Sports http://nhpr.org en Is N.H. Really Home To The Longest Mini Golf Hole On The Planet? http://nhpr.org/post/nh-really-home-longest-mini-golf-hole-planet <p>Red Sox vs. Yankees. Coke vs. Pepsi. Facebook vs. Twitter. &nbsp;And now – <a href="http://www.chuckstersnh.com/">Chuckster’s Family Fun Park</a> vs. <a href="http://www.rockygorgegolf.com/Miniature_Golf_Laurel_MD.html">Rocky Gorge 4 Seasons Golf Fairway</a>.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:36:31 +0000 Sarah Thomas 50404 at http://nhpr.org Is N.H. Really Home To The Longest Mini Golf Hole On The Planet? Disc Golf: No Collared Shirts Required http://nhpr.org/post/disc-golf-no-collared-shirts-required <p>Nestled deep in the woods of Canterbury, NH is a special type of golf course. No golf carts, clubs or balls can be found here. Bright polos and pastel shorts are left at the country club as well. Here, at Top O’ The Hill, disc golf is the game of choice.</p><p>For those that have never heard of the sport, think golf...but with a disc. It's that simple. Be careful to use the word "disc," however, never "Frisbee." This, I’m told, is seen as a slur in the disc world.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:29:42 +0000 Austin Cowan 51759 at http://nhpr.org Disc Golf: No Collared Shirts Required 7.08.14: Misused Science Terms, Women's Prisons, And Mental Illness In The NBA http://nhpr.org/post/70814-misused-science-terms-womens-prisons-and-mental-illness-nba <p>Prove it, innate, survival of the fittest, organic… scientific terminology is part of our everyday language, but are we using the terms correctly? Today we’re testing the theory of misusing scientific terms. And, with the state breaking ground on a new women’s prison next month, we’ll consider whether the specific needs of female inmates can be addressed by re-thinking prison design. Then, mental illness creates a stigma that is almost impossible to erase, even for sports celebrities. We wonder: why isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:59:44 +0000 Word of Mouth 51509 at http://nhpr.org 7.08.14: Misused Science Terms, Women's Prisons, And Mental Illness In The NBA Waterville Valley To Host N.H. Open http://nhpr.org/post/waterville-valley-host-nh-open <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Waterville Valley Tennis Center is once again hosting the annual New Hampshire Open, scheduled for July 18 to July 20. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 10,000 New Hampshire Open Tennis Championships is set on the 18 red clay court complex of the tennis center. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Athletes include top ranked New England and collegiate players who play the eastern summer tennis circuit. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:17:42 +0000 Associated Press 51413 at http://nhpr.org Waterville Valley To Host N.H. Open For One New Hampshire Football Star, It's More Than A Game http://nhpr.org/post/one-new-hampshire-football-star-its-more-game <p>New Hampshire’s finest high school football players took to Grappone Stadium on Saturday in the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock All Star Game.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:38:21 +0000 Austin Cowan 51292 at http://nhpr.org For One New Hampshire Football Star, It's More Than A Game Dartmouth Runner Poised For Long-Term Success On Pro Circuit http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-runner-poised-long-term-success-pro-circuit <p>Dartmouth College’s Abbey D’Agostino is turning pro now that her celebrated collegiate running career has come to an end. In four years at Dartmouth D’Agostino became one of the Ivy League’s all-time most accomplished. To learn more about her career and what lies ahead, I spoke to David Monti, editor and publisher of the New York based <em>Race Results Weekly:</em></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an athlete that took a lot of people by surprise. What were the expectations when she first came to Dartmouth and what did she end up accomplishing?</strong></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:19:12 +0000 Brady Carlson & Austin Cowan 50693 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth Runner Poised For Long-Term Success On Pro Circuit From The Archives: World Cup 1950 http://nhpr.org/post/archives-world-cup-1950 <p>If you have World Cup fever, you’ll know Brazil and Croatia kick off the tournament Thursday. Even if you don’t have the fever; even if the <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/us-soccer-star-landon-donovan-fails-make-world-cup-cut" target="_blank">brouhaha over Landon Donovan</a> last month didn’t register; even if you have only the faintest understanding of who <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/david-beckham-retires-soccer-ending-storied-career" target="_blank">David Beckham</a> is; you know that the U.S. has never been a favorite in the sport of international soccer.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Andrew Parrella 49907 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: World Cup 1950 Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner Takes On This Week's Headlines http://nhpr.org/post/freakonomics-stephen-dubner-takes-weeks-headlines <p><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/61014-exo-skeleton-kicking-world-cup-and-why-reading-ya-embarassing" style="line-height: 1.5;">We spoke with <em>Freakonomics </em>co-author Stephen Dubner</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about three issues that have been dominating headlines lately. In case you’ve missed them and need to catch up quickly, we’ve compiled the highlights so you can be a champion of serious water-cooler discussions.</span></p><p>The major take-away? Dubner urges you to <a href="http://freakonomics.com/books/think-like-a-freak/">think like a freak</a>, and to listen to more public radio.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:31:11 +0000 Molly Donahue 49981 at http://nhpr.org Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner Takes On This Week's Headlines 6.10.14: The Exo-Skeleton Kicking Off The World Cup And Why Reading YA Is Embarassing http://nhpr.org/post/61014-exo-skeleton-kicking-world-cup-and-why-reading-ya-embarassing <p>The world cup kicks off in Sao Paulo this Thursday amid controversy, corruption, and protest. Today, a profile of the neuroscientist behind a bionic exoskeleton that will make a miraculous kickoff at the world cup possible. But first, Stephen Dubner, co-author of <em>Freaknomics</em>, explains some of the decisions that are part of playing in the world cup. And then, a conversation with Ruth Graham, who triggered a fury among young adult fans by claiming "Adults should be embarrassed about reading literature for children".</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:39:02 +0000 Word of Mouth 49976 at http://nhpr.org 6.10.14: The Exo-Skeleton Kicking Off The World Cup And Why Reading YA Is Embarassing A Rugby Match To Remember An Army Medic http://nhpr.org/post/rugby-match-remember-army-medic <p>Most Memorial Day events pay tribute to all those who have died in military service to the nation, but there are some events that honor individuals.</p><p>One such event takes place each year in Manchester in honor of <a href="http://projects.militarytimes.com/valor/army-staff-sgt-kyle-r-warren/4732016" target="_blank">Army Staff Sergeant Kyle Warren</a>, a medic <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/19/local/la-me-kyle-warren-20101219" target="_blank">who was killed in Afghanistan's Helmand Province in 2010</a>.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:43:38 +0000 Brady Carlson 49336 at http://nhpr.org A Rugby Match To Remember An Army Medic School Board Votes Down Changing Belmont's Controversial 'Red Raider' Logo http://nhpr.org/post/school-board-votes-down-changing-belmonts-controversial-red-raider-logo <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The "Red Raider" logo is staying put at a New Hampshire high school for now.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The student council at Belmont High School held a community forum last month taking comment on whether they should change or retire the black and red graphic of a Native American.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 12:15:26 +0000 Associated Press 49286 at http://nhpr.org School Board Votes Down Changing Belmont's Controversial 'Red Raider' Logo In Wake Of Beloved Coach's Death, A N.H. Lacrosse Team Struggles To Move On http://nhpr.org/post/wake-beloved-coachs-death-nh-lacrosse-team-struggles-move <p>We live in an age where Donald Sterlings and Lance Armstrongs often cloud the benefits of sports in the public eye. Alleged abuser and former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice <a href="http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2014/02/ex-rutgers-hc-mike-rice-could-receive-more-lawsuits/">gets ample coverage</a>, while the dedicated, supportive coach usually goes unnoticed.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Austin Cowan 49306 at http://nhpr.org In Wake Of Beloved Coach's Death, A N.H. Lacrosse Team Struggles To Move On Have Youth Sports Become Too Intense? http://nhpr.org/post/have-youth-sports-become-too-intense <p>There’s a lot of concern these days that an ethic of winning at all costs, promoted by over-zealous parents or coaches, is ruining youth athletics. And kids are paying the price, from sports injuries at ever-younger ages, to constant practice that cuts into family time. But now, some adults are crying “foul” and calling for change.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 13:00:07 +0000 The Exchange 48410 at http://nhpr.org Have Youth Sports Become Too Intense? Candlepin Versus Ten-Pin: A New England Bowler's Dilemma http://nhpr.org/post/candlepin-versus-ten-pin-new-england-bowlers-dilemma <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's right. I'm asking the age old question: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">candlepin or ten-pin? </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Outside of New England, this may not be a hot topic. It may not be a topic at all, as the popularity and </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlepin_bowling" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">instance of candlepin is concentrated almost solely in northern New England</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tue, 13 May 2014 16:45:42 +0000 Sarah Thomas 47193 at http://nhpr.org Candlepin Versus Ten-Pin: A New England Bowler's Dilemma UNH To Open New Student-Athlete Center http://nhpr.org/post/unh-open-new-student-athlete-center <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of New Hampshire is bringing sports and studying closer together with a new Student-Athlete Center for Excellence. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paid for entirely with private donations, the $1.9 million center opening next fall will be housed at the university's field house and will include a large, comfortable study space staffed by advisers and tutors and smaller rooms where teams and small groups can work together. Mon, 05 May 2014 13:51:29 +0000 Associated Press 47907 at http://nhpr.org