Hilltoppers Top Them All

2017 st. j. football championsRUTLAND - In a thrilling finish, the St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltoppers were able to hold off defending champion Hartford Hurricanes to become the Division 1 football champions with a perfect 11-0 season. The penultimate game took place on neutral ground on the turf at Rutland High School. Under the lights, and in the cold, the only thing standing between St. J. and the championship were the Hurricanes.

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LI Ball Games

LIbaseballLYNDON- Spring sports are in full swing for local high schools, and Lyndon Institute's baseball and softball teams have been working hard before and during the season.

The baseball team currently has a 3-2 standing. The season is looking positive to the fans.


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St. Johnsbury Tops Spaulding

st j girls bballSt. Johnsbury- The Spaulding High School Crimson Tide were swept away by the St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltoppers 45-31 on Tuesday night. The St. Johnsbury Academy girls basketball team entered the game (8-4) on the season playing a Spaulding team that has yet to win a game (0-12).


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LI Boys Basketball Trumps Thetford

LI Boys BballLYNDON- Wednesday was an easy night for the Lyndon Vikings, who faced off against the Thetford Academy Panthers in Lyndonville.

By the half, the Vikings were up by more than 20 points and held strong through the rest of the game. Finishing with a 71-37 blowout, senior guard Nikola Veljic was able to contribute 21 points to the total, being the highest scorer for the Vikings.


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LI Girls Hoops Back In Action

LI Girls BBWritten By NewsINK Contributer:  Dylan Clark

LYNDONVILLE - The Lyndon Institute Girls varsity basketball team are set to take the hardwood Wednesday evening, in their season opener against Hazen, with their sights set on the ultimate goal. "This year we have the same goal we had last year, that is to win the State Championship that'll be the goal here every year I'm here going forward," said Head Coach Eric Berry.


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NEK Sports Roundup

BASEBALLVERMONT- With the chilly weather and rainy days persisting, it was a question of when high school sports teams would get to see their fields. That question was answered yesterday when many local teams were finally able to step onto their fields to begin their season.

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Ultimate Decision?

ultimateVERMONT- A popular sport in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is one step closer to becoming sanctioned by the Vermont Principals Association.

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L.I. Hoops

LYNDONVILLE -The Lyndon Institute boys basketball team battled against the Randolph Galloping Ghosts last Wednesday. L.I. fought the Galloping Ghosts from start to finish.  The Vikings came into the game on a scorching seven game winning streak and were looking to push that number to eight by the nights end.  

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Championship Game

championship game finalRUTLAND, VT - Seventeen St. Johnsbury high school seniors took to the football field on Saturday for the final time. They took on Middlebury for the State Championship over the weekend hoping to keep their perfect record.

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St. Johnsbury defeats Lyndon Institute

st. j liSt. Johnsbury- It was a muddy, rainy game for the 110th meeting between the Hilltoppers and the Vikings. St. Johnsbury beat Lyndon 46-0 on Senior Day. 

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St. J Academy Soccer

stjaysoccerpictureST. JOHNSBURY- Natzu Friebel is proving why he was chosen as Captain of the Hilltoppers's Varsity soccer team, kicking in three of their nine goals last night for a win over Lyndon Institute, nine to zero.

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St. Johnsbury Golfer Tees Off on Division I Dream

ST. JOHNSBURY- Alex Rainville of the St. Johnsbury Academy will be taking his talents to Connecticut. Alex, a senior at the Academy, will be playing golf for the University of Hartford come fall.

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Special Olympics Comes to Lyndon State

RJ special olympicsLYNDONVILLE - With all of the sports madness going around the country, Lyndon State College welcomes The Special Olympics of Vermont for a weekend training camp.

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Fan Support All Time High at Lyndon Institute

ThumbnailTemplate copyLYNDON- Lyndon Institute Athletics has had a lot to brag about lately. They won the Division II Boys Basketball Championship on Saturday, earlier in the fall the football team played in their championship game, and the Alpine and Nordic Skiers at the Institute reached states.

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Danville Comes back to win Championship

Danville_win_championship.jpgBARRE- Danville Indians has not won a championship for 25 years. Well that all changed on Saturday at the Barre Auditorium when they were able to cut down the net beating the one seeded Twin Valley Wildcats, coming back from a 10 point deficit.

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Lyndon Institute Wins Championship

Lyndon_wins_championship.jpgBARRE- Lyndon Institutes boys basketball team brought home their first championship in school history on Saturday. Winning the Division II Championship 55-35 against U-32.In the first half the lead changed three times until Vikings Mason Lantz hit a buzzer beater shot to put up Lyndon 26-22 at half time.

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Slalom Skiing Championship

aaaaalpineBURKE- Q Burke Mountain Resort hosted the Vermont Principal's Association's Slalom Skiing Championships yesterday. Teams where hoping to not only capture the championship, but also find a berth in the regional championships.

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Lake Region Beats Lyndon Institute Girls Basketball Team

ThumbnailTemplate_copy.jpgLYNDON- Senior night is a time for seniors to remember their time playing the sport they love. It is their last time playing on their home court. The Vikings on saturday gave a farewell to Samantha Rowell as she played in her last game at home. Samantha and her team were hoping for a win, but that was not the case as Lake Region destroyed Lyndon Institute 64-25.

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LI Girls Lose to Thetford

Lyndon BASKETBALLLYNDONVILLE- The Lyndon Institute girls basketball team lost last night to Thetford by a score of 34 to 58.  Coach Eric Berry commented about the season overall after last nights lost saying the team has played "better than the record indicates".  

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The Vikings Fall Short

li champ gameRUTLAND - The top two teams faced off in the high school division II football championship on Saturday.  First seeded Lyndon Institute Vikings went up against  second seeded, and two-time defending champions, Rice Memorial Green Knights.

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James Shufelt: The Quarterback

shufeltLYNDONVILLE- James Shufelt is not just the single season rushing yard leader in Lyndon Institute history, but he’s also a quarterback with a lot of heart.  He speaks volumes of his teammates, from his offensive linemen to his wide receivers. 


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The 109th Showdown

rivalry gameLYNDONVILLE - Saturday marked the 109th game in one of the most storied high school football rivalries in the country. St. Johnsbury Academy would face Lyndon Institute in a huge match up, and both schools showed remarkable sprit leading up to Saturday's game. Every year both schools partake in the same traditions that never seems to get old. On Friday, Lyndon held a parade that led to a big bonfire, they also had the student run, along with various other events.

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Volleyball "Digs for Pink"

digpinkLYNDONVILLE- October is breast cancer awareness month and Lyndon State College as well as Johnson State College's volleyball teams showed their support during their annual event.

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Hilltoppers Remain Unbeaten

stjsoccerST. JOHNSBURY- The St Johnsbury Academy boys soccer team remaines undefeated after a hard fought victory against South Burlington High School (SBHS) on Tuesday.

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BMU Teams Take Home a Pair of Wins

bmusoftballbaseballDANVILLE- It was a great day on the diamond for both the Blue Mountain Union baseball and softball teams.

Both traveled to Danville last night taking home 2 victories.

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