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 by GM Varsity Girls coach Chris Wood.

The boys 3rd through 6th grade Basketball Camp will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday Nov. 12, also at Green Mountain Union High School. This is open to all boys in Chester and Cavendish as well as the youth coaches of your team. It will be run by GM Varsity Boys coach Brian Rapanotti and Matt McCarthy, of the Chester Recreation Center.

Middle School Soccer Potluck

The Middle School Soccer Potluck Banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m.Tuesday Oct. 30th but stay tuned for a possible reschedule due to Hurricane Sandy.

GM 7, Flood Brook 2

Monday, Oct. 22
The Green Mountain Middle School boys soccer team traveled to Londonderry to take on the Flood Brook Tigers in the final game of the season for both schools. The boys won by a 7-2 score with Brian Anderson and Zeke Spaulding netting their first career goals.

GM 2, Flood Brook 4

Monday, Oct. 22
The Lady Chiefs scored first on a goal from Lexi White as they visited Londonderry to take on the Flood Brook Tigers in their season finale. The Tigers then responded with two first half goals taking a 2-1 lead into halftime. GM gave up another two goals in the second half countering with only one of their own from Sammy Chase for the 4-2 final.
“The season overall was a great experience. The girls grew in soccer skill as well as individuals. I enjoyed working with all of them this season,” said GM coach Emily Lehet. “The team over all went out with a bang. Each girl showed that they wanted to be there and that they wanted to win.”

GM 0, Rivendell 3

Tuesday, Oct. 23
As the 15th seed in the Division III tourney, the Chieftains had a tough draw, facing the No. 2 seed, a tough and talented Rivendell Academy squad on the road in Orford, NH*.
Despite a young team with only three substitutes, the Chiefs held favored Rivendell scoreless through the first half on the strength of solid defense and several quality saves from sophomore goalie Kyle Kemp. Still a scoreless tie 20 minutes into the second half, the Chiefs started to wear down and the fatigue led to two goals. “Their goals came on nothing more than them winning the war of attrition. We just wore down,” said Chiefs coach Scott Walker. With GM pressing forward Rivendell netted one last goal for the 3-0 final.
“We talked about expectations before the game,” Walker said. “I told them nobody here expected us to challenge these guys.” That seemed to take the pressure off the Chiefs and they came out playing a strong game, leaving Rivendell a bit puzzled at the onset.
The game put a cap on a long season yet left coach Walker enthusiastic about his young team’s future. GM will lose only one senior and has a solid core of juniors and sophomores. Add to that, quality incoming freshmen that are sure to challenge for playing time and Walker is excited to start again next season, saying, “After this performance, I am really looking forward to next year.”

*Rivendell High School is in Orford NH, but is part of the VT State playoffs because it also draws students from the Vermont towns of Fairlee, West Fairlee and Vershire.

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About the Author: Chester native Greg Hart is a 1985 graduate of Green Mountain Union High School. He earned his bachelor of Science at the University of Vermont and returned to the Chester area in 1994 to start a business and a family. He lives in Chester, owns Blue Sky Trading Co. in Ludlow and is the proud father of three. He can be reached at

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