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...
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer picked up a big road win on Tuesday, topping host Rice, a 2018 Division II finalist, 4-1.
The Eagles improved to 3-1 and will host Spaulding on Friday.
Becca Laurent and Addy Harris scored two goals apiece to spark the Eagles, who had a 14-6 advantage in shots on goal.
Emma Blanck scored for Rice, and goalie Emily McDonald stopped 10 shots.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey squad on Tuesday remained unbeaten by defeating previously undefeated South Burlington, 2-1, in overtime.
The Eagles improved to 3-0-2 and will host Middlebury on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. The Wolves dropped to 4-1.
Emma Fay scored in overtime to give the Eagles the victory. It was her second goal of the game. Mount Abe goalie Kira Murray backstopped the victory with seven saves.
Lindsey Booth scored for SBHS, and goalie Ainsley Hultgren was credited with 19 saves.
MONKTON EIGHTH-GRADER ANNA BELLE Hunt, left, and her Starksboro classmate Makayla Emmons carefully handle a monarch butterfly that was discovered during a field trip to the Bristol Peace Garden last week. Their class at Mount Abraham Union Middle School is taking an interdisciplinary approach to learning about monarchs and other threatened species.
Independent photo/Christopher Ross
BRISTOL — When one of a pair of monarch butterflies escaped captivity and flew off toward a corner garden at Mount Abraham Union High School last week, Jocelyn Foran’s eighth-grade ecology students leapt into action, chasing after their classmate who chased after the butterfly with a white net. The swirling, weaving group looked like nothing so much as a murmuration of starlings.
After they recaptured the monarch and calm was restored, Foran applied a special tracking tag to its wings. If all goes well, a few months from now someone in Mexico will scan the tag and note that the butterfly had...
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team won twice last week to improve to 2-1.
On Wednesday the Eagles blanked host Stowe, 2-0. Addy Harris and Ellie Ginsburg scored, and goalie Justice Green stopped three shots. Stowe goalie Anika Wagner made 15 saves.
On Saturday the Eagles routed visiting Fairfax, 9-1. Becca Laurent’s hat trick paced Mount Abe; Mae Peterson, Juliettte Snell and Harris each contributed a goal and an assist; and Sydney Minnerly, Chloe Johnston and Jessica Colbeth scored a goal apiece. Green made two saves, and two Fairfax goalies combined for 19...
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...
COLCHESTER — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team blanked host Colchester, 1-0, on Monday to remain unbeaten at 2-0-1.
Eagle goalie Kira Murray stopped 14 shots to earn the shutout, and forward Txuxa Konczal’s unassisted goal midway through the second half stood up as the game-winner. Laker goalie Ciera Morse made seven saves.
The Eagles were set to host Missisquoi on Wednesday and will entertain Mount Mansfield at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
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.
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...
TIGER DEFENDER LYDIA Deppman gets into the Eagles’ defensive zone to challenge goalie Kira Murray in the first half of the 1-1 tie between MUHS and Mount Abe at Middlebury on Thursday.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — After momentum swings, remarkable saves and fine plays at both ends by both teams, the final Mount Abraham shot of Thursday’s field hockey game at Middlebury Union High School trickled just wide with no time left on the clock.
The final horn had already sounded, and the defending Division II champion Eagles had one last chance on a penalty corner to break a tie in the overtime they had dominated.
But two Eagles out front couldn’t quite square up a shot, the ball rolled harmlessly past the left post, and the scoreboard read 1-1.
Although the Eagles earned a slight edge in...