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 …

Washington Faces Cougar Quandary

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Conservation groups are challenging new rules that expand cougar hunting in some parts of the state, arguing that the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission disregarded scientific studies that show increased harvests don’t reduce cougar populations and can actually …

100 Miles to Glory: Tanzanian Ultramarathoner a Runner With a Mission

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hanover — Simon Mtuy grew up in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. The fifth of 10 children in a poor family, education was hard to come by and there were few options. But there was a highly visible …

Local Roundup: Hanover Grad Leads N.H. Soccer All-Stars

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Hanover High graduate Luke Strohbehn’s header off a corner by Pinkerton Academy’s Alexander Ebner lifted New Hampshire to 1-0 victory over Vermont in the Twin State Lions Cup boys game on Saturday night at Castleton State College. Strohbehn headed the ball out of the air …

Post 22 Stumbles in Finale

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Manchester — Bouncing home in a school bus from Gill Stadium here Saturday, the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team passed a billboard shortly before entering Interstate 293 North. “Need a fresh start?” asked the enormous …

Bradford, Vt., Course Gets New Life

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Because of its location just downstream from a power dam along the Waits River, Bradford Golf Club is prone to occasional flooding. Erosion along the river’s south bank also became problematic following Tropical Storm Irene, …

Hanover Teen Takes Top Seed to Limit at N.H. Amateur

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — Most of the Mount Washington Cog Railway’s engines now run on biodiesel fuel. But there’s still at least one locomotive that operates on old-fashioned coal; it’s easy to see it’s in action by the …

Division Title: No Division Title for Post 22 ... Yet

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — New Hampshire’s American Legion regular season concludes today for the Lebanon Post 22 senior team, which missed a chance to clinch the district title Friday during a 9-3 loss to Bedford Post 54. Lebanon is 13-4, while Bedford is 13-5. A Post 22 loss this …

Final Putt Makes Rainvill Vt. Am Champ; Russell Fourth

Friday, July 17, 2015

Swanton, Vt. — The 18th green at Champlain Country Club gave people fits for three days at the Vermont Amateur. What better place to win it? St. Johnsbury’s Alex Rainville made a twisting, 12-foot birdie putt there on …

Bradford Recreation Offering Kayak Opportunities

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — The Bradford Parks and Recreation Department has a pair of kayaking opportunities coming up in the next two weeks, one for teens and another for participants of all ages. Working with Thetford Parks and Recreation, paddlers of all abilities can take part in lessons and …

Keeping Ball Low Isn’t a Knockdown, Drag-Out Affair

Thursday, July 16, 2015

By Peter Harris Special to the Valley News The British Open at St Andrews this week is the year’s third major championship and promises to deliver windy conditions that make the 261-year-old course the longest short course in …