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 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......

  • This season has been quite a ride for our Panthers. Last night’s playoff game v. the Vergennes Commodores ended in defeat for the varsity boys, officially closing the 2021-2022 season for TA. After graduating some of TA’s powerhouse players last year, this season’s developing team worked incredibly hard both on......

  • Header photo courtesy of Kelly Smith With both Panthers basketball teams playing packed schedules over the week, we’ve seen a lot of excitement on the court. The girls are back with a full roster and are regaining ground as they prepare for post-season. Starting with a home court win v.......

  • Featured photo by TA parent Kelly Smith. With a full schedule ahead, the Panthers varsity basketballs teams hope to rebound from a stretch of losses. The girls returned to the court on Jan. 25 after a three-week hiatus due to Covid with a tough game v. Windsor’s Yellowjackets, losing 62-41.......

  • In the spring of 2020, an anonymous donor pledged to update all of the cardio equipment in the Hathorn Engelman Fitness Center. The generous gift was made, the donor shared, to honor the contributions of TA’s longtime track and field coach Joel Breakstone. With the pandemic, it would be another......



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We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.


We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.


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