Final chance to enter Dari Joy contest

REGION – Tuesday, April 9 is the deadline to turn in your entries in the Dari Joy Basketball contest. Entries need to be sent to or mailed to The Vermont Journal & The Shopper, P.O. Box 228, Ludlow, VT … Continued

Try your luck at baseball forecasting

REGION – Contestants have two weeks remaining to submit their entries for the 2019 Dari Joy Baseball Contest. This is the ninth year in which The Vermont Journal & The Shopper has teamed up with the Dari Joy in Bellows … Continued

This & That

It started to occur to me during the fall of 2017 that some sports at some levels really don’t care if fans understand the rules or not. As a lover of many sports who makes sure I understand the rules … Continued

Springfield Cosmos Unified Basketball conquers Mill River

Mill River

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – In its fourth season, the Springfield Cosmos Unified Basketball team came out ready to conquer Mill River from last year’s upset in the playoffs with a victory Wednesday, March 20 of 30-27. Throughout the contest, sophomores Paul … Continued

FMSO takes on Vermont Special Olympic State Games

state games

KILLINGTON, Vt. – The Vermont Special Olympic State Winter Games were held March 17-19 at Pico Mountain. The Fall Mountain Special Olympic team brought four alpine skiers, four snowboarders, and four snowshoe racers to the games. The team participated in … Continued

Vermont, New Hampshire seeding second guessing unfounded

REGION – Most everyone, including the coaches in Vermont Division II Girls Basketball, had everything figured out Sunday. Then came reality. In the end, most everyone didn’t even know the process. When the expected seedings didn’t pan out, the wrong … Continued

This & That: 9th annual Dari Joy Baseball Contest

Today’s column is introducing the 9th annual Dari Joy Baseball Contest. For the past eight baseball seasons, The Vermont Journal & The Shopper and the Dari Joy in Bellows Falls have teamed up for readers to have an opportunity to … Continued

Springfield Wrestling host home events


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – They say “It takes a village,” and that was no more true than the weekend of March 2 and 3 as over 300 grapplers from around New England descended upon Riverside Middle School’s gymnasium. The Springfield Wrestling … Continued

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