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The Mount Abe performance of a play called “A Simpler Time" will be shown on NEAT TV this Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
11/19/2020
BRISTOL/MIDDLEBURY — CVOID-19 forced schools to be run differently this fall — extra-curricular activities in particular. But theater advisers at Mount Abraham and Middlebury union high schools figured out a way to get the student thespians involved and plan to stage a couple of plays — albeit with no live audiences. Mount Abe is performing a play called “A Simpler Time,” which is a series of nine non-musical plays linked together by narrators.  Join them for the comedic tale of three time travelers. When you find yourself fighting with your friends on the night before the Constitution is due...
11/12/2020
BRISTOL — Students at Mount Abraham Union High School will raise the Black Lives Matter Flag at the school on Nov. 20 in conjunction with multiple ongoing actions to address racism within the community.  “We believe that Mount Abraham needs to put more effort into becoming an actively antiracist institution,” students who organized the raising of the flag said a press release. “We believe that action steps such as educational resources, diverse curriculum, and the elevation of local Black, Indigenous, People of Color’s voices will aid in this endeavor.” In 2018, Mount Abe’s Community Council...
11/05/2020
ESSEX JUNCTION — On Friday host Essex ended what was an encouraging fall for the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative high school football program with a 55-20 victory in a Burlington Region first-round postseason match-up.  Hornet quarterback Sam Bowen sparked his 7v7 touch football team with five touchdown passes, and Essex took control in the second quarter after the Eagles played them tough early.  For the Eagles, Caleb Russell completed 15 of 26 passes for 249 yards and two TDs, while Adam Mansfield completed 13 of 33 for 126 yards and one score. On the receiving end, contributing were...

MOUNT ABE MIDFIELDER Abigail Reen (21) carries the ball in the first half of Saturday’s Division II title game against Burr & Burton Academy in South Burlington on Saturday. Independent photo/Steve James
11/02/2020
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Many elements that make a team successful can be measured — speed, skills, experience, depth. Others pieces are harder to pin down. Chemistry. Grit. Smarts. It seems some teams know how to win. Arguably No. 2 Burr & Burton Academy showed more measurables in Saturday’s Division II field hockey final than top-seeded Mount Abraham Union High School — quickness, flashier stickwork, and for most of the game crisper passing on a turf surface like BBA’s home field. But for the third straight and 10th time since 2000, when the final horn sounded on Saturday it was the team in...

MOUNT ABRAHAM’S CARLY Rougier loses her stick and goes flying in a clash with Hartford midfielder Jasmine Jenkins in the first half of Friday’s game in Bristol. Jenkins was called for a penalty and the Eagles went on to win, 2-1. Independent photo/Steve James
10/29/2020
BRISTOL — After the Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team’s 8-2 victory over visiting Woodstock in Tuesday’s Division II semifinal, senior defensive midfielder Liz Porter took a moment to reflect on a season that began with uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a late start to the season, the doubt whether there would even be a season, and a short preseason for a young team — Porter, a co-captain, is essentially the team’s only senior starter — the fall is ending where it often does for Eagle field hockey, with a trip to the D-II final. They will face. No. 2 Burr &...

MOUNT ABE’S AVA Konczal harries Hartford defender Grace Gardner in the second half of the Eagles’ 2-1 home win on Friday. Independent photo/Steve James
10/29/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — As the Division II postseason got under way top-seeded Mount Abraham won its opener and No. 7 Otter Valley worked hard to oust No. 10 Middlebury before running into No. 2 Burr & Burton in a quarterfinal matchup.  Mount Abe also hosted No. 4 Woodstock on Tuesday; see story on Page 1B. EAGLES ADVANCE On this past Friday No. 1 Mount Abe survived a challenge from No. 8 Hartford to win, 2-1. The Hurricanes took the lead two minutes in on an Alice Piper goal. Maddie Gile equalized for the Eagles as they gradually asserted themselves, and Molly Laurent’s unassisted goal 2:20...
10/26/2020
BRISTOL — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team has boldly gone where no team in the program has gone before — to the top seed in a boys’ soccer postseason tournament. Host Mount Abraham on Saturday made sure the final steps on that journey didn’t come easily, scoring two goals 20 seconds apart in the game’s 69th minute to cut the Commodores’ lead to 3-2. But the Commodores righted the ship and controlled most of the final 10 minutes to finish the game with a 3-2 wing and finished the shortened season with a 7-1-1 record, good enough because of a tougher schedule to edge out No. 2...

TIGER JUNIOR SOPHIE Larocque (15) tussles for the ball with Mount Abe’s Sadie Thomas, a senior midfielder, in the first half of Friday’s game in Middlebury. The Eagles led by a goal at the half, but Middlebury scored twice in the second to win the local matchup. Independent photo/Steve James
10/22/2020
MIDDLEBURY — As the second half wore on and the rain kept falling during Friday’s girls’ soccer game in Middlebury, it began to look more and more like Mount Abraham senior Savannah Scrodin’s first-half breakaway goal would hold up as the game-winner. Truthfully, the Eagles could have had more than what through 65 minutes was the game’s lone score.  Scrodin’s strike came in the 22nd minute, when MUHS goalie Audrey Schnoor could not get a hand on Scrodin’s 12-yard blast into the upper left corner. Mount Abe senior Ellie Ginsburg set up the play, stealing the ball from a Tiger back and sending...

EAGLE SENIOR WIDE receiver Joey Hemingway jumps above BFA Fairfax defender Caden Getty to catch a throw from quarterback Adam Mansfield in Saturday’s 28-21 win in Bristol on Saturday. Independent photo/Steve James
10/22/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent high school 7v7 football play, the Mount Abraham-Vergennes collective team picked up a pair of victories, Otter Valley nearly pulled off a road upset, and  Middlebury lost in OT at Rutland. The Tigers’ Saturday game at Burr & Burton was called off due to a positive COVID-19 test at BBA. The bigger football news is probably that the touch-tackling, all-passing version of the game will have a postseason after all.  Each region will have its own playoffs. No state champions will be crowned, but athletes will all have the opportunity to play at least one and as many...
10/22/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes edged Mount Abraham on a late goal to provide the biggest highlight in recent high school girls’ soccer action. OV also picked up a win, and VUHS and Middlebury also earned ties.  The Eagles also visited Middlebury on Friday; see story on Page 1B.  COMMODORES On Oct. 14 host VUHS edged Mount Abe, 1-0, when Sydney Weber netted the 77th-minute game-winner during a scramble following a corner kick. Kate Gosliga worked a three-save shutout for the Commodores, and Eagle keeper Joanna Toy stopped six shots.  On Friday, visiting Spaulding topped VUHS, 2-1, on two Sage...

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