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 Bri Barnes, Athletics and Activities Director.

TA Athletics News

  • Thetford Academy’s fall athletics season is quickly approaching! Sign ups are now open for soccer and cross country. Students and parents should have received an email from Athletics and Activities Director Bri Barnes with more information and the link to sign up. High school sports will begin on Thursday, August......

  • TA is pleased to welcome Brianne (Bri) Barnes to the team as Thetford Academy’s new Director of Athletics and Activities. Bri brings a wealth of experience to the position, most recently serving as the Director of Athletic Programs for Hanover, NH’s Parks and Recreation department and at Oxbow High School as......

  • After six years at the helm of Panther athletics, Blendon Salls is stepping down from the AD role at Thetford Academy to pursue new career opportunities. Blendon’s deep knowledge and love of sports, along with his strong relationship-building skills, helped the TA athletic program stay strong and increase student participation.......

  • The Vermont Division III Track & Field Championships were held in Windsor on Saturday, June 4, and both the boys and the girls defended their state championships with dominant victories. In track and field, the top six finishers in each event score points. Both the boys and girls scored points......

  • TA Panther athletes are off to an impressive start for the spring sports season. In baseball, the Panthers are six games in – with five in the win column. In their third game of the season vs. White River Valley, the team toppled the undefeated Wildcats, who had been 39-0......

  • It was an exciting race season for TA’s alpine skiers, culminating in the State Championship at Burke Mountain on March 1 and 2. TA sent six skiers from its boys team to the event: Ben Acker, Liam Patterson, Logan Wurtz, Harland Ransom, Isaac Yukica, Oliver Yukica, and Uly Junker-Boyce. Despite......



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