Otter Valley


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
09/19/2019
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...

OTTER VALLEY'S NATHANIEL Blake (7) and Aiden Blier (51) combine to bring down Mt Abe junior Joey Hemingway in the first quarter of Friday’s game between the high school rivals. The Otters defeated the Eagles 27-18. Independent photo/Steve James
09/16/2019
BRISTOL — In a Friday game not decided until the final horn the Division III Otter Valley Union High School football team left Bristol with a 27-18 victory over D-II Mount Abraham-Vergennes. In the fourth quarter Eagles twice stopped the Otters, who were up by 21-18 and threatening to ice a victory, deep in Eagle territory. And Mount Abe was driving toward a potential tying or go-ahead score when a holding call nullified a gain that would have put them within the range of sophomore kicker/quarterback Adam Mansfield. But they still had a chance before OV sophomore safety Brady Diaz stepped in...
09/16/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Otter Valley fairly earned a 2-1 halftime lead over the Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team on Saturday, but the Tigers took the game over in the second half to roll to a 4-2 victory. OV senior striker Julia Eastman buried two feeds from senior midfielder Olivia White before the Tigers dominated the second half with strong midfield play. Sophomore Sophia Larocque scored once in each half for MUHS, and senior Isadora Luksch and sophomore Ivy Doran knocked in a goal apiece. Sophomore middie Hannah Turner, senior middie Alice Ganey and senior striker Isabella...
09/16/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ soccer in the latter half of last week, Middlebury and Otter Valley prevailed, but Vergennes and Mount Abraham came up short. TIGERS On Friday the 2-1 Tigers spotted visiting Rutland a first-half lead, but scored twice in the second half to win, 2-1. Alex Bleich, from Eben Jackson, tied the game, and Spencer Doran netted the game-winner. Tiger goalie Owen Lawton stopped two shots, and Raider goalie Jaden Kelly made four saves. OTTERS OV defeated visiting Springfield, 2-0, on Wednesday. OV took a 1-0 first-half lead on an own goal on a Sawyer...

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
09/12/2019
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...
09/12/2019
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...
09/12/2019
BRANDON — Visiting Burr & Burton, a Division II finalist in 2018, edged the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team on Tuesday, 3-2 in overtime. Bulldog Riley Callen scored the game-winner in the first minute of the extra session, and BBA goalie Hannah Callen was credited with 22 saves in keeping the Otters at bay. The Bulldogs jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes on goals by Celsey McMahon and Perrin Marion. OV Coach Stacey Edmunds said the Otters “found their composure and came back swinging in the second half.” Ryleigh LaPorte scored from an Alia Edmunds pass in the...
09/09/2019
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...
09/09/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school girls’ soccer play this past weekend, Otter Valley split two games, while Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Middlebury all came up short. COMMODORES Visiting Rice rallied past the 1-1 Commodores in a 3-2 contest on Friday. Rice’s Alex Dostie scored twice and set up the late game-winner. Maria Malaney scored for VUHS with an assist from Emily Rooney, and Rooney gave VUHS a 2-1 lead with a first-half penalty kick. VUHS goalie Kate Gosliga made three saves, and Rice goalie Emily McDonald stopped two shots. EAGLES Visiting U-32 topped the Eagles, 3-2, in overtime on...
09/09/2019
BRATTLEBORO — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team opened on Friday with a 4-0 win over host Brattleboro. Morgan LaPorte scored twice for the Otters, Alia Edmunds contributed a goal and set up both LaPorte strikes, and Brittney Jackson opened the scoring for OV. OV goalie Ellie Ross made one save, while two Brattleboro keepers combined for 22 stops. OV will host 2018 Division II finalist Burr & Burton on Tuesday.

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