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Video: Introducing the 2018 Athletes of the Year

  • Photographed on June 1, 2018, Whitcomb senior Colby Washburn is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on June 1, 2018, Windsor senior Seth Balch is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on June 1, 2018, Hanover senior Caleb Putnam is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on June 1, 2018, Hanover senior Cate Wagner is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 31, 2018, Mount Royal senior Alex Normandin is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 31, 2018, South Royalton senior Connor Lambert is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 31, 2018, Mount Royal sophomore John Thibault is the Valley News male Athlete of the Year for Newport. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 31, 2018, Mid Vermont senior Rachel Seale is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 31, 2018, Mount Royal junior Alexis Matte is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 31, 2018, Sunapee senior Maddie Austin is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 30, 2018, Rivendell senior Owen Pelletier is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 30, 2018, Sharon senior Sam Knoerlein is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 30, 2018, Mid Vermont junior Josh King is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 30, 2018, Hartford senior Tyler Hamilton is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 30, 2018, Sharon freshman Novah Conway is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 30, 2018, Lebanon junior Nate Chickering is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 29, 2018, Windsor sophomore Olivia Rockwood is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 29, 2018, Thetford senior Dylan Thorburn is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 29, 2018, Hartford senior Ileana Sirois is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 29, 2018, Woodsville senior Lily Kinder is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 29, 2018, Newport sophomore Lacey McNeel is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 29, 2018, Oxbow senior Izzy Giesing is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 29, 2018, Thetford senior Meagan Balch is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 28, 2018, Woodstock senior Cullen McCarthy is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 28, 2018, Stevens senior Drew Grenier is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 25, 2018, Rochester senior Hayley Mears is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 26, 2018, Rivendell senior Mikayla DeBois is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 26, 2018, Woodsville senior Cooper Davidson is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 25, 2018, Lebanon sophomore Rebecca Wright is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 26, 2018, Woodstock senior Brittney Poljacik is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 25, 2018, Sunapee senior Cade Robinson is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 23, 2018, Stevens junior Jenna Pond is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 24, 2018, Mascoma senior Kayla Hammond is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 24, 2018, Mascoma senior Tyler Warner is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 24, 2018, South Royalton senior Iris Hudson is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Photographed on May 25, 2018, Oxbow senior Ben Emerson is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Introducing the Valley News 2018 Athletes of the Year! Congratulations to all of the student-athletes.

At the top of this page, watch a behind-the-scenes video showing the making of our special section with full-color photos and information on each athlete. Pick up your copy in the Valley News on Tuesday, June 11. 

You can also find shareable GIFs of each individual athlete at our @vnewsuv Giphy page

We hope to see you at the June 19 banquet, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon. Two complimentary tickets can be reserved for each athlete by calling 603-298-6082. Members of the public are welcome to attend the banquet. Tickets, which cost $25 ($13 for ages 12 and under), can be purchased through the Valley News by calling 603-298-6082.