One of of stated goals for the Friends is the return of the High School State Championships to Centennial Field. As a high school Junior I played in the Class L (now Division 1) State Championship for Windsor High against Spaulding High of Barre. Although we lost 3-2 playing on Centennial Field  was one of my biggest high school thrills. I will add we won the next year playing at Norwich University, and although winning is always satisfying, it did not have the ambience that is created at Centennial.

On June 8th and 9th of 2012 the Friends along with the Vermont Lake Monsters, in conjunction with the Vermont Principals Association, hosted the High School State Championships at Centennial. It was truly a celebration of baseball to witness the return to Centennial. The Lake Monsters and the VPA were thrilled with the 2 day event and plan to host it again this year.

-Jim Carter