Bob Ritter to step down as Middlebury College head football coach at end of season

After four decades coaching very successful Ritter will move into administrative role.

Demo Derby: Flames, tears, joy and an incredibly humane story

The piloting prowess at display by drivers in the G. Stone Motors Demolition Derby at the Addison County Fair and Field Days on Tuesday night sent the crowd into electrifying cries as they cheered on the brave men and women navigating their rigs around th … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: Matty and Me: A story of baseball and writing

William Clarence Matthews and I are very close, though he was born in Selma, Alabama, in 1877 and died in Washington, D.C., in 1928. My home is festooned with pictures of Matty, I have a vast collection of Matthewsiana, eBay treasures, displayed throughou … (read more)

Area swim teams glide to a successful season finale

Both the Vergennes and Middlebury swim teams saw standout performers shine on their way to second-place finishes in their respective divisions at this past weekend’s annual Vermont Swim Association Championships at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White … (read more)

OV boys’ golf team holes out on a heck of a season

The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ golf team wrapped up what was arguably the greatest golfing season in the school’s history last month with the NHSGA High School Golf National Invitational Tournament at the famed Pinehurst Golf Course in Pinehurst … (read more)

Local Little Leaguers split in Mass., first from Vt. to win at ‘Champions’ level

The Addison County age 9-11 Little League baseball team won one game and lost one at the East Regional Tournament of Champions in Beverly, Mass., last week. Unfortunately that was not enough for the team to advance to the next round.

Vergennes swimmers take second at meet

The Vergennes Swim Team (VST) roundly defeated five of the other six teams in this past weekend’s Champlain Valley Swim League (CVSL) Championship Meet in their home pool, but no one could beat Burlington Tennis Club.

Matthew Dickerson: Sockeye tipping: Abundance, resilience and diversity, Part 2

A lone sockeye salmon sits in the stream in front of me under a low canopy of alder. The stream is wide, gravelly and shallow: only two to three inches deep and a few feet wide.

Thomas named OV varsity soccer coach

Otter Valley Union High School has promoted JV boys’ soccer coach Brian Thomas to take over as its varsity coach, according to OV Athletic Director Steven Keith.

Salisbury’s Mike Palmer races to big win at Devil’s Bowl

At this past Saturday’s Stone Motors Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Salisbury’s Mike Palmer won his first Sportsman Modified winner this season.

Two locals medal in Ralph Myhre tourney

Paul Fine-Lease and Nick Arnold were medalists in the Ralph Myhre Golf Course 2022 Dud Phinney Member Guest tournament, which was played at the Middlebury course on July 29-31.

Legion baseball just misses postseason

The Addison County American Legion team took two out of three games over this past weekend, including a 12-2 home win over fellow playoff contender S.D. Ireland on Sunday that Coaches Tim Paquette and Dwight Burkett believed put their team in position to … (read more)

Shrine Bowl set for August 6

The 69th Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game featuring top recently graduated high school standouts from Vermont and New Hampshire will be played on Saturday, Aug. 6, in David Wolk Stadium at Castleton University. Kickoff time will be at noon.

County Little League team nets state crown

The Addison County 9-11-Year-Old Little League Baseball All-Star Team on Saturday defeated host Brattleboro, 6-3, to win the age-group title and complete an undefeated 3-0 run through the championship tournament.

Local women golfers fare well

Ralph Myhre Golf Course members on July 19 competed and fared well at two Vermont State Women’s Golf Association “State Days,” one at the Rutland Country Club and one at the Essex Country Club.