Gatorade names Peoples star Ben Alekson baseball player of the year
Peoples Academy standout baseball player Ben Alekson has been named Vermont's high school baseball player of the year, Gatorade announced Friday morning. Alekson, a student at Stowe, is the first player in program history to earn Gatorade's distinction, which recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high academic achievement and exemplary character. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound senior right-handed pitcher...
A true home course
WAITSFIELD, Vt. (WCAX) - Spencer Potter’s home has a view that will stop you in your tracks. But even that view can’t distract from what sprawls throughout his property: a six-hole public golf course that he crafted himself. “We were having dinner on the patio over here with...
Tennis and lacrosse teams advance in playdowns
High school spring sports playdowns have begun. Harwood’s boys’ tennis team defeated South Burlington 5-2 on Tuesday, May 30, to advance to the quarterfinals this week. Harwood swept the singles matches with Lucas Brumm in the first spot defeating South Burlington’s Yuyang Zhang 7-5, 6-2. In the number two slot, Cole Baitz beat Will Bradley 6-1, 6-3. Number three Alvar Calvo defeated Mateo Duracek 6-3, 6-1. Daniel Steber beat Daniel Kim 6-0, 6-1 in the number four spot and number five Colby Englehardt defeated Jay Eagle 6-4, 6-2. In doubles, South Burlington’s Jules Butler and Robin Hokemaiser defeated Harwood’s Christopher Cummiskey and Ollie Kottke 6-4, 6-0 and Jack Wolfe and Biel Aytes lost to South Burlington’s Nicolas Charlebois and James Bradley 6-2, 6-4.
Brandon Otter Valley comes to play in easy win over Montpelier 6-1
Sure, Da Vinci could've painted Mona Lisa's smile a bit brighter. But why tamper with near-perfection? The same could be said with Brandon Otter Valley's performance in a 6-1 destruction of Montpelier in a Vermont high school baseball matchup. This news brief was powered by ScoreStream and Lede AI, leaders...
Feeling The Love: Woody Pitkat Appreciative Of Support System Behind Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series
The lifeblood of motorsports, especially at the grassroots level, is sponsors. In most cases the names and faces behind many of those sponsors aren’t known. When it comes to the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series the support system involved includes those who not only want to associate their brands with the series, but who are also big fans of the series who want to be a working part of each event.
Thunder Road Notes: Happy Return To Vermont; Chris Pasteryak Rallies; David Arute Impresses In Debut
BARRE, VT – The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series rans its first event at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in 2022 and it wasn’t long after that inaugural race that the decision was made to return for 2023. That decision to return made plenty happy who were on hand for...
Defensive dominance: Barre Spaulding stymies Rutland 9-0
Barre Spaulding's defense throttled Rutland, resulting in a 9-0 shutout during this Vermont baseball game. In recent action on May 23, Rutland faced off against Bennington Mt Anthony Union. This news brief was powered by ScoreStream and Lede AI, leaders in fan-driven sports results. Help us improve our coverage of...
Nick Sweet captures Memorial Day Classic at Thunder Road
BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) - Nothing but blue skies above Thunder Road on Sunday for the Memorial Day Classic. After a caution flag started a green-white-checkered finish, it was Barre native Nick Sweet emerging from the pack to capture the title. “I thought it was going to be even more of...
Thunder Road To Return To Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series Schedule For 2024 Season
The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series kicked off its 2023 season Sunday at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT. But it’s never too early for any series to get a start on planning the next year’s schedule. And the first piece of the puzzle is in place for the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series for 2024.
Picture This: Jim DuPont Gallery From Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series At Thunder Road
BARRE, VT – The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series kick off its 2023 season Sunday with the running of the Granite City 100 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl. At the end of the day it was Ronnie Williams celebrating victory at the historic venue. RaceDayCT’s Jim DuPont was on the...
Seeds To Sleds are growing flowers to support sled hockey
“I don’t enjoy spaghetti dinners or doing coin drops to raise money for our team. So I decided to try something that I enjoy to raise money for the team,” said Cheryl Kingsbury, Waitsfield, about her new Seeds to Sleds flower CSA which will raise funds for the Central Vermont Pioneers sled hockey team.
Stowe reigns; Mas, Kim, Morton and Nguyen earn breakthrough tennis titles
The Vermont high school individual tennis state tournament saw three new champions crowned the state’s best. BFA-St. Albans’ Aroa SanJuan Mas stunned the girls tournament with unmatched patience. While Nathan Kim of Brattleboro and the Burlington pair of Nevin Morton and Khiem Nguyen secured redemption in the boys title matches. Stowe’s Gabby Doehla and...
Wake Up Call: Ronnie Williams Wins Monaco Modified Tri-Track Opener At Thunder Road
BARRE, VT – It was a long journey Sunday morning for Ronnie Williams from his Connecticut home to Barre, VT. One that started with him hitting the road at 4 am for the three-hour plus roll north. And like the long day, it was a long journey back to...
Meet the next generation of Vermont race car drivers at Barre’s Thunder Road
Taylor Hoar, 20, is one of the track's only female drivers. | Video by Lukas Huffman. The next generation of race car drivers at Barre’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl are not who you think they are. Taylor Hoar, 20, is one of the track’s only female drivers, and Kaiden Fisher, 15, is the youngest ever to win a division championship.
60th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 125 Starts King Of The Road Championship Hunt At Thunder Road
(Press release from Thunder Road International Speedbowl) Since 1961, following Thunder Road’s popular inaugural season, the Memorial Day Classic has been a staple event on the calendar of many Vermont and New England racing fans. Such bonafide Northeast legends as Jean-Paul Cabana, Joey Kourafas, Ralph Nason, Robbie Crouch and Dave Dion have stood in Memorial Day Classic victory lane. For the 27th-consecutive event, the folks at Mekkelsen RV Sales & Service once again present the season opening showdown for the Maplewood/Irving Late Models to kick-start the annual King of the Road track championship season and the first of three Monument Races, with the winner’s name etched forever in Barre, Vermont granite.
NASCAR driver Daniel Suárez to race in 44th Vermont Governor's Cup 150 in Barre
BARRE, Vt. — This year's Vermont Governor's Cup 150 competitors will race against NASCAR driver Daniel Suárez in his Thunder Road debut. Officials with Thunder Road International Speedbowl announced on Tuesday that Suárez will be this year's featured NASCAR driver. Suárez is a NASCAR driver from Monterrey,...
The ‘King Of Barre’ Returns To Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic Victory Lane
BARRE, Vt. — The 60th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic proved to be one of the most spectacular in the iconic event’s illustrious career. A total of 124 cars flooded the Thunder Road pit area ranging from the top oval track masters of the Green Mountain State to some of the most nationally recognized names in Tour-type Modifieds.
Harwood’s boys’ lacrosse continues winning streak
Harwood’s boys’ lacrosse team continued its winning streak with a 13-1 win over Lyndon on Wednesday, May 17. The team’s record is now 7-3 at the time The Valley Reporter goes to press. In last Wednesday’s game, “Tim Russo continued his domination of face-offs by winning over 90%. It was a very balanced scoring day with Josh McHugh leading the way with three goals and Brian Betchel and Emmett Lasai with two each. Trent Jordan, Colton Kenny, Iyah Lavitt, Zach Smith, Amon Langwa and Eamon Langlis all contributed with a goal apiece. Evan Andrews had 16 saves,” said Harwood coach Russell Beilke.
Preview: Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series At Thunder Road
Where: Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt. – The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series kicks off its 10th season with the 2023 opener at Thunder Road. More info on the series celebrating its 10th season – Decade To Dominance: Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series Celebrate 10 Years Of Perennial Growth.
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