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Happy New Year! I mean those words in so many ways each and every year. Here’s hoping whatever wishes or resolutions you have expressed for 2021, you don’t abandon – even if you have already decided to do so. It … Continued

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Rob Weltz was recently honored into the Wall of Fame at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School for his stellar performance as athletic director for ten years.

My first memory of Rob Weltz was of the young kid who would dribble his basketball everywhere he went. You might see him anywhere around town. He would dribble the ball from his house up in the vicinity of Minards … Continued

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Abby Broadley looks at home out in front of the pack of runners from the start of the field at the Vermont State Meet of Cross Country Champions.

When any sports season begins, most teams dream of playing for a championship. They also most likely dream, if they can’t play for a championship, of at least qualifying for the playoffs and making some noise along the way. Success … Continued

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The Division I Terriers field hockey team: (front row, from left) Ashlynn Boucher, Ashlin Maxfield, Ella Clark, Emma Hillock, Maya Waryas, Grace Wilkinson, Grace Bazin, and Sadie Scott; (back row) Coach Bethany Coursen, Mary Wallace, Eryn Ross, Anna Mcgrath, Ariana Wunderle, Kayleigh Illingworth, Ava Laross, Madi Haskell, Tela Harty, Jaia Caron, Coaches Kim Wilkinson, and Mel Laross

Last Saturday was Championship Saturday for the Bellows Falls Terriers’ field hockey and girls’ cross country teams. It’s a date both these teams circle on their calendars every year. Shortly before everyone turns the clocks back, they compete and contend … Continued

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Bellows Falls receiver Jake Moore receives a pass from John Terry during the Terriers 28-24 triumph over archrival Springfield last Friday night. Springfield's defenders were Marshall Simpson (20) and Luke Stocker (11). The Terriers swept the two tight contests last week with Bellows Falls also winning at Springfield 21-14.

Who are the area’s top fall championship contenders in the state of Vermont? Any such discussion has to begin with Bellows Falls field hockey Terriers. They have been there and done that, and they presently sit poised and ready to … Continued

This & That: Remembering Coach Richie Wyman

This and That by Bill Murphy

Thanks to my family, I have always loved sports. Whenever it has been possible, my schedule has as much sporting activity in it as is logically feasible. My mother was my biggest guiding light through my formative years, but she … Continued

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Overall, I have never been much of a bucket list guy. Oh, there have certainly been things I have wanted to do, but I have just weighed them against other choices I have had to make as I went along. … Continued

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Rarely do athletic achievements catch me by surprise anymore. Last week, a former Vermont high school athlete had a performance that stood me upside down. It took me a few days to hear about it, but when I did I … Continued

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Mack Walton beats his opponent to the ball and tries to turn it up field for a scoring opportunity. Walton led his team in scoring and took almost double the number of shots on goal as all his teammates combined this fall.

Dari Joy Baseball Contest winners The 2019 Dari Joy Baseball Picking Contest went to extra frames before a winner could be decided. In a year with a large picking pool of over 100 entries, not one contestant picked the Washington … Continued

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