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Gray Matter: Thetford Soccer Shuts Out Rivendell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thetford — Experienced in many sports, Brandon Gray has learned that an aggressive approach can lead to success no matter what the game. It’s helped him lead the Thetford Academy boys basketball team in scoring each of the last two seasons and earn numerous dirt-track wins as a late models auto racer. Quick to the ball and vocal, Gray plays with a similarly high-charged style in net for the Thetford boys soccer team — and the Panthers are enjoying the results on the scoreboard. Gray, a senior, made seven saves for his fifth shutout of the season Saturday, five in the second half to make …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply firepower. Three Woodstock running backs combined for five touchdowns as the three-time defending Vermont Division …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide …

Robin Lynn (Small) Lynch

Friday, May 16, 2014

West Fairlee, Vt. — Robin Lynn (Small) Lynch of West Fairlee passed away peacefully at home with her husband and granddaughter at her side on Sunday, May 11, 2014. She was born on Sept. 15, 1959, the daughter of the late Frederick and Joyce (Manning) Small in Randolph, …

Rivendell Golfers Look to Defend Title

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fairlee — As state title defenses go, the Rivendell Academy golf team hasn’t exactly gone by the textbook. Such a tome wouldn’t necessarily call for one of the team’s seniors to split his time between two pursuits. Unless …

Bettina L. (Austin) Bacon

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

West Fairlee, Vt. — A memorial service for Bettina L. (Austin) Bacon, 79, who died April 16, 2014, will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the West Fairlee Congregational Church in West Fairlee, with Rev. Matthew Wollam officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of …

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 …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Mom Appeals Estate Ruling In Taser Case

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chelsea — The mother of a Thetford man killed by a stun gun fired by a State Police trooper is appealing a probate judge’s decision to appoint the mother of the man’s young daughter as administrator of his estate. MacAdam Mason’s mother, Rhonda Taylor, was named administrator of …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Young Rivendell Softball Team Goes to School

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Orford — The skunk will not get the last laugh. As a team bonding exercise, Rivendell Academy softball coach Lance Mills recently pitched to his Raptors the idea of caps with a certain woodland creature’s distinctive caricature attached. …

Bettina Louise (Austin) Bacon

Saturday, April 19, 2014

West Fairlee, Vt. — Bettina Louise (Austin) Bacon, 79, died at the home of her son and daughter in-law, Stuart & Melanie Bacon of West Fairlee, Vt. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, surrounded by her family. Betty was born July 19, 1934 in Corinth, Vt., the daughter of …