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Mid-Vermont Christian athletic director Tom Alden strategizes with the boys soccer team at halftime during the Trinity Christian at Mid Vermont Christian boys soccer scrimmage in Quechee, Vt., on August 31, 2015. 
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Eagles Taking Flight: Mid Vermont Joins Vermont’s Varsity Boys Soccer Ranks

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Quechee — An emotion in between nervousness and excitement ran through the mind of eighth-grader Sam Twarog when he lined up for a penalty kick in the second half of his team’s preseason scrimmage against Trinity Christian on Monday, already trailing 4-0. Twarog impressively held his composure. He picked his spot and ran through the ball on the penalty spot, …

Marauders Living Up to Their Golfing Reputation

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — Last fall, the Hanover High golf team secured its third NHIAA Division II championship in four years thanks in large part to superior …

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 …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Upsets Mill River

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Brandon, Vt. — Hartford girls soccer coach Jeff Acker has noted it was a particularly strong preseason for the Hurricanes. It carried over to the regular season Saturday as the Canes knocked off two-time Marble Valley League-B champion …

The Trail That Keeps on Giving

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Giddy? Not this gaggle of geese. Standing tall and silent in the tall grass of Cedar Marsh — under the stoic gazes of Cherry Mountain, the Presidentials, Owl’s Head and the Pliny and Pilot ranges — it didn’t …

More to Duck Season Than Mallards

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wichita, Kan. — Sometimes I fear duck seasons are about to end in Kansas. If some had their way, and the seasons got moved several weeks later, we’d just call it mallard season. First, later seasons have their …

Fan Dies After Fall

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Atlanta (ap) — A fan died after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Braves and New York Yankees, Atlanta police said Saturday night. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed death hours after the fall. Hampton said …

Sweep Success?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ask Serena Williams what could prevent her from completing tennis’ first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century at the U.S. Open, and the response will not include the name of a single possible opponent. “Well,” she …

Commentary: Cubs Appear Poised To Really Break ‘the Curse’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

George Orwell probably had the most sullen assessment of sports. He called it, “War minus the shooting.” In Orwell’s eyes, serious sport has nothing to do with fair play or sportsmanship. “It is bound up with hatred, jealously, …

These Teams Could Go From Bad to Bowling

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Yes, there are actually college football teams that do not play in bowl games. There will be more postseason games than ever this season, 43 in including the College Football Playoff championship game, but still more than 40 …

Don’t Forget ...

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite. Heisman winners no longer need preseason hype. Just ask Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston and Cam Newton, who …

Commentary: Adrian Peterson’s Remorse Is Merely a Facade

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell attempted to suspend Adrian Peterson without pay for the final six games of the 2014 season. Goodell did this in a letter sent to Peterson on Nov. 18 in which the commissioner stated, “You …

U.S. Open Fans Get Break From Sun, But Not Rain

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New York — U.S. Open spectators must wait out rain delays at Arthur Ashe Stadium for one more year. In the meantime, they’re getting a break from Mother Nature in a very different way: shade from the blazing …