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Sports column: The pain and the joy of going the distance

Posted on November 29, 2012 |
By Karl Lindholm



 

Walking around the track at Middlebury College one day last summer, I ran into my friend Jon Cormier of Bristol, or more accurately, he ran by me. He was kind enough to stop and chat with me for a while, at my pace.

Turns out he was training for a race, and not a local fun run, but the “Vermont 50” at Mt. Ascutney in September. That’s a 50-mile race, up and down and around the mountain, with 9,000 feet of climbing over its route.

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Sports Column: Of Hobbits, hunting and Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Sports Column: Why one youth hunts (and more really ought to)

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



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“Squirrels are way too loud!” That’s was the comment from 13-yearold Jake Pyne. It wasn’t really a complaint. Merely one of many observations he made while hunting with his father.

“When I’m in the woods hunting deer it’s hard not to notice other things. Just sitting quietly you get to see how the wildlife acts when they think no one is around,” was another.

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Lindholm Sports Column: Marco ... Scutaro: The Giants win the World Series

Posted on November 1, 2012 |
By Karl Lindholm



This past Sunday night Marco Scutaro knocked in the winning run for the San Francisco Giants in the deciding game of the World Series. Before that, he was the MVP of the National League Championship Series with a .500 batting average and a lot of big hits.

Why can’t the Red Sox get a player like that?

Oh yes, we had him for two years before banishing him to Colorado this past offseason.

Marco joined other diminutive second basemen, Bobby Richardson and Bill Mazeroski, as World Series heroes.

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Matthew Dickerson: Rainbows on the Last Frontier

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By Matthew Dickerson



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Sports column: Time ripe for four divisions in Vermont football

Posted on October 18, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

In the coming weeks, Vermont football officials will gather and decide how to align divisions for the state’s 34 football-playing high schools.

Currently, there are three divisions, with 14 schools in D-I and 10 apiece in D-II and D-III. That alignment has been in place since 2011.

In 2009 and 2010, there were 10 teams in D-I and 12 apiece in D-II and D-III.

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Sports Column: Art, function and the great outdoors

Posted on October 10, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



 

By the time my nephew Michael was 13 years old, he was not only tying his own flies but was selling them to a local fly-fishing store. These were functional flies; they were tied with the intention of being used to catch fish. But Michael was an artist. He took great pride in his work. He subscribed to a magazine devoted not to fly-fishing but just to the tying of flies.

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Sports Column: Moving from the Panthers to the Baltimore Orioles

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By Karl Lindholm



Editor’s note: This story was published in the Sept. 20 Addison Independent, but is being reprinted here because of a printer’s error in that edition.

Middlebury College senior Mike Joseph loves baseball — and now he has a shot, a long shot perhaps, to embark on a career in baseball, having signed a contract in August with the Baltimore Orioles.

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Sports Column: New fishing platform is a boon for all

Posted on September 27, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



Anyone driving up Lincoln Road along the New Haven River from Bristol to West Lincoln in the past few weeks is sure to have noticed a new structure hanging over the water at Eagle Park. Indeed, over the past several months regular commuters have seen the entire project slowly take shape, including the grading and construction of a ramp leading from a parking lot down toward a bend in the river, and then eventually the appearance of a sturdy new platform and railings along with some attractive landscaping.

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Karl Lindholm: From the Panthers to the Orioles

Posted on September 20, 2012 |
By Karl Lindholm



Middlebury College senior Mike Joseph loves baseball — and now he has a shot, a long shot perhaps, to embark on a career in baseball, having signed a contract in August with the Baltimore Orioles.

As you read this, Mike is in Sarasota, training and competing for a month (15 games) in the Florida Instructional League. He’s the first Panther to join a Major League organization since the early 1950s.

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