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Time to Cheer on the Panthers!

Fall athletics are in full swing at Thetford Academy, with soccer and cross country teams moving from practices and scrimmages to games and meets.

The Boys’ Varsity and JV Panthers opened up the soccer season in Randolph with back-to-back wins. The varsity team beat Randolph 2-0, with goals from Ryan Pepe and Elliott Jones. Nathan O’Donnell and Knute Linehan played strong defense and Ryen Wolf had a two-save shutout in the goal. The JV Boys played a great game, coming in with a 4-1 win in the same afternoon.

The girls’ soccer teams will play their first games at home today, September 3, at 4:30 p.m. vs. the South Burlington Wolves. The Burlington Free Press recently named Thetford Academy’s Varsity Girls in its Top 10 Preseason Power Rankings: “Two-time defending D-III champion Thetford has the chance to record the program’s first three-peat this fall and, perhaps, enough pieces to do it, too.” The Free Press also named Panthers Grace Davis and Casey MacVeagh as “Girls H.S. Soccer Players to Watch For” in the 2019 season.

TA’s middle school and high school cross country teams have also been working hard to prepare for the season–if you use the Dan Grossman Woods Trail, you’ve no doubt seen them out there! The high school team will head to Bellows Falls for its first meet today and both cross country teams compete at home on Tuesday, September 10 at 4:15 p.m.

Looking ahead: Don’t miss TA’s Homecoming games vs. Lyndon Institute on Saturday, September 28th and on Saturday, October 5, be sure to come out for the 29th annual Woods Trail Run. Looking forward to a great fall season from all of our Panthers!

Visit TA’s Athletics Calendar for more information about game dates and times.



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