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May 31st, 2016

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Fish & Wildlife Urges PFD Use, Safe Practices on the Water this Fall

Officials from Vermont Fish & Wildlife are reminding anglers, hunters and boaters to use personal flotation devices (PFD) and exercise safe practices while on the water this fall. “With migrating waterfowl and fish feeding up for the winter, the fall season can bring some of the best fishing and hunting action of the year to Vermont’s waterway...

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Sweet Makes Thrilling Final Charge for Second Milk Bowl Win

Local hero Nick Sweet added to his growing legend on Sunday, October 11, slicing through the field in the final laps to win the final segment and capture his second career Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl win in the 2015 Thunder Road season finale. The multi-time Thunder Road Late Model Champion entered the final segment trailing rival and three-t...

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53rd Milk Bowl Welcomes All Challengers

The 53rd Annual Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 11 will once again present the toughest challenge of the season for American-Canadian Tour (ACT)-type Late Model teams. Drivers from throughout the Northeast United States and Canada will converge at the ¼-mile speedway this weekend vying for the $10,000 gu...

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Gray Disqualified from Labor Day Classic

Thunder Road and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced the disqualification of Brandon Gray from the Allen Lumber Street Stock feature at the 37th Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic held Sunday, September 6. Gray crossed the finish line first in the 25-lap feature but was found to have illegal engine components during post-race technical i...

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O’Donnell Puts Exclamation Point on Title Bid with Fourth Win of Season on Cody Chevrolet Night

N. Haverhill, NH’s Derrick O’Donnell put an exclamation point on his bid for a third consecutive Thunder Road championship by making a late charge for his fourth win of the season Thursday, August 27 on Cody Chevrolet Cadillac Night. O’Donnell broke out of traffic late in the 50-lap main event and sliced through the front of the pack, passing cars...

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Local 18U Softball Squad Honors Fallen Soldiers with Selfless Act

By Aaron Retherford The Screaming Eagles is an 18U Junior Olympic softball team based out of the Northeast Kingdom. But it’s not the fact they are taking on college athletes in tournaments that sets them apart. It’s what the players chose to put on the back of their jerseys that makes them special. Instead of having their names on the back of the j...

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Laquerre Elected to New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Thunder Road racing legend and family patriarch Joey Laquerre of East Montpelier has been elected to the New England Auto Racing (NEAR) Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. The 71-year-old Laquerre is the all-time winningest driver at Barre’s Thunder Road with 45 wins, including a record 17 in the Tiger Sportsmen and 14 in the Late Models. His most recent...

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Rookie Donahue Overcomes Flat for Win in Tiger Sportsmen Twin 50s

Seventeen-year-old Stephen Donahue of Graniteville was not to be denied at Thunder Road on Thursday, August 13 as he took the overall win in the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Twin 50s on U.S. Army Recruiting Night. The rookie won the first 50-lap feature after Wolcott’s Brendan Moodie blew a right-front tire while racing with Donahue coming to the whit...

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Mountaineers Survive Rally, Win NECBL Championship in Extras

The Vermont Mountaineers defeated the Mystic Schooners, 3-2, in 10 innings to hoist the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) Championship trophy, the Fay Vincent Sr. Cup, for the third time in franchise history. With the win, Vermont captures the trophy for the first time since 2007. With the score tied at two after nine innings of play,...

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Marshall Law at Speedway 51, while Martin Magic Shines Again

Jeff Marshall (32) continued his fantastic 2015 with his fourth win of the year in a caution free North Country Ford Late Model 51 lap main event. The first 13 laps showed a battle between Colbrook’s Brandon Lambert (77) and Littleton’s Russell Clark (02). Lambert finally cleared the 02 car but had no time to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Marshall...

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