MARSHFIELD — The Twinfield girls basketball team was fearless and full of energy during the first half before stumbling after the break during Monday’s 57-37 loss against Mount Anthony.

The Barre Auditorium hosted the Battle in Barre mixed martial arts event Saturday night. Organized by DonnyBrooke Fight Promotions, the event featured a crowded card with fighters from Vermont and the Northeast.

The Waterbury Recreation Department recently announced a handful of upcoming family-friendly events that will keep Central Vermont children and adults active throughout the winter season.

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont men’s basketball team used a balanced attack to extend its winning streak to five games with Sunday’s 75-70 victory over former America East rival Northeastern. Eight players scored at least one point for the Catamounts (8-3).

The Barre Auditorium hosted the Battle in Barre mixed martial arts event Saturday night. Organized by DonnyBrooke Fight Promotions, the event featured a crowded card with fighters from Vermont and the Northeast. 

TWINFIELD — Freshman Olivia Hogan paced the Division IV Twinfield girls basketball team during Saturday’s 41-30 victory over D-II Montpelier.

BARRE — There’s a fine line between throwing a ball at a hoop and shooting a basketball.

MONTPELIER — The U-32 Raiders and the Burr and Burton Bulldogs dueled it out on the ice Saturday night in the Dr. Butsch Ice Hockey Tournament and walked away with a 3-3 tie.

Kendra Sabotka finally put the Rutland girls basketball team ahead for good with a 3-point field goal, 26-24, midway through the third quarter and then Elise Magro put Spaulding away with a flurry of points. It spelled a 38-24 victory over the Crimson Tide and pushed the Raiders’ record to 2-0.

FAYSTON — A 1-2 finish by Harwood’s Gretchen Kogut and Aliza Jernigan propelled the Highlanders to a season-opening victory during Friday’s two-run slalom event at Mad River Glen.

WILLIAMSTOWN — Tyler Orton and Garrett Metcalf had monster nights for the Williamstown boys basketball team on Friday, fueling a 63-56 victory over a never-say-die Montpelier side.

BARRE — Defending state runner-up Essex rolled into the Granite City for Thursday night’s wrestling match and pulled out a handful of narrow victories to outlast Spaulding, 44-27.

EAST MONTPELIER — The U-32 girls basketball team relied on another dramatic finish Thursday, improving to 3-0 with a 29-27 victory over Mount Abraham.

NORTHFIELD — The Norwich University men’s and women’s hockey teams headed into the holiday break with a handful of New England Hockey Conference weekly honors.

The early snowfall has the ski season off to a great start, allowing Harwood and U-32 Alpine athletes to get a jump on things.

MONTPELIER — U-32 senior Jordan Hawkins was unstoppable during Wednesday’s season opener, scoring 38 points to fuel an 83-66 victory over Montpelier.

BARRE — The newly formed Harwood-Northfield cooperative girls hockey team hit the ground running and spread out the firepower during Wednesday’s 7-1 victory over Spaulding.

MARSHFIELD — All eight players scored for the Williamstown girls basketball team during Tuesday’s 41-35 victory over Twinfield.

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EAST MONTPELIER — The U-32 girls basketball team survived a wild finish to deny Spaulding with Tuesday’s 48-44 overtime victory.

NORTHFIELD — The Norwich University men’s basketball team wrapped up their first semester of play with a 63-52 victory over in-state rival Northern Vermont University-Johnson on Tuesday evening.

When it’s time to leave the fields and move indoors to the gymnasium, things can really get heated up here in Central Vermont.

A handful of late-fall storms have led to mid-winter conditions in Vermont with three full weeks left in December.

The healing power of exercise has been on full display at the Phoenix Rising Program, where plans for expansion in Berlin were announced last week.

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont men’s and women’s basketball teams held their own against Ivy League opponents Saturday, with the Cats defeating the Harvard men while the UVM women fell to Yale.

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At the BOR Ice Arena in Barre on Sunday, The Barre Blades 12U team notched an impressive comeback victory against Northshire, 4-3. After starting the third period down 3-1, the Blades scored three unanswered goals.

NORTHFIELD — Junior forward Amanda Conway scored a goal and had two assists Saturday, leading the Norwich women’s hockey team to a 4-1 victory over UMass-Boston in a rematch of the 2018 New England Hockey Conference Championship.

RANDOLPH — If you’re looking for a place to stay warm this holiday season, perhaps you should take in a Randolph girls basketball game. The Galloping Ghosts started their season off with a 48-39 victory in convincing fashion over Hartford Saturday evening, and in a word, looked to be in rhythm.

You could almost hear legendary Boston Celtics play-by-play man Johnny Most’s voice reverberating through Rutland’s Keefe Gym on Saturday. Only it wasn’t John Havlicek who stole the ball, it was Elise Magro. Her steal with two ticks left on the clock preserved Rutland’s 47-46 victory over Es…

NORTH CLARENDON — U-32 utilized pressure defense in the second period to blow open a close game and cruise past Mill River 51-25 in the girls non-league basketball opener for both teams Saturday.

NORTHFIELD — Four Norwich women’s hockey players scored Friday and the Cadets won their seventh game in a row with a 5-0 victory over Suffolk.

Girls hockey in Central Vermont will get a little cozier this winter with seven high schools represented by three teams. With every area squad competing in the same division, there will be a lot of familiar faces on opposing sides. Spaulding, U-32 and newly formed Harwood-Northfield are all …

Rosters have been set and schedules have been finalized, but many of the finer details are still to be worked out for Central Vermont’s boys hockey teams.

The boys soccer talent in Central Vermont may have been at an all-time high this year, and both Stowe and Harwood have state championships to prove it.

NORTHFIELD — Eight players scored for the Norwich women’s basketball team and the Cadets used a big fourth quarter to close out Tuesday’s 63-50 victory over NVU-Lyndon.

FAIRFAX, Va. — Anthony Lamb and Ernie Duncan scored 19 points apiece to help the University of Vermont men’s basketball team close out a 72-67 victory over George Mason on Monday night.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Williams women’s soccer team edged Middlebury in a penalty kick shootout to win the Division III national championship for the second straight year.

NORTHFIELD — Trinity College held on to earn a 66-59 victory over the Norwich men’s basketball team during Sunday’s 2018 Ed Hockenbury Classic championship.

NORTHFIELD — The Norwich University men’s ice hockey team’s offensive woes continued Saturday afternoon during a 1-0 loss against Suffolk in New England Hockey Conference action.

NORTHFIELD — Maybe it was how easily Johnson and Wales made it look skating short handed. After nearly allowing the Wildcats to steal a goal down a man early in the first period, the Cadets responded with a renewed sense of urgency. Jordan Hall’s left-handed slap assisted by Coby Downs and B…

NORTHFIELD — The Norwich University women’s basketball team earned a 73-60 victory over the University of Maine-Augusta during Friday’s opener of the Ed Hockenbury Classic.