The point standings on the American-Canadian Tour had some new names near the top at this time last year, but — hoooo boy! — it’s even more varied this time around.
The NCAA Division III baseball New York Super Regional will be played in New England, not New York, and it will have a Vermont flavor to it.
BENNINGTON — Rutland scattered hits all over Mount Anthony's Spinelli Field on Wednesday. The Raiders had 21 base hits in rolling to a 14-5 victory over the Patriots, with Zach Bates leading the hit parade by going 5 for 6 in the Marble Valley League game.
When you win your game on Senior Day, it’s special. When you do it against a great team, it adds even more luster to the occasion. The Rutland girls lacrosse team defeated a Burr and Burton Academy team that brought a 12-2 mark to Alumni Field, a record that included a comeback 12-11 victory…
BRANDON — The game was one hour and 45 minutes on a high wire and it came down to big defensive plays and one big swing by Logan Trombley.
PROCTOR — The good news is that it didn’t rain; raindrops, that is. But in Leland & Gray’s softball game against Proctor, it rained runs.
Has anyone noticed what Danville has done since losing their season opener to Blue Mountain? The Indians have ripped off eight wins in a row, including a trouncing of Blue Mountain, in averaging nearly 23 runs per game.
In golf, they call the third day of a four-day tournament "moving day."
It was a triple celebration Tuesday for the Rutland High School boys lacrosse team. It was senior day, the Raiders honored longtime official George Cook, and Conner Ladabouche scored his 100th career goal in a 15-9 victory over Colchester at Alumni Field.
CHESTER — Springfield senior Hannah Crosby, who has started nearly every game on the mound since her freshman year, was sitting on the bench at Green Mountain on Monday afternoon, her left knee wrapped tight in a brace, watching as her team fell 10-7 to the Chieftains.
BRANDON — Otter Valley got a big win as softball teams jockey for prime playoff spots in the final week of the season. The Otters topped Fair Haven 10-7 Monday, solidifying their hold on the important No. 4 spot in the Division II standings with a 9-4 record.
WEST HAVEN — Devil’s Bowl Speedway was forced to halt its season opener on Sunday as an evening thunderstorm moved in during qualifying heats, continuing a spring trend of rained-out racing events in the Northeast.
WEST HAVEN — There are mileposts for the spring season that send people into euphoria: The first pitch of the baseball season, waking up to the birds’ morning concert and even mowing the lawn for the first time.
CHESTER — Black River baseball coach Jim O’Neil is getting emotional about the prospect of saying goodbye to this year’s seniors, six players he calls “a special group.” Saturday, those seniors and their teammates continued a special season by beating Poultney 10-0 in six innings.
WOODSTOCK — The Rutland girls lacrosse team’s attack continued to be prolific in a 19-9 victory over Woodstock on Saturday.
BRANDON — Josh Beayon re-discovered the edges of home plate and the Otters re-captured their mojo.
BRANDON — Count the Otter Valley lacrosse team out at your own peril.
One of the favorite sayings of Rutland’s late Mich Braves was, “Sports is all about associations.”
BRANDON — Friday was a big day for underclassmen at Otter Valley.
People were surprised when Scott Payea failed to qualify for the Community Bank 150 at Thunder Road two weeks ago, and rightfully so. The two-time defending American-Canadian Tour champion became the first reigning ACT king to not make the cut in 17 years.
NORTH CLARENDON — Both starting pitchers threw very well in Thursday's baseball game at Mill River. The difference in Springfield's 9-3 victory was that the Cosmos' Greg Otis was backed by some solid defensive play and the defense behind MR's Tor Majorell was shaky in nearly every inning.
BRANDON — It’s much more than a baseball team. It’s BaseBros sticking together like glue, so much so that it’s going to be really hard to say goodbye.
FAIR HAVEN — Brett Huntley had a single and a double and drove in a pair of runs, and Fair Haven survived an upset threat with a 3-2 win over Windsor in Marble Valley League baseball Thursday.
PROCTOR — Proctor softball coach Abby Bennett has seen her teams win a lot of games during her four seasons, but this one was different.
BRANDON — Tim Kittler scored three goals to power the Otter Valley boys lacrosse team to a 9-5 victory over the Stratton Mountain School on Wednesday.
BRANDON — Winning without your best stuff works wonders and Otter Valley did that Wednesday in a 4-3 victory over Hartford that kept the Otters’ perfect baseball season going.
CHESTER — Green Mountain hiked its softball record to 10-2 Tuesday with a 7-2 victory over Twin Valley at McKenzie Field.
Rivalries are here, and on the horizon. One this week has Rutland High School visiting Burr and Burton and it's an important game for both. Rutland (4-5) has been swimming against the current all year and is trying to make some headway before playoffs while BBA is 8-3 and very definitely upw…
The countdown is on. The softball playoff pairings will be announced May 27.
NORTH CLARENDON — Here was Sadira Majorell’s day in Monday’s 19-13 softball victory for Mill River over previously unbeaten West Rutland — an RBI double, a three-run homer and a ton of respect. The respect came in the form of three intentional walks after Majorell ripped her 10th homer over …
The 58 teams and the pairings for the NCAA Division III baseball tournament were announced Monday and there is a Vermont flavor to the “Road to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.”
NORTH CLARENDON — A very long Mill River baseball season got a lot shorter on Monday but it was not a quick street to success.
WESTMINSTER — Even a mailman might not have completed his appointed rounds on Monday, but Fair Haven played baseball in Bellows Falls for nearly 2 1/2 hours on a cold, gloomy day that featured rain from the start until umpire Norm McMullen deemed the mound too slippery and called the game af…
LUDLOW — Black River finally got to play at home after nine games on the road and the Presidents rewarded their fans with a 4-2 victory over Leland & Gray in Marble Valley League baseball Monday.
SPRINGFIELD — Bellows Falls' Grady Lockerby had a day at the plate. Teammate Jack Brown had himself a day on the mound — maybe not his usual day but one that was plenty good enough to give the Terriers a 15-4 victory in six innings in Saturday's baseball game at Birsky-Wyman Field.
No one’s running away in Division IV baseball and Proctor made sure its name remained in the conversation with a 14-7 victory over Mount St. Joseph at St. Peter’s Field on Saturday.
Rutland’s No. 1 singles player, Maddie Bourassa, was unavailable for the Raiders’ previous girls tennis match against Burr and Burton Academy. Pressed into service in the No. 1 spot, Stefanie Allen didn’t win that match, but she gained plenty of confidence and experience. Back at No. 2 singl…
West Rutland will put its unbeaten record on the line Saturday morning after rain nixed the Horde’s game Friday along with nearly all of that day’s area sports schedule.
Nick Swim has baseball in his blood. His grandfather is legendary former South Royalton High School and South Royalton Post 51 baseball coach Jim Ballou and his uncle Mike Ballou pitched for the University of Maine in the Division I College World Series in Omaha.
BRANDON — Otter Valley’s Logan Trombley had a double and a single with an RBI in the team’s 16-0 victory over Mount Abraham on Thursday in a baseball game abbreviated to 4.5 innings by the 15-run rule.
Rutland's special season in boys tennis continued Thursday as the Raiders raised their record to 8-1 by trimming Burr and Burton Academy 5-2.
The Raiders discovered the missing color in their baseball rainbow.
After nearly 90 years of existence in the southern Vermont interscholastic athletic landscape, the Marble Valley League is going to have a name change, and will expand to 25 schools for the start of the 2019-20 school year.
Pat Malone and Cris Michaud have certainly spent some money in their two years as the owners of Barre’s Thunder Road. New pavement, new lights, new concessions, new pits.
WEST RUTLAND — West Rutland rallied for three runs in the fifth inning to overcome a 3-1 deficit and beat Green Mountain 4-3 in a big matchup of title contenders in Marble Valley League softball Wednesday.
PROCTOR — Thanks to pitcher Zach Paul and a few insurance runs, the Black River Presidents outlasted the Proctor Phantoms 9-7 in a Marble Valley League baseball game Wednesday.
Sandra Dee Owens liked to live life in the fast lane. That was fine until she got three speeding tickets in rapid succession. She is a grandmother, but being the Little Old Lady from Pasadena was getting expensive.
There will be a new Division IV state champion crowned this year when Vermont’s best softball teams are showcased in the title games at Castleton University in June.
The South is on the rise in this week’s edition of our baseball power rankings and Otter Valley and Burr and Burton are at the center of the movement.