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Eagle football's running game bests Otters' aerial attack

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — In a Friday night Division II high school football game featuring Otter Valley’s potent passing and the host Mount Abraham/Vergennes team’s bruising rushing, the Eagles’ ground-and-pound approach came out on top, 36-18.

Led by senior Kevin Pearsall’s 30 carries for 157 yards and an offensive line that allowed the Eagles to run for 340 yards on 63 carries, the Eagles offset a strong performance from OV senior quarterback Tyler Rowe.

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Field hockey: Eagles and Otters earn big wins

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school field hockey play late last week Mount Abraham picked up a tie and a win vs. Division I competition to remain unbeaten, Otter Valley earned a key D-II win to remain on the Eagles’ heels in the standings, and Middlebury took a tough road loss.

EAGLES

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Otter girls' soccer edged by Leland & Gray

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Visiting Leland & Gray edged the Otter Valley Union High School girls’ soccer team on Tuesday, 3-2.

L&G’s Arin Bates scored a hat trick to pace the visitors, one off a direct kick and two by breaking in alone on goal.

Otter Julia Eastman, with an assist from Olivia White, and White, on a penalty kick that resulted from a foul drawn by Mia Politano, provided the goals for OV.

The Otters fell to 1-3, including two one-goal setbacks, heading into a Friday game at Windsor.

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Fair Haven football topples OVUHS

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FAIR HAVEN — Defending champion Fair Haven Union High School cruised past visiting Otter Valley, 64-7, this past Friday in a Division II football clash.

OV quarterback Tyler Rowe scored on a 15-yard keeper in the second quarter to make it 14-7, but the 2-0 Slaters took over from there. The Otters dropped to 1-1 heading into a game at Mount Abraham/Vergennes on Friday.

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Brandon-based Divine Art Recordings earns international success

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By James Finn



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BRANDON — For Stephen Sutton, running a record label was a childhood dream ignited in England in the late 1950s, an era he remembers fondly as the “golden age of rock ‘n’ roll.” His older brother traveled frequently and would often bring records home from the United States, and young Stephen was enthralled both by the music he heard and the album art he saw on American rock ’n’ roll records.

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OV football wins; Tigers, Eagles fall

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Only Otter Valley won among local teams as the high school football season opened this past weekend: OV won at home, while Middlebury lost on the road and Mount Abraham-Vergennes fell at home.

LAKERS OVER TIGERS

Host Colchester held the Tigers scoreless in the second half and rallied from a 28-20 first-half hole to win, 34-28. Bailey Olson scored the winning touchdown in the final minute, taking a short flat pass on fourth down from quarterback Llewey Powell and eluding a couple defensive backs for a long run down the right sideline.

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Eagles, OV win in field hockey

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham and Otter Valley field hockey teams opened with big wins this past weekend. Middlebury was idle, and will open its season on Thursday by hosting Champlain Valley.

EAGLES, 4-0

The Eagles got two scores in each half and goals from four players in a 4-0 win over visiting Harwood on Friday, Aug. 31. Jalen Cook and Sydney Perlee gave the Eagles the 2-0 lead at the half, and Olivia Heath and Molly Laurent doubled the advantage after the break.

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Faith and fellowship on tap: Local church to host services at Brandon bar

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church has come up with an idea to encourage visitors to come to downtown Brandon. On the second Sunday of the month, the church will begin to hold services in an innovative new location: the public dining space next to the Center Street Bar. 

The first service is scheduled for Sept. 9. 

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New OV girls' soccer coach John White has high hopes

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — According to newest girls’ varsity head coach in Brandon, soccer at Otter Valley is due for a comeback.

“If you go look at the banners in the gym, we were winning state championships and conferences with soccer in the ’80s and ’90s,” said John White.  

After working as a coach and trainer, White thinks the time to hang some new banners is now.  

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New flower shop comes to Brandon

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Brandon will have a flower shop again.

The Brandon selectboard on Aug. 13 unanimously approved a request from the Revolving Loan Fund Committee, which also this month approved a $25,000 loan to Ann Chartrand. All loan requests must be approved by both the committee and the selectboard.

Chartrand plans to open the Brandon Florist Shoppe at the former Brandon Auto property next to Jiffy Mart on Route 7 north of downtown Brandon. She purchased the property from former owner Jim Bourne in June. Bourne also owns Brandon RV in Pittsford.

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