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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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 …

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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