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Vintage postcards show the Madison Boulder in Madison, N.H. (Courtesy photograph)

Summer Journal: If a Giant Boulder Sits in the Woods, People Will Go to See It

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

S ometimes you just want to look at a really big rock. In pursuit of which I traveled recently to Madison, N.H. , in the White Mountains to gaze upon the Madison Boulder. It is in a stretch of woods, just off Route 113 a few miles from Conway, a short walk from a small parking lot maintained by the …

Down to the Wire

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Top: Nicole Tully, center, edges out former Dartmouth College runner Abbey D’Agostino, right, and Marielle Hall to win the 5,000-meter run at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday. D’Agostino, who won a combined seven NCAA track and cross country championships for the Big Green, took third in 15 …

Local Roundup: Touchline 5 Blanks Windsor

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Norwich — Dominick DaCruz scored three first-half goals as Touchline 5 defeated Windsor SC 7-0 in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference boys match on Sunday at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows. Henry Kahl assisted on all of DaCruz’s goals. Seth Stadheim scored twice, and Williams Campbell and Ben Ralston-Daniel added single goals. Sam Pych added an assist. Sawyer Hanlon was in goal for Touchline, which …

Recreation Briefs: Eastman Seeking World Golf Scramble Competitors

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Grantham — Eastman Golf Links wants to send somebody to Las Vegas … at least four somebodies, actually. Eastman will hold a qualifier for the World Golf Scramble on June 14, starting at 8 a.m. The event is open to golfers of all abilities, foursomes that will be …

Amen Corner: Learn Angle of Attack for Greater Distance Off the Tee

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

West Lebanon’s Golf & Ski Warehouse has their big manufacturers demo day on Saturday. All the big-boy and big-girl equipment companies and their goodies — delicious. Can’t wait. I want a new driver, and I want more distance. …

Time to Play on a Holiday

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Despite the presence of light rain, Sean Plottner, of South Strafford, takes advantage of the Memorial Day holiday as he tees off on the par-3 first hole of Lake Morey Country Club in Fairlee on Monday afternoon.Valley News …

A Good Hike Spoiled? Not at All: Storrs Pond Opens 18-Hole Disc Golf Course

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hanover — Pars and birdies were rare on the first day of league play Thursday, but you know what’s said about a bad day of golf. It’s better than a good day of most anything else, and that’s …

‘A Different Mud Season’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

They’re motivated by mud. Both physical and mental toughness are tested as contestants “muck it up” while going over wooden walls, crawling on their stomachs under barbed wire and trying to negotiate various other daunting obstacles. It’s also …

No Waiting Required

Sunday, May 24, 2015

With one foot on the pedal of his bow-trolling motor, Bob Turgeon eased his boat quietly into a narrow bay of this lake recently. Viewed by any of the many Canada geese that traded back and forth over …

Recreation Briefs: Windsor Comets Heading to Ohio for AAU Nationals

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Essex Junction, Vt. — Riding big games from Olivia Rockwood and Hayley Fortin along with solid team shooting from the free-throw line, the Windsor Comets U13 girls basketball team swept through five foes to win its Vermont AAU state championship on May 2-3 at Essex High School. Windsor …

Amen Corner: Where Ball Lies Can Give Clues to Its Destination

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Let’s play a game of Clue. You’re the investigator. You’ve approached the scene. You’re supposed to approach your golf shot systematically and thoroughly, like any good detective. You determine you’re 150 yards from the green, so you pull …

A Dreamer Has Become a Doer: Neville Continues Long-Distances Runs to Inspire

Monday, May 18, 2015

White River Junction — Helene Neville is a two-time cancer survivor, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and bodybuilder. She’s also one heck of a runner. Neville, 54, is in the midst of a northerly route across the United States, having …

Go Run a Lake

Monday, May 18, 2015

Above: Janis Boulbol and her daughter, Sadie, 7, of Stockbridge, Vt., tie timing chips to their shoelaces before the start of the BarnArts Race Around the Lake 5K/10K in Barnard on Sunday. The race, in its second year …