Almost the same view of the same pond in Thetford: 2017 vs. 2018.
Photos courtesy of my dad-in-law, Ed Eastridge! 🙂
Speaking of this no-good weather …
Please be very careful on your evening commute! The roads are bad and the scanner has been very busy with emergency response calls.
S-l-o-o-o-o-w d-o-o-o-o-w-n and get home safe.
It’s not only the sports teams that get to get up on the fire truck for winning championships in Thetford
From the Thetford Academy Facebook page:
The cast and crew of TA’s winning one act play atop the Thetford Volunteer Fire Department’s truck. The Fire Department is always game to help TA celebrate a State Championship!
Read more about the play at the Thetford Academy website.
In other T.A. news this week, Head of School Bill Bugg has announced plans to step down at the end of the 2018-19 school year, after more than six years at the helm.
I was there and I have to say my jaw was on the floor following the play that Valley News correspondent Adam Boffey described in the opening of his story:
When Olivia Rockwood sank a deep turnaround floater off the glass at the first-half buzzer in Saturday’s VPA Division III girls basketball championship game at Barre Auditorium, it pushed Windsor’s lead to a commanding 18 points at intermission.
The one-handed heave, which looked like something from a game of H-O-R-S-E, was also a microcosm of the evening for the Yellowjackets — everything seemed to go their way in a 51-34 victory over defending state champion Thetford.
Rockwood dominated the rematch of last year’s final, finishing with 29 points including three 3-pointeers.
The Yellowjacket standout offered her take on the shot of the game, which developed from a loose ball she picked up just inside the arc.
“I didn’t really shoot it,” Rockwood said. “I kind of just picked it up and threw it, I guess. It looked on, but I thought it would go hard off the backboard, but I guess it was just right.”
Congrats, Windsor! Read more here.
The Windsor vs. Thetford championship of 2017 was quite the last-minute nail-biter, with Thetford coming out on top, 53-52, after trailing by 15 points with fewer than six minutes to play.
Full disclosure: My husband grew up in Thetford and had been working at Thetford Academy for a few years at the time, so the come-from-behind victory was pretty thrilling to witness (see video). But overall, I’m always just looking for an exciting game between two good teams, and this one promises to deliver.
It’s all going down at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Barre Auditorium.