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Brattleboro’s Kate Pattison, left, drives past Hartford defender Hailey Vanasse during the second half of their girls’ basketball game on Dec. 30 at the BUHS gym.

After tough start, Bears boys’ hockey finds its footing

The Brattleboro boys' ice hockey team got off to a rough start, but they are starting to pull things together.

On Dec. 20 at Withington Rink, the Bears lost in overtime to the Amherst-Pelham (Mass.) Hurricanes, 3-2. Even though it was a loss, coach Eric Libardoni was happy with the effort.

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Wildcat boys top Terriers in Green Mountain Tournament

The Twin Valley boys' basketball team swept last week's Green Mountain Holiday Tournament in Chester to take the trophy as champions. In the opening round on Dec. 12, Bellows Falls rolled to a 70-38 win over Mount St. Joseph. A 15-0 run in the first quarter set the tone,

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Bears sweep L&G Tip-Off Tourney

The Brattleboro Bears girls' basketball got their season off to a great start with wins over the Burr & Burton Bulldogs and Arlington Eagles in the Leland & Gray Tip-Off Tournament on Dec. 8 and 9 in Townshend. The hosts were not as fortunate, as the Rebels started their...

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Bears sweep L&G Tip-Off Tourney

The Brattleboro Bears girls' basketball got their season off to a great start with wins over the Burr & Burton Bulldogs and Arlington Eagles in the Leland & Gray Tip-Off Tournament on Dec. 8 and 9 in Townshend. The hosts were not as fortunate, as the Rebels started their season with a 30-23 loss to Arlington and a 42-28 loss to Burr & Burton in the tournament. • The opening night of the tournament saw the Bears grind out a...

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Concussions and young athletes: a growing concern

Soccer is thought of as a safer alternative to football, with a seemingly lower risk of injury compared to the violent collisions that are common in football. But concussions are not uncommon in soccer and, with them, the increase risk to athletes of developing conditions like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease that can develop from repeated head impacts. Over time, it can cause behavioral, mood, and cognitive changes even if the patient has no new head trauma.

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Turkey Trot draws nearly 200 runners

Lots of sun and reasonable temperatures for a November morning in Vermont greeted runners on Thanksgiving for the Red Clover Rover's annual Turkey Trot on Upper Dummerston Road in Brattleboro. There were 198 runners at the starting line for the 3-mile race, which was won by Peyton Joslyn, 16, of Swanzey, New Hampshire. A sophomore at Monadnock Regional High School, he was the top male finisher for the second straight year in 16 minutes, 42 seconds. Nico Conathan-Leach, 16, of...

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Testing her mettle

Triathlons are not for the faint of heart, and the Ironman - a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2 mile run - is strictly for the fittest of the fit. Elizabeth "EBiz" Bianchi of West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, went to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, to compete in the 2023 Ironman World Championship on Oct. 14. While she was nowhere near the winning podium - just completing this event in one piece is a huge accomplishment. The...

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Rebels, Wildcats fall short in state soccer finals

The Vermont Division IV state soccer championships came to Applejack Stadium in Manchester on Nov. 4, with the defending champion Leland & Gray Rebels in the girls' final taking on the top-seeded Arlington Eagles, and the undefeated Twin Valley Wildcats facing the defending champions, the Winooski Spartans, in the boys' final. In a pair of games that showcased the four of the best soccer programs in Vermont, Arlington defeated Leland & Gray, 2-1, while Winooski kept its crown with a...

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