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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 […]

Cadets fall twice on day 2 of 7s tourney


GLENDALE, Colo. — After rolling through the pool play round on Friday, the Norwich University men’s rugby team couldn’t replicate that success on day two of the USA Rugby Collegiate 7s National Championships at Infinity Park on Saturday. Norwich lost a pair of tough matchups, 14-12 to Bloomsburg University and Principia to tie for seventh place at the tournament. NU earned […]

Lake Region sweeps Harwood



DUXBURY — Lake Region spoiled Harwood’s chase for a perfect season in a doubleheader Saturday after the Highlanders struggled offensively in the opener and had a late defensive meltdown in the second game. The Rangers held on for a 2-0 victory during a pitchers’ duel in Game 1 before a six-run seventh inning capped the sweep with an 11-10 victory […]

Harwood, Spaulding lax notch victories



DUXBURY — Harwood’s Hunter Wimble, Eli Kalkstein, Jake Wells, Noah Williams and Connor Woolley recorded multiple goals Saturday, triggering a  17-2 victory over cross-town rival U-32. The Highlanders improve to 12-0, while the Raiders fall to 4-6. U-32 entered the game with some momentum after defeating Milton last week and nearly knocking off Stowe. But Harwood showed that its perfect […]

Roundup: U-32 wins tennis thriller



EAST MONTPELIER – The U-32 girls tennis team pulled out four three-set victories Friday to power past North Country, 6-1. Alex Hepp secured a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles and teammate Ginger Knight won her match at No. 2 singles, prevailing 6-1, 6-1. Lucy Krokenberger rallied to earn a 2-6, 6-3, 10-2 victory at No. 3 singles. At […]

Harwood girls improve to 10-0



WATERBURY – Close victories at the top two singles positions allowed the undefeated Harwood girls tennis team to close out a 6-1 victory over Spaulding on Friday. Highlanders coach Tami Bass wasn’t expecting her team to win its first 10 matches this season, but she’s not totally surprised. The leadership from seven seniors helped turn the team into a title […]

Three Harwood teams still perfect



DUXBURY – Every high school athlete dreams of going undefeated, even though the odds are always slim. But with eight days left in the regular season a trio of Harwood teams are still clinging to perfect records. Girls tennis improved to 10-0 Friday, boys lacrosse is 11-0 and baseball sits at 8-0. While there’s a lot more work to do […]

Future bright for local track teams



EAST MONTPELIER – U-32’s youth movement was a sight to behold during a clean sweep of the Freshman and Sophomore Track and Field Meet on Thursday. The Raiders survived a scare against the Northfield girls while hanging on for a four-point victory over the Marauders at the 12-team competition. The U-32 boys prevailed by 43 points over runner-up Lake Region, […]


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