Vermont head Shrine coach Chad Pacheco (Brattleboro) loves the team that has been assembled to play against New Hampshire in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl on Aug. 7 at Castleton University’s Dave Wolk Stadium.
Jerry Jasinski had one heck of a life. It included placing second in the 1958 New Hampshire Decathlon when he was representing Towle High School of Newport his senior year.
For the ninth time in program history and the first time since 2015, the University of Vermont men’s soccer team will be playing for a conference championship.
There are many sentiments that make up the lead up the 2021 spring sports season.
In high school tennis, eyes are always fixated on the battle at No. 1 singles. It’s both teams best players going head-to-head in something that often sets the complexion for the match.
Lacrosse players missed an entire season in 2020. It helps that most are multiple sport athletes and were fit when they came to preseason practices on April 5.
KEENE, N.H. — Last Wednesday against Plymouth State, the Castleton University women’s soccer team used a second-half goal to win, but Thursday against Keene State, they were on the wrong end of the late tally, falling 2-1.
History is not of the University of Vermont’s side during America East women’s soccer seminal action.
Strong teams start with an upperclassman base that can impart experience upon the up-and-coming crop.
Castleton University baseball coach Ted Shipley has been making the trip to the Arizona Classic, one of the country’s premier fall showcases in the country, for six or seven years.
LEBANON, N.H. — On Wednesday, rosters were announced for the 68th annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, set to make its return this summer after a year hiatus due to COVID-19.
Local players like junior fullback Evan Rouleau have been the heartbeat of the University of Vermont men’s soccer team this year.
NORTH CLARENDON — The Mill River baseball and softball teams have a puzzle in front of them and they’re trying to piece together the picture that’s coming to life.
Haven’t we met before?
PLYMOUTH, N.H. — A three-run ninth inning was the difference as the Castleton University baseball team bested Plymouth State 14-11 in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Oh, would Otter Valley love to recapture the magic of the 2019 spring sports season, the last spring sports campaign that was played in Vermont. That season both the baseball and softball team went all the way to the state finals.
Green Mountain boys athletes have gotten used to winning. They’ve done a lot of it during their high school career.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The eighth class of inductees for the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted in a virtual celebration to be aired on Thursday, April 29.
WEST RUTLAND — There was a parade for the West Rutland softball team that began out on the old Route 4 after the Golden Horde toppled Blue Mountain with a rousing comeback in the Division IV state championship game at Castleton University.
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. — The Castleton University baseball team split its second consecutive doubleheader against Little East Conference foe UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, winning the first game 6-4 and losing the second 9-0.
CASTLETON — Keene’s State was able to salvage a split of Saturday’s Little East Conference doubleheader on the arm of Olivia Albert. She was brilliant pitching the Owls to a 5-1 victory after Castleton won the first game 4-1 with its own brand of topnotch pitching.
FAIR HAVEN — The Fair Haven baseball team had to wait a little longer than expected to defend its Division II championship.
CASTLETON — A tip that Brattleboro’s Adam Newton got a week ago paid dividends on Friday in the 10th inning of the second game of Castleton University’s doubleheader. Newton sent a crisp single to left field to score Hunter Perkins, ending the game in a 6-5 victory over UMass-Dartmouth.
CHICAGO — Bellows Falls junior Abby Broadley was named the 2020-21 Gatorade Vermont Girls Cross Country Player of the Year on Thursday.
POULTNEY — The 2019 softball season could best be described as mediocre for the Poultney softball team. The Blue Devils finished 8-8 and were bounced out of the playoffs in their first game by Blue Mountain.
Sometimes, no matter how many birthdays you tack on as you go along, there seems to be one that stands out. The 18th birthday will always be memorable for Alexis Patterson, who reaps the Rutland Herald girls hockey player of the year accolade.
In baseball and softball, versatility can be a boon. Being able to plug and play different people in different spots gives coaches plenty of options for how they want to fill out their lineup card.
BURLINGTON — The University Vermont field hockey team grabbed its first win last Saturday, but couldn’t make it two in a row, falling to the University of Albany 1-0 Thursday afternoon.
It is certain that Izzy Belisle will be the No. 1 pitcher for the Springfield softball team.
PROCTOR — There’s this little drought they talk about in Proctor, the 20-year drought. Proctor’s last baseball state championship was in 2000 when the Phantoms defeated Twinfield 6-5 in the title game with Jeff Patch on the mound.
Underclassmen are often in the student role, learning from their coaches and the experienced seniors who have been through the ups and downs of their sport.
Rutland High School’s Brady Geisler and Annabelle Mahar came to cross country skiing early. They each honed their skills at a young age in the Bill Koch League at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden.
CASTLETON — The Castleton University women’s soccer team continued its hot start to the 2021 season, besting Plymouth State 2-1 Wednesday night.
Rutland County is blessed with some of the best guard play in the state.
Proctor’s Maggie McKearin came through Proctor Elementary School where Principal Christy Coloutti observed her growth as a student, athlete and citizen from kindergarten through sixth grade.
Rutland High School graduate Eliza Kelley is in on the ground floor again. It’s a place she knows well.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. — The Castleton University women’s soccer team opened up its season with a 1-0 win against UMass Dartmouth over the weekend and a pair of its players were honored by the league for their efforts.
The Rutland boys hockey team recently did its 2021 season banquet and the award given to Ryan Melen showed the respect the senior has garnered.
The list of accomplishments for Fair Haven senior Ryleigh Coloutti is long and she can tack on Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Girls Player of the Year to her impressive resume.
BRANDON — Friday was the last day for the Vermont Principals’ Association’s week designated for pitchers and catchers. It was two days before Easter but it was beginning to feel a lot like Christmas for Otter Valley catcher Alex Polli.
Rutland Alpine skiers Brady Kenosh and Reed Martin were among the skiers honored with the Nordic skiing and Alpine skiing all-state teams being announced over the weekend.
Hunter Perkins was the first batter in the box for Castleton University in Easter Sunday’s doubleheader sweep of Keene State. He lined a sharp single up the middle, the beginning of a big day at the plate for Perkins as the Spartans won each game by the score of 10-4.
Catamount Lacrosse is coming to the Green Mountain State.
It did not take 1992 Rutland High School graduate Kevin Bourgoin long to discover that when it comes to pro sports, Canadians do not only worship at the altar of hockey.
KEENE, N.H. — The Castleton University baseball team got in the win column, besting Keene State 5-4 in the first game of a Little East Conference doubleheader.
The jump from the little league field to the high school field is a big one.
Only COVID could slow down a Castleton University softball team that is off to one of the program’s strongest starts.
The Castleton University men’s tennis team returned to action Wednesday, falling 7-2 to Norwich in non-conference play at the Grand Slam Tennis Center.
The Winchendon School boys basketball coach Kevin Kehoe has a word come to mind when describing Rutland senior Evan Pockette.
It is 43 feet from the front of the pitching rubber to home plate in high school softball.
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