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Pauline McClain, aka Kelly Ripa to Shreds, of Warren, N.H., center right, gives a final effort at blocking jammer Julia Pelosi, aka Make It Lorraine, of Enfield, N.H., center left, from lapping her team during a practice scrimmage of The Upper Valley Vixens at Union Arena in Woodstock Thursday, April 10, 2014. The Vixens will open their season with a bout against the Shoreline RD BellaDonnas Saturday.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Entering Third Season, Upper Valley Vixens Have Higher Goals

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Woodstock — The Upper Valley Vixens are back for another go-round of roller derby. More than ever, they’re playing for real. With a complete roster of dedicated skaters, the Vixens are determined not only to improve upon last season’s 6-5 mark in exhibition bouts, but also to earn “apprenticeship” status with the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association. They’ll begin …

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 …

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. …

Raiders Home for Holiday: Lebanon Boys Roll To Matinee Victory

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lebanon — Lang Metcalf Gym remains home sweet home for the Lebanon High boys basketball team, even on a holiday with school out of session. Playing a rare weekday matinee on Martin Luther King Day, the Raiders shook …

Woodstock Hockey Rebuilt and Reloaded

Friday, January 17, 2014

Woodstock — The American settler moved west in search of wide-open spaces. Charlie Hancock prefers his environs a little more congested. The sixth-year Woodstock High boys hockey coach had the ability — indeed, the need — to confine …

Engagment: Ramsey — Hawkes

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bridgewater — Carol and Raymond Ramsey, of York Beach, Maine, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Caitlynn Ramsey, to Ethan Hawkes. The bride-to-be graduated from Berwick Academy in 2003 and received a bachelor’s of science in psychology …

Rain (Ice, Snow), Go Away: Postponements Send ADs Scrambling

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Claremont — Monday morning, Newport Middle High School athletic director Doug Beaupre was dealing with a situation that confronts all athletic officials this time of year — sharing his time between his full-time job as the school’s athletic …

Wedding: Arias – Severance

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Lebanon — Ana Paula Arias and William Ryan Severance were married on Oct. 12, 2013. The outdoor ceremony took place on the lawn of Barnard Town Hall and was presided over by Elisabeth Epperson, cousin of the bridegroom. …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

Honoring the Valley’s Best From A to Z

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

So in case you missed the first offering, we’ve got a second helping of athletic accomplishments to wrap up 2013. We call it our annual Alphabet Awards. Just pick a letter … A: Nick Alexander — The Lebanon …

2008 KUA Graduate Killed in Conn. Car Accident

Monday, December 30, 2013

Bridgewater, Vt. — A former Kimball Union Academy athlete who died in a car crash on Friday was remembered by teachers, family and friends on Sunday as a spunky girl with a big personality and a lifelong love …

Woodstock Girls End Long Slide

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Westminster, Vt. — A victory has been a long time coming for the Woodstock High girls basketball team, but this one seemed worth the wait. The Wasps nursed a big early lead on Monday night to beat host …

Hartford Opens With Win

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

White River Junction — The Hartford High boys basketball team took an aggressive approach to getting to the hoop on Monday night, and the strategy paid off in a 63-56 win over Woodstock in the rivals’ season opener at Hartford High School. The Hurricanes’ attack of the hoop …