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WORCESTER, MASS./HIGHGATE — A conversation with Michaela Martin, a 2015 MVU graduate, resounds with the necessity to focus on the positive and to stay the course to reach the goals ahead.

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Highgate — Caitlin Fortin grew up spending countless hours on the rink at the Highgate Arena, a place that became a second home for the Fortin family.

ST. ALBANS — Gene French, who celebrated his 98th birthday on November 4th, has lived through many things most people only know from books and movies.

Randolph/Williston — Emma Sanders and Angela Lazzaro raced for different high schools. This fall, the two joined forces running for the cross country team at Vermont Technical College.

KINGS PARK, N.Y. — The Green Mountain Athletic Association boys’ team for the 15-18 Division are now the USATF (USA Track and Field) Region 1 Champions. The boys won the New England Championship last weekend in Rhode Island.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY – Vermont’s hunters will get one final chance for a deer this year during the muzzleloader deer season and the second part of the archery deer season. The two seasons run at the same time — December 7-15.

HERKIMER, N.Y. — Former T-Bird, Mitchell Bourdeau (MVU class of 2019), joined the Herkimer Generals’ soccer team this fall at Herkimer Community College in Herkimer, NY.

HAMILTON, N.Y. — Mark Howrigan grew up playing football in Franklin County, joining the St. Albans Steelers when he was a kid.

LENNOX, QC — Nate Laughlin remembers traveling to Bishop’s University to visit his older sister Ali when he was eleven years old.

SWANTON — Amanda Conger’s speed and grace on the ice, coupled with her power and drive, made her a formidable opponent and an asset to the Thunderbirds’ varsity hockey team.

SMITHFIELD, RI — Sunday, November 17th, nine local runners competed in the USATF (USA Track and Field) New England Association Championships in Smithfield, RI, with the Green Mountain Athletic Association.

ST. ALBANS — Alex Haag of BFA St. Albans received the Vermont State Athletic Directors Award earlier this month, recognizing him as an outstanding student-athlete in the state of Vermont.

POTSDAM, NY — Two Bobwhites who played a year of varsity hockey together in high school, took the ice together again at Clarkson University this fall.

ST. ALBANS — Hailey Savage, a senior at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, was one of two BFA students to be awarded a VSADA Athletic Scholar Award on November 5th.

CASTELTON — The 19th annual matchup between Vermont’s top senior high school football players kicked off at David Wolk Stadium at Castleton University on Saturday afternoon.

FRANKLIN — Caleb Lothian got his start on skates at the Highgate Arena, pushing a milk crate along the ice as most budding skaters do.

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Data from the Vermont Department of Health shows a spike in tick activity from late October through November. At the same time Vermonters are out hunting, ticks are searching for an additional meal before winter.

ST. ALBANS — Maddie Hungerford, Meghan Connor, and May Gratton, seniors at BFA St. Albans, have played integral roles on Comet athletic teams over the last three and half years.

FAIRFIELD – A pair of local boxers who train with Hans Olson and Luke Tatro at Duke’s Fitness Center in St. Albans earned championship status on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Haverhill, Mass. The pair are part of the local Rail City Boxing Club, which operates out of Duke’s.

SWANTON – The Saint Michael’s College women’s cross country team took 15th place at the NCAA East Regional Championship on Saturday while the men claimed 22nd, as both squads concluded their seasons at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia. Nine of the College’s 12 competitors set personal records…

ST. Albans/Manchester, Conn. — Riley Maher, a senior at BFA St. Albans, qualified for the Interscholastic XC New England Championships on November 9th, in Manchester, CT, at Wickham Park.

SWANTON — Ruthie Brueckner represented Vermont at the New England Interscholastic XC Championships on Saturday, November 9th at Wickham Park in Manchester, Conn.

ENOSBURG/St. Albans — The Vermont You with Volleyball Association has released this year’s Vermont All-Star team.

SWANTON/HENNIKER, NH — This fall, three MVU field hockey players had the opportunity to play the sport they love at the college level.

HIGHGATE — Cam Gadue and his father Kevin spent last summer on the track, racing at both the Devil’s Bowl and Airborne Speedway.

ST. ALBANS — On Saturday, October 26th, Riley Maher of BFA St. Albans crossed the finish line in 6th place at the Vermont Cross Country State Championships in Thetford.

SWANTON — Ruthie Brueckner will represent MVU at New Englands on Saturday, November 9th, after earning a fifth-place finish in Division II at the Vermont State Cross Country Championships this year.

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Vermont Fish and Wildlife is reminding hunters to wear fluorescent hunter orange.

ST. ALBANS — Six-year-old, Ryan Toof, used his skill and his soccer ball to make his way to Rhode Island in the Elks Soccer Shoot this fall.

FRANKLIN COUNTY – If you recreate in the outdoors and care about the quality of your recreational experience – the vast stretches of green, the opportunity to see wildlife, the health of Vermont’s forests – thank a hunter.

Kameron Dunsmore -1st team All-State, 1st team All-Metro

ESSEX – With the top two seeds going at it during Saturday’s Northern Vermont Youth Football League championship game, it was set up to be a barn burner.

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FAIRFAX — Saturday’s semifinal DIII football game pitted the Fairfax/LU Bullets against the Otter Valley Otters one last time in the 2019 season.

FAIRFAX — The BFA Fairfax girls varsity soccer team faced White River Valley on Wednesday, October 23rd, in the first round of playoffs, earning a 4-1 victory.

SWANTON — Thunderbird, Kyle Gilbert, played an integral role in the MVU varsity soccer team’s victory over Hartford on Tuesday, October 22nd.