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Thetford's Nelly Junesand, left, and Emily Emerson, right, jump off the bench to celebrate as the Panthers' second string  completes their VPA division III win over Enosburg in Barre, Vt. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Thetford won 53 - 34 and will advance to the finals. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Thetford Girls Return to D-III Final

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Quicker, feistier and much more accurate than Enosburg, the top-ranked Thetford Academy girls basketball team rolled to a 53-34 win over the Hornets in Thursday night’s VPA Division III semifinal at Barre Auditorium. In a rematch of Thetford’s victory in last year’s semi, it sets up a Saturday night fight against Richford in the state championship game …

Attention Music Shoppers: Young Musicians Release Recordings and Hope for the Best

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The music business has long been a challenge. But the advent of the Internet has made it even more confusing. While it’s easier for a musician to get his work in front of listeners, it’s a crowded field. What does it mean to make it in the music business these days? Billy Sharff …

Thetford Official’s Family Grateful for Response After Fire

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thetford — Family members said a longtime town official’s condition was improving Monday as she received care at a Boston hospital following a three-alarm fire that destroyed her and her husband’s Route 5 home over the weekend. Roberta Howard, 82, the town service officer whose previous roles include town clerk, was airlifted from …

Hello, My Name Is… : New H.S. Basketball Coaches Undeterred by Level of Job Turnover

Monday, January 5, 2015

You have to start somewhere. Chris Cook has found his starts in four different locations. Each time the 1996 Thetford Academy graduate and former Panther athlete takes on a new basketball coaching job, he works to build a …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Ex-Oxbow Coach Sentenced

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Chelsea — An Orange County judge has accepted the terms of a plea agreement, including a seven-month prison sentence and a lifetime of parole, for a former Oxbow Union High School gym teacher and coach who pleaded guilty …

Thetford Girls Raise the Tempo

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team had already been giving the opposition plenty of problems this season. Now that Michaela Pomeroy is getting hot, the Panthers are getting even more dangerous. Pomeroy, a senior point guard, …

Showtime Never Sleeps: Thetford Native DiFrancesco Keeps Lakers Running as Strength and Conditioning Coach

Friday, December 26, 2014

Boston — Morning activity buzzes outside the window on Boylston Street as Tim DiFrancesco stands alone inside the fitness facility of downtown Boston’s Four Seasons hotel. It’s 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 5, and the fourth-year Los Angles Lakers …

Thetford Girls Look to Prowl Again

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thetford — After losing seven seniors and more than 60 percent of the scoring from last season’s 22-1, Vermont Division III champion, Thetford Academy girls basketball coach Eric Ward is viewing each game this season as a single …

Engagement: Cole — Williams

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thetford Center — Wendy Cole, of Thetford Center, and Brian Cole, of Strafford, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Maria Cole, to Evan Williams. The bride-to-be, of Burlington, graduated from Thetford Academy in 2008 and earned a …

In the Upper Valley, Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba a Welcome Development

Friday, December 19, 2014

West Lebanon — Maricel Lucero was at work when she got word of news she’d been hoping to hear for decades. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening new doors for economic and cultural exchange between the two nations. …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Ride Hot Second Quarter Past Oxbow

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Orford — Tim Stimson scored 19 points and Kolin Huntington added 17 as the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team defeated Oxbow, 66-58. The score by quarters was fairly balanced, except in the second, when the Raptors (2-1) outscored the Olympians (1-2) 17-7 to grab a 35-24 halftime lead. …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its …