Sitting in front of the computer starting to type as the first flakes of the next storm begin to fall. My initial reaction is “no more” and then I remember how much I loved the snow as a youngster. I guess it’s fine to bring it on. My friends at Okemo smile at my recollections of snow. There are some local rivalries this winter that should bring some excitement on a cold night. Alphabetically, Bellows Falls, Green Mountain, and Springfield all compete against each other in girls’ basketball.
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – One has to go back to 2008 to talk about any of the glory days of Bellows Falls Union High School girls’ basketball. Jayne Barber was still the coach and the Lady Terriers advanced to the final four before bowing to Milton in the semi-finals. Then shortly after, Barber rode off into the sunset. There has been one post-season win for the Terrier girls since then.
The winter season is just about to start heating up. There are ten area basketball teams, and they fall into all kinds of categories. The truth is, each could be put into a category of their own. For the purpose of today’s column, we will use three binders: one for those who could have a winning season, one for those who could have a losing season, and the I-don’t-know binder for those if don’t know if they will have a winning or a losing season. Five boys’ teams. Five girls’ team.
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