Post 5 sweeps through opening games of Legion tourney

The Vermont American Legion Baseball tournament began on July 22 after a hectic week of make-up games for many teams.

Persistently rainy weather this summer jumbled the regular season schedule. Brattleboro Post 5 was fortunate to be able to get their games played without resorting to multiple doubleheaders, while Bellows Falls Post 37 saw too many postponements in the first half of the season.

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Brattleboro Little Leaguers advance to state finals

The steady parade of showers and thunderstorms that have marched across Vermont has made the summer baseball season a challenge. But it delivered one unexpected bonus - it allowed the Brattleboro 12-U and 10-U Little League All-Stars to clinch their respective District 2 titles on July 15 at South...

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Post 5 takes first place in Legion ball

Brattleboro Post 5 is off to a great start to its American Legion Baseball season. After they lost their first league game to Bennington Post 13 on June 18, Brattleboro has since won 11 of 12 league games to take control of first place in the Southern Division with...

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Claussen steps down as Rebels softball coach

After 34 years here in Windham County, I've gotten to know many people at our local schools. I'm now writing about the children of the players and coaches I've associated with in that time. One marker of those passing years has been Tammy Brassard Claussen, who recently announced she was stepping down from her post as varsity softball coach at Leland & Gray Union High School. I met Tammy Brassard in the fall of 1990, a young woman from Brookfield...

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Local athletes selected to SVL all-star teams

The Southern Vermont League announced its all-star teams last week for high school baseball, softball, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, track & field, and Ultimate disc. • In baseball, Brattleboro's Jackson Emery and Sam Bogart were honorable mentions in the A Division, while Jamison Nystrom of Bellows Falls was selected to the B Division first team with teammate Cole Moore earning honorable mention. Green Mountain had three players on the C Division first team - Tanner Swisher, Kaiden McCarthy, and Liam...

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Rebels, Terriers fall in semifinals

Leland & Gray entered their Division IV softball semifinal on June 6 against top-seeded West Rutland confident about their chances of advancing to the championship game. And when the fifth-seeded Rebels found themselves with a 4-2 lead over the defending state champions heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, it looked like that confidence was not misplaced. By the end of the West Rutland fifth, the visiting Rebels were left dazed and wondering what had just hit them as...

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Rebels, Terriers reach softball semifinals

The last two local teams standing after the first week of the Vermont high school playoffs are the Bellows Falls and Leland & Gray softball teams. Both advanced into their respective semifinals with dramatic wins. • No, 5 Leland & Gray and No, 4 Poultney met for the third time in a week on June 2, and the Rebels came away with a 9-5 win in extra innings in a Division IV quarterfinal game. There was not a lot separating...

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Playoff season begins for local teams this week

The regular season concluded last week for high school baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, and Ultimate disc in Vermont. The opening rounds of the playoffs for these sports began this week, while the track & field teams will have their state championships this weekend. Baseball • Brattleboro has been having trouble scoring runs all season, and their last few games of the regular season illustrated this with shutout losses to Otter Valley (2-0 on May 20), Monadnock (9-0 on May 23),

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