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sports column http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/340/all en Nature and fishing come alive in local author's new book http://addisonindependent.com/201408nature-and-fishing-come-alive-local-authors-new-book <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25092" style="width: 67px;"><a href="/201408nature-and-fishing-come-alive-local-authors-new-book"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Matt Dickerson Downstream book.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Matt Dickerson Downstream book.jpg" title="Matt Dickerson Downstream book.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="67" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The latest book by Bristol resident and <em>Addison Independent</em> outdoor columnist Matthew Dickerson hit the shelves last week.</p> <p> Dickerson describes &ldquo;Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia,&rdquo; co-authored by David L. O&rsquo;Hara, as a mosaic combining nature writing, fly-fishing narrative, memoir and philosophical and spiritual inquiry.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25093">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408nature-and-fishing-come-alive-local-authors-new-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol fishing sports sports column Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:56:19 +0000 John McCright 25093 at http://addisonindependent.com Marshall Hastings: Coaches leave a big impression on kids http://addisonindependent.com/201405michael-hastings-coaches-leave-big-impression-kids <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Marshall Hastings </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">It was the spring of my seventh-grade year. It was my first year in the public school system, and as baseball season came around, it was the first time I wouldn&rsquo;t be coached by my father.</span></p> <p> I had heard about the middle school baseball coach, but never laid eyes on him. All I knew was that he ran camps for kids and I knew players that attended them, he had coached for a while, and his name was Mike Ringey. I couldn&rsquo;t for the life of me tell him apart from a teacher at Middlebury Union Middle School.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23291">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405michael-hastings-coaches-leave-big-impression-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column coaching Hastings sports column Wed, 14 May 2014 19:33:26 +0000 Zach Despart 23291 at http://addisonindependent.com Matt Dickerson: Fishing high and dry for Gila http://addisonindependent.com/201404matt-dickerson-fishing-high-and-dry-gila <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Matt Dickerson </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22886">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404matt-dickerson-fishing-high-and-dry-gila" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column fishing Gila Matt Dickerson sports column Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:56:51 +0000 Zach Despart 22886 at http://addisonindependent.com Matt Dickerson: Strange attire for the outdoors http://addisonindependent.com/201401matt-dickerson-strange-attire-outdoors <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Matt Dickerson </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">I was pondering recently the strange phenomenon of what creatures find attractive, and why.</span></p> <p> Take trout and salmon. I have an upcoming opportunity for some Pacific steelhead fishing over a three-day weekend after a work-related trip to Oregon. My brother is coming from San Francisco to meet me, and we are splurging to hire a guide for the first day. The guide will provide flies while we are with him.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20955">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401matt-dickerson-strange-attire-outdoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column Dickerson sports column Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:04:31 +0000 Zach Despart 20955 at http://addisonindependent.com Sports column by Matt Dickerson: Tree forts — they're more than just hunting stands http://addisonindependent.com/201310sports-column-matt-dickerson-tree-forts-%E2%80%94-theyre-more-just-hunting-stands <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Matt Dickerson </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19800">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310sports-column-matt-dickerson-tree-forts-%E2%80%94-theyre-more-just-hunting-stands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column sports column Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:38:49 +0000 Zach Despart 19800 at http://addisonindependent.com Sports column by Andy Kirkaldy: No matter what's next, Red Sox have done plenty http://addisonindependent.com/201310sports-column-andy-kirkaldy-no-matter-whats-next-red-sox-have-done-plenty <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">I will readily admit to being grumpy when Jose Lobaton&rsquo;s home run sailed over the fence in Tampa Bay&rsquo;s miserable excuse for a baseball park on Monday night.</span></p> <p> It would have been great to see the Boston Red Sox sweep the Rays and get plenty of rest before the American League Championship Series, or ALCS (an abbreviation that sounds uncomfortably like a disease).</p> <p> But it wasn&rsquo;t meant to be, and I just clicked off the TV before Lobaton lumbered all the way around the bases, and I went to bed.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19375">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310sports-column-andy-kirkaldy-no-matter-whats-next-red-sox-have-done-plenty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column Red Sox sports column Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:45:17 +0000 Zach Despart 19375 at http://addisonindependent.com Sports column by Andy Kirkaldy: Ultimately, gray matter makes the difference http://addisonindependent.com/201308sports-column-andy-kirkaldy-ultimately-gray-matter-makes-difference <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> So, what is the most important part of the body for an athlete?</p> <p> The torso, for core strength?</p> <p> The hands, so vital in virtually every sport except soccer?</p> <p> The legs, critical for mobility, balance and speed?</p> <p> Well, no, the answer is pretty obvious: the brain.</p> <p> Sure, without generous helpings of strength, hand-to-eye coordination, quickness, agility, balance or some combination of a majority of those traits, an athlete will not excel.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18416">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308sports-column-andy-kirkaldy-ultimately-gray-matter-makes-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column Andy Kirkaldy sports column Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:37:56 +0000 xian 18416 at http://addisonindependent.com Sports Column by Andy Kirkaldy: Local words of wisdom apply on the world stage http://addisonindependent.com/201306sports-column-andy-kirkaldy-local-words-wisdom-apply-world-stage <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> Typically, it&rsquo;s reassuring when people who know more than you agree with your point of view.</p> <p> On June 8 I was covering the Vergennes-U-32 quarterfinal softball game when someone with a more than casual interest showed up, Otter Valley coach Pattie Candon. Candon&rsquo;s Otters had a potential semifinal matchup with the winner of that Saturday game, and was scouting.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17448">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201306sports-column-andy-kirkaldy-local-words-wisdom-apply-world-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column sports column Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:20:47 +0000 Devon Vila 17448 at http://addisonindependent.com Sports Column: Trout and ghosts at the upper dam http://addisonindependent.com/201306sports-column-trout-and-ghosts-upper-dam <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Matt Dickerson </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17315">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201306sports-column-trout-and-ghosts-upper-dam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column Matt Dickerson sports column trout fishing Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:44:30 +0000 xian 17315 at http://addisonindependent.com Sports column by Karl Lindholm: Thoughts upon watching '42' http://addisonindependent.com/201305sports-column-karl-lindholm-thoughts-upon-watching-42 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Karl Lindholm </div> </div> </div> <p> I knew I had a problem when my friend Ben, from California, e-mailed me after watching &ldquo;42,&rdquo; the Jackie Robinson story, and being profoundly moved. He said, &ldquo;Tell me again why you&rsquo;re not looking forward to seeing this movie.&rdquo;</p> <p> True, I have expressed ambivalence. I sometimes tire of the exclusivity of the focus on Jackie Robinson. The more I have learned about the African-American experience in baseball, the more rich stories and worthy figures I have become aware of.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16735">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201305sports-column-karl-lindholm-thoughts-upon-watching-42" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column baseball Lindholm sports column Thu, 02 May 2013 19:28:13 +0000 xian 16735 at http://addisonindependent.com Sports column: How good are the Panthers: Terrific http://addisonindependent.com/201304sports-column-how-good-are-panthers-terrific <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Karl Lindholm </div> </div> </div> <p> Whenever Middlebury hosts an NCAA men&rsquo;s basketball tournament game, I buy extra tickets and wait for the phone call that always comes: &ldquo;Karl, can you get me a ticket to the Middlebury basketball game?&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;Why, yes I can.&rdquo;</p> <p> This is a call, not so long ago, I never imagined getting. I love it. In the past, even when the Panthers were pretty good, the team played before mostly empty seats.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15666">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302sports-column-wish-list-2013large-wild-brookies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column Matt Dickerson sports column Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:15:57 +0000 15666 at http://addisonindependent.com Sports Column by Andy Kirkaldy: Authority figures show bad side of pro sports http://addisonindependent.com/201301sports-column-andy-kirkaldy-authority-figures-show-bad-side-pro-sports <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> Every now and then the stupid side of sports is fully displayed.</p> <p> This past weekend was such a time, and in more ways than one.</p> <p> Let&rsquo;s start with first things first. Word broke late on Friday that the National Hockey League owners and players had resolved their labor dispute after 113 days, and by Sunday it was confirmed.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s not that the resolution was unwelcome news, it&rsquo;s that the words &ldquo;labor dispute&rdquo; are used kindly. It was all the owners and commissioner Gary Bettman&rsquo;s fault.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14888">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301sports-column-andy-kirkaldy-authority-figures-show-bad-side-pro-sports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column sports column Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:28:46 +0000 14888 at http://addisonindependent.com Matt Dickerson: Enjoying the feast of Nordic snow, preparing for the famine http://addisonindependent.com/201301sports-column-enjoying-feast-nordic-snow-preparing-famine <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Matt Dickerson </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14770">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301sports-column-enjoying-feast-nordic-snow-preparing-famine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column Matt Dickenson sports column Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:38:08 +0000 14770 at http://addisonindependent.com Dickerson outdoor column: Of hobbits, the outdoors and love of Christmas http://addisonindependent.com/201212dickerson-outdoor-column-hobbits-outdoors-and-love-christmas <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Matt Dickerson </div> </div> </div> <p> This past weekend I watched Peter Jackson&rsquo;s latest spectacle, &ldquo;The Hobbit.&rdquo; Though the film revels in violent action, and in that way is very different from Tolkien&rsquo;s classic book of the same name, the book and film do have a few things in common.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14669">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201212dickerson-outdoor-column-hobbits-outdoors-and-love-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column sports column Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:39:03 +0000 14669 at http://addisonindependent.com