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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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A basketball circling the rim of the hoop

Before the ink was dry on last week’s issue, Green Mountain made a major statement on where their rank was in boys’ area basketball. I had stated that Bellows Falls and Springfield were likely the top two teams in the … Continued

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A basketball circling the rim of the hoop

This is the time of year that we take a risk and predict how each of the area’s 12 basketball teams will do this winter. Making the tournament is much easier for Vermont schools than those in New Hampshire, because … Continued

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Green Mountain

Achievements in life are always more exciting when no one sees them coming. As a coach, you try to build a team or more importantly program, to reach the championship level. But if your school has been playing a certain … Continued

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cross country

What does it take to put together a champion? There is “no one size fits all” plan to create a championship. This fall, the Bellows Falls girls cross country team used a little bit of this and a little bit … Continued

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foobtall

During this holiday week, we take a moment to look back and reflect on the recently completed fall sports season by presenting you a number of photographs taken by our sports photographer Doug MacPhee. Many pictures are worth more than … Continued

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Fall Mountain

Fall Mountain has been playing football for 52 years. Teams have come and teams have gone; and unfortunately, most of those teams have been forgotten. The best news is that Fall Mountain had football in the first place. I wish … Continued

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football

And then there was one – area football team left playing that is. Three area football teams; three strong seasons. Springfield was eliminated first, but I was so impressed with the big step they took this fall. Although things flattened … Continued

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Green Mountain

Green Mountain boys’ soccer wins first title Congratulations and then some to the Green Mountain boys’ soccer team for capturing the first soccer state title in the school’s history. I like to look at this achievement as a lifetime achievement … Continued

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cross country

Cross country One week ago, I wrote about the slim chances for post-season success in our reporting area. I did let you know at that time that the Bellows Falls girls’ cross country team was the best bet to capture … Continued

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