Otter Valley’s Mia Politano, left, tags out Mount Abraham’s Sam Rathbun, center, in a rundown as she dives back into second base during the Division II finals Friday afternoon at Castleton University.

Barre Baseball's Blue Team gathers together Saturday as the B.O.R. offers batting cages and practice space for area teams throughout school vacation week. 

U-32’s Waylon Kurts, left, passes Lyndon Institute’s Holden Middleton at the finish line of the boys individual 5-kilometer classic race at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton on Monday.

A Mayflower Conference banner is seen in the gymnasium at the Waldron Athletic Center at Green Mountain College on Tuesday.

Green Mountain Eagles forward Sean LeFlore, left, charges down the center lane during practice with assistant coach Randy Jackson. The wall behind the men is lined with banners for the Mayflower Conference.

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.

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Northfield-Williamstown girls soccer team used its cooperative-team powers Tuesday, thwarting repeated comeback attempts by Stowe during a 4-3 victory.