FAIR HAVEN — On this past Wednesday host Fair Haven defeated the Otter Valley Union High School boys’ soccer team in double overtime, 3-2. Slater Tyler McClure netted the game-winner on a cross from Kaylo Stevenson.
The Slaters took a 2-0 first-half lead on goals from Jake Hochberg and Nick Carrabino.
Hayden Bernhardt broke the ice for OV in the second half, and Otter Jeremy Coan tied the game late in regulation.
The Otters fell to 1-10. They were set to host Bellows Falls on Friday after the early deadline for this edition; the Independent’s press was closed this past weekend. The 4-8...
BRANDON — The host Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team crunched winless Fair Haven on Tuesday, 14-0, to improve to 7-2.
The Otters remained in second place in Division II, but face tougher competition down the stretch, with games vs. Windsor, D-III’s top team; D-I Rutland; and a scrappy Woodstock squad.
On Tuesday Alia Edmunds led the Otters with six goals, Brittney Jackson contributed four, Riley Keith scored two, and Ryleigh LaPorte and Isabella Falco each added one. OV starting goalie Ellie Ross was untested, and backup Madison Colburn made one stop for the Otters. Goalie...
FAIR HAVEN — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team romped past winless host Fair Haven on Tuesday, 15-0. The 6-2 Otters should face a stiffer test at Woodstock on Friday.
Alia Edmunds led the rout with four goals and assists, and Morgan LaPorte also scored four times. Riley Keith scored twice, and Livia Bernhardt, McKenzie McKay, Bella Falco, Alice Keith and Ellie Ross — OV’s starting goalie taking a turn in the field — added a goal apiece.
Ross made three saves and Madison Colburn added two saves for OV, while Fair Haven’s Jordyn Howard stopped 20 shots.
TIGER DEFENSIVE END C.J. Bryant sacks Fair Haven quarterback Evan Reed for five-yard loss on the first play from scrimmage during Friday’s game in Middlebury. That set the tone for a game that ended with the home team winning, 34-14.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — Friday’s season opener on Doc Collins Field for the Middlebury Union High School football team pitted the Tigers, a losing Division I semifinalist in 2018, against Fair Haven, a D-II finalist.
The game was expected to be a challenge, but it didn’t work out that way.
The Tigers romped to touchdowns on their first three, and four of their five, first-half possessions and held the Slaters to 48 first-half yards on the way to a 34-0 lead at the break.
They won, 34-14, after Coach Dennis Smith mixed subs in freely in the second half.
Smith would have liked to see a more consistent 48-...