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Buzzkill: Wasps Snap Jacks’ Winning Streak

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Windsor — Somehow, even when Woodstock had a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to go, there was a feeling that Thursday’s boys basketball showdown at Windsor High was far from over. Sure enough, in a four-minute span, the lead was chewed down to 59-57 with 2:17 to play. Woodstock held on to defeat Windsor, 62-59, but getting the win was like walking though a mine field. Woodstock — …

Proposed Bridgewater School Budget Up Slightly

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bridgewater Town Meeting and annual school meeting are on Tuesday, March 1, at 9 a.m. in the basement of Bridgewater Village School. Bridgewater — Despite merging its elementary school with Pomfret’s last summer, school expenses in Bridgewater are anticipated to continue to climb next year. The increase in school expenses is anticipated to outweigh expected savings in the municipal budget. School officials, however, …

Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging …

Raymond A. Robie, Jr.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bridgewater, Vt. — Raymond A. Robie, Jr. lost his two year battle with cancer at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. He was a fighter right to the end. Ray was born in Franklin, N.H. on Jan. 8, 1961, the son of the late Raymond A. Robie …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Hartman Joins 200-Point Club

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Exeter, n.h. — If Matti Hartman was going to become the second member of the Hanover High girls hockey program’s career 200-point club, at least she wasn’t going to make people wait for the moment to pass. The …

Local Roundup: Raiders Win at N.H. Track Tuneup

Monday, February 1, 2016

Durham, n.h. — Wins for Corrine Kennedy and Kath Merchant and Marcus Roper’s second-place finish in the boys shot put highlighted limited participation by the Lebanon and Hanover indoor track and field teams in Sunday’s visit to the final regular-season New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association meet, held at …

Back on the Track: Roller Derby Team Looks to Build on Success

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stability and commitment within the Upper Valley Vixens is translating to tangible progress both inside and outside the rink. The Vixens, a grassroots roller derby team entering its fifth season, has been approved to skate this year as …

Vt. House To Vote on Act 46 Caps

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White River Junction — Eight months ago, lawmakers told school districts across Vermont to rein in their spending, but now, members of the House are considering whether to back down — at least partially. In an effort to amend Act 46, a sweeping education reform law that supporters …

Local Roundup: SoRo Boys Survive Raptors

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Orford — The South Royalton School boys basketball program hasn’t enjoyed season-long success in a while, and coach Pete Howe’s biggest tasks remains teaching his Royals how to handle success. Nights like Monday won’t hurt Howe’s efforts. Four players contributed to a 7-for-10 stretch from the foul line …

Local Roundup: Windsor, Oxbow Athletes Win at Vt. Weight Throw

Monday, January 25, 2016

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Windsor’s Katey Comstock and Oxbow’s Jake Senecal gave their respective indoor track and field teams a head-start on the state championship trail by winning the inaugural Vermont weight throwing championship on Saturday at St. …

Windsor, Land of Goaltenders: Gilman Siblings Tend Net at Out-of-Town Schools

Monday, January 25, 2016

Woodstock — Grady Gilman usually wakes up at 3:45 a.m. for 6 a.m. practices with the Woodstock High boys hockey team at Union Arena. Unlike his teammates, he needs to account for a half-hour commute. Grady and his …

Woodstock Boys Dominate Springfield

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — There was a time when it was tough to have a game on your schedule that included a trip to Dressel Gym in Springfield. That facility for years was the gem of southern Vermont and housed the Southern Vermont Basketball Tournament, with the host Cosmos …