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The 1952 nationals finish line in Stowe.
VERMONT- Join in Thursday, February 25, at 7 pm for Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s free virtual Red Bench discussion,  “Nosedive; A History of Mt. Mansfield’s Famous Trail.” Since 1934 Mt. Mansfield’s Nosedive trail, with its snaking narrow turns and an elevation drop of 2,080 has become the...

ORFORD, NH- The Twin Valley boys’ varsity basketball team had its chances in their season opener at Rivendell Academy. But two rough middle quarters doomed the Wildcats as they fell to the host Raptors 51-45 on Friday, February 12. It was the first game for either team in almost a year....

Katelyn Longe blocks a Green Mountain player’s shot during a February 2020 game. Longe notched 20 points in Twin Valley’s loss to Rivendell on Friday. The Wildcats host Green Mountain on Friday. File photo/RC
By Randy Capitani
ORFORD, NH- The Vermont high school basketball season officially got underway Friday evening, with games being played for the first time since March 2020. While teams had been allowed to hold practices, Friday was the first day state health officials allowed play between...

The 2021 Twin Valley girls’ varsity: Front row (L-R): Hannah Sullivan, Jayden Crawford, Kylie Reed, and Sadie Boyd. Back row (L-R): Assistant coach James Anderson, Kayleigh Richard, Alanna Bevilacqua, Katelyn Longe, Bianca Place, and coach Buddy Hayford.
WHITINGHAM- “We just go day to day and hope for the best.”
That’s how Twin Valley athletic director and girls’ varsity coach Buddy Hayford summed up the topsy-turvy pandemic world of Vermont high school basketball. It’s been 11 months since Hayford last coached a girls’ game on the...

The Twin Valley Wildcats for 2021. Back row (L-R): Head coach Chris Brown, assistant coach Josh Carpenter O’Hearn, Matt Hammond, Justin Ewart, Caleb Dupuis, Aidin Joyce, Liam Wendel, Noah Dornburgh, assistant coach James Anderson. Front row (L-R): Joey Crafts, Jimmy Place, Izaak Park, Colin McHale, Aaron Soskin, Cody Magnant, and Luke Wrathall. Photo Credit: Buddy Hayford
By Randy Capitani
WHITINGHAM- When the Twin Valley boys’ varsity basketball team last played a game, it was almost a year ago. The Wildcats squared off with Proctor for the D4 state championship on March 7, 2020, at the Barre Auditorium, where the Phantoms rode hot shooting and pressure...
DOVER- Drivers on Route 100 may have noticed something new alongside Mount Snow Academy, a big white bubble on the tennis court next to the main building. But what most people probably don’t know is what’s inside that rigid-frame tent. It’s a trampoline, and it may very well be the key to the...
Wednesday, January 27, kicked off the Southern Vermont League Nordic ski race season with cloudy and snowy conditions at Prospect Mountain in Woodford.  Skiers from five high schools competed in the 5K classic event: Twin Valley, Mount Anthony, Brattleboro, Burr and Burton, and Rutland.  Twin...
NEWTON, MA- Kaie Quigley, a Lasell University student from West Wardsboro, VT, presented at the University’s Fall Career Readiness Symposium in December.
Quigley contributed to a virtual sharing of student art created during the fall 2020 semester. Students were challenged to visually...
By Randy Capitani
WHITINGHAM- Twin Valley Middle High School varsity soccer coach Buddy Hayford has an impressive body of work across his three-plus decades of coaching. He’s the winningest high school soccer coach in Vermont’s history, with more than 400 wins. He’s won 10 state...
VERMONT- The annual statewide Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is underway. The US Fish and Wildlife Service invites students from pre-K to 12th grade to create designs featuring ducks, swans or geese in their natural habitats. Designs are judged in four age categories, with...

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