MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Amateur Hockey Association Under-14 girls’ hockey team won the Vermont championship on Saturday to highlight a busy weekend at Middlebury’s Memorial Sports Center.
The sports center hosted the second annual Vermont State Amateur Hockey Association Championship Weekend from Friday through Sunday, an event that included 30 teams playing in 15 championship games for skaters between the ages of 8 and 18.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt./TROY, N.Y. — Area swimmers posted some impressive performances recently when the Middlebury Aquatic Club competed in the 2014 New England 12-and-Under Age Group Championship Meet at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction and the Bristol-based Addison Otter Swim Team raced at the Silver Short Course Championship at the RPI Robison Pool in Troy, NY.
STOWE/RIPTON — Athletes from Ripton’s Frost Mountain Nordic Club recently helped a regional team win a national competition in Stowe and a Vermont team win a regional competition on the club’s home course in Ripton.
The snow bursts our spring closed.
Crocus used to be a word for purple
spring. We’re used to calling flowers
this time of year, door stoppers.
Opening a door so we can watch
our steps. And not be still March-
shoveling. Every year we want to forget
spring arrives at the back door.
Where we lean our shovels.
Where there’s nearby bursting.
And not the snow budding.