Sports

09/02/2019
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 8/30 Mt. Abe vs. U32................................ 3-2 8/30 MUHS vs. Burlington........................ 2-1 8/31 Brattleboro at OV.................. Postponed Football 8/30 MUHS vs. Fair Haven................... 34-14 8/31 Poultney vs. OV........................... 40-20 8/31 Oxbow at Mt. Abe......................... 33-14 Boys’ Soccer 8/30 Colchester vs. MUHS....................... 3-1 8/31 Fair Haven...

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School senior Merry Kimball keeps the ball away from Moriah (N.Y.) High School defender Reagan Garrison during a preseason scrimmage at the MUHS soccer pitch off Creek Road on Monday afternoon. The competitions start in earnest this Friday when local varsity sports teams begin their seasons. Independent photo/Steve James
08/29/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — When overnight temperatures in the Champlain Valley dip into the 50s it’s a sure sign that another year of high school sports is here. By the middle of next week, every Middlebury, Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley union high school cross-country, field hockey, football, golf and soccer teams will take to a field or course in regular-season action. This Friday, Sept. 30, is the magic date, with four teams taking a bow: in chronological order, Eagle and Tiger field hockey, Tiger boys’ soccer, and Tiger football. By the time the dust settles on Saturday, Commodore,...

ROOKIE BRENT WARREN of Salisbury was a first-time Pepsi Sportsman Modified feature winner on Sugar & Spice “Double Stack Night” at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Photo by Jeremy McGaffin/Showstopper
08/29/2019
WEST HAVEN — Four local drivers were among the 11 winners on Sunday in a busy night of Devil’s Bowl’s dirt-track racing. Double features were held for all five weekly divisions along with a 50-lap Enduro Series race. Local drivers picking up victories were Salisbury’s Brent Warren, Brandon’s Matt Bilodeau and Kevin Smith, and Middlebury’s Jake Barrows. Warren scored his career-first Sportsman Modified victory in a 20-lap feature. The Salisbury racer, who graduated from the Limited Sportsman class after taking that division’s 2018 championship, surprised veteran driver Wayne Stearns on the...
08/29/2019
The Addison Independent All-Star Teams have had a good run over the past two decades. Well, at least I think they’ve been fun and informative. And a few readers have said they agreed, although others have certainly complained about omissions, not only of players, but also of entire sports. But the time has come for the Sports Section to move in a different direction. It’s not the All-Star Teams, it’s me. Well, OK, it’s them. To be fair, there have been plenty of good points about the teams. They have always told more about the all-star players than the league all-star teams we also publish —...
08/29/2019
MIDDLEBURY — This past weekend Team Ralph Myhre Golf Course edged its counterpart from Basin Harbor to claim the 2019 Addison Cup in the Annual Club Challenge. The final score in matches played on Saturday and Sunday was Ralph Myhre 9.5, Basin Harbor 6.5. This coming Saturday and Sunday Ralph Myhre will be hosting its annual club championships, including women’s, men’s, senior and junior divisions. In regular weekly competition this past week, on Aug. 22 the trio of Neil Mackey, Pete Damone and Chuck Beazley prevailed in Thursday Bill Davidson Men’s Golf. The threesome of Jim Hadeka, Ed...
08/29/2019
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Field Hockey 8/30 Mt. Abe at U32............................... 4 PM 8/30 MUHS at Burlington....................... 4 PM 8/31 Brattleboro at OV......................... 11 AM 9/3 Colchester at MUHS........................ 4 PM 9/5 Mt. Abe at MUHS............................. 4 PM 9/6 OV at Brattleboro........................ 6:30 PM Football 8/30 Fair Haven at MUHS..................... 7 PM 8/31 Poultney at OV.............................. 1 PM 8/31 Oxbow at Mt. Abe......................... 1 PM 9/6 Mt. Abe at Milton............................. 7 PM 9/6 MUHS at BHS/SBHS...

RISING SENIOR MIDFIELDER Marissa Baker, seen here during 2018 NCAA Division III tournament play vs. The College of New Jersey, has helped the Middlebury College field hockey win two NCAA titles and has volunteered at New Haven’s Beeman Elementary School. Photo by Will Costello
08/26/2019
This story courtesy of the Middlebury College Sports Information Department. MIDDLEBURY — Marissa Baker, a rising senior midfielder on the Middlebury College field hockey team, shoots for the stars both on and off the field at Middlebury. The computer science major from Darien, Conn., who minors in Russian Literature and Culture, helped the Panthers win back-to-back NCAA Division III championships, has volunteered at Beeman Elementary School in New Haven, and has worked throughout her Middlebury career at the college’s Mittelman Observatory. Baker recently sat down with the college’s Sports...
08/26/2019
SCHEDULE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Field Hockey 8/30 Mt. Abe at U-32............. 4 PM 8/30 MUHS at Burlington..... 4 PM 8/31 Brattleboro at OV....... 11 AM 9/3 Colchester at MUHS...... 4 PM 9/5 Mt. Abe at MUHS............. 4 PM 9/6 OV at Brattleboro...... 6:30 PM Football 8/30 Fair Haven at MUHS... 7 PM 8/31 Poultney at OV.............. 1 PM 8/31 Oxbow at Mt. Abe......... 1 PM 9/6 Mt. Abe at Milton.............. 7 PM 9/6 MUHS at BHS/SBHS....... 7 PM 9/7 Woodstock at OV............ 1 PM Girls’ Soccer 9/3 Randolph at VUHS . 4:30 PM 9/6 Rice at VUHS............. 4:30 PM 9/6 U-32 at Mt. Abe......... 4:...

JEFFREY STEIN BRINGS an impressive football resume to his new role as head coach of the Mount Abraham-Vergennes high school football team. After a career as an all-state linebacker at his North Carolina high school and a four-year starter on a Virginia college team, Stein coached linebackers at Champlain Valley Union, which included a stint as a Shrine Bowl coach. Independent photo/Steve James
08/22/2019
BRISTOL — When administrators needed to find a new leader for the cooperative Mount Abraham-Vergennes high school football program they did not have to cast a wide net. Mount Abraham Union High and Bristol Elementary school physical education teacher Jeffrey Stein stepped forward. And although Stein lacked head-coaching experience, his résumé included a year of assisting at his college alma mater and nine years of high school coaching, the past four as Champlain Valley’s defensive coordinator. A decade after his four years of starting at linebacker for Virginia’s Averett College, the North...

KJELL DAHLEN’S ODINN heads downwind during the 2019 Diamond Island this past Saturday. The 37-foot-long Odinn finished the 15 nautical-mile course in less than two hours and was the first boat to finish and won the Spinnaker A fleet. Photo by Ramsey Hazbun
08/22/2019
FERRISBURGH/CHARLOTTE — Over the past seven years, the Diamond Island Regatta, co-sponsored by Royal Savage Yacht Club and Point Bay Marina, has become a weekend-long celebration of sailing and lake-wide camaraderie unlike any other event on the Lake Champlain Championship Series schedule. Twenty-six sailboats competed in the seventh annual Diamond Island Regatta this past Saturday, Aug. 17, at Point Bay Marina. The day started with a breakfast for sailors under the Royal Savage Yacht Club (RSYC) tent, where there was a buzz of anticipation as competitors looked out at Town Farm Bay, where a...

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