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On the Trails: The ‘A’ in UVTA stands for ‘alliance’

07-19-2024 5:01 PM

By KAREN KALISKI

Walkers, hikers and runners might be surprised to learn about the outsized contribution Upper Valley Trail Alliance (UVTA) makes to the trails they love.Matt Oscadal hiked trails that were designed, built and maintained by the Norwich-based nonprofit...


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Over Easy: A May-Very-Late-December romance

07-18-2024 5:30 PM

By DAN MACKIE

To distract myself from the presidential race, I’ve been obsessing lately about another drama, also of national import and urgency. I refer to former Patriots coach Bill Belichick, 72, dating Jordan Hudson, 24.24! 72! Hike? She is a graduate of...


Lebanon and Hanover tennis teams earn awards

07-18-2024 4:01 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

WEST LEBANON — The successful high school tennis programs at Lebanon and Hanover have earned several awards, as selected by coaches, for the most recent spring season, including the NHIAA Division II boys player for the year in Lebanon senior Nolan...


The Prouty begins

07-12-2024 6:31 PM

Volunteer Isabel Bober, right, cheers for rider Jacky Dick, of Andover, Mass., as she nears the finish line for the Prouty Ultimate in Hanover on Friday. Dick has been participating in the Prouty, a fundraiser for the Dartmouth Cancer Center, for 10...


City seeks federal grant for pickleball, tennis courts in Veterans Park

07-09-2024 5:30 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — Pickleball enthusiasts could be playing on new outdoor courts next spring if the city can land a $300,000 federal grant that would pay half of the estimated construction costs for a Veterans Park project, which would also include new...


Woodstock native happy to be Ryder Cup captain — but he wants to qualify as player, too

07-09-2024 4:04 PM

By RYAN KRYSKA

NEW YORK — Keegan Bradley was clear about his intentions when he was introduced Tuesday as the U.S. Ryder Cup captain for 2025.He doesn’t just want to be Captain America, he wants to play on the team at Bethpage Black in New York.“I feel as though I’m...


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07-02-2024 7:31 PM

Jameson Lahaye, 13, of Lebanon, fishes in the Mascoma River near Baker’s Crossing Conservation Area in Lebanon on Tuesday. Jameson’s brother taught him how to fish, and they often visit other local fishing spots. “He fishes a lot more than me,”...


Vermont’s Elle Purrier St. Pierre punches spot on 2nd US Olympic team

07-02-2024 3:27 PM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Vermont runner Elle St. Pierre is heading back to the Olympics.The Montgomery dairy farmer finished third in the women’s 1,500-meter race and won the women’s 5,000-meter race at this year’s U.S. Olympic track and field trials, which concluded Sunday...


Dan McGee to lead Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge girls hockey team

06-28-2024 5:31 PM

By TRIS WYKES

LEBANON — High school sports coaching changes sometimes involve rebuilds and unfamiliarity between coach and players. Neither should hinder Dan McGee with the Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge girls ice hockey team this winter.The 50-year-old Lebanon native,...


Post 22 seniors are off to flying start

06-26-2024 5:26 PM

By TRIS WYKES

LEBANON — Jake Toulmin drove a compact car to Tuesday’s Lebanon Post 22 senior American Legion baseball doubleheader at Lebanon High.The recent Hanover High graduate had a sizable effect on the twinbill’s second contest against Manchester’s Sweeney...


Smooth sailing on Mascoma Lake

06-23-2024 6:31 PM

Levi Saulnier, of Canaan, left, steers away from the Mascoma Lake Boat Launch in Enfield with his dad Larry Saulnier, also of Canaan, in their Widgeon 12 on Thursday. “It’s kind of a shakedown,” said Larry Saulnier of the boat's new rigging. “Today’s...


More than 4 million skiers braved Vermont’s weird, wet winter

06-22-2024 5:01 PM

By GRAHAM KREWINGHAUS

Vermont ski areas saw just a slight decrease in total visitors this past winter, a surprise after a challenging first half to the season. Statewide industry association Ski Vermont announced last week that alpine ski areas reported 4.1 million skier...


Trailblazing former Dartmouth College athletic director Josie Harper dies at 81

06-21-2024 7:06 PM

By TRIS WYKES

Josie Harper, who as Dartmouth College’s athletic director became the first woman to hold such a post in the Ivy League, died last week in White River Junction. She was 81 and had battled cancer.“It is a sad day for the Dartmouth community,” current...


Former Dartmouth catcher Ben Rice finds a kindred spirit in the Yankees’ dugout

06-20-2024 3:53 PM

By GARY PHILLIPS

When the New York Yankees spent a 12th-round draft pick on Ben Rice in 2021, Brad Ausmus texted Brian Cashman from the beach near his home in San Diego.Like Rice, Ausmus graduated from Dartmouth College, made his money as a catcher and was drafted by...


Upper Valley athletes finish strong at Vt. decathlon meet

06-20-2024 11:04 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

BURLINGTON — Rivendell Academy sophomore Sydney Schoenbeck was second among the girls and Thetford Academy junior Ulysses Junker-Boyce was second in the boys division at the Vermont High School Decathlon Championship held at Burlington High School on...


D-III softball: Oxbow’s record rout nets fourth straight championship

06-17-2024 3:02 AM

By BEN HOOKE

CASTLETON, Vt. — If a softball team as special as the Oxbow Olympians were to make history, they just couldn’t do it in any ordinary way.In front of a loud and large traveling support section that made the nearly two-hour drive from Bradford to...


Woodstock girls finish as runner-up in D-II lacrosse

06-17-2024 3:00 AM

By TRIS WYKES

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — A half moon hung in the sky on Saturday night over Norwich University’s Sabine Field. Below, the evening was full of disappointment for the Woodstock High girls lacrosse team.The Wasps, who led U-32 by six goals with six minutes to...


D-III baseball: @BFA-Fairfax uses small ball, pitching to deny White River Valley

06-17-2024 2:55 AM

By BEN HOOKE

BURLINGTON — In White River Valley’s magical three-week run to reach the VPA Division III baseball state championship game, a lot of things broke the Wildcats’ way. Ground balls found gaps they shouldn’t have, opposing ace pitchers struggled with...


Hartford wears out Harwood, repeats as D-II boys lax champion

06-17-2024 2:53 AM

By TRIS WYKES

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Saturday’s VPA Division II boys lacrosse final between Hartford High and Harwood Union High began with a Highlander goal and the scorer immediately running towards the Hurricanes’ student section with a finger to his mask.Ninety...


Catching up with the Upper Valley’s representatives in spring collegiate athletics

06-13-2024 4:01 PM

By TRIS WYKES

Here’s a look at some of the Upper Valley residents who played varsity collegiate sports during the spring season:BASEBALLBowdoin (18-17) enjoyed the services of freshman pitcher Sam Sacerdote (Norwich/Hanover), who started three times in 15...



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