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Hartford High baserunner Connor Brooks hands his batting helmet to coach Jarrod Grassi after being thrown out at third base on Monday, May 18, 2015, during the Hurricanes’ 4-2 loss to visiting Mount Anthony in White River Junction, Vt.. Hartford (12-1) gets a rematch with the host Patriots (8-4) this weekend.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to 12-1, and it came with a dramatic ending that left a home fan and a member of the umpiring crew shouting at …

Confirming Their Faith: Vermont’s New Catholic Bishop Makes First Visit to St. Anthony Church

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hartford — Leading a confirmation Mass at St. Anthony’s Church earlier this month, the Most Rev. Christopher Coyne, Vermont’s new Catholic bishop, spent a few minutes reflecting on names. “Lots of names, lots of beautiful names,” Coyne said to the teenagers making their confirmation on a balmy Monday evening. “(Your parents) could have …

Jacks Honor 1975 Team, Bow to Rutland

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Windsor — Apparently, a loss at Hanover helped fuel Windsor’s drive to the Vermont state baseball championship in 1975. On Saturday, before Windsor’s game with visiting Rutland, the Yellowjackets’ state championship team of ’75 was honored, and there appears to have been one big bump in the road to the title. Leon Royce, …

Perkinsville Woman Rejoins Air Patrol; Mom Swears Her In

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Edith R. Fellows, of Perkinsville, was recently sworn back into the Civil Air Patrol by her mother, Maj. Kathleen R. Fellows. Edith Fellows, an international security specialist, first joined the Catamount Composite Squadron nearly two …

Newport Boys Rule Widsor

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newport — An aggressive defense and 10 baskets from 3-point land sent Newport to a 59-48 win over Windsor in an across-the-river rivalry game at nearly-packed Wheeler Gym on Friday night. When Newport athletic director Doug Beaupre found out that Windsor had two open dates after Stevens decided …

West Windsor Home Saved From Wood Stove Chimney Fire

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

West Windsor — A homeowner’s instinct to quickly call the fire department when he noticed something wasn’t right with his chimney spared his home major damage on Tuesday. Fire Chief Mike Spackman said the department responded to a home on Rush Meadow Road around 8:30 a.m. and extinguished …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

Jacks Pull Away From Hurricanes

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Windsor — Hartford High kept it close for a while, but couldn’t keep up as Windsor celebrated senior day with a 62-46 boys basketball win Saturday. Having trailed by slim margins early, the visiting Hurricanes built a 28-25 …

Clubbing It: Unofficial or Not, Thetford Celebrates a Title

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — The Thetford Academy boys indoor track and field team may not have officially won Saturday’s VPA Division II state championship meet, but the Panthers had little trouble celebrating their “mythical” title. Though ineligible for a …

Senior’s Quadruple-Double Sends Springfield Past Windsor

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The Springfield and Windsor girls basketball teams entered Wednesday night’s game with an eye on the standings as the end of the regular season approaches, but that was overshadowed by a record-breaking performance by Springfield’s Chelsea McAllister. The senior sharpshooter posted a quadruple-double in Springfield’s …

Local Roundup: Threesome Stomps Standards at Vermont Track Qualifier

Monday, February 9, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — It’s a fairly straightforward thing, qualifying for the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. At least in Vermont, all it required was a top-six finish, regardless of division, in any of the events staged …

Claremont Man Sentenced, Then Set Free

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

White River Junction — A Claremont man entered Windsor Superior Court in shackles on Tuesday to be sentenced to 20 months in prison, but he left through the front door of the White River Junction courthouse later that afternoon, without serving another day behind bars. Judge Karen Carroll …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …