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Oxbow's Isabella Giesing leads the pack during Division III girls race during the Vermont Cross Country Championships at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vt., on Oct. 25, 2014. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, the speedy Gish captured his first D-III cross country individual championship at Thetford Academy. It was a dose of redemption for Gish, …

Caledonia District Has Three-Way Race

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bradford — When it comes to electing someone to represent their views on health care at the Statehouse, voters in the Caledonia Senate district have three distinct choices — one of three candidates for the district’s two seats comes at the problem from the right, one comes from the left, and one is …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there in a performance that left the Golden Tornadoes gasping all day. The senior ran for …

Woodstock Title Leads Horde of Area Track Winners

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chester, Vt. — As Thetford Academy senior Chris Wells jumped over the final hurdle in the 300 meter event on Saturday, he knew he still had some yardage to go to reach the finish line and was very …

Bradford Woman’s Murder Trial Nears

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chelsea — A Bradford, Vt., woman who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend on Christmas night in 2012 is scheduled to go to trial at the end of this month. Anne-Marie Whiteway is …

Strawberry Fields and Weather

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Plainfield — Pooh Sprague has been fielding numerous calls from people across the Upper Valley inquiring about when they’ll be able to pick their own strawberries at Edgewater Farm. Sprague’s answer is simple, although not always welcome: He …

Oxbow Softball Cruises Past Windsor to Advance

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — When it comes to winning dirty, the Oxbow Union High softball team has become downright filthy. An explanation: Influenced by what she witnessed on a spring trip to Long Island last year, longtime Oxbow coach Robin Wozny instituted a system of play she now calls …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

Oxbow Softball on All Cylinders

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — It’s full speed ahead for the Oxbow Union High softball team in its quest for a second consecutive Vermont Division III championship. Tuesday, the host Olympians blitzed Harwood, 11-5, stealing seven bases, advancing twice on …

Blue Mountain Searches for ‘Yes’ on Budget

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wells River — A year ago, it took three votes before voters in the Blue Mountain Union School District approved a budget. This year, residents of Wells River, Groton and Ryegate have voted down the proposed budget three times, putting school officials, teachers and parents in limbo. “The …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

The Swing’s the Thing: Vermont H.S. Golfers Finally Getting on the Course

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Vermont Principals Association usually plans for its golf teams to get into action last among the spring sports, given the need to wait for the state’s courses to become playable first. It nearly didn’t work out that …