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Twin Valley midfielder Rita Messing, right, tries to get the ball past Mount Saint Joseph’s goalkeeper during Monday’s match. Messing scored the Wildcats’ lone goal. R. Capitani
By Randy Capitani
WILMINGTON- The Twin Valley girls’ varsity soccer team opened their shortened season on Monday evening by hosting the Mount Saint Joseph Mounties under the lights at Hayford Field.  The Wildcats looked good in the early going, but MSJ rallied in the second half to come...

Twin Valley’s Colin McHale accounted for five goals and two assists in the Wildcats’ 8-1 win over Long Trail on Saturday. File photo

DORSET- The Twin Valley Middle High School boys’ varsity soccer team finally got a chance to play its first game of the season. After a sluggish start the team found its stride, and the goal, to take an 8-1 win over host Long Trail School.
The match was a rare meeting on the pitch...
STOWE- Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s Virtual Red Bench Series will present “Nordic Skiing; A Look Forward” on Thursday, October 8, at 7 pm via Zoom.
Peter Graves moderates a diverse and expert panel of Nordic skiers, complete with some of the sport’s most respected names. 
The...

Tiffany Speigel left, clears the ball against Bellows Falls in a game played in September 2019.
WHITINGHAM- The Twin Valley boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer teams are scheduled to start their fall seasons in the upcoming week. Games slated for this past week were canceled after the state of Vermont delayed the start of fall sports by a week. On Tuesday, September 22, health commissioner Mark...
DOVER- It's been quite a year for Spencer Crispe. This past winter he became the first person to climb and backcountry ski down all 110 of Vermont's 3,000-foot and higher peaks. It took him four years to complete that challenge. Now he's added another accomplishment, climbing all 770 high peaks...
GREENFIELD – The Connecticut River Conservancy is hosting the 24th annual Source to Sea Cleanup throughout September. This year, CRC is asking cleanup participants and all who enjoy rivers to join them in demanding an end to trashed rivers. 
Consumers have been trained by businesses to...
West Brattleboro- Join the international award-winning circus company Nimble Arts in collaboration with Circus Minimus for Circus in Place on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, at 12, 2, and 4 pm. 
This outdoor performance for all ages brings together community and artists. There...

The 2020 Twin Valley boys’ varsity soccer team. Back row, from left, manager Jack “Jacko” Roche, Izaak Park, Colin McHale, Finn Fisher, Aiden Joyce, Cooper Adams, Noah Dornburg, coach Josh Carpenter-O’Hearn, and coach Buddy Hayford. Front row, Cody Magnant, Matt Hammond, Liam Wendell, Luke Rizzio, and Ayden Loos. Missing: Garret Cunningham, Aaron Soskin, and Jerry Mosher.
By Randy Capitani
WHITINGHAM- “It’s a strange time. It sure is all of that and then some.” That kind of sums up coach Buddy Hayford’s take on the upcoming fall soccer season. Hayford, boys’ varsity soccer coach and athletic director at Twin Valley Middle High School, is preparing a soccer...

The Twin Valley girls’ varsity soccer team. Back row, from left, assistant coach Jordyn Bolognani, Paige Lane, Brianna Flanagan, Jazmyn Dix, Tiffany Speigel, Kylie Reed, Jayden Crawford, Rita Messing, Sadie Boyd, and coach Robert Bolognani. Front row, Sarah Stone, Molly Kehoe, Brooklyn Russell, Chloe Joyce, and Halee Cole. Missing are Bianca Place, Breck Bensin, and Fiona Toole.
By Randy Capitani
WHITINGHAM- The Twin Valley Middle High School girls’ varsity soccer team is hoping to pick up where last season finished off. Last year’s team sported a 6-9-1 record, including a first-round playoff win, and was building toward a solid season in 2020, with 10 starters...

Mount Norris Camp Director Clint “Hawkeye” Buxton prepares for his Long Trail hike.
VERMONT- Since his earliest days, Clint Buxton has yearned to conquer the Long Trail. When COVID-19 dashed his final season as summer camp director at Mount Norris Scout Reservation in Eden, the suddenly unemployed 61-year-old decided to lace up his hiking boots to raise awareness and much needed...

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