Karl Lindholm: The old man and the puppies

In May, I helped my daughter Jane coach the Monkton Little League farm team — true beginners, five- to eight-year-olds.

Karl Lindholm: Middlebury College’s three generations of Smith Family Baseball

Sammy Smith found out five minutes before the first pitch that he was in the starting line-up last Friday in the first game of the NCAA regional baseball tournament in Rochester.

Karl Lindholm: What’s in a name? Hampus Lindholm!

I remember walking into Farrell’s Men’s Store in Middlebury my freshman year in college. Jimmy Farrell, the proprietor, shook my hand and asked my name. I told him and he immediately said, “You’re from Rutland.”

Karl Lindholm: One play: A steal of home!

On Friday, April 15, the Middlebury College baseball team took on NESCAC archrival Williams in the first game of a big three-game weekend series. 

Karl Lindholm: Jackie Robinson’s barrier-breaking opening days

It’s a good thing the baseball bigwigs ended their bickering this spring when they did.

Karl Lindholm: Local baseball, once again!

Understand there was always going to be baseball, even if the Big Boys had not ended their acrimonious standoff.

Karl Lindholm: Of jump shots and heroes

I’m so old, I predate the jump shot.

Karl Lindholm: Le nouveau directeur général du Canadiens: Kent Hughes!

The storied Montreal Canadiens have hired a new general manager, Kent Hughes — a member of the Middlebury College Athletics Hall of Fame.

Clippings: Taming the Cornwall bear

Over the last year or two, there have been a number of Cornwall Bear sightings reported on Front Porch Forum and elsewhere. I myself saw the Cornwall Bear.

Karl Lindholm: Who is Art Pepin — to me?

Art Pepin had a big personality, was affable in the extreme: a raconteur; a crooner — he loved to sing and recite whole poems from memory (Frost’s “Birches,” for example). He said he was in the “business of making friends.”

Karl Lindholm: Kitty, Tony, Minnie, Gil, Bud & Buck: About time!

We now have a Vermonter in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Karl Lindholm: Midd hoop: Here we go again

When the note came across my computer that the college was shutting down early for the holiday break, the Thursday before the last day of classes and the week prior to exams, I was dismayed.

Karl Lindholm: Remember me now: Ken Burton

There have been many great athletes from Middlebury Union High School over the decades, and Ken Burton has to be in the very top tier.

Karl Lindholm: Caroline Leary Dowd – a free spirit and fierce competitor

Heart. Determination. Relentlessness. Effort. Caroline Leary Dowd, class of 1992 at Middlebury College, had all these capabilities in abundance.

Karl Lindholm: Saward’s remarkable ‘coaching tree’

What is perhaps most striking about Dave Saward’s soccer career is his “coaching tree,” that is, the extraordinary number of his players who have decided to pursue a career in coaching and have succeeded at such a high level.


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