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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 […]

GM boys win over Springfield while girls stumble in tough game

GM boys win over Springfield while girls stumble in tough game

By Greg Hart Sports editor Green Mountain boys varsity baseball had a busy week with four games in five days starting with a matchup last Tuesday with Springfield at its Riverside field, winning by a 6-5 final over the Cosmos. Brighton Bischofberger pitched a strong game, going 6 2/3 innings on a very chilly afternoon […]

Summer rec camps for kids, pool hours and adult programs

Summer rec camps for kids, pool hours and adult programs

The Chester Recreation Department is offering a variety of summer camps, workshops and classes for all ages. Sign up at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm Street,  Monday through Friday from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m Camp location addresses are at the end of this list. GREEN MOUNTAIN SPORTS and FITNESS CAMP: Offered for children ages […]

Boys flock to Black Fly baseball camp; girls camp March 30

Boys flock to Black Fly baseball camp; girls camp March 30

By Greg Hart More than 40 players turned out for the 8th annual Black Fly baseball camp on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17 at the Green Mountain Union High School gymnasium. GM’s boys varsity coach and athletic director Eric Anderson directed the two-day camp saying, “We had a great response not only from […]

Chester Rec Dept. holds baseball camp, softball clinic

The Chester Recreation Department is accepting registrations for two March programs. Both will take place at Green Mountain High School, 716 VT Rte. 103 S. The Green Mountain Softball Clinic will be 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday March 9–10. Run by GM varsity baseball coach Terry Farrell, the clinic is recommended for children […]

Life's on track for 8-year-old racer and family

Life’s on track for 8-year-old racer and family

By Greg Hart Sports Editor You hold your breath as your son drives away for the first time. Excited, but anxious and nervous too, you’re happy as he takes yet another step toward independence. Your heart beats with a mixture of pride and fear as he picks up speed. It’s white knuckle time — yours […]

Preseason basketball camps for boys and girls

Preseason basketball camps for boys and girls

By Greg Hart Sports editor The girls 3rd through 6th grade Basketball Camp will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 10 at Green Mountain Union High School. This is open to all girls in Chester and Cavendish as well as the youth girls coaches of those teams. It will be run […]