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Twin Valley coach Chris Brown, right, talks with Wildcat players during a timeout. Brown notched his 200th win Tuesday at Bellows Falls.
BELLOWS FALLS- Veteran Twin Valley coach Chris Brown picked up his 200th win as the Wildcats’ varsity basketball coach Tuesday evening. Fittingly, his team showcased Brown’s classic coaching tenets of pressure defense and a never-say-die attitude to award him the milestone win with a big comeback...
Twin Valley Middle High School skiers Luke Rizio and Finn Fisher had excellent finishes to the Southern Vermont League Nordic ski season.  Rizio has dominated the individual results all season long, and he topped off the season with wins in the SVL Classic finals at Wild Wings Touring Center in...

The banked slalom course at the Vermont Open heads riders right down to the Stratton Mountain base lodge. Hubert Schriebl
STRATTON- The Vermont Open takes snowboarding back to its roots in a return to outdoor events to celebrate the simplicity of strapping in and carving through the snow and fresh Green Mountain air.
The 2021 Banked Slalom, hosted by Stratton Mountain Resort, is back on March 13 and 14. This...

Leland & Gray’s Samantha Morse, 12, and Hannah Landers box in Twin Valley’s Jayden Crawford during Tuesday’s game. Randy Capitani Capitani
By Randy Capitani
WHITINGHAM- Twin Valley hosted Leland & Gray Tuesday evening in girls’ high school basketball. After a slow start by both teams, the Wildcats pulled away from the visiting Rebels and never looked back, coasting to a 39-13 win.
During the past couple of seasons...
By Randy Capitani
WHITINGHAM- The Twin Valley Wildcats picked up their first win of the season Tuesday evening, beating the visiting Leland & Gray Rebels 53-37.
Unlike their previous game, the Wildcats took control of the game early on. They cruised out to an early 10-2 lead and...

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...

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