Athletics are a valuable part of the Thetford Academy experience. Thetford Academy is a Division III school and competes in most sports in the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference as a member of the Capital League.

The Academy’s five principles—excellence, commitment, caring, cooperation, and respect for diversity—serve as the guidelines for all athletics participants. TA Athletics has earned both the Vermont Principals’ Association’s Good Sportsmanship Award and the Mona Garone Sportsmanship Award.

Interscholastic sports are regulated by the Vermont Principals’ Association. TA students can participate in the following team sports: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Cross Country, Track and Field, and Alpine Skiing.

For more information, please contact Blendon Salls, Athletics Director.

TA Athletics News

  • TA’s ski team launched the alpine racing season at Bromley Mountain last Thursday. TA sent its largest team recent history, entering five girls and 12 boys in the panel slalom event. Despite just two short days of on-snow practice and many skiers new to racing, the team had a successful......

  • TA’s varsity and JV girls basketball teams traveled to Windsor on Tuesday, Dec. 21 for their third game of the season. The varsity team went in feeling strong after defeating White River Valley (43-23) and Rivendell (42-31) last week. Despite giving it their all, the girls were outpaced by Windsor......

  • With basketball season in full swing, TA’s administrators have been fielding a lot of questions about our winter sports guidance. Specifically, with Covid restrictions, how can spectators keep up with and cheer on their favorite Panther athletes? At this time, Thetford Academy is welcoming limited numbers of spectators into the......

  • Thetford Academy had its first significant snowfall this weekend, a perfect lead-in to the start of the winter sports season. Starting on Monday, November 29, TA’s basketball, indoor track, and alpine skiing athletes started regular practices, and on Tuesday, the Nordic Ski Club hosted an informational meeting/boot-fitting for all interested......

  • The region’s best cross-country runners are coming to Thetford Academy on Saturday, November 13 to compete in the New England Interscholastic Cross Country Championships. The athletes will race on the Dan Grossman 5K Woods Trail at TA, a course renowned for both its scenic beauty and level of challenge. Athlete......

  • Learn more about TA’s alpine ski program with this FAQ-style overview. Co-Coach Amy Huyffer provides this informative (and witty) post to help students and families think more about joining the team. Middle school and high school students are invited to participate. The season starts in late November. Who can join......



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