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Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

A Snowback Throwback: Biathlons Receive a Retro Makeover

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hanover — When wintertime comes, the Spencer family gets to party like it’s 1859. Stan Spencer, his wife, Lynn, and daughter, Sara, regularly participate in primitive biathlons, competitions featuring Civil War-era muzzleloaders and wooden snowshoes. With events staged in locales throughout the Northeast — there aren’t any in the Upper Valley yet — …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about the future. The TA coach had entertained similar thoughts about the graduating class from 2014’s …

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 …

Weathersfield Home a Loss Following Five-Alarm Fire, but Attached Structures Preserved

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Weathersfield — The assistance of 18 area fire departments, from both sides of the Connecticut River, at a fire Friday night on South Mountain Road and Route 131 helped firefighters contain the flames to the farmhouse where it …

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 …

Distance Learners: Outside Shooting Works for Windsor Boys Hoop

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Windsor — Every high school boys basketball team that comes into Windsor High School knows what to expect — the Yellowjackets are always going to run the floor on offense and drive you crazy on defense. Springfield saw just how that philosophy works as the Jacks downed the …

Woodstock Rallies Past Windsor in Battle of Undefeated Teams

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Woodstock — Maybe it was an omen when the bus failed to show up to take the Windsor High boys basketball team to Woodstock for Saturday afternoon’s game. Windsor coach Harry Ladue said a mix-up involving the bus …

Windsor Boys Upend Hartford

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

White River Junction — As a Windsor High graduate, Hartford boys basketball coach Steve Landon learned the art of press-and-run while playing for Yellowjackets coach Harry Ladue in the 1980s. Landon and the Hurricanes used that method to …

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 …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Junior Center’s 32-Point Night Leads Windsor Boys

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Windsor — When Michael Bradley was a freshman, there was evidence that his high school basketball career could be something special. Now Bradley is a junior and the 6-foot-5 center had a special game as he scored 32 points as Windsor overcame a barrage of 3-point shots to …

Hoop Neophyte Leads Yellowjackets to Easy Win

Friday, December 12, 2014

Windsor — Maddie Morse never played organized basketball until her freshman year. Then she realized after soccer season was over she did not have much to do. She’s doing a lot now. On Thursday night, the junior scored 18 points as Windsor rebounded from a less-than-dazzling performance in …