy to overlook. Yet, they shape nearly every aspect of life within their boundaries — recreation and tourism, flora and fauna, development and industry. The waterbodies within them are where residents fish, swim, ice skate and boat, and, sometimes, even the source of drinking …

This Is How We Do It

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hartford Soccer Club’s Sarah Jones, bottom, reclines as coaches Joe Denny, right, and Jeff Acker talk to the team at halftime during their New Hampshire Soccer Conference women’s game against Touchline at Ottauquechee School in Quechee on Monday. …

An Eagle Eye on VINS’ Mission

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Quechee — With a new leader at the helm and its 40th anniversary just behind it, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science is looking ahead to the coming decades. Executive director Charlie Rattigan, who joined VINS last month, …

Bass Supply the Essence of Angling

Sunday, June 29, 2014

By Sam Cook Duluth News Tribune Gordon , Wis. — Mike Jaszczak caught the first largemouth bass of the day. He held it up for us to admire. It was a beauty - mottled in the colors of summer, with the outsized mouth and the deep green stripe …

Healthy Lake, Healthy Walleye

Sunday, June 29, 2014

By Paul A. Smith Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Fond Du Lac, Wis. — Lake Winnebago is near the top of any credible list of Wisconsin’s best fishing destinations. For many anglers, the big lake’s reputation can be summed up in one word: walleye. The walleye isn’t just a fish …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Post 22 Stays Undefeated

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Milford, n.h. — Tanner Simms’ two-run single in the eighth inning snapped a 1-all deadlock and lifted the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team to a 3-1 victory over Milford to remain undefeated. Lebanon (5-0 overall, 4-0 league) trailed 1-0 until Cam Broughton doubled and scored on …

Losing and Winning in Brazil

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sometimes a loss isn’t a loss, and sometimes a win isn’t necessarily a win, and sometimes a draw is good, and sometimes not scoring at all is a win. Or at least it’s not a loss. Well, not …

Hanover’s Hall Outkicks Shaker Seven Competition

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Enfield — Hanover’s Alex Hall had the strongest legs of all, outpacing a field of 158 runners to win the Shaker Seven Road Race around Mascoma Lake on Sunday. Hall, 45, claimed the win in the seven-mile race …

Thinking Outside the Green When You’re Using Your Putter

Thursday, June 26, 2014

We just watched two great weeks of men’s and women’s U.S. Open golf at the historic Pinehurt No. 2 golf course in North Carolina. Pinehurst No. 2 is well known for the creativity required with chipping and putting …

Local Roundup: Post 22 Wins Easily

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Manchester — The Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team cranked out 16 hits in an 18-2 rout of Jutras on Wednesday night. The game was shortened to seven innings from nine because of the mercy rule. Tanner Simms and Noah Skarin had three hits apiece for Lebanon, …

Insect Detective

Monday, June 23, 2014

The wasps we’re most familiar with — paper wasps, yellow jackets, hornets — are all social wasps. They live in a colony with one queen, a few male drones and hundreds or thousands of female workers, depending on …