The hills are alive with the sound of sports at Castleton University. Again. Finally.
The summer sports scene will be vibrant this summer at Vermont’s oldest college after being somewhat dormant last year due to COVID.
That includes the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, the annual all-star high school football game between Vermont and New Hampshire that will be played at CU’s Dave Wolk Stadium on Aug. 7.
Last year was the first time since 1954 that the game was not held.
Lori Phillips oversees camps and conference at the college and the Maple Sugar Bowl makes for a marathon day for her crew.
She embraces it.
“We love game day. It’s a long day,” she said.
The weekend won’t be quite as long this year. Some COVID measures still linger. There will not be the Friday night banquet before the game with the 300 to 350 guests and there will not be the pregame parade the day of the game.