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Notebook: First pro win gives Rainville momentum



Twice on the back nine Wednesday Alex Rainville had eagle chances on par 5s at Lake Morey. Twice he three-putted and settled for par. Then, on the 14th hole, Rainville needed a 15-foot putt to save par. He made it and walked off with a great feeling, having protected his slim lead at the Vermont Open. “That was my best […]

Offensive explosion fuels Keene past Vermont, 16-10


KEENE — A combined 26 runs and 34 hits were spread out between the Keene Swamp Bats and the Vermont Mountaineers at Alumni Field in Keene Wednesday night. The home team came away with the majority of those stats on its way to a 16-10 win. The Swamp Bats got off to a quick start against Vermont pitcher Jackson Shaver with […]

Thunder Road to host Rawhide Rodeo Tour in October


BARRE — This October, Thunder Road fans will get to experience a different kind of horsepower. Track officials announced Wednesday they have agreed to host the Rawhide Rodeo Tour on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7. The inaugural Barre Pro Rodeo will be sponsored by Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel and presented in partnership with WDEV Radio and WOKO. The two-day […]

Late HR propels Sanford past Vermont


MONTPELIER — With two strikes and two outs in the top of the ninth, Laurence Hill delivered a clutch solo home run to help Sanford past Vermont 4-3 Tuesday night in Montpelier. The Mainers were able to strike first off Mountaineers starter Andrew Kneussle in the top of the second. After a Connor Shepherd single, Tyler Solomon narrowly missed a […]

Rear View Mirror: Sunn on rise in Modified world



Devil’s Bowl Speedway is known for its sunsets, but there’s a different kind of Sunn rising over the track this year: Josh Sunn. From White River Junction comes one of the best kept secrets in Northeastern dirt track racing, and he’s only adding to his impressive resume. The 35-year-old certainly isn’t new to the sport — he has more than 100 […]

Roundup: Make-A-Wish hockey set for June 30


BURLINGTON — The 26th annual All-Star Hockey Classic to benefit Make-A-Wish will face off at UVM’s Gutterson Field House on Saturday, June 30, with the girls game beginning at 4 p.m. and the boys following at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door at a cost of $10 for adults, $5 for students (ages 7-17), and free for children age […]

Thunder Road sets ‘Double Feature’ nights in wake of shortened Casella event


BARRE — Several events on the Thunder Road calendar have gotten even bigger with Monday’s release of an updated schedule. As a result of last Thursday’s Casella Waste Systems event being cut short by rain, the Maplewood/Irving Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors now each have “double feature” nights scheduled for the […]

Payea pours it on late for Showdown win at New London-Waterford


WATERFORD, Conn. — American-Canadian Tour (ACT) point leader and defending champion Scott Payea came on strong late to score his second win of the season and a $5,000 winner’s prize Saturday in the New London-Waterford 150. The Colchester veteran took the lead for good from Williamstown’s Jimmy Hebert on the final restart, then withstood a late surge from Eddie MacDonald, of […]

Maestri 1st European to win Mt. Washington Road Race


PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. — In typically high winds on New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington, Cesare Maestri of Italy became the first European to win the Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race. Making his first-ever appearance on the historic Mt. Washington Auto Road, Maestri, 24, of Borgo Lares, Italy, pulled away from three-time Mt. Washington winner Eric Blake at the halfway […]

Mountaineers Camp to kick off next week


MONTPELIER – Youth baseball players in Central Vermont will have a chance to work with some of the top college standouts in the nation during the upcoming month at the Vermont Mountaineers’ Baseball Camps. A trio of four-day sessions are slated to take place at the Montpelier Recreation Field, with the first camp set to run from June 25-28. Additional sessions […]


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