Since 2000, the VBCA has now given out nearly $80,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors with high academic records and who “Make Basketball Better.”

To donate or sponsor, contact or call Dave Fredrickson directly at 802-442-8075


Girls & Boys Team Camp - July 17-18-19, Lyndon State College & Lyndon Institute
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International Colonials Planning Summer 2015 New England Tour

Each summer, our International Colonials basketball team brings together 11 high school age players from 11 countries for a three-week basketball tour of New England. These players come highly recommended to us by their school and club coaches overseas.

For more than a decade, these unique teams have had the pleasure of visiting and playing in Vermont where they have experienced great basketball and outstanding hospitality. We are currently planning our 2015 tour and we are looking for new contacts in Vermont for a late June, early July visit. Please note that family hosting for our 11 players and our young English coach is an essential requirement as family hosting has been a hallmark of our program since its inception.

Our New England Colonials International Basketball Club was founded in 1980 and is a nonprofit, 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. Hosting our International Colonials team is a great way to provide an outstanding basketball and cultural experience for your players and their families.

For additional information or to discuss welcoming the 2015 International Colonials to your town this summer, please contact Peter Boyle at 802-236-7686 or or Scott Bryson at 508-734-5660 or at Interested coaches may learn more about the Colonials' program online at the team’s website located at

The hunt continues for Spaulding’s missing trophy:

There is one that is conspicuously missing from the trophy cases at Spaulding. It’s the one that is much older and decidedly different than the four others awarded during a string of state championships that started in 1961 and didn’t end until 1964.

In a pinch it could be used as a punch bowl and while its silver plate might be tarnished, the words “Permanent Trophy” are engraved below the lip of a now 93-year-old cup that was passed from school to school for 41 years before a Mike Calevro-led Crimson Tide team claimed it for good by completing Vermont high school basketball’s first-ever three-peat in 1963.

That’s when the rotating trophy, which was minted by the University of Vermont and began circulating in 1922, was officially retired. It’s also when the words “Permanent Trophy” were engraved above “University of Vermont” and a medallion featuring the Vermont state seal was placed on the face of the cup that was supposed to be Spaulding’s to keep.

Now the cup is missing and has been since at least 2011 when some members of the Class of 1961 noticed during their 50th reunion that it wasn’t with the others from that same time period.

So began the case of the missing trophy — the “trophy case,” if you will — that has some alumni now offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the recovery of the cup they initially thought might have been misplaced, but are now convinced was stolen. Link to full article


The Green Mountain Upset is an inspiring look at the Middlebury Union High School basketball team that came out of nowhere, to beat the Henry Bruce Dalrymple led two-time defending champions, and win the 1983 Vermont Division 1 Boys State Title.

This was a huge story back in the day. The Championship Team, former UVM Coach Tom Brennan, legendary WCAX sportscaster Tony Adams, former UVM Athletic Director Rick Farnham, Vermont basketball legend Henry Bruce Dalrymple, former St. Johnsbury Academy Coach Layne Higgs, former Burlington Free Press Sportswriter Andy Gardiner and more are included in the film.

DVD copies of film are available for sale, at Forth n Goal in Middlebury, VT, by ordering online or walking into the store.
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