Brattleboro’s Montana Frehsee (24) pulls down a rebound in front of Windsor defenders Audrey Rupp, center, and Sophia Rockwood, right, during the second half of their game on Feb. 9 at the BUHS gym.

Bears rally to beat Windsor on Senior Night, 32-31

The Windsor Yellowjackets came into the BUHS gym on Feb. 8 with a 12-3 record and ranked No. 2 in Vermont Division III girls' basketball. Windsor have averaged about 60 points per game and have more than held their own against upper division teams.

However, never underestimate the power of a team that is on a hot streak and peaking at the right moment.

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A win for the BUHS girls, a loss for the BUHS boys against Mount Anthony

Everything seemed lined up in favor of the Brattleboro Bears boys' basketball team going into their Feb. 2 game against the Mount Anthony Patriots at the BUHS gym. The Bears were coming off the high of a buzzer-beating victory over Burr & Burton on Jan. 26, and they had...

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Bears bite Bulldogs, 52-51, after last-minute rally

Brattleboro boys' basketball coach Winston Sailsman Jr. has said all season that his team has often had two problems in games - committing too many turnovers and not finishing strong in the final minutes. After a come-from-behind 52-51 win over the Burr & Burton Bulldogs on Jan. 26 at...

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After five losses in a row, BF boys try to break out of their slump

We're heading into the final three weeks of the high school basketball season in Vermont. It's the time when teams learn whether they have what it takes to succeed in the playoffs. The Bellows Falls Terriers have aspirations for a long run in the Division III boys' basketball tournament, but they have lost five straight games to finish last week with a 5-7 record. They hadn't won since a 68-53 victory over Twin Valley on Jan. 4. In BF's defense,

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Bears girls’ hockey team still searching for a win

It's no fun losing game after game, but the Brattleboro Bears girls' hockey team are not giving up. In the Bears' defense, they are playing more experienced teams with more players. With the deck stacked that much against you, all that can be hoped for is to play competitively for as long as you are able and for the younger players to learn the lessons that need to be learned to become a better team in the future. With just...

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Rebel boys fall to Poultney; BF avenges loss

Sometimes, you take a look at the records of the teams playing in the game you are going to cover and think that you are going to see a dud. I wasn't expecting much from the Jan. 5 boys' basketball game in Townshend between the 2-5 Leland & Gray Rebels and the 1-8 Poultney Blue Devils. Instead of a dud, it turned out to be an exciting game that tested the mettle of the Rebels as they lost, 67-56. The...

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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. This was a game where both coaches had a legitimate beef with the officiating. There were 17 penalties in the game - nine for the Bears and seven for...

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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, and despite some improved play by the Mounties in the second quarter, the Terriers had a 29-11 lead at the half. BF scored 24 points in the third quarter to take...

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