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Newport Golf Club's Michael Killam, right, looks over the line of a putt during his quarterfinal New Hampshire Amateur golf match with Derryfield's Matthew Paradis on Friday. Killam isn't sure when he'll be able to compete in the state championship again — he's joining the working world soon.
Valley News — Greg Fennell

Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind that reflects how the USGA runs the United States Amateur — is also its curse. Every year’s field is split down the …

Foot Rest

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Italy’s Michele Scarponi uses an Astana team car for a pre-workout respite on Monday in Lignan-sur-Orb, France. Scarponi was waiting for teammates, including overall Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali, before heading out on a training ride. Monday was the second of two rest days for the Tour, which heads into the Pyranees …

Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sort of like air, watersheds are both ubiquitous and easy to overlook. Yet, they shape nearly every aspect of life within their boundaries — recreation and tourism, flora and fauna, development and industry. The waterbodies within them are where residents fish, swim, ice skate and boat, and, sometimes, even the source of drinking …

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. …

Local Roundup: Hartford Post 26 Earns First Win

Thursday, June 19, 2014

White River Junction — Hartford’s Post 26 American Legion baseball team made the most of its five hits in a 2-0 win over Bennington Post 13 on Thursday night. Hunter Perkins and Cam Gaudette had two hits apiece, while Brandon Gaudette had Post 26’s other hit. On the …

Local Roundup: D’Agostino Signs Endorsement Deal

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hanover — Abbey D’Agostino, the most decorated student-athlete in Dartmouth or Ivy League history took the first step on her professional running career Tuesday when she has signed a multi-year endorsement contract with New Balance. D’Agostino wrapped up her collegiate running career last weekend at the 2014 NCAA …

Former Hartford High Golfer Eyes Next Level

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Killington, Vt. — The Joe Toland that’s taken to Green Mountain National Golf Course for the Jeff Julian Memorial Vermont Open this week isn’t all that different than the one who patrolled the fairways and greens of Vermont …

New Vermont Open Course Attracts Newcomers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Killington, Vt. — A number of the young guns and newbies at this week’s Jeff Julian Memorial Vermont Open signed up for the golf tournament after Lake Morey Country Club handed it over to Green Mountain National Golf Course because of winter damage to its greens. The Killington …


Monday, June 16, 2014

Runners prepare in the final minutes before the start of the 11th Skip Matthews Memorial Father’s Day Run in Lebanon on Sunday. Hanover’s Alex Strenta won the four-mile race in 21 minutes, 4 seconds, earning a 15-second win …