ST. ALBANS — In 1933, Emma Collette shot 10/10 from the free-throw line to earn the title as the year’s Girls’ New England Free-throw Champion.
FRANKLIN — We’ve got snow in the forecast, and while that may not be good news for everyone, I’m looking forward to it.
Adam and I loaded our gear into the car on Saturday morning (Yadi had loaded himself about ten minutes earlier), heading out for another round of winter adventuring.
FRANKLIN — In October of 2020, Dylan Newton received his Mental Fitness Coaching Certification, and he’s ready to help others live a better life.
ENOSBURG/FRANKLIN — In a typical winter, the Enosburg Junior-Senior High School gym’s bleachers are full on game nights.
Amid the challenges and grief associated with COVID cancelations and delays, I resolved to channel my disappointment into a more positive space. I redoubled my efforts to tell stories that would remind us of the great times we've shared in the past and the extraordinary athletes who've compe…
Maybe New Year’s resolutions aren’t for you, but perhaps you are thinking about trying something new in 2021. If you’ve ever thought about picking up fishing, you don’t need to wait for warmer weather to get going.
The alarm sounded at 4 am on New Year’s Day, and Adam and I hit the trail up Jay Peak, ready to catch the first sunrise of 2021.
FAIRFIELD — McKenna Remillard grew up on the ice at Collins Perley, playing youth hockey with SASA before joining the Comets.
GEORGIA/SWANTON — Macie Boissonneault and Lora Fresn have been “friends forever” and have played for SASA, the Vermont Shamrocks, the Vermont Stars, and the Wildcats together.
SWANTON/ANNAPOLIS, MD — When Leif Mitchinson graduated from MVU in 2013, he had no idea he’d be graduating from the Naval Academy seven years later.
It’s been a long, unusual year, but Franklin County athletes have continued to show their grit and determination through all the challenges they’ve faced.
I’m always up for a winter hike, especially in great weather. Last winter, on a glorious bluebird day, I set out on my first solo winter hike with Yadi, our 90-pound Labrador retriever.
GEORGIA/RUTLAND — Tucker Gaudette, a member of the Castleton Spartans’ football team and former BFA St. Albans Bobwhite (class of 2018), is home for the holidays; like many athletes, he’s not sure what the spring will hold.
SWANTON — Vermont’s mountains are well known for their rugged terrain and gorgeous views, and outdoor enthusiast, Blade Shumway, has enjoyed exploring them for years.
FRANKLIN - Fresh snow blanketed portions of Franklin County on Saturday morning after rain and temps in the 60's melted the snow on Friday. The snow turned the backroads in the town of Franklin into a winter wonderland.
FRANKLIN — I'm not one to rush out onto lake ice, but last weekend, even I set my uncertainties aside and wandered out onto the shallow bay at the north end of Lake Carmi to marvel at the beauty of the frozen lake.
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CAMBRIDGE — Just over the ridge of Mount Mansfield and north of the Lamoille River, a new 51-acre preserve will soon offer another nearby place to explore nature.
Some people relax to music or a great book. I enjoy both of those things, but I love climbing mountains! Really. It is one of the most relaxing activities I do, and I try to get out on a weekly basis.
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. — Kyle Gilbert, of the Missisquoi Valley Union High School Class of 2020, was well known in high school for his skill and sportsmanship on the ice. In the fall of 2020, Gilbert joined the NA3HL Long Beach Sharks.
SWANTON — Madison Conley, a senior, has tended the net for the MVU Thunderbirds in hockey and soccer, earning her opponents’ respect for her grit and tenacity.
SWANTON — Renee Bouchard graduated from MVU in 2018 as a three-sport athlete. That fall, she attended New England College (NEC), where she earned a starting role on the field hockey team. That winter, she played on the women’s ice hockey team. This fall, Bouchard returned to a much different…
Smuggler’s Notch and Jay Peak Resorts are open, and with the snow we’ve had this past week, it should be white--or whiter--on the slopes this weekend.
ENOSBURG/RICHFORD — Carly Archambault and Emily Adams compete in soccer and basketball during the school year. Messenger Sports caught up with the girls to get their take on friendship and competition.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Principal’s Association Activity Committee has extended the winter season through March 27, hoping to provide Vermont high school athletes with a larger window to compete in the games they love.
ST. ALBANS — We’ll be sharing the stories of BFA St. Albans’ athletes in multiple articles to give each team a voice this December.
If you’ve lived in Vermont for more than a year, you’ve probably figured out that winter can feel like the state’s longest season.
SWANTON — When Danielle Cummings signed with the Purple Knights’ field hockey team at St. Michael’s college, she had no idea she’d lose her first season to COVID-19.
FAIRFAX/ENOSBURG — Franklin County is home to five high schools, and many of those schools play each other several times throughout the year during the high school sports seasons.
ST. ALBANS — Due to COVID cancelations, Hilary Therrien couldn’t fulfill her goals to join elite races this fall, but that didn’t stop her from running a personal best.
FRANKLIN COUNTY — BFA Fairfax, Enosburg, and Richford boys’ soccer players earned well deserved accolades in the All Mountain Team Selections. Messenger Sports extends congratulations to each of the athletes and to BFA Fairfax head coach Jake Hubbard, who was named Mountain Coach of the Year.