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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 […]

Girls varsity ends season winless, GM boys win cross country title

Girls varsity ends season winless, GM boys win cross country title

By Greg Hart Sports editor GM girls varsity 0, Twin Valley 3 Monday, Oct. 15 A young Chiefs team got some valuable experience in the 3-0 loss to Twin Valley as members of the JV team were called on to play. Having had an abbreviated season of their own with cancellations and rainouts (only two […]

Varsity soccer, cross country and middle school soccer tourney

Varsity soccer, cross country and middle school soccer tourney

By Greg Hart Sports editor GM girls varsity 0, Leland & Gray 2 Monday, Oct. 8 Still looking for their first win, the Lady Chiefs took on the visiting Lady Rebels from Leland & Gray on Monday Oct. 8, but two fluky goals gave the Rebels a 2-0 win. The first 10 minutes saw even […]

Green Mountain MS girls beat Vilas

Green Mountain MS girls beat Vilas

Green Mountain bests Alstead’s Vilas 2 to 1 Monday, Oct. 1 The Lady Chiefs traveled to Alstead, NH, to take on the strong Vilas Vixens squad and came away with a narrow 2-1 win. Vilas kept GM keeper Kassidy Cummings busy the whole game, but she had a strong, aggressive game limiting the Vixens to […]

Green Mountain MS boys remain undefeated

By Greg Hart Sports editor Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 A lackluster first half left the Green Mountain Chieftains down by a 4-1 halftime score to the Vilas Squires of Alstead, NH. But a four-goal barrage in the second half, including the game-tying and game-winning goal in the final minutes, made for a stirring comeback. The […]

GM Boys trounce Bellows Falls 5-1

GM Boys trounce Bellows Falls 5-1

Varsity Boys GM 5, Bellows Falls 1 Monday, Sept. 24 The Green Mountain Chieftains defeated the Bellows Falls Terriers at home by a 5-1 score. After two tough, back-to-back losses on Friday and Saturday and playing on only one day of rest, the Chiefs came out flat in the first half. “I kind of expected […]

Middle School girls, boys keep Black River to single goals

Middle School girls, boys keep Black River to single goals

GM MS Girls 9, Black River 1 Wednesday, Sept. 19 Green Mountain gave up  a goal in the first minute of play to the Lady Presidents from Black River,  but came roaring back to score nine goals of their own in a blowout 9-1 win on Wednesday.  “We held our ground and quickly rallied” said […]