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Outdoors / Recreation

Joe Krawiec (6) goes for a tumble during the USAC Midget heat race at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt., on July 26, 2014.
Alan Ward photograph

Wheels on the Car Go Upside-Down

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bristol, Conn., driver Joe Krawiec (6) goes for a barrel roll on Saturday night during the USAC DMA Midget heat race at Bear Ridge Speeway in Bradford, Vt. Fellow competitor Anthony Nocella (29) got a front-seat view of Krawiec’s barrel roll and managed to avoid making contact with Krawiec, whose night came to a close with the accident. Fairlee’s Adam …

It’s a Family Affair

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hanover — Friday’s qualifying round in the 39th Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament at Hanover Country Club might have been the slowest 18 holes Scott Peters has played in the event in many a year. That’s OK with the onetime Hanover High School standout who has challenged land-speed records on the Dartmouth College course in years past. And not just because he and …

Gadgets, Gear and Lots of Cool and Fancy Things for Outdoorsmen to Enjoy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Susan Cocking The Miami Herald Fishing kayaks with motors; lures that change color with different water temperatures; sonar fish-finders you cast like a bobber; and multiple variations of the popular bass frog. These were among the new products on display at the 2014 ICAST Show in Orlando, Fla., recently — the world’s largest recreational fishing tackle trade expo. Expect to see these …

Wanting Water Everywhere: Runner Uses Yoga to Raise Money for Native Kenya

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hanover — Elite distance runner Sam Chelanga has settled in the Upper Valley in part because the wooded hills remind him of his home village in Kenya. Now he’s hoping friends in his new surroundings can help him …

This Is How We Do It

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hartford Soccer Club’s Sarah Jones, bottom, reclines as coaches Joe Denny, right, and Jeff Acker talk to the team at halftime during their New Hampshire Soccer Conference women’s game against Touchline at Ottauquechee School in Quechee on Monday. …

An Eagle Eye on VINS’ Mission

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Quechee — With a new leader at the helm and its 40th anniversary just behind it, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science is looking ahead to the coming decades. Executive director Charlie Rattigan, who joined VINS last month, …

Bass Supply the Essence of Angling

Sunday, June 29, 2014

By Sam Cook Duluth News Tribune Gordon , Wis. — Mike Jaszczak caught the first largemouth bass of the day. He held it up for us to admire. It was a beauty - mottled in the colors of summer, with the outsized mouth and the deep green stripe …

Healthy Lake, Healthy Walleye

Sunday, June 29, 2014

By Paul A. Smith Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Fond Du Lac, Wis. — Lake Winnebago is near the top of any credible list of Wisconsin’s best fishing destinations. For many anglers, the big lake’s reputation can be summed up in one word: walleye. The walleye isn’t just a fish …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Post 22 Stays Undefeated

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Milford, n.h. — Tanner Simms’ two-run single in the eighth inning snapped a 1-all deadlock and lifted the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team to a 3-1 victory over Milford to remain undefeated. Lebanon (5-0 overall, 4-0 league) trailed 1-0 until Cam Broughton doubled and scored on …

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, …