Vermont Discovers The Joy Of Low-Flying Basketball

Lots of young white men have been dunking basketballs in northern Vermont this summer. In about a decade of watching and playing a lot of high school basketball in the Green Mountain State, I saw a total of four successful dunks in live game play. One of those, I remember, came in the 2002 boys' state finals between… » 8/16/11 10:40am 8/16/11 10:40am

Fight Makes High School Soccer Playoffs Watchable, Gets Parent…

Last Friday's Burlington-Essex soccer game was marred when an Essex parent, Mirko Samardzic, fought a Burlington high school official. Between the racism and the public brawls, Vermont truly is the Mississippi of places you can go skiing. [Burlington Free Press] » 11/05/10 5:35pm 11/05/10 5:35pm

The Ugly, Racially Charged Fight Over A Confederate Mascot. In Vermont.

My small Vermont hometown has made the national news circuit on just a handful of occasions since I was a kid: the Bush-Cheney arrest warrant, the public nudity ban, the closing of the nuclear power plant, the annual cow parade, and the time my high school retired Colonel Reb as our mascot. » 10/25/10 1:00pm 10/25/10 1:00pm