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

  • 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......

  • TA has had a slow, steady and COVID-compliant start to its winter sports season…but the games are on! The alpine ski team is training hard at Pico Mountain and Storrs Hill three afternoons a week. Competitions started on February 9 at Suicide Six, where TA’s skiers turned out some strong performances.......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, Semester 2 is humming along. Here are some key highlights to share, as we reflect back to the first few weeks of February and look ahead to the month of March. ACADEMICS: When we return from break on Monday, March 1, we will fully implement our......

  • Cross Country runners Tobin Durham ’22 (pictured in header photo running with Abby Egner ’23) and Madelyn Durkee ’23 were recently named to the All SVL (Southern Vermont League) League list. In his press announcement, Todd Smith, SVL Cross Country Liaison, says: “To say the least, this was a challenging......

  • Congrats to TA’s girls cross-country team for earning runner-up status at Vermont’s D-III Championships held at TA on October 31. Madelyn Durkee led the team, crossing the line in 3rd place in the division and an impressive 7th overall in the combined D-I, D-II, D-III results. Ninth-grader Annie Hesser finished......

  • We are excited to share that our Panthers will be back on the field at TA for games very soon! We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines set by the VPA and the VT Agency of Education. All fans should be aware of the following: Spectator Expectations for TA Athletics Face......



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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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