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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. 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...

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...
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...

LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST Debra Bobilin, left, and Assistant Librarian Julie Potter love the new mobile circulation desk at Mount Abraham Union High School. Built by New Haven-based Silver Maple Construction, the desk features the silhouette of Mt. Abraham and sits on casters, so that it can be reinstalled wherever the new library ends up getting sited. Independent photo/Christopher Ross
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Unified School District is understandably proud of the facilities work it has recently accomplished at Mount Abraham Union High School. The library, cafeteria, gym, restrooms, wrestling room, playing fields, bus barn and “white house” all saw significant upgrades — many of them completed this past summer (see box for details). A lot of that work can be captured in a photograph or short video. Indeed, in the weeks leading up to the first day of school, MAUSD officials put on a social media and newsletter blitz that included plenty of visual evidence. But no...
BRISTOL — Visiting Oxbow defeated the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative football team, 33-14, on Saturday, in the Division II opener for both high school programs. Oxbow running back Jace Page and quarterback Cooper Simmons combined to score or throw for all five Oxbow touchdowns. Simmons set the tone early by tossing an 80-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Locke on the game’s first play from scrimmage. Eagle sophomore quarterback Adam Mansfield amassed 220 yards passing in the setback. Many of those yards came on throws to sophomore Carmelo Miceli, who totaled 165 yards receiving. The Eagles...
ADDISON COUNTY — As local high school boys’ soccer teams recently debuted, Mount Abraham picked up a solid road win, but Middlebury and Otter Valley came up short. Vergennes was set to open on Stowe on Wednesday after the deadline for this edition. EAGLES The Eagles on Tuesday defeated host Green Mountain Valley in their opener, 4-1. Late first-half goals by Branden Reynolds, from a scramble, and Tanner Harris, assisted by Silas Burgess on a corner kick, snapped a scoreless tie. An Eric McKean penalty kick made it 3-0 before Gumby Christian Riis answered in the 57th minute. Harris gave the...
ADDISON COUNTY — As the high school field hockey season opened Mount Abraham won a close road contest, and Middlebury split a pair of games. Otter Valley’s opener at Brattleboro on Saturday was postponed. OV will instead debut at Brattleboro on Friday at 6:30 p.m. EAGLES On Aug. 30 the Eagles edged host U-32, 3-2. Mount Abe forwards Emma Fay, Molly Laurent and Txuxa Konczal knocked in a goal apiece, and Fay set up one score. Mount Abe will visit MUHS on Thursday afternoon. TIGERS Also on Aug. 30 the Tigers won their opener at Burlington, 2-1, as senior forwards Lexi Bartlett and Phoebe Smith...
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Unified School District is currently meeting the state standards for academic proficiency overall, according to the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE)’s first “Annual Snapshot.” But, like every other Addison County school in the Snapshot, the six schools in the MAUSD — located in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro — are struggling to close the achievement gap between their most privileged kids and their underserved students. “The AOE, along with educators across Vermont, is determined to eliminate the inequity that persists between Vermont’s...


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