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It’s a rematch: Thetford, Windsor advance to a championship rendezvous on Saturday

Windsor’s Olivia Rockwood, left, and Angelina Bigwood, right, fight to bring down a rebound against Peoples’ Melaira Fogg during their VAP Division III semifinal at the Barre Auditorium in Barre, Vt., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

 

Emi Vaughan, of Thetford Academy, right, competes for a dropped rebound with Lizzie Brown, of Hazen, as Brooke Horniak, of Thetford, middle, provides backup during the Vermont Principals Association Division III semifinal at the Barre Auditorium in Barre, Vt., Thursday, March 8, 2018. Thetford won 51 – 40. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Yowza.

On Thursday night, Windsor beat Peoples Academy and Thetford beat Hazen … which means the two Upper Valley teams will face off in the championship once again in Barre on Saturday!

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.

 

Video: Thetford Academy’s Dylan Thorburn scores 1,000th point

Thetford Academy senior Dylan Thorburn, center, gets a hug from teammate Tony Pippin while celebrating the 1000th point of his high school career during the Panthers’ 61-50 win over Lamoille Union in Thetford, Vt., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Add him to the list!

Read Josh Weinreb’s report on the game here.

Emergency 90-minute power outage planned for Fairlee area this evening from midnight until 1:30 Thursday morning

Here’s a press release from Green Mountain Power:

EMERGENCY OUTAGE IN FAIRLEE AREA TONIGHT

Green Mountain Power will need to interrupt power tonight to 1800 customers in parts of Fairlee, West Fairlee, Vershire, Strafford and Thetford in order to safely repair broken equipment. The interruption will begin tonight at midnight and last until approximately 1:30 Thursday morning.

The areas affected include:

  • In Fairlee –  most of Fairlee including areas along VT Route 244, US Route 5, Lake Morey Rd & Redmond Rd.
  • In West Fairlee – most of West Fairlee including along VT Route 113, Beaver Meadow Rd, Middlebrook Rd,  & Blood Brook Rd.
  • In Vershire – the south-west portion of Vershire along S. Vershire Rd, Vershire Center Rd, & Taylor Valley Rd.
  • In Strafford – the north-west portion of Strafford along Old City Falls Rd, Miller Pond Rd, & Sawnee Bean Rd.
  • In Thetford – northern sections of Thetford along Sawnee Bean Rd, VT Route 113, VT Route 244 Quinibeck Rd & US Route 5 south to Cider Mill Rd.

Carmen Tarleton on the death of her ex-husband, who underwent a full face transplant as a result of injuries from his attack

From this morning’s Valley News:

Reached by telephone on Monday, Tarleton said (Herbert) Rodgers’ death doesn’t bring her much closure, because she already forgave Rodgers several years ago.

“I have fully forgiven him and I don’t have the same attitude that a lot of people have with his treatment of me,” Tarleton said. “I have moved on so well and in so many ways. I feel like, for me, it ends a big chapter in my life.”

Rodgers was serving a 30- to 70-year sentence for the 2007 attack inside Tarleton’s Thetford home. Rodgers, who was serving his sentence at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill in Pennsylvania, died around 11 a.m. on Monday at Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital from a “medical issue,” according to a news release from Vermont prison officials. Read the full story here.

Carmen Tarleton, of Fairlee, Vt., left, talks with Kris Moody, of White River Junction, Vt., before the service at the United Methodist Church in White River Junction on February 19, 2017. Tarleton, the victim of a 2007 lye attack by her second husband Herbert Rodgers, spoke to congregation about acceptance and forgiveness. Moody is the oldest daughter of Tarleton’s first husband. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.