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Pritchard Going into Hall of Fame

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MONTPELIER – Former Hazen Union teacher and varsity boys’ basketball head coach Marvin Pritchard will be inducted into the Vermont Principal’s Association (VPA) Hall of Fame this Friday for his outstanding service to Vermont high school basketball sports as an official.

Pritchard’s career spans over five decades in baseball, basketball, soccer, and is still going. He has officiated over 40 state championships and 3,300 games overall. Joining Pritchard as inductees are Bob Davis, Jay Hartman, Susan O’Daniel, Bob Prenevost, Bernie Cieplicki, Jenna (Coffey) Wilson, Brent Kendall, Courtney Rohrig, Shelley (Addison) Smith, Billy Whaley, and Nini (Wuensch) Anger. The 2024 VPA Hall of Fame class will be formally inducted on Friday night at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.

Twinfield-Cabot Basketball Fundraiser

BARRE – The Twinfield-Cabot basketball programs will benefit from a special fundraiser later this month, as the Harlem Wizards are coming to the Barre Auditorium to take on the 802 All Stars.

Trojan boys’ varsity head coach Kris Bador is leading the way for the fundraiser for what he describes as a great night of basketball!

The game will be held at the Aud on Monday, May 20. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with tip-off scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Leahy Finishes up Freshman Season at Siena

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Former Craftsbury Academy (CA) great Cormac Leahy finished off his freshman campaign at Siena College in style over the weekend at the MAAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Rider University.

Leahy recorded his best time of the season in the 5000m for the Saints, good enough for a 20-second-place finish. He was coming off a seventh-place finish and the best time of his young career in the 1500m at the Capital District Classic hosted by RPI two weeks ago. Leahy won multiple individual state titles for the Chargers during his high school career and helped bring the program its first ever boys’ overall Division IV state title in 2022. He plans to compete for Siena’s men’s cross-country team in the fall.

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