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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, hosting No. 3 Claremont Women at Thetford Academy, according to the league website.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

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 the third-ranked Claremont Women at Thetford Academy, according to the league website. Valley News — Tris Wykes …

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 loves chicken wings. Just not in our golf swings. A chicken wing in golf is …

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 American youth championship. The meet will be held at the Milton Hershey School’s Henry Hershey …

Oxbow Football Coach Leaves

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lyndon Center, Vt. — Mark Palmieri, the only head football coach in Oxbow Union High history, is leaving the school to take the same position at Lyndon Institute, LI Headmaster Daren Houck announced on Friday. Palmieri served at Oxbow from 2007-13, compiling a 24-38 record (.387) with an …

Local Roundup: Post 22 Rallies Past Concord

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Concord — The Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team scored three runs in the ninth inning to snap a 6-6 tie and defeat Concord 9-6 on Thursday to remain undefeated. After tying the game 6-6 in the eighth, Post 22 (12-0 overall, 11-0 league) took the lead …

Grantham’s Russell Defends Vermont Am Title in Playoff

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Burlington — Venerable Burlington Country Club isn’t so much a golf course upon which competitors take advantage as it is one that can easily take its advantage upon the field. Knowing that, Grantham’s Evan Russell approached the defense …

Recreation Briefs: Montshire U10 Ripken Baseball Makes New Englands

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover Baseball Association’s Montshire U10 baseball team ran roughshod over the competition to claim the Vermont Cal Ripken state championship on Monday at Thompson Terrace, advancing to the New England tournament with the victory. Montshire …

Amen Corner: Need Lag Putting Assistance? Mini-Golf Is a Good Place to Start

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How is your lag putting? It comes in handy when you’re on the green and a million miles from the hole and are forced to putt the golf ball when you’re not sure how hard to hit it. …

Local Roundup: A Case of Role Reversal at Vermont Amateur

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Burlington — Jay Peak’s Bryan Smith spent 36 holes on the final day of last year’s Vermont Golf Association amateur championship playing catch-up to Grantham’s Evan Russell. He did so from one group back and briefly tied Russell for the tournament lead before the Kimball Union Academy graduate …

For Post 22, Any Celebrating Must Wait

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lebanon — An undefeated record does not necessarily a happy Rob Woodward make. With a perfect 10-0 mark and only one team within 3½ games of his American Legion baseball squad in the New Hampshire District A standings, Lebanon Post 22’s coach could be heard from a distance …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth’s Hendricks in the Bigs

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hanover — Kyle Hendricks got the call. A member of the Dartmouth Class of 2012, Hendricks is getting the call up from the minor leagues to join the 25-man roster of the Chicago Cubs. He is expected to …

Recreation Notes: Towns Honor Accident Victim

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tragedy afflicted Tunbridge last month when 20-year-old Jen Kinnarney, of South Royalton, died from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. While both communities mourned, more than 100 friends gathered to help make things a little easier for …

GM: Claremont's Twin State Speedway Progressing With Revival

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Claremont — When Jimmy Zullo agreed to become general manager of Twin State Speedway, he knew there would be huge challenges to the task. After all, the Claremont oval — known for decades as the Claremont Speedway — …