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

  • On Saturday, October 7, Thetford Academy will host the 32nd Woods Trail Run, a truly unique TA event that for many participants and spectators, is the most-anticipated cross country event of the season. The event, founded by TA parent and former board member Dan Grossman, is well known for many......

  • It was a great Homecoming for the Panthers on Saturday – both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams defeated Lyndon Institute and added a “W” to their season record. The girls took the field at 11:00 a.m. on TA’s, up two at the half and finishing it off in......

  • TA’s soccer season launched with two home games last week. The Panther girls kicked off on Friday, Sept. 1, with an 2-0 loss to rivals Oxbow. The boys followed on Saturday in their own game v. the Olympians. The Panthers earned first half goals from Mitchell Parkman and Henry Trage......

  • Registration is now open for Thetford Academy’s fall athletics and activities! We’re gearing up for another great year in Panther athletics and if your student hasn’t registered yet – don’t worry – there is still time. Registrations will remain open until August 10th, 2023. TA will use the TeamSnap app again......

  • Thetford Academy’s Panthers defeated White River Valley 6-0 on Saturday to win the Division III State Championship in baseball for the first time since 1986 – and only the second time in the team’s history. White River Valley’s Wildcats, however, had earned three titles in a row – Division III......

  • Go Panthers! TA’s varsity softball and varsity baseball teams had an exciting week, winning both quarterfinal and semifinal games. They are off to the Division III state championships: baseball will play rival White River Valley at Centennial Field in Burlington on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., and the softball team will......



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