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Andy Kirkaldy: This big league expert was no Nostradamus

Posted on August 13, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Back in March I predicted in print the American League pennant races. It turns out the smartest thing I wrote was this:

“Well, to start with, the standard disclaimer: Who knows?”

This, not so smart: “2014? Well, the Sox look good.”

I expected Boston to compete with the Yankees for a Wild Card playoff berth. To be fair, the Yankees remain in the Wild Card race despite losing four-fifths of their projected starting rotation.

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Matt Dickerson: August angling in Middlebury Gorge

Posted on August 7, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



It was the middle of the afternoon on a hot August day. Hot August days are not known for good fishing in Vermont, especially for trout. And mid-afternoon might be the worst possible time to fish on a hot summer day. But I hadn’t been fishing in weeks. A major house project combined with a new position at work had sucked up nearly every minute of free time throughout the month of July. My rods had been sitting idle in my office collecting dust and cobweb. I needed to fish. Even if I didn’t catch anything, I needed to fish.

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Karl Lindholm: A tribute to a Yankee star at the end of the line

Posted on July 30, 2014 |
By Karl Lindholm



Here’s to my favorite Yankee — 40 years old and nearly at the end of the line.

What a fabulous career, over 20 years playing at the highest level of pro baseball, always performing with great skill and consistency, both as a hitter (over 3,000 hits, a lifetime batting average over .300) and in the field (winning Gold Gloves for defensive excellence). He is likely a first ballot Hall of Famer a few years hence.

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Sports Column: Fishing in Vermont: Always give a proper welcome

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Sports column: World Cup gave controversy, skill, drama and hope

Posted on July 16, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



From Clint Dempsey’s goal 30 seconds into the U.S. men’s national team’s first game to unlikely German hero Mario Gotze’s extra-time game-winner vs. Argentina in the final, the World Cup provided a lot of entertainment, except to fans of the defenseless Brazilian home side.

Here’s just a short list of indelible memories:

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Matt Dickerson: Escaping the rut with summer fishing

Posted on July 9, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



July is here. It came rolling in on a ponderous thunderhead, announcing its presence not so much with peals of lightning (though there were those) but with its oppressive air — like the heavy hand of the 1980s Soviet Union.

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Wildlife officials seeking trainers

Posted on July 2, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



WOODBURY — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education, Trapping Education or Bowhunter Education courses in Vermont.

The course will take place starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and will go through the afternoon of Saturday, July 19. It will be held at Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Green Mountain Conservation Camp at Buck Lake in Woodbury.

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Karl Lindholm: Cameroon to Cornwall & la Coupe de Monde

Posted on June 25, 2014 |
By Karl Lindholm



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Editor’s note: Since last August, our columnist has been filing his stories from Cameroon, West Africa.

At the end of the movie “The Color of Money,” a rejuvenated, if middle-age, “Fast Eddie” Felson (Paul Newman), pronounces triumphantly, “I’m back!”

That’s me, sort of. After 10 months in Africa, I’m here to announce tentatively: “I’m back?”

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Matt Dickerson: Nothing is better in summertime than fly fishing

Posted on June 18, 2014 |
By Matt Dickerson



I went down to the river this evening to do a little fishing. Supper was done. I’d washed the dishes. The rest of my family was busy with other evening activities. And I still had about 90 minutes remaining until dusk. Casting a few flies and perhaps dancing with a trout at the end of a taut line seemed like a perfect way to end the day.

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Andy Kirkaldy: Time for changes to Vermont high school playoffs

Posted on June 11, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



On June 3, the No. 10 seeded North Country Union High School baseball team, owner of an 8-8 record, made a 340-mile, five-and-a-half-hour round trip to face No. 7 Brattleboro, a 10-6 team, in the first round of the Division I playoffs. The Falcons predictably lost to the Colonels, 9-1.

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