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Last Monday, former Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni said on TV, “today is my favorite day of the year, Opening Day.” In the scheme of things, I guess his remarks didn’t really surprise me, but it did get me thinking. What … Continued

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Once upon a time, back in the 1970’s I believe, the Vermont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (VSSA) were born. Over the years, they have recognized many athletes throughout the state for their achievements on the field or court or wherever they athletic endeavors are … Continued

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    I have been on a little unplanned vacation for a couple of weeks and so on my return, I thought it would be a good idea to get back to the original intent of this column and give you a little bit of … Continued

This & That – Cheering for Alex Naccarato

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Once upon a time, Springfield’s Riverside Gymnasium was one of the centers of the Vermont Basketball universe. It was spanking new, state tournament games were played there and everyone sang its praise. Now over fifty years later, few people consider the … Continued

THIS +THAT – The Patriots and Springfield, Vt

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      Sports are often a diversion for people, who need to get away from real life. Having been either a coach or a sports reporter (or both) since the age of twelve. In all honesty I began coaching minor league baseball (thank you Eddie Kane) … Continued

THIS + THAT – Where the athletes are now

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  One exciting tidbit about area athletes is every year more and more seem to become college athletes. Coaches and guidance counselors appear to be doing a really good job of finding a place for their graduating seniors. Checking around, we found many athletes … Continued

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  I am really feeling old today. Part of the reason that I feel that way, is because I am actually getting old, however in planning out this week’s column topics, my subjects go back 50 or more years. That was some … Continued

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