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Hanover High's Kristian Hansen will represent the Upper Valley Aquatic Club at the junior nationals in Atlanta in December. Courtesy photograph

Hanover’s Hansen Earns Bid to Jr. Swim Nationals

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Richmond, Va. — Hanover High School junior Kristian Hansen will miss a few days of workouts with the Marauders swimming team in early December. Given his reason, it shouldn’t be much of an issue. A member of the Upper Valley Aquatic Club swim program, Hansen earned a berth in the USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East in Atlanta in December by virtue of his performance at the Eastern Zone Championships in Virginia earlier this month. Hansen, 15, will compete in the 800-meter freestyle at juniors, having met the meet qualifying cut with a time of 8 minutes, 33.65 seconds. Hansen competed in six races at …

A Final Swing Thought for the Winter Doldrums

Thursday, August 27, 2015

OK, time for the last column of the season. Have no fear, though; winter is a long way away, and there are still a lot of golf balls to hit for the rest of the season. However, you’ll need something to warm you up when the temperatures drop. Last week, we reviewed the …

The Paws? That Refreshes

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department closed its summer schedule at the Lebanon Municipal Pool on Sunday with a dogs-only event, Paws in the Pool. Above: Chloe, a yellow Labrador retriever, enjoys a dip while fetching a Frisbee. Right: Volunteer Shoshana Siegel attends to Rockette, a 10-month-old griffon/cavalier mix, while Brittany Richard watches.Gloria …

IMHO: Of Soccer, NCAA And Beans

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The words of dramatist George Bernard Shaw: “Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.” I believe I’m going to make you mad. Some day. Perhaps today is that day. We all have our beliefs. They define us. They frame us. They …

Enfield’s Sealey Rides to a Senior Games Crown

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Enfield — One of Richard Sealey’s most vivid early-childhood memories is one of speeding through the English countryside, on a second seat affixed to the crossbar of the bicycle driven by his father, Leonard. Now 70, Sealey likes …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ozarks Ready For Dry Weather

Sunday, July 26, 2015

This is the story that won’t go away. Ever since early May, the Ozarks have been under water. Heavy rains keep dumping on southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, swelling reservoirs, rivers and trout parks, and leading to headaches for fishermen, boaters and campers. The statistics are mind-boggling. Since …

Exeter’s Win Puts Post 22 On the Brink

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — Ten days ago, Lebanon Post 22 was strongly stating its case as New Hampshire’s best senior American Legion baseball team. Today, the same squad confronts the possible end of its season during its second state …

Keane Win Still Special For Parker

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hanover — On a day when a wave of Upper Valley golfers swept into the 40th Tommy Keane Invitational semifinals, arguably the finest golfer to come out of an area high school reflected on what the event has meant to him. Rich Parker teed it up in the …

Hartford Legion Left In the Dark, Will Continue Today

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Day three of the Vermont American Legion Baseball Championship featured a dandy of a game in which Rutland Post 31 staged a last-ditch rally to upend Brattleboro, a four-hour middle game that saw Colchester survive and send Franklin County home and a game suspended because …

Gaining Steam: Hartford Rides Big First Inning to Another Tourney Win

Friday, July 24, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Riding a first-inning wave that resembled a figurative tsunami, the Hartford American Legion baseball team walloped the Colchester Cannons, 16-9, Friday during Vermont state tournament play at Castleton University. The visitors scored 11 times with …