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

  • Dear TA Families, Lots to share today in all arenas – academics, student well-being, and athletics/activities. Thanks, in advance, for making the time to read today’s email, and I encourage everyone to follow a few of the links for a deeper dive too. There is so much happening at TA......

  • Thetford Academy is gearing up to celebrate the return of the Woods Trail Run on Oct. 2, 2021. Once again, more than 100 New England middle and high schools will send their best runners to TA to compete on the iconic Dan Grossman Woods Trail. This year’s event will mark......

  • Fall sports at TA are in full swing, and the Panthers are making us proud. In soccer, the varsity girls are 2-0-1 after Monday night’s tie game v. U-32. This weekend, in a hard-fought match v. Peoples Academy at TA’s Homecoming, the girls were locked in a 3-3 tie before......

  • The following information was sent via email to all students and parents on August 16 by Athletic Director Blendon Salls. Hello Everyone, We are just a few days away from high school tryouts and a week away from the start of middle school athletics.  If your student is interested in......

  • 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......



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