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MANCHESTER, NH/SWANTON, VT — Amanda Conger, a 2020 graduate of Saint Anselm College and a resident of Swanton, was recently honored with the Donna M. Guimont Service Leadership and Engagement Award in recognition of her exemplary community service and involvement for the 2019-2020 academic year.
FAIRFAX — BFA Fairfax varsity baseball coach Mike Brown had two returning seniors on his team this spring, Tyler Pigeon and Weston Black. Brown recognized both young men for their efforts on and off the diamond.
ST. ALBANS — My most memorable game. That is quite a question that Ruthie has thrown in my direction. Having been a three-sport high school athlete and having coached over fourteen hundred games, narrowing this list down to a single game has been a challenge.
ST. ALBANS — The 2019 Comet softball team secured the DI state title against in-county rival MVU in a game that kept fans on the edges of their seats from start to finish.
RICHFORD — The annual Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the Northern Forest Canoe Trail is encouraging those who were hoping to participate to do so virtually.
ENOSBURG — Rodney Burns, head coach of the Hornets’ baseball team, recognized three graduating seniors whose final high school baseball season was canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis.
RICHFORD — The Richford Junior Senior High School recognized three graduating seniors who were unable to compete in their senior spring season. Messenger Sports wishes each athlete the best in their future endeavors.
ST. ALBANS — BFA St. Albans senior football player Matt Bayard was selected as one of 24 finalists for the 2019 Vermont High School Scholar-Athlete Inductees.
BERKSHIRE — Elle Purrier isn’t usually in Franklin County during the spring season, especially not for weeks at a time. Like high school and college athletes, professional athletes are also sidelined by COVID-19 closures.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have left fields, arenas, rinks, and gyms vacant across the United States, but the powerful impact sports have on those who play, watch, or coach can still be felt.
SWANTON — Correlations between math, basketball, and coaching may not be the norm for everyone, but for Taylor Coppenrath, the three flow together naturally.
FRANKLIN — After completing the Appalachian Trail in 2016, Mariah Choiniere decided to tackle the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018, taking her first steps on April 20th.
FRANKLIN — In the summer of 2016, Mariah Choiniere set out to explore the ‘Green Tunnel.’ The 20-year-old bought a one-way bus ticket to Georgia and, on April 7th, began a solo thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.
FRANKLIN — Brooks Sturtevant grew up in the ‘shadow of Katahdin’ in northern Maine. No stranger to hiking and skiing, he tackled a new challenge nearly a decade ago when he decided to take up cycling.
ST. ALBANS — Cameron Russell, a Spartan lacrosse player and BFA St. Albans graduate had a break-out season in his junior year at Castleton University (2019).
ST. ALBANS, VT/CHARLOTTE, NC — This winter, during the Comets 20th season, Shanley Howrigan (2010-2013) was recognized as an All-Decade Player for her contributions to the team.