ST. ALBANS — Rene DeLaricheliere is no stranger to a fierce battle on the diamond, but last year, his greatest fight had nothing to do with baseball.

ENOSBURG — Stevie “Wonder” Rocheleau bounced back from the Dumpster Fire last week to again claim first place this week. That makes it three out of the last five weeks that Wonder has been on the first-place team.

SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame has postponed its annual induction dinner to April 2021 due to the risks related to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The 18U Vermont Rockets Fastpitch softball team took the field mid-July for an abbreviated season. For high school athletes whose spring season was canceled, it was a boon.

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NEW BOSTON, NH — The Ridgefield Ranch riders Cassidy and Paige Superneau competed at the New Boston Fairgrounds in New Hampshire over the weekend.

BURLINGTON — Max Olmstead (Castleton University), fresh off a perfect game against the Queen City Bulldogs, continued his dominance against the Mariners and earned the 8-4 victory for the Burlington Brewers on Wednesday evening.

BARRE — Milton’s Scott Dragon secured the double point victory in the 75-lap, Maplewood/Irving Late Model, Country Camper Midseason Championships at Thunder Road on Friday.

ST. ALBANS — This week, five swimmers received the Messenger Sports Shark of the Week.

ST. ALBANS — Connor Wood, son of Andrew and Aaron Wood, was recently drafted by the Maine Nordiques, an NAHL Teir II Junior ice hockey team based out of Lewiston, Maine.

ENOSBURG — The team that claimed victory this week actually thought they finished fourth. On their card, a +7.5 was indicated. After a third-grader added the numbers, they were actually +15.5.

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BAKERSFIELD — Robbie Maher has a love for many sports, but when it comes to the one he’ll play himself, golf rises to the forefront.

FONDA, NY — The Ridgefield Ranch racers traveled to Fonda, NY, for a weekend of racing at Midland Barrels.

ENOSBURG — The Enosburg high school baseball field was bustling on Tuesday evening as fans spread out along the sideline to take in the contest between Enosburg Babe Ruth and St. Albans Babe Ruth team 1.

PLATTSBURGH — The Champlain Mariners traveled to New York to take on the Plattsburgh Falcons over the weekend, earning an 8-2 win over the hosting team in the first game of the weekend.

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BAKERSFIELD/GRANITEVILLE — Will Marcotte began his racing season a little later than expected due to COVID-19 precautions, but the delay didn’t hinder his performance.

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ST. ALBANS — Three off this week's Sharks, Zoe Montagen Litchfield, Mackenzie Smith, Anna Ebert, were selected as members of lane 6 in our 9am practice group. During practices this week, the coaching staff kept track of every little slip in focus and effort from all swimmers. Over three days…

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SWANTON — In the winter of 2019, BFA graduate, Matt Meunier, joined the coaching staff of the Saint Michael’s College Purple Knights baseball team.

ENOSBURG — To increase one’s chances of being on a winning team as of late, the guys you want for teammates are Stevie “Wonder” Rocheleau and Dan “The Fish” Poissant.

ST. ALBANS — Mike Mashtare is well known in the St. Albans community for his dedication to running and cross country skiing, but he’s got another passion — paddleboarding.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Tuesday evening, fields across the county were filled with smiling faces as Babe Ruth baseball and Vermont Rockets Fastpitch Softball players faced off on the diamond.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Youth baseball and softball got off to a late start as organizations dealt with COVID-19 concerns, but the boys and girls of summer are out on diamonds across the county.

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BARRE — Ridgefield Ranch was back in the ring this weekend, and it was Paige (Superneau) and her horse, Rain, who put up the best time of the day at TNT Stables.

BURLINGTON/FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Champlain Mariners were back in action last week, taking on the South Burlington Expos and the Black Sox.

ST. ALBANS — Sharks Swim Team coach Tom Koldys selected the folloiwing four swimmers as the Sharks of the Week and provided the descriptions of why each team member was selected.

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COLCHESTER — The Northeast-10 Conference recently announced its Academic Honor Roll for the 2020 spring semester. Among the 255 student-athletes who represented Saint Michael’s College (SMC), one hails from Swanton.

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ENOSBURG — When the number 73 is mentioned in the same sentence as Dan “Hoofer” Babcock, several things come to mind. His age? Number of chicken wings he can eat? Number he wore playing peewee hockey? Maybe the average score of his eighth grade math tests?

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FAIRFAX/NEW BOSTON, NH — The Superneau family of Ridgefield Ranch, was back in action over the Fourth of July weekend, racing in New Hampshire. All three ladies, Cassidy, Paige, and their mother Dawn, had banner days.

ST ALBANS/BOSTON, Mass. — Ellen Sargent brought smiles to Franklin County faces this spring when she took photos of local families on their front porches during the COVID-19 shutdown.

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SWANTON — Cam Gadue and the rest of the Airborne drivers have gotten the green flag to race, but things will be very different this summer.

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Principal’s Association released news that the high school fall sports season will have a delayed opening. Practices for fall teams scheduled to begin on August 10th will now begin the first student day of school at the end of August or beginning of September.

BARRE/MILTON — Scott Dragon, two-time “King of the Road” bounced back from a blown engine the week before to dominate the field in the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Model Firecracker 54 at the Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Spectacular on Thursday, July 2nd.

ST. ALABNS/SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Champlain Mariner’s kicked off their delayed summer baseball season this weekend with power at the plate and skill on the mound.

ST. ALBANS — The Sharks Swim team held their first “Shark Meet” this past week. The meet was designed this year to give swimmers a chance to both compete and measure their individual progress.

ST. ALBANS — Darren and Dylan Callan have shared many games together. For Darren, the quarterfinal game he played his senior year was one he will never forget.

ENOSBURG — Well, the streak is over. Bert “Eraser” Broe was NOT on the losing team this week. Even more of a shocker, his team was second from the top.

SHELDON — Dennis Cota and Leah Griggs have been spending the spring and summer logging miles on local bike paths, getting more exercise than they’ve been able to enjoy comfortably in recent years.

SWANTON — Breezy Parent is well known for her commanding presence on MVU’s Lady Thunderbirds varsity hockey team, but she’s got another love that keeps her busy.

ST. ALBANS — Maddie Hungerford has left her mark on the Comet hockey program, thanks to a lot of hard work and her love for the game.

Barre, VT – Thunder Road has received state approval to allow limited fan attendance at the Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Spectacular on Thursday, July 2nd.

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ENOSBURG — The Luc Gates Foundation has recognized outstanding Franklin County seniors since 1997, and while this year’s recipients may have received their announcements differently, the recognition was just as special.

ST. ALBANS — Aspiring Comet, Micah Burdo, got good news in mid-June. The photo she submitted to the USA Slaps Gallery, was selected as a winner. Burdo’s photo will be printed, most likely in the August issue, of the USA Hockey publication.

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FAIRFAX — Paige and Cassidy Superneau of Ridgefield Ranch were back in the ring this Saturday for the National Barrel Horse Associations’ Vermont Doubleheader with the Green Mountain Barrel Racing and Poles at TNT Stables in Barre, Vt.