Outdoors / Recreation

Time to Go Green(y): Charity Golf Event Leaves Community Imprint

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rich Parker says it every year. This might be the last one; he’s not sure how many more he can handle. And every year, someone turns up who could use a little helping hand. For that reason, the Greeny won’t really ever go away. It shouldn’t. It can’t. An old Parker college buddy, in the midst of his own battle with cancer, started the Greeny golf tournament as a fundraiser to help others 19 years ago. Parker — Lebanon High graduate, former professional golfer, now the Dartmouth College men’s golf coach — lost his friend a couple of years later, and he has taken up …

The Post Man: He Pours His Heart Into Legion Baseball

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lebanon — The sun was relentless and the temperature sweltering on July 12, when the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams played three consecutive games on the city’s high school diamond. The senior team opened up and the junior squad closed with a doubleheader, leading to a changing cast of players, coaches, …

Amen Corner: Accurate Shots a Simple Matter of Target Practice

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What’s the first thing you do when going on vacation? Pick a destination. Now, with all the family vacations I hear about this summer, a tremendous amount of planning goes into these trips. Even day trips to the White Mountains take a lot of preparation and organizing. So, if it’s second nature to …

It’s Hanover’s Day At N.H. Amateur

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — The first round of match play at the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship will have a distinctly Hanover feel today. Five Upper Valley golfers made it through two days of stroke play at the par-72 Mount Washington Resort to qualify for one of …

Vermont Amateur History Could Be Russell’s by Week’s End

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Swanton, Vt. — Two is a significant number when it comes to this week’s Vermont Amateur, and not just as in birdie on a par-3. That’s the number of times Grantham’s Evan Russell has won the men’s state …

Cancer, Meet Crunch: Pair Builds Demo Derby Car to Raise Funds, Eyebrows

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Orford — If you’re close enough to read the writing on the back of this car, you might think twice about trying to knock it into the next county. But maybe not. We’re talking about a demolition derby, …

Fish Before Lunch in Sharon

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mike Monteith, of White River Junction, casts a line while fly fishing on the White River in Sharon on Saturday. Monteith said that he planned to fish at several spots along the White River as he worked his …

Just a Quick Round: Concord’s Mielcarz Joins N.H. Amateur Field Out of Retirement

Monday, July 13, 2015

The New Hampshire Golf Association will be holding the 112th State Amateur Championship at a course from the history books, and the most decorated golfer in state am history will be coming out of retirement to play on it. Concord’s Bob Mielcarz, the nine-time state am champ, will …

Net Ban Rescued Fishing in Florida

Sunday, July 12, 2015

It was 20 years ago this month that fishing in Florida was rescued. The constitutional net ban went into effect. And that anniversary is something to celebrate. “Some people say it’s the most important fisheries reform in history,” said Karl Wickstrom, adding that the net ban led to …

A Nice Destination in the Idaho Backcountry

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Warm Lake, Idaho — Warm Lake is ringed with ponderosa pines, filled with sparking blue water, and the North Shore Lodge has a postcard view of the whole thing. The lodge was built in 1937, and while modernized …

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 …