‘News’ addition

My role as Managing Editor at the Valley News keeps me in the office most of the time, but on a few recent occasions, I was out and about with my camera. Here are a few of my favorites:

Molly Gray, 15, roars towards the finish with her quarterhorse Benji during a Mascoma Valley equestrian team workout at the Goose Pond Equestrian Center in West Canaan, N.H. Gray said she has been riding “since before I could walk.” In their first competition, the team placed second amongst 15 schools at a meet in Fremont, N.H. 

White River Valley’s Braden White (32) prepares to grab a rebound between Richford’s Robert Gendron (25) and Will Steinhour during their VPA D-III quarterfinal in South Royalton, Vt. The Wildcats won, 84-49. 

Oxbow’s Abby Longto slides in safely under the tag by Bellows Falls catcher Jaelyn Fletcher in the first inning of their Division III state championship game in Castleton, Vt. Bellows Falls committed seven errors during Oxbow’s seven-hit, 14-run inning. The Olympians won, 37-2, for their fourth championship in four years.

Hartford High senior Andrew Keenan, gets help putting on his mortarboard from classmates Olivia Brackett and Madison WIlley before their ceremony in White River Junction, Vt. The school’s 122 graduates received their diplomas outdoors on the football field. 

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Catching Up

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted my favorite photos from my job at the Valley News. While I spend most of my time in the office, I still enjoy being out in the community, telling stories with my camera.

As Burr & Burton’s players rush the field to celebrate their Division I state championship win with their fans, Hartford’s Adam Wheatley (43) and Andrew Keenan react to the loss that ended their undefeated season.

Emily Strizich, of White River Junction, Vt., compacts soil after a test run of a built-up curve on the pump track at Ratcliffe Park in White River Junction.

Student Christine Dobrich, of Sharon, Vt., second from left, and instructor Christine Traverson enjoy a laugh during a Bob Ross Paint Night session at the Seven Stars Arts Center in Sharon.

Strafford historian John Freitag, right, and town moderator David Grant talk about Town Meeting’s history during the town’s Cabin Fever University session held in the basement of Barrett Hall in Strafford, Vt.

Stevens and Mascoma field hockey players react to the goal scored by Callie Demars to give Stevens a 3-2 double-overtime win in their quarterfinal playoff game in Claremont, N.H.

Ledyard Charter School sophomore Collin Truell, of Lebanon, N.H., left, and senior Gabby Bagley, of Unity, N.H. work together to mix pancake batter as their Event Planning class prepares a fundraising brunch at the school in Lebanon.

Woodstock’s Jake Blackburn leaps through a hole in the Windsor defense while being pursued by Windsor’s Dante Roy in the Division III state championship in Rutland, Vt.

Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon receives a hug as the academic procession is seated on the stage at the start of the school’s annual commencement in Hanover, N.H. It was Hanlon’s last ceremony, retiring after a decade as the college’s leader.

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