BRATTLEBORO >> The first team meeting for Brattleboro Union High School football players in grades 9-12 is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14, at BUHS, at 5 p.m.

Anyone in grades 9-12 that is interested in playing must show up with at least one parent or guardian. Players will pick up equipment before the meeting, at these times: seniors — 1:30 p.m., sophomores and juniors — 2:30 p.m., and freshmen — 3:30 p.m.

Team running is being held at BUHS on Aug. 9, 11 and 12, at 5 p.m. each day.

If you have any questions, contact varsity head coach Chad Pacheco at

Using a "Win the Day" motto, the Colonels went 4-5 last season and qualified for the Division 1 playoffs for the first time in 10 years. They had a come-from-behind victory over rival MAU and were robbed of a postseason victory over Champlain Valley Union because of an inadvertant whistle at the very end.


The New England Colonials International Basketball Club has several places on its April 2017 basketball tour to Scotland and Ireland for qualified Vermont high school students. The New England Colonials Rovers Celtic Tour team will enroll 10 New England players (grades 9 and 10) for a 10-day basketball tour that will take the team to Edinburgh, Falkirk and Dublin for homestays and games.


This international tour is sponsored by the New England Colonials International Basketball Club. Founded in 1979, the New England Colonials International Basketball Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run program that has as its central purpose the support and encouragement of international friendship and understanding between New England student-athletes and their peers around the world. Colonials tours are led by experienced high school coaches and an ITMI certified international tour manager with 38 years of tour leadership experience. The April 2017 roster will likely be completed by mid-September. There are no tryouts, but the team does give personal interviews and contact school references.

For additional information, contact Scott Bryson at 508-734-5660, or by e-mail at Interested parents and players may learn more about the Colonials' program online at the team's website located at