JERICHO — On this past Wednesday, host Mount Mansfield defeated the Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team, 1-0, in overtime.
The 6-5-1 Cougars got a goal with 2:20 left in overtime from Jenna Simon to come away with the victory and avenge an earlier overtime loss to the Eagles. MMU received seven saves from two goalies, while Eagle goalie Kira Murray stopped six shots.
The defending Division II champion Eagles dropped to 6-3-2 with their third straight one-goal setback to a D-I team with a winning record, with two of those losses coming in overtime.
Mount Abe was looking to bounce...
THE COMMODORE EXPERIENCED Six-Oar team in the Golden Oak lines up for the start of its race at the annual James Wakefield Rescue Row in Burlington harbor on Saturday, which drew 206 rowers from nine Vermont and Maine schools. The VUHS crew was edged out by Belfast, Maine, in the race, but Commodore rowers won two races on the day.
Photo by Holly Weber
BURLINGTON — Middle- and high-school rowers from Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high school club teams participated in a major competition in Burlington harbor this past Saturday that drew three teams from Maine as well from four schools in Chittenden County.
In all, 206 youth rowers from the nine schools gathered at Perkins Pier on the Burlington waterfront to participate in the LCMM’s annual “James Wakefield Rescue Row.”
This race day is named in honor of James Wakefield, who along with his son Jack on Dec. 9, 1876, rescued the crew of the 85-foot canal schooner General Butler.
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school boys’ soccer games on Tuesday both Mount Abraham and Middlebury posted road shutouts, but Vergennes dropped a home contest.
The Eagles rolled to a 6-0 win over host Spaulding. Branden Reynolds scored twice to lead the attack, and Eric McKean assisted three goals. Also finding the net for Mount Abe were Colby Gile, Silas Burgess, Ethan DeWitt and Tanner Harris. Quincy Cook stepped into goal and posted a five-save shutout as the Eagles improved to 7-2-2, remaining in the race for a home playoff game in Division II. Levi Hilton-VanOsdall stopped three shots...
RUTLAND — Host Division I Rutland defeated the Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team on Monday, 3-2, in a rain-swept game played on the Raiders’ artificial turf field.
The setback dropped the 8-2 Eagles into third place in a crowded D-II race and snapped their eight-game winning streak. Rutland improved to 3-7 with the win; their schedule has included eight D-I opponents.
Erin McClallen had a goal and an assist and Camryn Kinsman scored twice for Rutland.
Addy Harris converted a Mae Peterson corner kick to knot the score at 1-1 midway through the first half, and Lucy Guy made it...
BRISTOL — Building scientists who were hired to study indoor air quality in Mount Abraham Unified School District have given a passing grade to all six schools.
But there’s room for improvement.
“Overall, efforts to keep the buildings running have been pretty good,” said Fred McKnight, senior vice president of the H. L. Turner Group, during the Sept. 24 meeting of the MAUSD board. “You’re ahead in some places, in terms of systems and operations than maybe most schools or districts this size.”
The Turner Group’s report, which was recently submitted to the district, contains three takeaways,...
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school girls’ soccer play late last week Mount Abraham and Vergennes rolled to big wins, but Otter Valley fell short in a shootout.
The Commodores also hosted Middlebury on Friday; see story.
The Eagles rolled over visiting Rice, 6-0, to improve to 8-1 and maintain their grip on second place in Division II.
Addy Harris led the attack with two goals and two assists, Chloe Johnston scored twice, and Juliette Snell and Sydney Minnerly also found the net. Justice Green backstopped the Eagles’ eighth straight win with 10 saves, and Rice goalie Khadijah Hussein made...
MOUNT ABE INTERIM Principal Shannon Warden says she feels “rooted” at her new school — in part because it’s leading the way in proficiency-based learning, a curriculum she helped implement at her last school, and partly because she has worked previously with Superintendent Patrick Reen and Assistant Superintendent Catrina DiNapoli.
Independent photo/Christopher Ross
BRISTOL — As Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Interim Principal Shannon Warden walked through the crowd after last month’s homecoming football game, she encountered a young Eagle football player who earlier in the evening had competed in the middle school exhibition scrimmage.
“You’re my principal, right?” he asked her.
“Yes I am,” she said.
“DID YOU SEE MY INTERCEPTION?!”
Warden recalled his excitement in an interview with the Independent.
“And then he fist-bumped me and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is why I do what I do.’”
Such moments can change relationships forever, she said.
MOUNT ABE CENTER back Maizy Shepard moves to clear the ball away from Eagle goalie Kira Murray and several CVU attackers in a high school field hockey game in Bristol on Tuesday. CVU edged Mount Abe, 2-1, despite Murray’s 19 saves.
Photo by Mark Bouvier
BRISTOL — Visiting Champlain Valley Union, in first place in Division I, controlled most of the play against the Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team on Tuesday, but the Eagle defense and goaltending made the Redhawks work hard to earn a 2-1 victory.
The Redhawks improved to 8-3, while the defending D-II champion Eagles dropped to 6-2-2 with their second straight setback after an overtime loss at South Burlington the previous Friday.
They remain in second place in D-II with four games left in the regular season, although Otter Valley (7-2) is nipping at their heels. Those two...
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham coasted past Middlebury to highlight local girls’ soccer action earlier this week. Elsewhere Otter Valley dropped a home game, while Vergennes’ Tuesday game at Spaulding was postponed.
EAGLES VS. TIGERS
The 7-1 Eagles scored four times in the first 20 minutes on the way to a 6-0 victory at MUHS, their seventh straight. Lucy Guy scored twice and Addy Harris picked up a goal and an assist in the early surge. A Mae Peterson strike made it 4-0. Becca Laurent and Chloe Laurent scored late in the second half, both assisted by Emma Campbell, to create the final score....
EAGLE MIDFIELDER GRACE Harvey and Commodore forward Sydney Weber go up for a header during Saturday’s girls’ soccer game at VUHS. The Eagles’ 3-0 win was their sixth straight.
Photo by Holly Weber
VERGENNES — Two local girls’ soccer teams with postseason hopes met at Vergennes Union High School on Saturday, and one came away happier.
Visiting Mount Abraham controlled play against the host Commodores in a 3-0 victory, with edges of 17-7 in shots and 4-2 in corner kicks that showed the Eagles’ advantage in possession.
The 6-1 Eagles have won six straight after an opening overtime loss to Division II’s first-place team U-32, also 6-1. Mount Abe is in second.
Eagle senior midfielder Mae Peterson said the Eagles have learned to be more consistent since that setback.
“At the beginning of the...