Chris Lenois

Boys’ soccer in the playoffs

The Brattleboro Union High School boys' soccer team split a pair of games to close out the home portion of their schedule, losing 6-2 to Rutland and beating Taconic, 3-0.

Rutland came to Tenney Field Thursday night with a 5-5-1 record that belied their talent. The Raider offense, led by Jacob Godfrey and Jacob Henderson, was a clinic on passing into space. The two hooked up on Godfrey's first of four goals 15 minutes into the game when Henderson crossed a pass to him through traffic from the right side of the box.

Henderson notched his second assist 10 minutes later on a mirror image of the first scoring play, finding Kyle Waite with a cross from the left. Then the sophomore got one of his own just before halftime to push the lead to 3-0.

Jack Price got the Colonels on the board early in the second half with a put back after the goalkeeper couldn't corral Ian Fulton Black's free kick from 30 yards out. Then Godfrey scored twice for Rutland within a two-minute span to put the game out of reach.

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Rebels, Terriers, Wildcats ready for spring seasons

Continuing my middle relief duties for Randy Holhut with a look at spring sports teams for Bellows Falls, Leland & Gray and Twin Valley high schools. The Commons front office says Randy will be activated off the Disabled List in time for next week's start to the regular season.

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More than 100 games, meets, and matches at BUHS

Middle relief is an unheralded but crucial role in any baseball team’s bullpen. The pitcher might only see action every fifth or sixth game, and the goal is typically to eat up innings and preserve the better members of the staff for more critical situations. He is often a...

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‘The storm took pieces of me that I’ll never get back’

The word “loss” is almost too small to encompass the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. But as if in a game of word association, it is the only one that comes to my mind when people talk about that storm. I think it's especially true for those of us who were in New Orleans. For us there, unlike for those living in other affected parts of the Gulf Coast, the tragedy seemed to take on an additional dimension every single day.

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