Six turnovers and zero points in the first quarter for the Poultney girls basketball team served as a clear indicator the Blue Devils were in for a rough night at McDonough Gymnasium on Wednesday against Mount St. Joseph.
It’s nice when a team can see the fruits of their work in practice show up when the lights are the brightest in a game.
The opportunity for revenge will be a powerful motivator for the University of Vermont men’s basketball team as the Catamounts put their 11-game winning streak on the line Thursday at Stony Brook.
WINDSOR — The Fair Haven girls basketball team stayed perfect Wednesday night with a 56-33 win over Windsor.
What a week for the Slaters.
Walk into the gyms at Fair Haven, CVU or West Rutland and, if you really listen, you can almost hear Elton John’s lyrics:
FAIR HAVEN — Fair Haven didn’t just decide to depend on its celebrated trio of guards to carry the scoring load Tuesday night. It just worked out that way and that was just fine in a 50-36 get-even victory over Mill River in a key Southern Vermont League game.
The Rutland girls basketball team got off to an 0-2 start and assistant coach Kevin Bellomo unloaded on the Raiders. He delivered a speech with the fire and brimstone of a preacher at a tent revival, admonishing the players for their sins — a lack of hustle, not looking for open teammates an…
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Rutland boys basketball team battled against South Burlington Tuesday night, falling short 76-75 in double overtime.
PROCTOR — The Mount St. Joseph girls basketball team couldn’t find an answer to stopping Proctor on Monday night, falling to the Phantoms 58-10.
BRANDON — The Burr and Burton boys basketball team woke up just in time.
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield girl’s basketball team earned a President’s Day win Monday night, defeating Mill River 40-26.
WEST RUTLAND — West Rutland’s Jenné McGee was misty-eyed following her team’s 75-15 victory over Poultney on Monday night. The home crowd had tugged at her emotions with a heartfelt show of appreciation near the end of the game for herself, along with senior teammates Deanna Kenyon, Madison …
The Addison County American Legion baseball team is back in the Southern Division. At least, that is according to the vote taken by the committee over the weekend at the meeting held at Rutland Post 31.
BURLINGTON The University of Vermont men’s basketball team improved to 21-6 and extended its winning streak to 12 straight games with Saturday’s 76-48 victory over Binghamton.
With a playoff spot locked up Friday night, the Castleton men’s hockey team shifted its focus for Saturday afternoon’s matchup against Johnson and Wales.
VERGENNES — The dynasties march on.
PROCTOR — Normally a buzzer-beating 3-point field goal at the end of a 31-point game would be a meaningless shot. Not this time. Proctor’s Laci French’s heave behind the arc at the end of her team’s 63-32 victory over Mid-Vermont Christian on Saturday was drenched with meaning — a welcoming …
WEST RUTLAND — Senior forward Kyle Laughlin led the West Rutland boys basketball team to a thrilling come from behind 55-50 victory over Arlington on Friday night.
With Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 classic “Total Eclipse of the Heart” blasting in the background, the Fair Haven boys bowling team found its groove during practice at the Rutland Bowlerama.
Castleton University women’s hockey coach Mike Venezia is a Philly guy and he would have liked to have seen a little more of the Flyers’ Broad Street Bullies mentality from his Spartans in Friday night’s 2-1 loss to Johnson & Wales.
Happy days are most definitely here again for the Spartans men’s hockey team.
BRANDON — Mill River defeated the Otter Valley boys basketball team 55-32 Friday night.
FAIR HAVEN — Great teams have a way of pinpointing a problem and fixing it in short order.
The resume glistens like a metal baseball bat in the hot July sun. Ken Baker has coached baseball at the Perkiomen School in Pennsylvania to a record of 499-167. His team has won the league championship a staggering 25 straight years.
A dynasty has brewed in Rutland County over the last half decade.
American Legion baseball in Vermont will be up to 17 teams this season with the advent of a Mount Mansfield entry.
NORTH CLARENDON — Unlike Judy Fox, the winner of the halftime Chuck-A-Duck contest, the Mill River boys basketball team did not have its ducks in a row in the early going of Thursday night’s 71-53 victory over Mount Abraham.
PROCTOR — The Proctor boys basketball team sent its seniors off strong with a 93-48 win over Long Trail.
POUTLNEY — The Poultney Blue Devils have two faces this year and both came out Thursday night in a 54-38 victory over Sharon.
The Rutland girls basketball team outlasted Southern Vermont League rival Burr and Burton despite a sloppy first half on Wednesday, winning 51-42 at College of Saint Joseph.
The Rutland girls hockey team fell to Burr and Burton 4-3 Wednesday night in a hard-fought game.
FAIR HAVEN — The Fair Haven boys basketball team has a short memory.
Don’t put too much stock into divisions. If you’re good, you’re good whether your enrollment is 1,000 or 70.
This week’s movers and shakers in the Rutland Herald / Barre Times Argus boys power rankings include a big winner and a little loser — Division II’s Mill River Minutemen and Montpelier Solons.
NORTH CLARENDON — Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina. Unless it’s playing basketball during a Vermont winter for the Mill River girls basketball team.
Tuesday was one of those nights where everything went right for the Mill River boys basketball team.
Springfield’s Joe Cerniglia has been making the drive over to Brattleboro to meet with Hank Lange every Tuesday for the past 17 years. It has given him an education you can’t attain on any ivy-covered campus.
MONTPELIER — Five student-athletes, five coaches, one official and one contributor have been selected for the 2020 Hall of Fame class for the Vermont Principals’ Association. This group will be formally inducted on Friday, May 1, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Montpelier.
BRATTLEBORO — The Rutland boys basketball team was edged by Brattleboro 58-57 Tuesday night.
The Mount St. Joseph girls basketball team had little trouble protecting its home court against Black River, winning 44-8 Monday night at McDonough Gymnasium.
FAIR HAVEN — The Fair Haven girls basketball team is grounded in fundamentals and one look at its warm-ups before games tells that story.
BRATTLEBORO — The Rutland girls basketball team bounced back from its loss to Fair Haven with a 47-32 win against Brattleboro Monday night.
PROCTOR — There was Hope Kelley with two steals and driving the length of the floor to convert them into layups. There was Sydney Wood nailing two 3-point field goals on the way to a 10-point evening. That kind of play by the Proctor reserves was part of a 70-16 victory over Twin Valley in M…
NORTH CLARENDON — The Mill River boys basketball team is on a mission to make a statement every time it steps on the floor the rest of the season.
NEW YORK — By her own admission, Vermont native Elle Purrier had not spent much time running the mile. You wouldn’t have known it by her performance Saturday at the Millrose Games in New York.
PROCTOR — The most important thing to know about the Proctor boys basketball team’s 74-42 Sunday matinee victory over West Rutland is that Proctor has found its identity. And that has to be unsettling to the Division IV fraternity.
SPRINGFIELD — Hartford and Springfield rolled off for the right to go against Fair Haven on Saturday at Plaza Bowl. Springfield got by the first step but the Cosmos were outdone by Fair Haven as the Slaters took two straight, 158-148 and 190-121.