Brattleboro forward Ozzie VanHendrick (8) celebrates after scoring the first of his three goals in a 5-1 victory over Green Mountain in boys’ soccer action on Sept. 20 at Natowich Field.

Bears girls’ and boys’ soccer off to a good start

The Brattleboro soccer teams played host last week to their lower-division neighbors, Green Mountain and Leland & Gray, for a pair of games under the lights at Natowich Field.

The boys rolled to a 5-1 win over GM on Sept. 20 as senior forward Ozzie VanHendrick scored three goals. It was a little tougher for the Brattleboro girls, as the defending Division IV champions put up a good fight in a 4-2 loss to the Bears on Sept. 21.

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Bears hang on, beat Patriots, win back Elwell Trophy

The Elwell Trophy returned to Brattleboro on Sept. 15 after the Bears pulled out a 14-9 victory over the Mount Anthony Patriots in a football game that had more emotional twists and turns than perhaps any other meeting in this long rivalry. This game violated most of the conventions...

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Weather makes mess of sports schedules

Excessive heat, thunderstorms force cancellations, postponements, and truncated games

A week of hot weather and thunderstorms is not unusual in early September. However, last week's heat wave, followed by a series of violent thunderstorms, is highly unusual for this time of year. As a result of Vermont getting weather that was more like July than September, the high...

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Terriers blank Cosmos, Tigers maul Bears in football openers

The local high school football season began on Sept. 1 with a 34-0 rout by Bellows Falls over the Springfield Cosmos at Hadley Field in the 110th meeting between those two teams, and a 35-6 loss by Brattleboro to the Middlebury Tigers in the Bears' home opener at Natowich Field. • Springfield hasn't won a game over their rivals in Bellows Falls since 2009. The Terriers retained "The Trophy" and upped their all-time record against the Cosmos in this gridiron...

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High school football season begins Friday for Bears, Terriers

The 2023 Vermont high school football season begins this weekend with Brattleboro and Bellows Falls both opening at home on Sept. 1. The newly-renamed Brattleboro Bears host the Middlebury Tigers at Natowich Field, while one of the oldest rivalries in Vermont football - the Bellows Falls Terriers versus the Springfield Cosmos - is renewed at Hadley Field. Both games begin at 7 p.m. This season features some significant changes in Vermont high school football with divisional shifts and the introduction...

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Fossils win third straight CRVBL title

The Putney Fossils defeated the Connecticut River Iron Men, 6-3, on Sunday, August 13, to retain the Richard W. Bissell Cup as champions of the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League (CRVBL). The victory marked the Fossils' third CRVBL championship in a row and fifth in the past six years. Fossils starting pitcher Peter Wagner capped a stellar season with a complete-game gem for Putney, allowing only five hits while striking out 10 and walking one. Wagner went 4-0 with a...

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BHS/BUHS Athletic Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2023 inductees

The Brattleboro High School/Brattleboro Union High School Athletic Hall of Fame recently announced its Class of 2023 inductees. The induction banquet will be held on Oct. 28 for new members Beth Juscen (1978), Denny Robinson (1966), Diedrich Stolte (Coach), Don Robinson (1966), Donna Dearborn (1971), Hugh Barber (1968), Jeff Dixon (1999), John Dimick (Coach), Kyle Henry (2003), Pam Packard (1974), Pete Beebe (1956), Phil Natowich (1966), and Scott Nadeau (1983). Here, in alphabetical order, are capsule biographies of the inductees:

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Local players help Vermont win Shrine football game

With the help of several local players, Vermont snapped a three-game losing streak in the 70th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl with a 28-6 win over New Hampshire on Aug. 5 at Vermont State University Castleton's Dave Wolk Stadium. Vermont had a slim 7-6 lead late in the second quarter when Essex defensive back Tanner Robbins picked off a pass by Concord quarterback Zach Doward and returned it 73 yards for a touchdown. That was the second New Hampshire pass that...

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