Otter Valley

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School girls start the cross-country race at Mount Abraham in Bristol on Tuesday. Eventual winner Mary Ann Eastman, on the right, checks her watch. Independent photo/Steve James
BRISTOL — Middlebury girls and boys runners cruised to wins in a three-team cross-country meet hosted in pleasant fall weather by the Mount Abraham Union High School team on Tuesday. Tiger senior Mary Ann Eastman won the girls’ race and she and her teammates took five of the six top places to score 18 points to cruise to the win. The host Eagles, led by Ruby Jean Hall and Ruby Markowski in seventh and eight places, respectively, edged Missisquoi for second place, 57-58. Sophomore Nat McVeigh paced the Tiger boys, who finished 1-2-3 and scored 27 points to hold off the second-place Eagles (41...
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school soccer earlier this week, the Mount Abraham boys remained undefeated, the Otter Valley girls dropped a close home game, and the OV boys lost on the road. The Vergennes and Mount Abe girls played games on Wednesday after the deadline for this issue. The Middlebury girls were idle, and the MUHS boys visited VUHS; see story on Page 1B. EAGLE BOYS On Tuesday the Eagle boys blanked host Missisquoi, 3-0, as Branden Reynolds added two more goals to his early-season scoring binge. Mount Abe as a whole has scored 15 goals in three games. The Eagles will put their...
BRANDON — Visiting Burr & Burton, a Division II finalist in 2018, edged the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team on Tuesday, 3-2 in overtime. Bulldog Riley Callen scored the game-winner in the first minute of the extra session, and BBA goalie Hannah Callen was credited with 22 saves in keeping the Otters at bay. The Bulldogs jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes on goals by Celsey McMahon and Perrin Marion. OV Coach Stacey Edmunds said the Otters “found their composure and came back swinging in the second half.” Ryleigh LaPorte scored from an Alia Edmunds pass in the...
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school football action this past weekend all three local teams picked up big wins: Middlebury and the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative teams earned road victories, and Otter Valley cruised at home. The Tigers will seek to move to 3-0 when they host Division I rival Rice at 7 p.m. this Friday. The D-II Eagles will host the now D-III Otters in their homecoming game under the lights on Friday at 7 p.m., with both teams entering with 1-1 marks. TIGERS At South Burlington the Tigers spotted the Burlington-South Burlington cooperative team an early touchdown, but took...
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school girls’ soccer play this past weekend, Otter Valley split two games, while Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Middlebury all came up short. COMMODORES Visiting Rice rallied past the 1-1 Commodores in a 3-2 contest on Friday. Rice’s Alex Dostie scored twice and set up the late game-winner. Maria Malaney scored for VUHS with an assist from Emily Rooney, and Rooney gave VUHS a 2-1 lead with a first-half penalty kick. VUHS goalie Kate Gosliga made three saves, and Rice goalie Emily McDonald stopped two shots. EAGLES Visiting U-32 topped the Eagles, 3-2, in overtime on...
BRATTLEBORO — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team opened on Friday with a 4-0 win over host Brattleboro. Morgan LaPorte scored twice for the Otters, Alia Edmunds contributed a goal and set up both LaPorte strikes, and Brittney Jackson opened the scoring for OV. OV goalie Ellie Ross made one save, while two Brattleboro keepers combined for 22 stops. OV will host 2018 Division II finalist Burr & Burton on Tuesday.
BRANDON — Visiting Poultney dealt the Otter Valley Union High School football team a 40-20 setback on Saturday in the Division III season opener for both programs. Blue Devil running back Levi Allen powered Poultney with five touchdowns, four on the ground from 1, 3, 47 and 51 yards out, and one through the air on a 40-yard toss from quarterback Caden Chapman. That catch snapped a 6-6 tie late in the first half. Allen ran for 234 yards in 14 carries, and Poultney also recovered a fumble in the OV end zone to make it 21-6 in the third quarter.  OV QB Alex Polli tossed two TD passes to Brady...

BRANDON — As the new school year started this past Wednesday, students saw some new faces in the classrooms of the Brandon-area schools. These new faces are the dedicated faculty and staff that greet students every morning. These individuals spent many days over the summer working to come together with veteran teachers and staff to become a team. These are the new faculty and staff in Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union/Otter Valley Unified Union. NESHOBE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: (L to R): • Tami Munford – Teacher: Spanish • Molly Bull – Guidance Counselor • Gwen LaPorte – Paraeducator   OTTER...

RNESU SUPERINTENDENT JEANNE Collins is concerned about a Trump administration proposal that would tighten eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — know as SNAP. That program provides food support systems to low-income families, and participants with children in schools are automatically enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.
BRANDON — A snapshot from the state of how local schools performed on state tests show a sharp disparity in performances between those on free and reduced-price lunches and those who are not on the program. Now, a new change in federal law could compound that issue further. A Trump administration proposal would tighten eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — know as SNAP. That program provides food support systems to low-income families, and participants with children in schools are automatically enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. The new...

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