ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham knocked off Otter Valley to highlight local high school boys’ basketball action last week. Elsewhere, Vergennes dropped a pair of contests, OV lost another road game, and Middlebury picked up a tight home win.
EAGLES OVER OTTERS
On Wednesday Mount Abe outlasted visiting Otter Valley, 61-51, as four Eagles reached double figures. Liam Kelliher notched 13 of his game-high 20 points in the second quarter to help Mount Abe take a 28-20 halftime lead, and Shain Sargent tossed in 13 of his 15 in the second half to help the Eagles hold off the Otters.
MIDDLEBURY — The Division II Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team last week dropped a pair of games to D-I competition and fell back to .500 for the campaign at 4-4.
On Wednesday visiting Essex improved to 5-1 with an 8-1 victory over the Tigers.
Abby Robbins and Maddy Young led the Hornet attack with two goals, Ashley Stempek recorded a goal and three assists, and goalie Isabelle Seguin made nine saves.
Merry Kimble scored for the Tigers, and goalie Lydia Deppman stopped 30 shots.
On Saturday host Colchester-Burlington moved to 5-1-1 by defeating MUHS, 6-1. The SeaLakers broke...
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team last week split a pair of Division I road games. The Tigers are 6-2 heading into two 7 p.m. home games this week, vs. South Burlington on Wednesday and St. Albans on Saturday.
On Wednesday host Rice improved to 4-1-1 by hanging on for a 3-2 victory over the Tigers. The Green Knights scored three times in the first 3:00 of the second period to take the lead, with two of the goals scored by Kieran Connolly.
The Tigers got on the board with a Cooper O’Brien goal with 2:27 left in regulation, assisted by Aaron Larocque and...
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/2 Essex vs. MUHS........................... 8-1
1/5 Colch/Burlington vs. MUHS........... 6-1
1/2 Rice vs. MUHS............................... 3-2
1/5 MUHS vs. Rutland.......................... 7-1
1/2 VUHS vs. Harwood.................... 39-25
1/2 Mt. Abe vs. South Burlington..... 36-25
1/2 Mt. Mansfield vs. MUHS............ 47-15
1/2 OV vs. Mill River........................ 52-29
1/4 Springfield vs. OV...................... 62-52
1/4 Mt. Abe vs. MUHS...................... 50-16
1/5 Mt. Mansfield vs. VUHS...
VUHS JUNIOR JOSIAS Salomao, shown keeping a Fairfax ballhandler at bay Thursday, helped spark a strong VUHS defensive effort in the game in Vergennes with seven steals.
Photo by Kristine Kirkaldy
VERGENNES — Thursday’s Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball game began and ended with standing ovations.
The first ovation came at the request of Ben Epstein, a member of the Commodores’ 2001 Division I championship team for which Peter Quinn, who had died five days before, had served as an assistant coach.
With Quinn’s wife, Marian Greenberg, and sons Liam and Sam Quinn on hand, Epstein spoke in front of the packed house in memory of the beloved VUHS coach and school-based clinician.
After talking about Quinn’s coaching, basketball, mentorship and “trademark intensity,” Epstein said...
PROCTOR — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team won its opener on Thursday by scoring the final five points of the game to defeat Windsor, 61-57, in a game played at Proctor.
Dylan Mackie hit a late three to give OV a two-point lead after the Otters had trailed for most of the game. Patrick McKeighan blocked a shot at the other end and OV rebounded and hit two free throws to nail down the win.
Mackie finished with 22 for OV, and McKeighan and Tyler Rowe added 12 apiece.
For Windsor, Robert Slocum scored 24, and Hunter Grela had 21.
The Otters were set to take on Proctor on...
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ basketball team used a big second quarter to knock off visiting Missisquoi, 67-60 on Thursday. The result evened the Eagles’ record at 1-1.
Eagle Liam Kelliher scored nine of his team-high 18 points in the second period, during which Mount Abe outscored the T-Birds, 25-9, to take a 39-28 lead at the break. MVU fought back with an 18-8 third quarter, but Mount Abe held on despite some foul trouble.
Parker Hines (14 points) and Shain Sargent (10) also reached double figures in what Coach Martin Clark called a balanced scoring effort.
BRATTLEBORO — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team opened the season on Wednesday with a 9-1 victory over host Brattleboro. The Tigers were also set to host Colchester-Burlington on Saturday after the deadline for this issue, and Woodstock will visit Memorial Sports Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Six Tigers scored in a balanced attack against the Colonels this past Wednesday. Aleta Mathers and Carlisle Brush each scored twice and set up a goal, and Audrey Tembreull netted two goals.
Taylor Moulton scored once and picked up four assists, Merry Kimble notched a goal and two...
EAST MONTPELIER — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team lost a lead in the final seconds and fell to host U-32 on Thursday, 29-27.
U-32’s Payton Gariboldi’s basket scored to tie the game with five seconds left, and then Casey Flye stole the inbounds pass and set up Rachel Lawson for the winning basket.
Lawson scored 10 points to lead the Raiders, and Chloe Johnston scored nine to pace Mount Abe in the Eagles’ opener.
Mount Abe will host Otter Valley on Tuesday.
MANCHESTER CENTER — The Middlebury Union High School wrestling team lost dual meets at Burr & Burton to the host Bulldogs and Otter Valley on Wednesday due to forfeits, but the four Tiger wrestlers won four out of six contested matches. The three Tiger freshmen also all picked up their first varsity victories.
The Otters defeated the Tigers, 24-18. In contested weight classes, OV sophomore David Williams pinning freshman Tucker Kennett at 145 pounds, Tiger senior Justin Jackson pinned sophomore Carson Bertrand at 132, and Tiger freshman Calvin Kennett pinned freshman Dom Davis at 152.