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For Purrier, Olympic Trials a measuring stick

EUGENE, Ore. — Elle Purrier’s appearance in next week’s Olympic Trials 3,000-meter steeplechase is being looked at as a step toward the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo rather than this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. One of the youngest … Read more

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BFA pitcher Connor named Gatorade POY

BFA-St. Albans’ Mark Connor today was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Vermont baseball, the program’s third player to receive the award. Connor has led the Bobwhites to a 13-1 record and the top spot in the Division … Read more

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NVAC photos

To see all of our photos from the NVAC district cross country championships Oct. 24 at MVU, click here. Photos are available for free download for printing or social media sharing! If the link doesn’t work for you, go to … Read more

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Fall Playoff Pairings

FOOTBALL Division I Quarterfinals, Friday Mt. Anthony (8, 3-5) at Rutland (1, 7-0) St. Johnsbury (7, 4-4) at Middlebury (2, 8-0) Colchester (6) at Hartford (3, 6-1) Champlain Valley (5, 4-4) at Brattleboro (4, 4-4) Semifinals, Oct. 30 CVU-Brattleboro winner … Read more

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Max Graves of the Links at Lang Farm and Jason Havers of Kwiniaska Golf Club look for help tracking Graves' drive on the 13th hole at Champlain Country Club during Wednesday's second round of the Vermont Amateur Championships. For more photos from the tournament, pick up a copy of the Messenger or subscribe online, and visit fcsportsonline.com.

Evans leads, Bocash second midway through Amateur

Country Club of Barre’s Troy Evans surged into the second-day lead at the 109th Vermont Amateur Championships with an even-par 71 Wednesday, putting him two shots ahead of Champlain Country Club’s Shayne Bocash, Barre’s Eric Lajeunesse and Jay Peak Golf Course’s … Read more

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Likely Boys Basketball Pairings

Division I Playdowns Tuesday/Wednesday South Burlington (16, 3-17-0) at Rice (1, 19-1-0) St. Johnsbury (15, 7-11-0) at Burlington (2, 18-2-0) Brattleboro (14, 8-12-0) at Burr & Burton (3, 17-3-0) Mt. Anthony (13, 8-12-0) at Rutland (4, 17-3-0) Champlain Valley (12, … Read more

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Girls Basketball Playoffs

GIRLS BASKETBALL Division I Playdowns Tuesday, 7:00 St. Johnsbury (15, 5-15) at BFA-St. Albans (2, 17-3) Rutland (13, 8-12) at U-32 (4, 15-4), 5:00 Brattleboro (9, 13-7) at Burr & Burton (8, 14-6) Wednesday, 7:00 Spaulding (16, 4-16) at Champlain … Read more

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BFA-Fairfax football coach Mike Williams after the Bullets defeated Otter Valley on Nov. 8 at Rutland H.S. in the Division III state championship game.

Williams heading to CVU

FAIRFAX — BFA-Fairfax football coach Mike Williams will take over as head coach at Champlain Valley Union next fall, BFA athletic director Geri Witalec said Wednesday. Williams, who has been at BFA’s helm since the program was founded in 2007 and … Read more

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BFA-Fairfax wins first football title

BFA-Fairfax got 407 yards on runs by Matt Larose, Luke Langelier and Liam Sweeney, including a game-saving 38-yard fourth-down sprint by Sweeney to set up a final touchdown with less than a minute remaining in Saturday’s Division III football state … Read more

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Luke Langelier gets into the end zone for BFA's second score in Saturday's Division III semifinal victory over Mt Abraham.

Bullets push back to finals

FAIRFAX — Strong play by the line both ways all afternoon, a better grip on the ball in the second half, and touchdowns by Matt Larose and Luke Langelier were enough to send BFA-Fairfax to the Division III football championship game … Read more

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