This & That: Area teams prepare for play-offs


  What a time of year it is! Games, games, and more games. Four professional sports are in action at the same time. Last week, there was a day when for the 18th time in history, all four major pro … Continued

This & That: Two wins and a loss in area football


Recently, when I was out and about, I received a question I couldn’t answer. In some ways it should have been a simple one, but it turns out it was quite complex. At least to me. The question was: how … Continued

This & That: Bellows Falls Front Porch Half Marathon


Front Porch Half Marathon Each year, Bellows Falls Front Porch Half Marathon sneaks up on me. It really shouldn’t. It is always held the Saturday prior to Columbus Day weekend. This year, the race took place Saturday, Sept. 29, which … Continued



There is about a month of competition left before state championships in both Vermont and New Hampshire, in several sports, in several divisions, will be on the line. One team we presented to you last week, which has some lofty … Continued



The Bellows Falls/Springfield football game is not the same as it used to be. Before readers determine that has something to do with the competition, let me tell you, it has more to do with when the game is played … Continued

This & That: The 24th annual Josh Cole Tournament

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The 24th annual Josh Cole Soccer Tournament was held at Dorsey Park in Ludlow over the weekend. The crowds were big, and the competition was intense as it almost always is. Black River advanced to the final for the first … Continued

THIS & THAT: Celebrity athlete sighting in Walpole

I’m not sure I will ever get use to social media. I use a cell phone, I email, but I think that’s about it of any recent means of communication. I’ve heard the good and bad about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, … Continued

This & That: Area teams open the season


Friday night lights Friday Night Lights debuted as a TV show back near the turn of the century. The proclaimed show centered around Texas high school football. Friday Night Lights were not common in this area in the 1900s. Now … Continued

This & That

Autumn is just around the corner. The heat seems to come around on alternate days now, and there is a little more nip in the air every evening. Even without these hints of what’s ahead, the fall sports practices let … Continued

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