Sports

10/17/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent area girls’ soccer play Vergennes won, Otter Valley picked up one victory in three tries, and Mount Abraham and Middlebury were defeated. The Eagles also hosted the Commodores on Tuesday; see story on Page 1B. Teams are in their final week of play, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday morning. COMMODORES On Saturday the Commodores blanked visiting Green Mountain Valley, 3-0. Emily Rooney scored twice, Sydney Weber notched a goal and an assist, and Hannah Kelly set up Weber’s goal that gave VUHS the early lead. Kate Gosliga...
10/17/2019
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department needs grouse hunters to collect blood and feather samples from the ruffed grouse they harvest during the hunting season in Vermont. The ruffed grouse is an iconic game bird of Vermont that is widely recognized and enjoyed by hunters and non-hunters alike, but wildlife biologists are concerned that grouse populations across the Northeast have declined over the past 30 years. This trend has prompted ruffed grouse research on potential causes, including emerging disease threats and habitat loss. Recently, West Nile Virus has been implicated...
10/17/2019
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 10/9 Mt. Mansfield vs. Mt. Abe.. 1-0 (OT) 10/11 Essex vs. MUHS...................... 6-2 10/11 Mt. Abe vs. Colchester............. 2-0 10/12 OV vs. Windsor........................ 3-2 10/15 Mt. Mansfield vs. MUHS........... 3-0 10/15 OV vs. Rutland......................... 2-0 10/15 Mt. Abe vs. Burlington.............. 3-2 Football 10/11 MUHS vs. Rutland.................. 42-7 10/12 U-32 vs. Mt. Abe/VUHS...

A BEAUTIFUL FALL day on a Vermont lake was marred by toxic blue-green algae that sat in a thick smear on top of the water. Photo courtesy of Matt Dickerson
10/17/2019
The end of our hundred-yard walk carrying our canoe from the parking lot to the lake ended in something between disgust and dismay when we looked down into the water. The surface of the lake looked nothing like water. It appeared more like green paint — like a bucket of latex ready to be spread on the side of a house. We couldn’t have seen a rock half an inch below the surface, it was so thick and opaque. Neither my wife nor I had any interest in setting our canoe down on top of it, risking getting whatever it was on our sandals or skin or even on our beautiful golden canoe. But neither did...

MUHS SENIOR FORWARD Merry Kimble, foreground, waves for the ball as sophomore midfielder Ivy Doran controls it during the Tigers’ Thursday home game vs. Rutland. In the background sophomore midfielder Sophie Larocque, who scored in the Tigers’ 4-2 setback, looks on. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy
10/14/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In midweek high school girls’ soccer action last week, three local teams — Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley — all picked up victories, while Middlebury dropped a pair of contests. Friday and Saturday games in all sports were played after the early deadline for this edition; the Independent’s press was closed this past weekend. COMMODORES The Commodores on Wednesday defeated defending Division II champion Milton, 3-1, picking up valuable points in their efforts to remain on top of the D-III standings in the process. VUHS scored the game’s first three goals before...
10/14/2019
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...
10/14/2019
JERICHO — On this past Wednesday, host Mount Mansfield defeated the Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team, 1-0, in overtime. The 6-5-1 Cougars got a goal with 2:20 left in overtime from Jenna Simon to come away with the victory and avenge an earlier overtime loss to the Eagles. MMU received seven saves from two goalies, while Eagle goalie Kira Murray stopped six shots. The defending Division II champion Eagles dropped to 6-3-2 with their third straight one-goal setback to a D-I team with a winning record, with two of those losses coming in overtime. Mount Abe was looking to bounce...
10/14/2019
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 10/9 Mt. Mansfield vs. Mt. Abe.. 1-0 (OT) 10/11 Essex vs. MUHS...................... 6-2 10/11 Mt. Abe vs. Colchester............. 2-0 10/12 OV vs. Windsor........................ 3-2 Football 10/11 MUHS vs. Rutland.................. 42-7 10/12 U-32 vs. Mt. Abe/VUHS........ 32-10 10/12 Windsor vs. OV.................... 32-13 Girls’ Soccer 10/9 OV vs. Woodstock..................... 2-1 10/9 Mt. Abe vs....

THE COMMODORE EXPERIENCED Six-Oar team in the Golden Oak lines up for the start of its race at the annual James Wakefield Rescue Row in Burlington harbor on Saturday, which drew 206 rowers from nine Vermont and Maine schools. The VUHS crew was edged out by Belfast, Maine, in the race, but Commodore rowers won two races on the day. Photo by Holly Weber
10/10/2019
BURLINGTON — Middle- and high-school rowers from Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high school club teams participated in a major competition in Burlington harbor this past Saturday that drew three teams from Maine as well from four schools in Chittenden County. In all, 206 youth rowers from the nine schools gathered at Perkins Pier on the Burlington waterfront to participate in the LCMM’s annual “James Wakefield Rescue Row.” This race day is named in honor of James Wakefield, who along with his son Jack on Dec. 9, 1876, rescued the crew of the 85-foot canal schooner General Butler. According...

MOUNT ABE JUNIOR Liam Davison glides through the 5K Woods Trail Run in Thetford this past Saturday. He earned 266th place out of 735 runners. Photo courtesy of Karyn Norwood
10/10/2019
THETFORD — Local high school cross-country runners posted solid results at Saturday’s Woods Trails Run at Thetford Academy, a major meet that drew more than 1,300 varsity athletes and 96 boys’ and girls’ scoring teams from around New England. Among local squads, the Middlebury boys fared best overall with 524 points, taking 15th out of 52 scoring teams and finishing third among the Vermont Division II teams competing. D-II’s U-32 won the boys’ race with 76, and D-II Woodstock was 10th (460). Out of more than 700 competitors overall Tigers juniors Jack Christner and Thomas Nevins were 34th and...

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