Bridgewater

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 …

At Long Last, Hartford Girls Hockey in a Winning Mood

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

White River Junction — The postgame celebration could be heard from the lobby, screams and cheers that seemed to get louder as the minutes passed by. As the Hartford High girls hockey team filed out of the locker …

High School Ski Preview: Bring On the Snow

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Upper Valley high school ski teams are at many different stages competitively — some are coming off consecutive state championships, others had no team last year for lack of participation — but they all wish there were more snow on the ground. From Woodstock to Woodsville, the area’s …

Winning in Winter: Woodstock Skiers Know How to Pack the Trophy Case

Sunday, January 17, 2016

For years, the Woodstock cross-country skiing teams have dominated the competition in Vermont. Last season, the Wasps’ alpine teams got right it on the fun. Woodstock’s boys and girls in both disciplines won state championships, the downhill devotees …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Women, Men Take Relays

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hanover — Some things never change, at least from the perspective of the Dartmouth College track and field teams. Scoring more than half of their points from eight events, the Big Green women won their sixth consecutive Dartmouth Relays title and their 10th since 2003 at Leverone Field …

Barnard Man Conserves Acreage

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Barnard — A Barnard man has donated an 83-acre conservation easement on Smith Hill Road to the Vermont Land Trust. The forestland, owned by Marty Bell, is within the Chateauguay No-Town Project area, a local conservation initiative that aims to keep the “sparsely inhabited and relatively road-free region …

Ball Control Works for Hartford Girls

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Woodstock — The Hartford High girls basketball team used a new approach to earn a similar result against Woodstock on Tuesday night. Deliberately slowing to help mitigate turnover issues that plagued them during a recent losing streak, the …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb-Rochester’s LaPerle Good for a Grand

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Bethel — Whitcomb-Rochester’s cooperative girls basketball program decided to change the venue of Monday’s game with Websterville Baptist from Rochester High to Whitcomb High for a reason. Hornet senior Lindsey LaPerle, a Whitcomb student, was five points away …

New Year’s Bash: Undefeated Woodstock Captures Holiday Tourney Title

Friday, January 1, 2016

White River Junction — The second time around, the Woodstock High boys hockey team didn’t need last-second magic to get the better of rival Hartford. Old-fashioned hard work got the job done. Junior Luc Issa notched the game-winning …

It’s Canes-Wasps for Title: Hartford, Woodstock Dominate Tourney Openers

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

White River Junction — Individual efforts ran the show Wednesday night at Wendell A. Barwood Arena as Woodstock forward Luc Issa and Hartford goaltender Richie Morrill carried their respective teams to victories and a spot in the championship …

Big Rally Sends Yellowjackets Past Wasps

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Woodstock — Down by 13 points to Woodstock in the third quarter, the Windsor High boys basketball team rallied to defeat the Wasps in overtime, 67-62, on Monday night before a packed house at Dailey Gym. Yellowjacket senior Michael Bradley had a monster game with 29 points, including …