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Outdoors / Recreation

MacDonalds Take Another TKI Title

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hanover — Peering over a cliff at dust raised by the distant Union Pacific Railroad posse they couldn’t shake, a disbelieving Butch Cassidy asks the Sundance Kid in their eponymous Western, “Who are those guys?” When Nick and Shane MacDonald galloped out to a huge early lead and then had trouble shaking their pursuers in Sunday’s Tommy Keane Invitational championship match, they might have wondered, as Butch did, “Who are …

Frog Legs Tonight? Catch ‘em First

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jefferson County, Kan. — Josh Hackathorn and Kyle Markham, avid hunters for all things with a season, have weathered many elements and challenges. For pheasants, they’ve battled through Conservation Reserve Program grasses so high and thick they wouldn’t hit the ground if they fell. For ducks and geese, they’ve spent hours in toe-numbing …

Kayakers Invade Pennsylvania for Fishing Tournament

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Last spring Noah Heck was about to launch his kayak at North Park Lake. I was right behind him with my son, nervously putting mine in the water for the first time. A new member of Kayak Anglers of Western Pennsylvania, I had already used the group’s web forum, including lots of information …

Local Roundup: Post 22 Defeats Milford

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Milford, n.h. — Caleb Broughton and Cam Broughton had three hits apiece as the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team defeated Milford 9-5 on Saturday. Caleb Broughton finished a home run shy of the cycle and scored three runs. He also dove in a run. Cam Broughton …

Go West, Young Men: Vermont Golfers Punch Ticket to Chicago for U.S. Am

Friday, July 10, 2015

It’s a big deal when Vermont sends one player to an event like the United States Golf Association’s amateur championship. This year, two natives are headed west. When two-time defending Vermont Amateur champion Evan Russell goes to Olympia …

Post 22 Jrs. Improve to 6-3

Friday, July 10, 2015

New London — Nate Perkins was 4-for-4, scored three runs and stole three bases as the Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team defeated Contoocook 6-1 on Friday at Colby-Sawyer College. Cade Robinson added two RBIs and a run scored for Post 22 (6-3), while Sedric Elkough …

Local Roundup: Hartford Legion Tops Randolph

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Randolph — Dash Fukishima allowed one unearned run and four hits over six innings to lead the Hartford American Legion baseball team to a 5-1 win over Randolph on Thursday. Fukishima struck out four and walked no one in his first start of the season. Jordy Allard struck …

Recreation Briefs: Montshire Rivercats Capture Vt. Ripken U10 Crown

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Manchester, Vt. — John Hill’s fifth-inning grand slam capped a nine-run rally and powered the Montshire Rivercats to the Vermont Cal Ripken U10 state youth baseball championship over the weekend. The Rivercats, after losing to host Manchester in …

Amen Corner: Slice the ‘Knife’ Out of Your Golf Repertoire

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Who done it? When hitting a pitch shot, there is one type of miss that infects the way a golfer plays this shot for the rest of the round and rounds thereafter. It’s not a mystery if you …

Hartford’s ‘Kehoe Strong’ Tourney Combines Hoops, Fundraising

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

White River Junction — At the rate things are going, the Hartford Parks and Recreation’s first Kehoe Strong Memorial Basketball Tournament could turn into an NCAA Division III women’s all-star showdown. Clarkson University’s Stephanie Grobe is promising to …

Local Roundup: Grantham’s Russell Wins U.S. Amateur Qualifier

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Grantham’s Evan Russell is returning to the U.S. Amateur. The Kimball Union Academy graduate and two-time Vermont Amateur champion dominated the field at a U.S. Am qualifier on Wednesday at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, N.Y. Russell …

Hartford Legion’s Biggest Foe This Season? The Numbers Game

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

White River Junction — Jarrod Grassi has a gorgeous new Maxfield Complex ballpark on which his Hartford American Legion baseball program can play. Now if he could only be assured of fielding enough players for a team or …

Lebanon Jrs. Top Meredith

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Meredith, n.h. — Jacob Tetley allowed one hit over six innings as the Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion team defeated Meredith 9-2 on Tuesday. Tetley struck out four and allowed two runs, both unearned. Post 22’s Cade Robinson was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Matthew Sullivan …