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New Magic Mt. owners offer ski, snowboard Freedom Pass

New Magic Mt. owners offer ski, snowboard Freedom Pass

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC This season, Magic Mountain will join the 12 other independent  ski areas from Maine to Alaska who offer the Freedom Pass, which allows skiers and snowboarders who buy a season pass at one ski area to ski the others for free. “We believe in making skiing affordable and the Freedom […]

EdgarMay Stingrays team comes on strong in first swim meet

EdgarMay Stingrays team comes on strong in first swim meet

The EdgarMay Stingrays kicked off its 2016 summer swim season with a meet on Tuesday, June 28 in Bennington against the Bennington Marauders and the Brattleboro Swim Team. The Stingrays had a  strong first showing with many of the swimmers posting personal best times right out of the gate. In his first season coaching the […]

Chester summer sports camps signups begin

Chester summer sports camps signups begin

Chester Recreation Department Director Matt McCarthy announces that the  rec department begins summer camp signups on Monday, May 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Offices are open Monday through Friday. Below are a preview of the camps. BASKETBALL CLINIC: TBA BASEBALL CAMP: 10 a.m. to noon, […]

GM girls fall to Woodstock in close contest

GM girls fall to Woodstock in close contest

By Chrystal Longe © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A scrappy Green Mountain girls basketball team played tough against Woodstock on Tuesday, Feb. 2, but came up short 38 to 35 on  home turf. Green Mountain started the game off aggressively, with Anne Lamson stealing the ball from the Woodstock girls. But both teams played well […]

West Rutland boys get past Green Mountain 33-28

West Rutland boys get past Green Mountain 33-28

By Anileah Buswell © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain’s Chieftains played hard at home against West Rutland last Thursday night. Both teams showed great passing and defensive skills, but the Golden Horde was able to pull the final score in its direction with a few great baskets late in the game. The Chieftains opened […]

UPDATE -- 2016 Chester Winter Carnival schedule changes

UPDATE — 2016 Chester Winter Carnival schedule changes

UPDATED Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 Due to the anticipated wind chill, the Winter Carnival Committee is postponing Saturday night’s events. These include the sculpture fire, bonfire and skate party at Cobleigh Field. The bonfire and skate party will now be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 27.  The Broom Ball Tournament on Sunday, […]

GM hoopster Cooper McCoy hits 1,000 points

GM hoopster Cooper McCoy hits 1,000 points

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School’s Cooper McCoy passed the 1,000 point mark playing against Twin Valley on last Tuesday night. The 5-foot-8 inch point guard scored his milestone on a free throw as his parents — Jodie Parker Peebles and Brett McCoy and 30 friends and relatives  […]

GM V-girls trounce Long Trail 47-10; Proctor boys beat GM

GM V-girls trounce Long Trail 47-10; Proctor boys beat GM

By Anileah Buswell and Chrystal Longe ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chieftains did not offer the Mountain Lions a chance on the court at Green Mountain Union High School last Thursday night. GM only let the Long Trail girls score once early on, with a layup from Courtney McGowan. The Mountain Lions were able to […]

Green Mountain school board OKs funds for use of Greven Field, considers merging some teams

Green Mountain school board OKs funds for use of Greven Field, considers merging some teams

By Gloria Dufield ©2015-The Chester Telegraph Sports seemed to be topic of the moment at the Green Mountain Union High school board meeting on Thursday, April 16 at the high school. It followed an hourlong executive session for a student disciplinary hearing Brendan McNamara, director of Athletics, Facilities and Transportation, kicked off the meeting by […]

PVA Midgets win VT Amateur Hockey state championships

PVA Midgets win VT Amateur Hockey state championships

  The Midget team (14- to 18-year-olds) from Pleasant Valley Hockey Association earned the title of Vermont State Amateur Hockey Champions during the championship game held on Saturday, March 7 at Cairns Arena in South Burlington. The team faced the midget team from St. Albans.The game was scoreless after two periods when they took a […]

Okemo resort introduces kids' snowmobiling tours; USDA grant helps Windsor snowmobile club get modified groomer

Okemo resort introduces kids’ snowmobiling tours; USDA grant helps Windsor snowmobile club get modified groomer

LUDLOW Okemo Mountain Resort has added kids’ snowmobile tours to its lineup of winter activities for families visiting the ski and snowboard resort. Pint-sized Polaris snowmobiles travel at a maximum speed of 8 mph. Each 15-minute tour consisting of up to four riders takes place on a specially designed course at the Jackson Gore Paleo […]

Undefeated Lady Chiefs fall short in championship

Undefeated Lady Chiefs fall short in championship

By Greg Hart Green Mountain’s Lady Chiefs softball team took its undefeated record into the Vermont state finals, coming up just short in a tough fought 6-3 loss to Richford in the Division III  championship game held in Poultney on Saturday, June 14. In spite of championship game jitters as well as the pressure and […]

Chester's Maci Prescott places 1st in vault at nationals

Chester’s Maci Prescott places 1st in vault at nationals

By Greg Hart Maci Prescott of Chester, age 15, won the vault event at the 2014 U.S. Gymnastics Level Nine Eastern Nationals held in Bradenton, Fla., in early May. She is the first Vermonter in more than 18 years to even make it into the event, and now she has reached the top tier of […]

GM junior Joe Epler of Chester skates to national hockey tournament

GM junior Joe Epler of Chester skates to national hockey tournament

By Greg Hart Sports editor Green Mountain Union High junior Joe Epler and his Keene (N.H.) Cobras (18 and under) hockey team are heading to Wayne, N.J., for USA Hockey’s National Championships. The tournament begins with preliminary pool play on Wednesday, April 2 . Epler’s Cobra team will be in one of three pools of […]

Ready for some football? Agreement allows high schools to share athletic programs

Ready for some football? Agreement allows high schools to share athletic programs

  By Shawn Cunningham One item in Assistant Principal Mike Ripley’s weekly reminders that is emailed to Green Mountain Union High School parents may have been a head-scratcher for many. The announcement of an information meeting about high school football for next fall doesn’t seem odd on the face of it, except that GM doesn’t […]

Bulkies and basketball: Fund-raisers fuel Lindsey Sturtevant fund

Bulkies and basketball: Fund-raisers fuel Lindsey Sturtevant fund

 By Cynthia Prairie ON THE COVER: The bulkie team at Lisai’s prepares sandwiches for last Thursday’s fund-raiser for Lindsey Sturtevant and her family. Almost $6,000 was raised Thursday during two fund-raising events for Lindsey Sturtevant, the Chester 12-year-old who is preparing for a second bone marrow transplant after her first one — six years ago […]

Knockout Carpet to hold remnant sale to benefit GM girls softball

Knockout Carpet of Chester will be holding its 20th annual remnant sale at its store, 647 Main St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 24, with proceeds this year going to benefit Green Mountain Varsity Girls softball team. There will be giveaways and raffles and hot dogs and drinks. Some remnants for sale […]

Chester Reds fall to Yanks in Youth Majors; Reds Minors' win streak carries to championship

Chester Reds fall to Yanks in Youth Majors; Reds Minors’ win streak carries to championship

The Chester Reds faced off with the Ludlow Yankees for the Valley Youth Baseball League Majors Championship (for ages 11 and 12) on Thursday, June 20 at Greven Field in Cavendish, losing to the Yankees by a 6-2 final. It was a tight game early with Ludlow scoring first with a run off Chester ace […]

Brianna Luman: getting a kick out of martial arts

Brianna Luman: getting a kick out of martial arts

By Greg Hart Sports editor Twelve year old Chester resident Brianna Luman is headed to Ireland in August for the World Martial Arts Games.  The Green Mountain Middle schooler has been training hard and fundraising for the competition in Dublin where she will compete with athletes from more than 60 countries. Martial arts requires discipline […]

Chieftains fall to Bellows Falls Terriers 9-1

Chieftains fall to Bellows Falls Terriers 9-1

By Evan Chadwick Looking to climb back to the .500 mark on the season, the Green Mountain Chieftains ran into Bellows Falls Terriers’ ace Michael LaBeau last Wednesday afternoon on GM turf. The hard throwing senior, who is pitching as well as anyone in southern Vermont, struck out 11 Chieftain batters on the day on […]