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MARSHFIELD, Mass.- Two Norwich players were singled out for their recent standout performances on the ice earlier this week when the New England Hockey Conference announced its first weekly award winners of the second semester.

CASTLETON — Plymouth State’s Bri Wilcox has been around the basketball block and it showed on Tuesday night in the Panthers’ 67-66 victory over Vermont State University Castleton in Little East Conference women’s action..

Organizers pulled off a logistical feat this past week by overcoming Mother Nature’s challenges to hold three ski races at a trio of venues for the 2024 Tour de Chittenden.

Former Rutland High School basketball star Noah Tyson has put together a solid career both playing and coaching.

BURLINGTON — Ileri Ayo-Faleye scored 14 points as the University of Vermont men’s basketball team beat Maine, 65-58, in Saturday’s America East Conference opener.

MONTPELIER — U-32 hung around Friday and threatened to send shockwaves through Central Vermont while seeking its first win over the Montpelier boys basketball team since the 2019-20 season.

BARRE — Spaulding found its offensive rhythm for some lengthy stretches Thursday, but a few extended pauses in the music doomed the Crimson Tide during a 44-32 girls basketball loss to Harwood.

WEST RUTLAND — The West Rutland girls basketball team knows the exit off I-89 that leads to the Barre Auditorium quite well.

MONTPELIER — The hot hands of forward Emily Tringe and goalie Adelaide Croteau helped U-32 overcome a major disadvantage in several statistical categories during Wednesday’s 6-2 girls hockey victory over Missisquoi.

HYDE PARK — Malcolm Ernst and Grayden Conger displayed nerves of steel during the final seconds to help Lamoille spoil a wild comeback attempt by U-32 during Wednesday’s 49-45 boys basketball victory.

BRANDON — The previous chapter of the book that is the Otter Valley boys basketball season didn’t have a happy ending for the Otters. OV turned the page on Wednesday, hoping this chapter read much better.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The University of Vermont backed up its reputations as Comeback Kids by rallying in dramatic fashion to earn another men’s basketball victory Tuesday.

HYDE PARK — Lamoille used a slight size advantage, an intense full-court press and a 16-point performance by Evie Pirie to overwhelm U-32, 43-24, during Tuesday’s girls basketball action.

The Green Mountains are a little greener and the hermit thrush’s song a little sweeter. There is nothing like state pride to start off a new year.

The turning of the calendar to a new year. It’s a time to reflect on what happened over the last 12 months and set a course for what the next 12 months may look like.

EAST MONTPELIER — The U-32 boys basketball team built an 18-point lead in the opening quarter and then Eddie Sayers scored eight of his team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter during Saturday’s 60-46 victory over Mount Anthony.

NOBLE, Maine – Elias Kalat claimed first place at 144 pounds and the Spaulding wrestling team finished eighth out of 46 schools during the two-day Noble Invitational.

HARDWICK — West Rutland’s undefeated girls basketball team drove 2 hours Thursday to visit Hazen. And despite nonstop fog along the way, a massive bullseye on the Golden Horde’s back was as clear as day.

While an 81-year-old Hubie Wagner improves his 75 acres and works with his horses in the small town of Mansfield, Missouri, the wrestling tournament held each year in his honor goes on.

HYDE PARK — A see-saw battle titled in Harwood’s favor down the stretch during Wednesday’s 64-55 boys basketball victory over Lamoille.

North Country’s Sabine Brueck and Rutland’s Anna Moser are two of the most elite guards in the state. The Mount Mansfield girls basketball team has gotten a good look at both in the last week.

RUTLAND TOWN — The Rutland girls hockey team scored first when Piper Newman took the puck right to the goal and slid it past Missisquoi Valley goalie Jadyn Lapan.

The Hazen Union girls basketball team would love to be making the short trip over to the Barre Auditorium in a couple of months for the Division III state championship girls basketball game.

With how dominant the girls basketball team has been at West Rutland over the last decade, it’s easy to forget just how elite the history of the Golden Horde’s boys program is.

BARRE — A massive third-quarter run helped Spaulding overcome a 26-point performance by Montpelier’s Ireland Donahue as the Crimson Tide secured a 48-35 girls basketball victory Saturday.

SPRINGFIELD — The Otter Valley boys basketball team exploded for 25 first-quarter points on the way to a 75-35 victory over Springfield on Saturday in Dressel Gym. Along the way, they showcased some torrid shooting and uncommon depth.

The Rutland boys basketball team fills its early-season schedule with high-profile tests every season, hoping that those challenges now will make them all the better when the games mean the most in a few months.

Michael Audette was appointed Vermont State University Castleton men’s and women’s indoor track and field head coach in June of 2023 after former coach Jay Condon’s resignation.

BARRE — A narrow loss to Colchester at the beginning of the night lit a fire under the Spaulding wrestling team, which capped the evening with a dominating performance against Mount Mansfield on Thursday.

TOLEDO, Ohio — TJ Long scored 19 points and was one of four University of Vermont players who reached double figures during Wednesday’s 86-60 men’s basketball victory over Toledo.

The St. Michael’s College men’s basketball team and their fans are enjoying the holidays this year in a way they have not in a long time.

EAST MONTPELIER — Caelan Zeilenga is a second-generation U-32 boys basketball standout who’s gained enough first-hand experience to know that his shots will eventually start falling.

Nineteen years ago, coach Buddy Hayford had a very unusual Wilmington High School girls basketball team on his hands. The Warriors won the Division IV state championship game at Barre Auditorium by 32 points over Danville.

Outside Keefe Gym on Tuesday night it was 29 degrees. Inside, the Burlington girls basketball team’s shooting was red hot. The Seahorses made 24 of their 52 shots from the floor on the way to a 59-39 victory over Rutland.