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

  • February and March were a whirlwind for Thetford Academy’s Alpine Ski Team. The Southern District Championship held at Pico on Monday, February 27th, marked the last regular season race and was the final determinant for which teams or individuals would advance to the VT State Championship at Burke. Coach Dixon......

  • This weekend, several athletes from Thetford Academy’s indoor track team competed at the New England High School Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. TA’s team competed in three events, the 4 x 800 relay, the 2-mile run, and the long jump. Several students beat their personal records, and......

  • The girls varsity basketball team ended its title run with a tough 44-40 loss vs. the Windsor Yellowjackets on Saturday. The Panthers were riding high from their semifinal rout of #2 seed Hazen (60-32) where the team’s focus and determination were on full display. In an interview with the Valley......

  • Over the last few weeks, TA’s alpine ski team has competed at Pico, Saskadena Six, and Bromley. They faced a wide range of weather and snow conditions, but this is a group that’s flexible, hardworking, and up for anything. In January, they competed in the giant slalom at Pico. It......

  • The Panthers are nearing the end of an exciting basketball season, with the playoffs in sight. The girls are wrapping up their regular season this Thursday with their senior celebration before their last home game vs. Harwood. TA will be honoring seniors Taylor West and Madi Mousley, as well as......

  • Thetford Academy’s indoor track team had an outstanding day at the state championship meet at UVM on Saturday, February 4th. Competing in the D-II classification against 18 other schools (almost all of which are much larger), the Panther girls rolled to a second-place finish and the boys finished third. The......



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