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Woodstock's Bill Wood breaks free for a touchdown during the second quarter. Woodstock Union High School hosts Poultney High School in Football on Friday, August 29, 2014. 

Copyright 2014 by Rob Strong

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with speed what it lacks in size, Woodstock rode the efforts of miniscule fullback Nikolai Davis to a 44-26 win over Poultney in …

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Recovering from Barnard Crash Injuries

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Barnard — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh is expected to recover from serious injuries sustained during a one-car accident on Route 12 in Barnard earlier this week, State Police Capt. Ray Keefe said on Tuesday. As of Tuesday evening, Keefe said troopers had not yet been able to talk to Freeh about the …

Hanging on the Telephone: Bradley Hoping For Call to Join Ryder Cup Team

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Woodstock — Some folks stress about Christmas. Professional golfers stress about late August. In a week, however, Keegan Bradley could be celebrating like Santa Claus left him a puppy under the tree. On Monday evening, on live television, on the soundstage that Saturday Night Live normally occupies, captain Tom Watson will name the …

Rivendell Golfers Go Over the Hump for Title Repeat

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Waterbury Center, Vt. — The distinctive profile of Camel’s Hump dominates the scenery available along much of the Country Club of Vermont. It’s deliberate: The tourist gets the view of the 4,083-foot peak, particularly from the clubhouse patio, …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

Woodstock Hopes the Real Wasps Will Stand Up

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High school baseball team’s stretch run flashed past this week, with four games crammed into three days, including Friday’s 6-4 loss to visiting Windsor. The Wasps split that quartet of contests and finished …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

Woodstock Baseball Dealt 2nd Straight Loss

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Westminster, Vt. — After winning its first 10 games, Woodstock hit a bump in the road — make that two bumps — as the Wasps lost for the second time this week, 12-4, at Hadley Field in Bellows Falls on Wednesday. When the Wasps were on their win …

Jam Company Causes a Stir

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In a small commercial kitchen in Waterbury Center, Vt., the deep, warm aroma of spices and a faint, vinegary tang of wine fill the air. It’s May outside but inside it’s late fall and early winter — or …

Woodstock Senior Plays Two for the Price of One

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Woodstock — A frustrated Annie Arthur usually means good things for Woodstock High girls lacrosse coach Hannah Nichols. A frustrated Arthur usually translates into a competitive and motivated Arthur, resembling the one who pumped in four goals and …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

Wasps Remain Unbowed

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Little things mean a lot and in Monday’s 8-3 Woodstock win over Springfield, the little things were the difference. The Wasps, undefeated with an unusual roster of seven seniors and seven freshmen, turned the little things into big things. The defense was errorless, and complete-game …