2012 Around the Northeast columns

November 13, 2012 Inside Mount Ida's victory There was a wild celebration at midfield at Spartan Stadium after Mount Ida had beaten Castleton State. But that didn't distract the Mustangs from thoughts of some little fans back home.

November 6, 2012 Holiday dreams for Northeast teams Everyone wants to be playing late in November. Holiday dreams dance under helmets at Salve Regina, Framingham State, Mount Ida and Castleton State. Those are the teams in the NEFC and the ECFC that still have that dream.

October 30, 2012 Bantams hit Middlebury hard Trinity (Conn.) hit a Middlebury team like they had not been hit before and it turned a much-ballyhooed showdown between 5-0 teams into a 46th consecutive home victory for Trinity.

October 23, 2012 Life, culture and records Wesleyan tight end Matt Long's decision to be tested as a bone marrow donor turned out to be fortuitous for a recipient miles from the Middletown, Conn., campus.

October 16, 2012 Mr. Pick leads defensive standouts There are lots of eye-popping numbers on offense in this region, but there are plenty of defensive stars, too, led by Salve Regina's Phil Terio.

October 9, 2012 Wesleyan getting a kick out of being 3-0 In Mike Whelan's third season since returning to coach his alma mater, the Cardinals are off on the right foot. And Sebastian Aguirre's right foot has something to do with it.

October 2, 2012 Gallaudet could turn ECFC upside down Although the vast majority of the ECFC is in New England, Gallaudet, the lone team anywhere near the Mason-Dixon line, is off to a strong start and could challenge for the league's automatic bid.

September 25, 2012 Middlebury's big man on campus The next big pro prospect in Division III doesn't have any stats and isn't a skill position player. But Middlebury's Ryan Moores is turning heads.

September 18, 2012 Framingham reaches critical mass You can count the players on the Framingham State roster from outside of Massachusetts on one hand . And you won't need your thumb. "It's awesome," star running back Melikke Van Alstyne said.

September 10, 2012 Salve success: Blood, sweat and coal English was a second language in the household where Salve Regina football coach Bob Chesney grew up. Football was the first.

September 4, 2012 Rallying around the family Training camp can be tough, but that's not the word for the one Castleton State's Cam Laundry went through. His world came crashing down on Aug. 15 when his father died of a heart attack while working.

August 28, 2012 10 games to watch for 2012 Division III football has inspirational stories running all through its 239 teams. There are wonderful stories in every conference, every team and, if we look hard enough, every player.

Tom Haley

A seven time Vermont sportswriter of the year, Tom Haley has been with the Rutland Herald since 1987. He was inducted into the Castleton State College Hall of Fame in 2004 and received the Contributor to Football Award from the National Football Foundation's Vermont Chapter. He has been D3football.com's Around the Northeast columnist since 2007.

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