Roundup: Spaulding sinks U-32

BARRE – Cam Gosselin returned from injury to give the Spaulding boys lacrosse team a big boost during Wednesday’s 9-5 victory over U-32. Gosselin won nearly 90 percent of the face-offs and scored a goal to help his team earn a comfortable victory, compared to the overtime game the two teams played earlier this season. Spaulding jumped in front 4-2 […]

U-32 wins 8th straight

EAST MONTPELIER — U-32’s Kyle DeRosia hit a walk-off single in the seventh inning to secure Wednesday’s 9-8 victory over Oxbow in a game that was full of twists and turns. Fans were treated to an action-packed affair, with U-32 scoring in the bottom of the first when Owen Kellington drove in Hayden Roberge for a one-run advantage. During the fourth […]

Profile: Newton Baker on the road again

MONTPELIER – Eight thousand runners are expected to line up at the start Sunday for the 30th Vermont City Marathon & Relay in Burlington. Newton Baker may be near the back of the pack, but for him the VCM has become more of a training run. The 76-year-old Montpelier athlete grew up a baseball fanatic but traded in his pitcher’s […]

Lacrosse Power Rankings: Harwood, GMVS on the rise

Division I almost always features most of Vermont’s elite teams, but its players and coaches can be prone to some elitism as well. When All-State and All-American selections are made at the end of each season, the buzz typically surrounds a handful of top talents in the top division. Strength of schedule plays a big part in that, and standouts […]

Roundup: Northfield edges Williamstown in the rain, 9-8

NORTHFIELD — Zach McGinnis hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded to lift the Northfield baseball team to a 9-8 victory over Williamstown during Tuesday’s rainy three-hour game. Jake Preston finished up on the mound for the Marauders and gave up two hits, issued two walks and recorded three strikeouts over four innings. Starter Justin Wright pitched three innings, allowing […]

Baseball Power Rankings: Conjecture will soon give way to reality

This time next week the playoffs will be in full bloom and the conjecture of power rankings will give way to reality. In a way they go hand in hand. Who is playing the best right now is what rankings are all about, which is how a 4-7 Bellows Falls team cracked our Rutland Herald /  Times Argus baseball power […]

Softball Power Rankings: Slaters vs. Mt. Abe: dream final?

Last year Mount Abraham ousted Fair Haven in the quarterfinals. This year the game is looking more and more like the Division II finals. It would be a special one, but other teams are capable of altering that script. History shows that when it comes down to the finals in Division I, teams tend to have players in the circle […]

Roundup: U-32’s Kellington, Pelzel hit grand slams

BARRE – Owen Kellington belted a grand slam in the second inning and Carter Pelzel hit a grand slam in the fourth Monday, providing lots of fireworks during a game that the U-32 baseball team will never forget. The Raiders rose to the occasion against Spaulding and earned a 14-2 victory. Kellington wound up going 3-for-4 with six RBIs, while […]

Games to Watch: Area teams enter stretch run

In the world of cinema, “The Godfather Part II,” “Mad Max 2: Road Warrior” and “Aliens” were all sequels that outshined the originals. In the land of Central Vermont sports, this week’s Round 2 matchups could feature the same appeal. Entering the final week of the regular season, a slew of teams are set to face off for the second […]

MacDonald wins $5K ‘Showdown’ with Hebert at Oxford

OXFORD, Maine — Rowley, Massachusetts driver Eddie MacDonald held off Williamstown’s Jimmy Hebert in the closing laps to take the Summer Showdown Series opener at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday. The win made MacDonald $5,000 richer and also makes him eligible for an additional $5,000 bonus should he go on sweep the three-race series. MacDonald seemed to have the race […]

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