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Race Director Mike Silverman, left, presents the Todd Alexander 1,000 Mile Mountain Bike Award to Hartland's Todd Alexander on Sunday September 27 at the 23rd Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run. Alexander has ridden 1,050 with the Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run. The award will be given out to future 1,000 mile mountain bikers in Alexander's name. The Vermont 50 is a benefit race for Vermont Adaptive. (Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photograph)

Bicyclist Earns His Own Award

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Norwich — Race director Mike Silverman originally intended to honor Todd Alexander for having accumulating 1,000 miles mountain biking the Vermont 50 last year, but a series of participant injures and logistical issues forced him to postpone the planned post-race ceremony. No problem for Alexander, whose approach to the race has always reflected his generally laid-back attitude. Alexander, 52, has …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Stops Long Bellows Falls Streak

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

White River Junction — With one well-executed goal, one well-planned defensive adjustment and one well-played game, the Hartford High field hockey team handed down-river rival Bellows Falls one very rare defeat on Monday. Morgan Horne converted penalty corner feeds from Paige Kehoe and Megan Newton into the day’s only goal as the Hurricanes …

Windsor Football Continues High-Scoring Trend

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Windsor — A lot of the pre-game talk that preceded Saturday’s Springfield-Windsor football game centered on all the high-scoring games on Friday night — 84-70, 77-20, 67-22 and 66-6 were a few of the zanier ones. The Yellowjackets did nothing to change that trend, putting a 62-0 hurt on the Cosmos at MacLeay-Royce Field. While the result was never in doubt, it had …

Windsor, Green Mountain Duke It Out to a Draw

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Windsor High girls soccer coach Bruce Mackay expected a good contest with Green Mountain on Tuesday. He might have been understating what was about to happen. The Yellowjackets and host Chieftains played to a 3-3 draw, but this was not one of those kiss-your-sister ties. …

Local Roundup: Five-Goal Second Half Enough for Dartmouth

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s soccer team played much of Sunday’s Burnham Field match with Sacred Heart like a toddler taken to the mall: Junior may be well-behaved most of the day, but the outburst will eventually come. The visiting Pioneers may have had that thought, perhaps, …

Green Spoils Raider’s Return: Perryman, Bryant Surrender Lead Late to Dartmouth

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hanover — As a recent Lebanon High graduate, Emily Perryman has suffered her share of Upper Valley defeats. The Sunday setback she and her Bryant University field hockey teammates endured at Dartmouth, however, will likely sting for quite …

Field Hockey on the Defensive as Dwindling Numbers Threaten Game at High School, Youth Levels

Sunday, September 20, 2015

There’s a tinge of apprehension in the voice of Kestin Bunnell, senior goalkeeper for the Mascoma Valley Regional High School field hockey team. It’s subtle, almost nonexistent in the unfamiliar heat of early fall. But it’s there. Bunnell’s …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …

Windsor Soccer Slips Past Thetford

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Windsor — The slimmest of margins sometimes make all the difference. The Windsor High girls soccer team enjoyed such an advantage on Wednesday in taking a non-league 3-1 win from Thetford at MacLeay-Royce Field. Windsor goalkeeper Becca Rumrill denied a pair of would-be Panther goals with fingertip saves, …

Mary B. Fenn

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Mary B. Fenn, 97, a longtime resident of West Windsor, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 11, 2015 at the Cedar Hill Healthcare Center in Windsor. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The full obituary will be published when arrangements are …

Windsor Football Scores Early and Often in Easy Victory

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High football team converted a pair of first-quarter, fourth-down stops into scoring plays, which launched the Yellowjackets to an easy 44-8 win over BFA-Fairfax at steamy MacLeay-Royce Field on Saturday in a Vermont Division III contest. Both teams were coming off lopsided losses — …

Towns Hit Impasse on Schools

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Windsor — A loss of momentum in the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union could cause it to miss out on the significant state tax incentives that go to early adopters of school consolidation plans, as the details of potential plans sink in with more parents and taxpayers in the …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain …