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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. ∎ Will Parson can be reached at Follow the Valley News on Twitter @VNewsUV. …

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 Pick Off Olympians for Easy First-Round Win

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Woodstock — Heading into last week’s regular-season finale at rival Windsor, the Woodstock Union High football team had a rare lackadaisical week of practice and it showed during a slow start against the Yellowjackets. When it came to last night’s Vermont Division III playoff opener against Oxbow, the …

Metal Comes To Life

Sunday, October 20, 2013

In his Barnard shop, lit by fire from his forge and by autumn sunlight pushing through his window, Greg Clasby is building a dragon. He’s preparing to, at any rate, pulling a steel rod from his gas forge, …

Revisiting a Revolution Raid: Barnard Historical Society Organizes Re-enactment

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Barnard — Last weekend, under sunny skies, more than a dozen historical re-enactors from across New England took part in a re-enactment of a Revolutionary War-era raid on Barnard. As the war progressed, a call went out for …

Hurricanes on All Cylinders in Shutout

Thursday, October 17, 2013

White River Junction — The Hartford High midfield defense of Jed Sass, John Lewis and Tanner Wilson, along with the scoring duo of Connor Brooks and Derrick Davenport, powered the Hurricanes to a 3-0 boys soccer win over Woodstock on Wednesday night in a game between two teams …

Wasps Hold Off Vikings in Battle of Unbeatens

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Woodstock — The beat goes on, but it wasn’t easy. Woodstock Union High, which hasn’t lost a game in two seasons, continued its unbeaten ways with a grinding 41-32 win over Lyndon on Friday night at Jim McLaughlin Field. It was a game that drew much attention, as …

Horse Sense in Woodstock

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Catherine Vincent, 2, of Barnard, interacts with a friendly horse along Old River Road in Woodstock on Monday. The Vincent family, including older brother, Samuel, 4, always pulls over and makes time to stop and say “hi” to …

A Soccer Buzz at Woodstock

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High boys soccer team didn’t necessarily expect to be as good as it is this year. Now that the Wasps realize it, they could be difficult to stop. From an experienced goalie tandem …

Newcomer Leads Tigers Past Royals

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Newport — Coaches have to make a lot of decisions during an athletic contest. But it was a pregame decision that made the difference for Newport High’s field hockey team on Tuesday. Just before facing Mascoma, Newport added freshman KK Kibbey to the varsity roster. Assistant coach Becky …

New Faces, Same Result

Monday, September 23, 2013

Woodstock — First-year Woodstock Union High football coach Ramsey Worrell commonly refers to Wasps fullback Oliver Kaija as a “throwback” runner because of the senior’s propensity to embrace contact. Thanks to those skills and more, Woodstock’s football keeps …

After Rough Season, Hurricanes Making Chemistry a Major

Sunday, September 22, 2013

White River Junction — It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what causes a struggling team to flip its proverbial switch and begin playing more competitively. How her team has been able to so this season has perplexed …