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Andy Kirkaldy: Officials do tough work that could be done better

Posted on January 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Sports officials deserve respect. It’s a tough job, and I can speak from the experience of refereeing a couple hundred middle-school, freshman and junior-varsity soccer and basketball games, and probably close to another hundred men’s league basketball games.

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Matt Dickerson: Sledding at grandmother's house

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Matt Dickerson



The day after Christmas, we piled into our modern sleighs beneath a clear blue winter sky. We went over the river and through the woods — and up and over two mountains, and over two more bigger rivers, and through more woods, and over one very long covered bridge and past two more smaller ones — to Grandmother’s House.

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Karl Lindholm: Sir Alf, Nobby and Johnny America

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Karl Lindholm



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Reminiscing:

It was not so much a lonely existence as it was solitary.

During the week, I was surrounded by people, co-workers in the factory, Italians mostly, though we were in the German part of Switzerland in the town of Brugg, 25 kilometers from Zurich, and I could speak neither Italian nor Swiss-German.

I quickly learned the standard greeting, “Gruezi-vol!” and the universal valediction, “Ciao.”

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Matt Dickerson: On Christmas and nature in Narnia and Middle-earth

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Andy Kirkaldy: Boston teams have questions — and promise

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Time for a year-end look at the sports teams of my youth. Hey, I’ve seen Bobby Orr, Michael (best cornerback ever) Haynes of the Patriots, Carl Yastrzemski and Larry Bird live. (OK, Larry was in street clothes sitting with Red Auerbach at Boston Garden the day before he signed, but that counts, right?) So I’m going to stay loyal.

As of this writing, the Boston sports team owning the longest winning streak is your hockey Bruins — two in a row heading into a Wednesday tilt with the Detroit Red Wings.

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Karl Lindholm: Middlebury's virtuoso coach

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Karl Lindholm



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So, on her way to a graduate degree in Music Performance, she got waylaid ... and became a coach instead. She traded in her violin for a whistle:

And now Katharine Perry Delorenzo is Middlebury College’s virtuoso field hockey coach, and her athletes play beautiful music on Kohn Field in the fall.

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Matt Dickerson: Giving the gift of time (and Nordic skiing)

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Andy Kirkaldy: Injuries take toll, both physically and mentally

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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Talk to an athlete and you are almost certainly talking to an injured athlete. Maybe not at the moment, but somewhere along the line he or she will have twisted an ankle, suffered a concussion, broken a bone, torn some cartilage, or suffered the dreaded anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in a knee.

My own list includes too many ankle sprains to remember, at least one concussion, two broken bones, and surgeries to remove torn meniscus in a knee and scrape a bone spur out of an ankle joint.

Virtually any athlete can tell a similar story.

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Matt Dickerson: Hunting and slowing down

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Matt Dickerson



This is the time of year when a significant number of Vermonters disappear into the woods for hours on end and just sit. Quietly. Listening. I’m often one of those Vermonters. We are out there, of course, because it is the annual 16-day rifle season for whitetail deer.

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Karl Lindholm: A legend who 'lifted us all up'

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Karl Lindholm



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An All-American in lacrosse in his senior year at Middlebury College in 1966, Fred Beams was selected to play that year in the North-South Senior Lacrosse All-Star game in Baltimore.

He won the opening faceoff, dashed down the field, unleashed his wicked underhand shot, and scored ... three seconds into the game!

Last Saturday, Fred was inducted into the Middlebury College Hall of Fame with six other Middlebury stalwarts. This ceremony was only the fourth such celebration, as the Panther Hall of Fame was founded in 2014.

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