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Nighthawks coach Jason Szafarski in the Hawks Talkโ„ข studios

Upper Valley Nighthawk’s manager Jason Szafarski watches his team playing the Mystic Schooners on June, 10, in Hartford, Vt. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

jk, we haven’t trademarked Hawks Talk and we don’t have our own studios. But Jason Szafarski DID talk to the Valley News‘ own Josh Weinreb and ESPN radio’s Brett Franklin yesterday! Follow the whole Nighthawks season at www.vnews.com/nighthawks.

Congrats again to the Valley News Athletes of the Year

The 2018 Valley News Athletes of the Year pose for a photo at their banquet at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon, N.H., on June 19, 2018. (Valley News – Josh Weinreb)

#yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

Congratulations, y’all! It looks like the banquet was a blast. As a reminder, here are some links to what this shindig is all about:

 

Also, here’s a screengrab of my face during the last episode of Well-Dressed Sports Heads as I’m listening to all of the different athletic and academic responsibilities some of these students are trying to balance, while I’m over here trying to balance whether to watch Netflix or Hulu. So, yeah. Good job on that.

Upper Valley Nighthawks start season tonight

It’s that time of year again! The Upper Valley Nighthawks, now in their third season in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, open their 2018 campaign at 6:30 tonight against the North Adams SteepleCats in North Adams, Mass.

The season originally was set to begin on Tuesday in South Kingston, R.I., against the Ocean State Waves, but that game was postponed due to inclement weather. They will play their second road game of the year at 6:30 p.m. on Friday against the Keene Swamp Bats.

The Nighthawks’ home opener is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction, when they will take on the Winnipesaukee Muskrats.

Valley News sports reporter Josh Weinreb has all you need to know on the Nighthawks’ season: Player details, coaches, team goals, all that jazz. Read his season preview here, and follow along with all of the Valley News‘ Nighthawks coverage here.

Video: 73-year-old Thetford Academy alum unveils the 1,000-point banner owed to her for 56 years

Via Josh Weinreb:

Whenever Rita Brown DeGoosh attended a basketball game at the Thetford Academy gym over the years and took notice of the list of 1,000-point scorers hanging on the wall, she always knew that one was missing.

 

Hers.

 

That was rectified on Wednesday morning during a a student-run assembly inside Vaughan Alumni Gym when DeGoosh, 73, a 1962 graduate of Thetford who currently lives in Fairlee, was finally recognized for scoring 1,000 points for the Panthers between 1958-62. She joined Dylan Thorburn, the Panthersโ€™ latest 1,000 point scorer, in having their names added to the list.

Read more at the Valley News website.

Rita Brown, in the front row third from left, stands with her basketball team in a 1962 yearbook photo from Thetford Academy. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field qualifier in Hanover

Read all about it at the Valley News website. Plus, a story about how Lebanon High’s track and field team hasn’t had a home meet in several years, because its facility has been rendered unserviceableย due to its partially dilapidated surface.