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Most skiers prefer powder tracks to cat tracks. This photo was taken Wednesday, February 13, at Mount Snow. Photo by Brett Miller
Sometimes catwalks, or cat tracks, smaller mountain connecting trails, feel monotonous. Other times they seem dangerous. Whether friendly and playful or narrow and intimidating many mountains possess these connecting trails. Crossing Stratton recently as I headed to meet my wife Cheryl at the mid...
WHITINGHAM- Twin Valley beat Poultney Thursday evening, February 7, in a game that was as tight and as tense as a state tournament game. The two teams were neck and neck in the D4 statewide standings, Poultney was fresh off a big win over top-ranked Proctor two days earlier, and Twin Valley came...

Twin Valley’s Celia Betit is defended closely by Woodstock forward Jane Lackley. Photo by Christian Avard/Vermont Standard
WHITINGHAM- “It was a grinder, that’s only way to describe it.”
That was the way Twin Valley girls’ varsity basketball coach Buddy Hayford talked about Monday’s 25-24 overtime win over Leland & Gray. “Points were few and far between,” he added. “They were hard to come by.”
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WHITINGHAM- The Twin Valley Middle High School snowboard team is midway through the season, and so far results have been positive. The team is small, with only four riders, but mighty, with a number of top-10 finishes in slopestyle and giant slalom events.  That has the team coaches looking...
WHITINGHAM- Twin Valley and Leland & Gray met in boys’ varsity basketball for the first time this season. When the dust settled in the rough and tumble game, the host Wildcats had rolled to a 56-35 win over the Rebels.
“It closely resembled football at times,” said Twin Valley coach...
POULTNEY- The Twin Valley girls’ varsity basketball team traveled to Poultney Thursday, January 31, in need of win.  The team was 3-8 and had dropped a number of close contests in recent weeks. No doubt the team was  looking forward to a contest with the Blue Devils, as the Wildcats had beaten...
ARLINGTON- Twin Valley coach Chris Brown has been saying all season he wants the Wildcats to use their pressure defense as a building block to trigger their offense. That concept was readily apparent Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats used a stifling defense to convert easy baskets and make...

Jarrett Niles
BELLOWS FALLS- At the beginning of the basketball season, Twin Valley girls’ varsity coach Buddy Hayford was asked what teams would give the Wildcats a difficult game.  The top team on that list was Bellows Falls.  He said the Terriers were a senior-laden, athletic squad that featured a number of...
LONDONDERRY- Get ready to take a road trip for Magic Mountain’s  newest event in its trilogy of non-sanctioned extreme ski/ride competitions. It’s the debut of the Road to Ruin on Saturday, February 2.
Road to Ruin is a throwback to the classic ‘80s ski movie “Hot Dog: The Movie,” with a...
PERU- On Friday, February 8, Bromley Mountain ski resort will hold the 17th annual Mom’s Day Off  fundraiser. Moms ski or ride for just $25 when they show the ticket seller a snapshot of their children.
Once again, this year’s event will benefit women’s breast cancer care at the...

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