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Lebanon Post 22's Cameron Broughton leaps at Derry Post 9's Joseph Leo Murphy to make the out after Murphy found himself in a pickle between second and third base during the American Legion tournament game in Nashua, N.H., on July 24, 2014. (Alan MacRae photograph)

Post 22 Gets Walk Off Win

Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Rob Johnstone Valley News Correspondent Nashua — Two wrongs might not make a right, but sometimes two wrongs can lead to a right. Just ask Lebanon Post 22’s Ben Robinson. After fouling off not one, but two, bases-loaded squeeze bunt attempts in the bottom of the ninth inning of Post 22’s New Hampshire State American Legion Tournament opener with …

TK Invitational Hits Hanover Links

Friday, July 25, 2014

By Bruce Wood Special to the Valley News Hanover — At least one member of every championship team since 2000 will be teeing it up at Hanover Country Club in today’s qualifying for the Tommy Keane Invitational. Now in its 39th renewal, the Four Ball tournament honors Tommy Keane, who coached golf at Dartmouth College and served as head professional at Hanover Country …

Power Skater

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Winston-Salem, n.c. — Katrina Geurkink loaded up on the medals at Wake Forest University’s Kentner Stadium last week, winning one event and finishing second in three others to highlight the efforts of Lebanon’s Thor’s Stone Athletic Club at the USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Geurkink, 53, did her damage in the …

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 …

Plenty of Hurdles, Plenty of Highlights

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Every so often a hike comes along and schools you with a swift butt kick to leave you bloodied, muddied, ragged and worn. Hiking the rough-and tough, low lying Mount Paugus using the Bolles, Old Paugus, Lawrence, Cabin …

‘Ph.D.s of the Fish World’ Loom in Md.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Baltimore — Jeff Lewatowski trudged upstream, the chilly, knee-deep Gunpowder River flowing around his waterproof overalls. Following the inside curve of a bend, he picked a likely looking spot and settled in, much like the trout he planned …

Local Roundup: Brazilian Wins Sailing Title

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunapee — Brazilian Lars Grael teamed with area sailor Brad Nichol to defeat Augie Diaz and partner Bruno Parada to win the 2014 Western Hemisphere Star Championship on Saturday at Lake Sunapee. At the end of the seven-race series, Grael edged Diaz in a total-wins tiebreaker (3-2) even …

Legion Baseball Teams Hit the Field

Sunday, June 22, 2014

White River Junction — Much of the cream of the Upper Valley’s high school baseball crop was on display during Saturday’s senior American Legion scrimmage at Hartford High. The hosts, Hartford’s Post 26, represented Vermont, while the visitors, …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Women Win Opener

Friday, June 20, 2014

Plainfield — Rachael Townsend’s unassisted goal with 1 minute left lifted Lebanon-Wilson Tire past Hartford 1-0 on Friday night in its New Hampshire Soccer Conference women’s season opener. Kassidee Rogers made four saves in net for Lebanon, which hosts Claremont Women on Tuesday. …