Upscale website design for any budget

Got2Mail Opt-In Mail Marketing Services
Jack Healey NSN Radio

Congratulations going out to Rutland’s Danica Stein and Dave Manfredi of the Green Mountain Speedskating Club who both competed at the Masters International Short Track Championships in Ottawa, Canada recently. Manfredi won a silver medal in his age group and Stein finished 7th in her age group.

Catching up on the Marble Valley League All-League girls basketball team.
In the “A” Division First Team: Rutland’s Kristen Switzer, 2nd Team: Rutland’s Lauren Fabian, Logan Boyle, and Jordan Del Bianco. Brattleboro’s Kayla Savage is the Coach of the Year.

“B” Division First Team: Otter Valley’s Brittany Bushey and Fair Haven’s Bethaney Lanfear, Elizabeth Fyles, Jessica Stannard and Alexis Ellis. Fair Haven’s Kyle Wilson is the Coach of the Year. 2nd Team: Mill River’s Ella Bankert and Carly Ward and Fair Haven’s Lindsey Marcy and Otter Valley’s Taylor Aines.

“C” Division: Twin Valley’s Buddy Hayford is the Coach of the Year.
“D” Division First Team: West Rutland’s Mikayla Dambrackas and Morgan Raiche, MSJ’s Claire Schmelzenbach and Monica Schmelezenbach, Proctor’s Jordan Mitchell and Poultney’s Cassandra Pitts. 2nd Team: Proctor’s Alyssa Valerio and Abby McKearin, West Rutland’s Taylor Raiche and MSJ’s Gwen Breslen. The Coach of the Year is MSJ’s Dan Elliot.
Mount St. Joseph Academy will sponsor its annual spring golf tournament at the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club on Friday, May 9th, 2014. The golf format will be a scramble (Captain & Crew) with a shotgun start at 1:00pm. Entry fee is $40.00 per person for non-members and $35.00 per person for members.

MSJ lost a wonderful alumni and dedicated supporter when we lost John Valente recently, and the tournament has been named in his honor. John was a great contributor to our MSJ Community in many ways, most notable by serving on the MSJ School Board, and by starting the MSJ Golf Tournament at the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club each spring, which over the years contributed significantly to the school.

Join us for fun and festivities. For more information or an entry form, contact MSJ Development  at 775-0151, or go to the MSJ Web Site,

All applications and entry fees are required by May 2nd, 2014.
Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school which has specialized in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century. MSJ's tradition of academic excellence in the Rutland region dates back to its founding by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1882. For more information, visit or call (802) 775-0151.

I didn’t think the fields would ever be clear of snow, but the high school spring season is underway

Union won the mens Division 1 college hockey national championship this past Saturday and I’m sure that former Castleton mens hockey coach Alex Todd was celebrating. Coach Todd, now an assistant at Nebraska-Omaha played at Union for current University of Vermont mens hockey coach Kevin Sneddon.

Catch you next week!

Back to top

Finish Line

Sheppard Launches New Era at Fonda

Invader Matt Sheppard used a pass out of turn 4 on the last lap of the modified feature Saturday night to beat Danny Varin to the line and thus launch the Matt Delorenzo era at Fonda Speedway with an opening night victory. Bobby Varin, Pat Ward and Jeremy Wilder rounded out the top five in what was a field littered with heavy hitters in the dirt modified world with many other tracks having not yet opened. Billy Decker, Marc Johnson, Alton Palmer and AJ Romano came home in 6th thru 9th. Rounding out the top ten driving C.G. Morey's back up car was invader Dale Planck. Ronnie Johnson took a wild ride down flipping down the backstretch early in the feature after hitting a rough patch in the track. Johnson was shaken but ok.

Lebanon Valley Speedway also dropped the green on their 2014 season Saturday night at it was Donnie Corellis coming home with the opening night victory over JR Heffner, Brett Hearn, Loren Browe and Kolby Schroder. In the Pro Stocks Manchester's Chuck Towslee came home 6th in the feature.

Sunday was the season opener for the American Canadian Tour at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire. Eddie McDonald picked up the victory with a hats off to East Montpelier's Emily Packard who came home 12th.

Also a belated congratulations to Frank and Lula Hoard of Manchester who recently celebrated their 52nd wedding annivesary. Frank was a long time racer in the modifieds at Devils Bowl and many other area tracks and now along with Lula helps out their grandson Frank the III in his racing program.

Next week the Albany Saratoga Speedway swings open for the 2014 season

Back to top

Don Chioffi

Don's out fishing this week. Catch him again next time.

Back to top