This & That: 500 days

athletes

Now that Black River is counting down the days before its doors close for the final time, my thoughts have drifted to the school in a historical athletic prospective. What were its best teams; who were its best athletes? That … Continued

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baseball

There are championships, and then there are championships! When one is at a loss for words, it is best to turn to someone else. Black River Baseball Coach Jim O’Neil told me, “It definitely was a fairytale ending. You couldn’t … Continued

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state meet

The Bellows Falls Terriers have been the way of life for Vermont Division III Track for some time now. The boys had captured the last six DIII titles and the girls had three. It did make sense that the Terriers … Continued

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  Black River, Green Mountain in playoffs The Black River-Green Mountain rivalry is either on its last legs or it could have already ended. At least the competitive part of it, that is. After years and years of Presidents versus … Continued

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And then there were two… softball players alive that is, from a team which represented North Walpole in the Brattleboro Softball League back in the 1960s. There are some historical facts that are important to know before we tell you … Continued

This & That: Local athletes, college stars

Springfield’s Chelsea McAllister This Sunday, a former Springfield Cosmo standout basketball player will have her moment at center stage in one of New England’s largest basketball arenas. However, there will be no hooping it up. At least of the kind … Continued

This & That: Area school rivalries

athletes

Who decided what a rivalry is? Was it the media? We are really good at pointing you to the big match-ups. Over the years, Bellows Falls and Springfield have been labeled rivals, Fall Mountain and Stevens, Black River and Green … Continued

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I find it tough that when events happen in high school sports that border on the outrageous, there is little answer about how to correct them. I also know I take time worrying about this type of thing more than … Continued

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Just imagine… Life is going great for you day after day. You seem to be enjoying just about every 24 hours to the fullest. Then all of a sudden, someone hits you with an opportunity that almost doesn’t make sense. … Continued

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Remembering Green Mountain’s star JV basketball team As I look back in time over recent years, I can think of four examples of our six reporting schools in the area where a school had to call time out in a … Continued

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