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 is offering a variety of optional summer athletic opportunities to current and enrolled students from mid-June through mid-August. On Tuesdays at 6 p.m., TA Cross Country will host a weekly fun run on the Dan Grossman Woods Trail. This event is open to the public (in addition to TA......

  • TA’s varsity baseball team had a banner season that took them all the way to the State finals. The top-seeded Panthers headed to Centennial Field on Sunday, June 13, with hopes of bringing home a championship banner for the first time in 35 years. With a 13-4 season record, the......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, We want to be sure everyone understands next week’s schedule. We’ve been sharing it over the past few weeks, so hopefully there are no surprises. Please review it as a family and let us know if you have any questions. The big reminder for Monday:......

  • On Saturday, May 29, the Panthers Track and Field teams headed to Windsor for the Division III State Meet to defend their 2019 state championship titles. With the cancellation of the 2020 season and the cancellation of indoor track this winter due to Covid, the team hopes were pinned on......

  • With less than one month left in the 2021-2022 school year, the Panthers are giving it their all. TA’s spring sports–baseball, softball, and track and field–are back after last year’s Covid-caused pause. It’s clear the Panthers were ready and excited to return to their teams and events and make up......

  • Thetford Academy’s Alpine Ski Team, led by coaches Amy Huyffer and Paul Dixon, finished out the season with the boys competing in the state championships for the fourth year in a row. The slalom race was held on Monday, March 15, at Cochran’s Ski Resort and the giant slalom on......



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