Sports

Lions Cup: NH women win; men’s contest a draw



  CASTLETON — Fans aren’t exactly enamored of tied games and something they like even less is not having the teams given a chance to resolve them. Yet, when it was announced that Saturday’s men’s Twin State Lions Cup Match would remain a 1-1 tie with no overtime after the teams battled for 90 minutes, there could be few complaints. […]

Cabot, Twinfield athletes poised to unite


One of Central Vermont’s most heated rivalries may soon be one team. The Cabot and Twinfield varsity athletic programs are poised to unite for soccer, softball and baseball due to low numbers at Cabot. The Vermont Principals’ Association Activity Standards Committee will consider the proposal for cooperative teams in two weeks. There are roughly 38 high school students enrolled at […]

Scott Dragon wins Governor’s Cup


BARRE — Scott Dragon was just too tough to stop Thursday night at Thunder Road. The Milton driver thrived in a high pressure situation to earn his second Vermont Governor’s Cup victory in the past three seasons. With a big crowd cheering him on and the track’s new lighting system showing the way, Dragon took the lead for good from […]

Grys stays true to his plan



MONTPELIER — Every summer, a handful of Vermont Mountaineers rise to the top of the stat sheet by showcasing their major league potential. This year, Nate Grys is the leader of the pack. In a season where Vermont (14-18) has persistently struggled to get back to .500, Grys has been anything but average. As of Thursday, the slugger was hitting […]

Vermont clings to slim post-season hopes



MONTPELIER — Injuries, early departures and hard-luck losses have added up to a late-season free-for-all as the Vermont Mountaineers enter the homestretch. With nine games remaining, the NECBL team will need almost everything to fall its way if there’s any chance of making the playoffs. Keene (19-14) is currently positioned to secure the third-and-final post-season berth in the Northern Division, […]

Blue Sox walk off against Mountaineers in the 10th, 1-0


HOLYOKE, Mass. — It took 10 innings before either team would crack the score column Wednesday night in Holyoke. It was the Blue Sox who would walk off against the Mountaineers 1-0. It was a pitcher’s duel between Vermont’s Andrew Kneussle and Endy Morales. Kneussle would throw eight shutout innings, giving up six hits and one walk while striking out nine. […]

Profile: Ellsworth ecstatic about new job



NORTHFIELD — New hockey coaches don’t come around that often at Norwich University. That’s why Cam Ellsworth expects to be with the Cadets for the long haul. Ellsworth is still getting his bearings at Norwich but he understands what a rare opportunity it is to take the helm of the men’s ice hockey team. He was introduced Wednesday as the […]

Rear View Mirror: Governor’s Cup ready



Thunder Road hosts one of the summer’s biggest events Thursday night, as the Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 hits the track. While no big-league NASCAR drivers plan to compete this year, the field will have some extra top runners in it. Patrick Laperle announced last week that he will try to bring the Governor’s Cup to Canada for the first time […]

Muskrats rally past Mountaineers


MONTPELIER — The Winnipesaukee Muskrats scored three runs in the seventh inning to rally past the Vermont Mountaineers during Tuesday’s 7-6 victory. Vermont’s Austin Masel kept things interesting with a solo home run off Muskrats relief pitcher T.J. Stuart with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning. Moments later, Stuart issued a walk to Samuel Duran, who moved […]

Governor’s Cup on tap Thursday


BARRE — The Vermont Governor’s Cup will be awarded for the 39th time in its storied history Thursday. The 150-lap race is the biggest event of the summer for Thunder Road’s Late Models, offering a sought-after prize for drivers throughout the state and region. The track’s weekly stars are ready to take on any and all invaders that may come […]


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