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WILMINGTON- What kind of inspiration does it take for someone to backcountry ski all 110 Vermont peaks above 3,000 feet in elevation?  
“It being a bad idea,” says Spencer Crispe with a laugh.  “ I’ve always been kind of attracted to ludicrous ideas. Anything that is objectively...
DORSET- The Twin Valley Wildcats had an off night shooting.  But they still played well enough to double up a struggling Long Trail School team 50-25 in boys’ basketball on Thursday, January 9.  
“It was an odd, eerie kind of game,” said Twin Valley coach Chris Brown. “We had some busing...
Kylie Reed, right, leads the Twin Valley fast break in game against Mount St. Joseph on December 19.  The Mounties have beaten Twin Valley twice this season.
Kylie Reed, right, leads the Twin Valley fast break in game against Mount St. Joseph on December 19. The Mounties have beaten Twin Valley twice this season. Photos by Randy Capitani
WHITINGHAM- “They’re really good. They’re clearly one of the top two teams in the state in our division.”
That was Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford’s assessment of the Proctor High School girls’ varsity basketball team.  The Phantoms showed just how good they are Friday evening, January 10...
Brayden (left) and Landon (right) Brown
Brayden (left) and Landon (right) Brown
Brayden and Landon Brown, of Wilmington, representing the Brattleboro Elks Lodge, won the Southern Vermont District Elks Hoop Shoot in Springfield on Saturday, January 11.  Landon won the ages 8-9 boys division and Brayden won the ages 10-11 boys division.  In order to qualify for the competition...
GRAFTON- The Susan G. Komen New England affiliate has announced that Jillian Fisher, Miss Vermont 2019, and Danielle Trottier, Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen 2019, will be participating and volunteering at the 2020 Snowshoe Vermont on the morning of Sunday, January 26, at the Grafton Trails...
WEST RUTLAND- One of the Twin Valley boys’ basketball team’s goals is to get off to a quick start in games.  They worked that to perfection on Friday evening, jumping out to an early lead and then building on that to cruise to a 65-39 win over the host Golden Horde.
Izaak Park and Jack...
WHITINGHAM- Twin Valley came back from their holiday break to host West Rutland Saturday afternoon in girls’ basketball.  When all was said and done, the host Wildcats might have wished for a little more time off, as the visiting Golden Horde mauled Twin Valley 52-19.
Twin Valley played...
A state wildlife biologist holds a black bear cub.
A state wildlife biologist holds a black bear cub.
DUMMERSTON- The Dummerston Conservation Commission is sponsoring a program on Vermont’s black bears on Tuesday, January 14, at 7 pm (snow date Tuesday, January 21) at the Dummerston School.
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department biologist Jaclyn Comeau will share information about Vermont’s...
The Twin Valley soccer team celebrates after beating Arlington 4-1 to win the boys' D4 state title.
The Twin Valley soccer team celebrates after beating Arlington 4-1 to win the boys' D4 state title.
Note: It was a busy year for local sports in 2019.  Here’s a look back at a few highlights of the past year
Twin Valley wins soccer title
Yet another state title came home to Twin Valley Middle High School’s trophy case. In early November, the boys’ varsity soccer...
STOWE- Where is the cutting edge of backcountry skiing in Vermont now? Don’t just follow tracks, learn the secrets of where to go, hear about the latest community-supported skiing around the Northeast, and learn about backcountry gear innovations.
On Thursday, January 9, at 6:30 pm,...

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