Here's what happened in Addison County high school and college sports this past week. See below for this week's schedule of games and events. *** SCOREBOARD HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Field Hockey 9/20 Mt. Abe vs. MUHS...................... 6-0 9/21 OV vs. Springfield...................... 5-1 Football 9/20 Springfield vs. OV.................... 46-7 9/20 MUHS vs. Hartford.................. 31-17 9/20 Spaulding vs. Mt. Abe.... 28-22 (OT) Girls’ Soccer 9/20 Mt. Abe vs. Spaulding................ 5-0 9/20 VUHS vs. Milton............... 2-1 (2OT) 9/20 Rice vs. MUHS........................... 3-2 9/20...

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
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...

A SIXTH-PLACE FINISH by VUHS’s Ben Huston in the boy’s race at the Randolph High School Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday was the high water mark among Addison County competitors. He ran 17:39.8 on a fast course run mostly on roads. Photo by Joe McVeigh
RANDOLPH CENTER — The Vergennes boys and Middlebury girls fared best on Saturday at the Randolph High School Invitational Cross Country Meet, hosted by Randolph at Vermont Technical College. Athletes had to contend with cool, damp and breezy conditions, with a light drizzle throughout both races.  The VUHS boys, led by Ben Huston’s sixth-place effort out of 174 competitors, finished fourth with 129 points. The Commodores trailed Hanover, N.H., (39), St. Albans (63) and Colchester (124) in the 14-team field. MUHS, led by Nat McVeigh in 16th, took sixth with 172 points, and Noah Engvall led the...
MIDDLEBURY — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team defeated host Middlebury on Tuesday, 2-0.  The Division III Commodores improved to 3-1-1 and will visit defending D-II champion Milton on Friday. MUHS dropped to 2-2 and will host Rice on Friday.  VUHS got on the board on an Emily Rooney goal set up when Maria Malaney picked off an errant Tiger clearance. Sydney Weber made it 2-0 in the late going on an indirect kick just outside the Tiger box, drilling a tap-back from Rooney into the lower left corner.  VUHS goalie Kate Gosliga handled the only two Tiger shots on goal for the...
BRISTOL — Two members of the Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club earned titles when the group hosted its annual Sodbusters Fall Roundup Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 15. Dawn Coleman won Class C, where she scored 226 points with a 43.23 ringer percentage. In Class D, Mistylee Baird claimed the title with 249 points and pitched ringers 40.88 percent of the time. Both achieved 6-1 records against the competition.  The winner of the Class A division was Massachusetts pitcher Shelly Martinez, who went 7-0, tallied 254 points and posted a ringer percentage of 70.96. No Sodbusters placed in Class A. A...
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer picked up a big road win on Tuesday, topping host Rice, a 2018 Division II finalist, 4-1.  The Eagles improved to 3-1 and will host Spaulding on Friday. Becca Laurent and Addy Harris scored two goals apiece to spark the Eagles, who had a 14-6 advantage in shots on goal.  Emma Blanck scored for Rice, and goalie Emily McDonald stopped 10 shots. 
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey squad on Tuesday remained unbeaten by defeating previously undefeated South Burlington, 2-1, in overtime.  The Eagles improved to 3-0-2 and will host Middlebury on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. The Wolves dropped to 4-1.  Emma Fay scored in overtime to give the Eagles the victory. It was her second goal of the game. Mount Abe goalie Kira Murray backstopped the victory with seven saves.  Lindsey Booth scored for SBHS, and goalie Ainsley Hultgren was credited with 19 saves.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College football team opened its season this past Saturday with a dramatic last-minute victory over visiting Williams, 17-13. The Panthers will visit Bates this Saturday.  Late in Saturday’s fourth quarter, the Panther defense held on a Williams drive that began at the Middlebury 44. A short Eph punt put the Panthers on their own 22 with 2:31 remaining.  Panther quarterback Will Jernigan completed two quick passes to Aidan Power and then ran 15 yards to the Williams 40-yard line. Jernigan found Maxim Bochman for a dozen yards before hitting Maxwell Rye, who made a...
MIDDLEBURY — Ralph Myhre Golf Course this past weekend hosted Middlebury College’s annual Duke Nelson Tournament, at which Panther senior Jeffrey Giguere claimed medalist honors with a two-day total of a par 142 (70-72).  New York University claimed the team title with a score of 589, edging Williams (590) and the Panthers (592).   Giguere topped the field of 118 golfers with a score of 142, edging Williams’ Will Kannegieser by a stroke.  Also for Middlebury Phin Choukas and Jordan Bessalel finished in a tie for 15th place at 148. Chris Thompson (152) tied for 36th, while teammate John Mikus...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team picked up a league tie and a non-league victory in recent action. The 2-0-2 Panthers posted two shutouts and enter the weekend, when they will host NESCAC foe Hamilton at noon on Saturday and Castleton at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, as the only NCAA Division III team not to have allowed a goal this season. On a rainy Saturday the Panthers and host Bowdoin (2-1-1) settled for a scoreless draw. Panther Ben Potter missed wide early, and Middlebury goalie Ryan Grady (six saves) stopped the only first-half shot on net from either team.  Early in the...


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