BRATTLEBORO >> Everyone went Nadia Comaneci on my June 16 trivia questions it seemed. Just like the former Romanian gymnast, everyone scored a perfect 10.

So I decided to go "Who wants to be a Millionaire" style this time and increase the difficulty as each contestant climbs the ladder. If you do choose to phone a friend, calling someone who has been attending sporting events in the area since 1946 is advised.

With a genius in the hot seat and the show's background music likely playing between your ears, heeeere we go...

1. SKIING

Which Brattleboro native helped the UVM men to consecutive cross-country skiing titles and also competed in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta?

A)Bill Koch, B)Hank Lange, C)Joe Galanes, D)Willie Graves

2. COACHES

The baseball field at Brattleboro Union High School is named after which former coach?

3. BASEBALL

After playing three sports for the Colonels, who batted .283 and drove in 16 runs for the 1994 UVM baseball team?

A)Mike Lavender, B)Billy Holbrook, C)Matt Henry, D)Dan Shield

4. BASKETBALL

Which member of Brattleboro's 1993 state championship team scored 35 points for the Dutch National Team against Germany in 1999?

5. TRACK AND FIELD

Which Wheaton College athlete and BUHS grad finished second in the NCAA Division 3 Heptathlon Championship in 1998?


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A)Julie Zelenakas, B)Heather Pancake, C)Liz Dimick, D)Lizzie Koch

6. FOOTBALL

Which BUHS player had a Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl record 70-yard punt during the 1968 game between Vermont and New Hampshire?

7. SOCCER

Morgan Derosia wore No. 2 during her senior season with the BUHS varsity girls soccer team, but what number was on her jersey as a junior?

A)2, B)12, C)16, D)23

8. SOFTBALL

Which BUHS graduate went 14-5 with a 0.34 Earned Run Average as a pitcher for the 2004 Keene State College women's softball team?

9. SKI JUMPING

What happened for the first time at the 1946 Harris Hill Ski Jump?

A)A jump of over 300 feet, B)A jumper died, C)Winners received trophies, D)A female competed

10. GOLF

In 1989, who became the first Vermonter ever to win the New England Open?

Answers

1. Joe Galanes, 2. Carl Tenney, 3. Matt Henry, 4. Shu De Jong, 5. Heather Pancake, 6. Duane Holmquist, 7. Sixteen, 8. Meghan McLoughlin, 9. A female competed, 10. Shawn Baker.