EAGLE SENIOR MIDFIELDER Silas Burgess launches an ambitious bicycle kick on the Spaulding goal during Mount Abe’s 5-0 home win on Saturday. This bid went on net, but was saved. Another Burgess shot found the goal, and he also set up a score in the Eagles’ 5-0 win.
Photo by Mark Bouvier
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School soccer team set the tone early on Saturday against visiting Spaulding, lost its mojo for a stretch, and then finished strong with one goal late in the first half and three more in the second in a convincing 5-0 win.
Junior striker Branden Reynolds continued to find the net for the Eagles, scoring both goals before the break to give him nine in six games.
Reynolds also set up one of senior midfielder Eric McKean’s two goals. McKean assisted both of Reynolds’ goals, and senior midfielder Silas Burgess added a goal and an assist.
At the other end...
MIDDLEBURY’S JAKE BARROWS (18X) inherited the Mini Stock victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Sept. 15 following post-race inspection.
Photo by Buzz Fisher
WEST HAVEN — On the last night of the Devil’s Bowl Speedway season five drivers were crowned champions, and Middlebury driver Jake Barrows won a race.
The father-and-son team of “Fireball” Joey Roberts and “Iceman” Evan Roberts collected two feature wins, a pair of Rookie of the Year titles, and a track championship for 13-year-old Evan.
Other drivers who won races were Marty Hutchins, Mark Norris, Barrows, and Cory Gray, while championships also went to Kenny Tremont Jr., Johnny Bruno, Scott FitzGerald, and Craig Kirby.
Middlebury’s Barrows ended up with his fourth Mini Stock win of the...
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school football action, all on this past Friday night, Middlebury won a key Division I road game, while Mount Abraham-Vergennes lost a D-II heartbreaker, and Otter Valley came up short in D-III.
The Tigers passed their first real test of the season, breaking open a close game with 24 fourth-quarter points to defeat host Hartford, 31-17. The Tigers led by 31-3 with less than four minutes remaining. Hartford dropped to 2-2.
Tyler Buxton led MUHS with 11 rushes for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Tim Goettelmann ran four times for 61 yards and...
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team scored five times in the second half on Friday on the way to a 6-0 victory over visiting Middlebury.
The Eagles remained unbeaten at 5-0-2 and trail only Hartford (6-0-1) in the Division II standings. The Tigers dropped to 2-4-2.
Molly Laurent led the Mount Abe attack with four goals, and Kierra Lacey and Sydney Perlee added a goal apiece. Txuxa Konczal assisted half of the Eagle strikes.
MUHS goalie Ileigh Aube made seven saves.
SPRINGFIELD — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team cruised past host Springfield on Saturday, 5-1, as Alia Edmunds racked up four goals.
Riley Keith also scored as the Otters improved to 4-1, and Morgan LaPorte and Livia Bernhardt picked up assists. Hannah Presch scored for the Cosmos, who received 16 saves from goalie Anna Church. OV goalie Ellie Ross made one save.
The Division II Otters will host D-III title contender Windsor on Wednesday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school soccer games, all played this past Friday, Mount Abraham and Vergennes picked up wins, Otter Valley earned a tie, and MUHS lost a close contest.
The Eagles rolled over visiting Spaulding, 5-0. Juliette Snell scored twice; Lucy Guy, Grace Harvey and Jessica Colbeth added a goal apiece; Mae Peterson contributed two assists; and goalie Justice Green made three saves as the Eagles improved to 4-1. Lilly LaCroix stopped 10 shots in the Tide goal. The Eagles will host Rice on Wednesday and visit VUHS on Saturday.
The visiting Commodores...
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham rallied past visiting Vergennes to highlight local boys’ soccer play in the latter half of last week. In other action the Commodores lost another road contest, Middlebury split two games, and Otter Valley lost two one-goal games.
The Eagles took a 4-1 record into a home date vs. Spaulding on Saturday; see story.
On a Wednesday game in Bristol the Eagles edged the Commodores, 2-1. VUHS scored 10 minutes into the game, when Tucker Stearns headed home a Jon Willis free kick.
Branden Reynolds equalized shortly after the half, cutting into the box from...
Here's what happened in Addison County high school and college sports this past week. See below for this week's schedule of games and events.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/20 Mt. Abe vs. MUHS...................... 6-0
9/21 OV vs. Springfield...................... 5-1
9/20 Springfield vs. OV.................... 46-7
9/20 MUHS vs. Hartford.................. 31-17
9/20 Spaulding vs. Mt. Abe.... 28-22 (OT)
9/20 Mt. Abe vs. Spaulding................ 5-0
9/20 VUHS vs. Milton............... 2-1 (2OT)
9/20 Rice vs. MUHS........................... 3-2
OVUHS SENIOR FORWARD Morgan LaPorte moves the ball down the field with Tiger junior middie Kaitlyn McNamara in hot pursuit during Tuesday’s field hockey game at MUHS. LaPorte scored twice in the Otter Valley victory.
Photo by Kathy Pominville
MIDDLEBURY — For one of the two high school field hockey teams playing at Middlebury Union High School on Tuesday the game proved to be a showcase of its potential.
For the other it was just one of those days.
The happier outfit was visiting Otter Valley, which erupted for six goals in the second half in a 7-0 victory.
The Otters improved to 3-1, with their only loss coming to 2018 Division II finalist Burr & Burton in overtime in a game in which they outshot BBA by 24-11.
On Tuesday, sophomore Brittney Jackson and freshman Ryleigh LaPorte led OV with two goals each. Senior forward...
A SIXTH-PLACE FINISH by VUHS’s Ben Huston in the boy’s race at the Randolph High School Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday was the high water mark among Addison County competitors. He ran 17:39.8 on a fast course run mostly on roads.
Photo by Joe McVeigh
RANDOLPH CENTER — The Vergennes boys and Middlebury girls fared best on Saturday at the Randolph High School Invitational Cross Country Meet, hosted by Randolph at Vermont Technical College. Athletes had to contend with cool, damp and breezy conditions, with a light drizzle throughout both races.
The VUHS boys, led by Ben Huston’s sixth-place effort out of 174 competitors, finished fourth with 129 points. The Commodores trailed Hanover, N.H., (39), St. Albans (63) and Colchester (124) in the 14-team field.
MUHS, led by Nat McVeigh in 16th, took sixth with 172 points, and Noah Engvall led the...