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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 …

Woodstock Suffers Another Heartbreaker in D-II Title Game

Sunday, November 1, 2015

South Burlington, Vt. — It was pure agony. Saturday’s Vermont Division II boys soccer championship game between top-seeded Woodstock and No. 6 U-32 felt eerily similar to last year’s final, when the Wasps fell in overtime to Rice. …

Running to History: Oxbow Girls Capture First Cross Country Crown

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thetford — Oxbow Union High junior Leanne Burgess caught the first hint with about half a mile left in Saturday’s Division III girls race at the Vermont High School Cross Country Championships. “I heard some coach saying, ‘She’s …

Woodstock Bogged Down By U-32

Saturday, October 31, 2015

East Montpellier, Vt. — Woodstock High’s Patrick Potter emerged from a pile early in the second quarter the of Friday’s Vermont Division III semifinal with a clump of sod from U-32’s football field stuck in his helmet. His jersey was muddied, unreadable after several collisions with a messy …

Sun Shines on Wasps: Woodstock Advances to D-II Final

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High boys soccer head coach Tom Avellino doesn’t like the word “redemption.” Every season is different, he says. Every team is different. The four-year veteran understands the difficulties of comparing seasons, rosters, teams, programs …

Woodstock Defeats Oxbow in a Barn-Burner

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Woodstock — The secret to warmth on a frigid night? Run. A lot. So it was with no small sense of irony that two bearded men, perhaps stiffened by the cold air enveloping James T. McLaughlin Field, shuffled to midfield around 9:30 p.m. with an apt summation of …

Norma Brownell

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Bridgewater, Vt. — Norma Brownell, 68, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family, She was born Jan. 27, 1947, in Cambridge, Mass., and was raised on Cape Cod and attended Junior High School in Yarmouth. She graduated from Woodstock High School class of …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Playoff Powered: Woodstock Football Tips Windsor in Pointfest

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Windsor — The hometown Windsor Yellowjackets were in a 20-0 hole before anyone knew it. It was due to a couple of reasons — first and foremost, the incredible running of Woodstock High junior Daniel Robinson, who was …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came …