As the air becomes cooler and the leaves begin to fall, so too the Major League Baseball season comes to an end. For the Red Sox who are, at the moment, 89-69 (20 games over the .500 mark), this season was a huge turnaround from the 2020 campaign, in which the Sox were only 24-36.
For a pandemic-driven school year, sports crop up at odd times and in limited spaces – limited in terms of fans-in-the-stands and in terms of where competition occurs so as not to endanger fellow competitors.
Julie Moore, Secretary of the state’s Agency of Natural Resources, and Bob Johnson, associate executive director of the Vermont Principals’ Association, said that things will happen differently this winter with high school sports.
CVU winter sports began their preparations for the regular season by playing a number of scrimmages to get teams and bodies in order. The regular season begins later this month.
My grandsons arrived from Providence late on Friday, and the first thing they wanted to do was collect skates and sticks and head to the rink behind Daddy’s old school. It didn’t matter that there was a bit of snow blowing or the possibility of the lights not working.
Seattle sees the best of Vermont in the Special Olympics – Representing Vermont in the interscholastic unified basketball tournament played last week in Seattle, Washington, the Green Mountain team was undefeated and carried home the gold medal.
With five Division I state championships behind them, the CVU women’s basketball team looks forward to keeping the trend alive. They helped their cause with a quarterfinal win over the Bobwhites of BFA-St. Albans last Friday. Catherine Gilwee and Shannon Loiseau led the offense. After being tied at halftime at 16 apiece, the Redhawks pulled away in the second half, outscoring BFA by 10 points in the third quarter and going on to win by 9, 46-37, with Gilwee hitting for the victory margin in the final quarter.
Before winter sports head into full swing, coaches and the Burlington Free Press sports writers selected players from across Vermont for their prowess this fall in field hockey, while the coaches did the same for men and women in soccer.