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Woodstock's Ray Kurek competes in a singles match during Fair Haven at Woodstock boys tennis at Woodstock Racquet and Fitness Club in Woodstock, Vt., on April 9, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Woodstock Boys Tennis Wins Season Opener in Great Indoors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woodstock — Spring high school sports all over the Upper Valley have had to make accommodations to get in workouts and games lately, given the late departure of winter. The Woodstock High boys tennis team did its part on Wednesday, dropping its usual best-of-three-sets format for eight-game pro sets in a 7-0 blanking of Fair Haven at the Woodstock Racquet …

Video: Sweet Time; Sugaring at Killam Farm in Barnard

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Steve Killam, of Barnard, has been sugaring on his farm with friends and family for decades, and the Vermont tradition provides a once-a-year setting for everyone to get together. View Valley News staff photographer Will Parson's video of the sugaring process above. …

Middlebury Spoils Woodstock Lax Opener

Monday, April 7, 2014

Staff Reports Middlebury, Vt. — The host Middlebury Union High School Tigers showed off the outdoor practice time they’ve had that the Wasps (0-1) haven’t in a season-opening 17-5 win on Saturday at Middlebury College. Middlebury has been outside on one of the college’s turf fields for at least at week, Woodstock coach Brandon Little said, which gave the hosts a distinct advantage. …

Wasps Aiming High: After a Year Away, Woodstock Girls Back on the Court

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High has a football team that can’t lose, but has a girls basketball team that has a grim record, but a hopeful future. The situation is quite alarming. The Wasps, who did not field …

Worrell Is D-III Coach Of the Year

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nobody asked all that much from Ramsey Worrell this autumn. Just take over the Woodstock High football program from the man who coached it to a boatload of state championships over more than three decades. And keep the Wasps competitive. And near the top of Vermont Division III. …

VIFL Remains As It Is

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

White River Junction — After lengthy discussions about realignment and rescheduling, the member schools of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League voted to do neither in their fall meeting held Monday at Hartford High School. The concern was for …

Rivals Become Teammates at Vt. All-Star Game

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Middlebury, Vt. — After a hard-hitting nail-biter in last weekend’s Vermont Division III state championship game at Rutland High School, several members of the Woodstock and Mill River football teams became teammates literally overnight. Less than 24 hours following the Wasps’ 20-19 overtime win, four Woodstock players and …

Mill River Protest Denied

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Montpelier — The Vermont Principals Association Protest Committee unanimously voted to deny Mill River’s appeal of an earlier VPA decision regarding a Mill River protest of a play that occurred during Woodstock Union High’s 21-20 overtime win in the Vermont Division III championship game on Saturday. According to …

Valley Coaches Earn Honors

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hartford High boys soccer coach Steve Sass and his Woodstock High counterpart, Tom Avellino, have been selected by their peers as coaches of the year in their respective Marble Valley League divisions. Sass’ Hurricanes won the MVL A …

Extra Special: Overtime Thriller Gives Wasps Third Straight Title

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rutland — With the Vermont Division III football championship on the line in overtime on Saturday, Woodstock coach Ramsey Worrell wanted sophomore kicker Nikolai Davis to think about anything besides the outcome of the game resting squarely on …

A Perfect Storm

Friday, November 8, 2013

Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High football team’s final practice of the year Friday was confined to the gymnasium because of cold precipitation during the school day that rendered its field a mess. Trying to contain Woodstock rushing …

Woodstock High Hosting 3-on-3 Tourney

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High athletic director and boys basketball coach Jeff Thomas is welcoming adults and players in grades 7-12 to open their seasons with a three-on-three tournament at the high school on Nov. 14.  Youths will start in their own bracket, but may end up playing an …

Buzz-Worthy: Wasps Sting Otters, Return to Division III Title Game

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Woodstock — During its three-year, 30-game winning streak, the Woodstock Union High football team has usually counted on its offense to run overworked defenses ragged. In sending Otter Valley home on the down side of a 34-0 Vermont …