BURLINGTON – The University of Vermont men's basketball team won its third straight game and handed Hartford its first conference loss of the year with Saturday's 74-57 victory.

BARRE - The Spaulding boys hockey team tucked away four unanswered goals in the final two periods during Saturday's 4-2 win over Rice.

EAST MONTPELIER - The undefeated U-32 boys basketball team limited Essex to four points in the first quarter and coasted at the end of Saturday's 57-39 victory.

BARRE — The Spaulding girls basketball team steadily pulled away during Friday’s second half to secure a 49-41 victory over Rice.

After playing its last two conference games on the road, the University of Vermont men’s basketball team returns to Burlington on Saturday for a 2 p.m. game against Hartford.

NORTHFIELD — Basketball fans in Central Vermont will have the chance to watch a living legend at work when Jim Calhoun visits Norwich University for a 1 p.m. game Saturday.

VESTAL, N.Y. – Vermont had at least four players register double figures for the second straight game and the Cats led from start to finish during a 72-53 men’s college basketball victory over Binghamton.

MONTPELIER — A 15-0 run at the start of the second quarter helped Montpelier extend its winning streak to seven games with Wednesday’s 55-29 victory over Harwood.

WATERBURY — The Harwood-Northfield girls hockey team picked up its seventh victory Wednesday by skating past defending Division II champ Missisquoi, 3-0.

In a breathtaking three minutes of play during a wild third period, the Rutland boys hockey team scored four goals in machine-gun fashion stunning the Spaulding Crimson Tide.

AMHERST, Mass. — The Norwich University women’s ice hockey team’s winless skid stretched to four straight games with a 4-1 loss to Amherst in non-conference action.

There was a lot of early-season chatter about the strength of the smaller divisions in the Rutland Herald/Times Argus girls basketball power rankings.

NORTHFIELD — The Norwich University men’s ice hockey team salvaged a split of the season series with long-time rival Middlebury College after a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night at Kreitzberg Arena.

BARRE — The Spaulidng girls basketball team equaled its win total from the previous four years combined with Tuesday’s 47-42 victory over Lyndon.

The University of Vermont men’s basketball team will travel to play Binghamton at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a rematch of last year’s America East Semifinal.

Much is made of the strength of boys Division II basketball in Rutland County, and rightly so. Fair Haven, Mill River, MSJ and Otter Valley make up a nucleus of enviable strength in the division and generate a lot of buzz when they go head to head.

EAST MONTPELIER — The undefeated U-32 boys basketball team has made a habit of playing lock-down defense in the first half before sealing the deal offensively in the fourth quarter.

CATONSVILLE, Md. – Four players reached double figures for the Vermont men’s basketball team during a 74-50 win at UMBC.

BARRE — Four players scored in double figures for the Northfield boys basketball team during Saturday’s 62-51 victory over Websterville Baptist.

MONTPELIER — Skylar Platt and Finn O’Hara scored three goals apiece to lead the undefeated Harwood boys hockey team during Saturday’s blowout victory at the Central Vermont Vermont Civic Center.

BARRE — Freshman Camryn Bell scored a pair of third-period goals to help the Spaulding girls hockey team improve to 8-0 during Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Burr & Burton.

PROCTOR — Proctor led nearly the entire game on Saturday but the state champions executed better down the stretch. Danville left the Almo Buggiani Gym with a 56-53 victory in Saturday’s battle of Division IV boys basketball heavyweights.

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Thetford girls basketball team had a tough time pulling away against Williamstown before exploding for 22 points in the final quarter during Friday’s 62-38 victory.

COLCHESTER — The high school cross-country ski season just started, but U-32 only has six more weeks before attempting to defend its Division II titles for boys and girls.

The University of Vermont men’s basketball team will attempt to bounce back from an uncharacteristic America East loss when the Catamounts travel to play UMBC at 1 p.m. Saturday.

MARSHFIELD — Red-hot Twinfield claimed its third straight victory by coasting past Websterville Baptist, 63-41, during Thursday’s Division IV boys basketball clash

WILLIAMSTOWN — A boys basketball game filled with non-stop lead changes boiled down to a few timely foul shots during Montpelier’s 72-69 overtime victory over Williamstown on Thursday.

MONTPELIER — Owen Kellington and Aiden Hawkins led the U-32 boys basketball team to their seventh straight win during Thursday’s 54-44 victory over Legion Region.

BURLINGTON — Elijah Olaniyi scored 28 points to lift the Stony Brook men’s basketball team past Vermont, 81-77, in the Catamounts’ America East opener.

MONTPELIER — The Brattleboro boys hockey team scored five first-period goals in a span of four minutes on its way to an 11-2 victory over U-32 on Wednesday at the Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center.

NORTHFIELD — A scoreless stretch lasting nearly four minutes in the middle of the third quarter was the major difference Wednesday as the Norwich University women’s basketball team suffered a 58-41 loss against Bates.