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July 31st, 2015

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Allen Scores First Career Late Model Win on WDEV/Calkins Night

Hometown racer Jason Allen captured his first career Thunder Road Late Model win in the WDEV/Calkins Portable Toilets Trophy Dash on Thursday, July 30. Allen got around the outside of polesitter Matt White to take the lead on lap 28 of the 50-lap event and drove away for the victory. It was the first top-10 finish of 2015 for the sophomore driver a...

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Vermont Moose Hunting Permit Winners Are Drawn

The winners of Vermont’s 2015 moose hunting permits were determined Thursday, July 16, at a lottery drawing in Barre. Governor Peter Shumlin, standing alongside Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter, started the computer-generated selection process that randomly picked 265 winners from more than 9,500 lottery applicants. The drawing is don...

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Disc Golfers Flock to The Quarries in Barre Town Forest

By Aaron Retherford The Millstone Trails network is known for its miles on end of mountain biking adventure. The trails are also open to hikers, runners, cross-country skiers, and snowshoers. But in 2013, the Barre Town Forest welcomed an entirely different type of recreationist – disc golfers. Now in its third year, The Quarries Disc Golf Course i...

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Sweet Wins Duel With O’Donnell for Record-Tying Vermont Governor’s Cup Win

Hometown favorite Nick Sweet came out on top of a battle with Thunder Road Late Model point leader and fellow two-time “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell to win his fourth VP Fuels Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 on Thursday, July 9. Sweet took the lead from N. Haverhill, NH’s O’Donnell on lap 125 following the race’s fourth and final restart after st...

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Former Mountaineer Pollock Named N.L. All-Star

Arizona Diamondback OF A.J. Pollock (Vermont ’07) was named to the National League All-Star team Monday night. Through Sunday, Pollock was hitting .303 with 10 homers, 38 RBI and 18 steals. Pollock is ranked 11th in the National League in batting average and fifth in steals. It is Pollock’s first All-Star game. Pollock’s selection marks the seventh...

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Berlin Resident Overcomes COPD to Win 3 Events at Senior Games

By Aaron Retherford Jim Ryan never played sports in high school. Up until four years ago, he was a heavy smoker, had developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and could barely climb a flight of stairs before needing to catch his breath. So he decided to sign up for the Vermont Senior Games Track & Field State Championships held at the e...

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Millstone Trails Grows into a Mountain Biker, Hiker, and Winter Recreationist Paradise

By Aaron Retherford When Millstone Hill was a bustling home to 75 independent quarries over 100 years ago, it was granite grey for as far as the eyes could see. But now that nature has reclaimed the land and the dormant quarries have filled with turquoise water, it has become one of the gems of the Green Mountain State. The Millstone Trails Associa...

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Vermont’s Moose Hunt Auction is Open

Vermont’s lottery for moose hunting permits closed June 17, but there’s one more opportunity to get a permit for this fall’s moose hunt. Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. August 13. Bids will be opened and winners notified on August 14. Auction winners will hunt in one of several wildlife management units (WMU...

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O’Donnell to Resume Threepeat Drive Thursday Night at Thunder Road

The 56th Thursday night opener at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road rolls to the line on June 11 at 6:30 p.m. with Harvest Equipment Night featuring Kids Rides. With it, N. Haverhill, NH’s Derrick O’Donnell resumes his drive for history. The two-time defending “King of the Road” is seeking to become only the second driver in Thunder Road h...

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O’Donnell Begins Three-peat Quest with Memorial Day Classic Triumph

Two-time defending Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell began his quest for a three-peat in dominating fashion with a win in the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100 on Sunday, May 24. N. Haverhill, NH’s O’Donnell quickly got to the front from his third starting position, moving around polesitter Nick Sweet on the outside to take the lea...

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