Sports

09/12/2019
MONTPELIER — A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Sept. 28 and 29. On those days, hunters 17 years of age or younger may hunt ducks and geese in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont waterfowl hunting zones. The youth hunter must have a Vermont hunting license and must be accompanied by an unarmed adult, 18 years of age or older, who also has a Vermont hunting license. Youths 16 and 17...
09/12/2019
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team and host Wesleyan played to a 0-0 tie on Saturday in a NESCAC contest. The 1-0-1 Panthers will stay on the road and visit Bowdoin this Saturday in another league game. After the Cardinals (0-0-1) recorded the initial two shots, Middlebury countered with two scoring opportunities. The first chance came at 12:15, when the Panthers had a goal waved off due to an offsides call. Ten minutes later Ben Potter fired a free kick from the top of the penalty area off the crossbar. Earn in the second half Wesleyan’s Lucas Kimball’s bid from the...
09/12/2019
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 9/9 Mt. Abe vs. Colchester....................... 1-0 9/10 Burr & Burton vs. OV................ 3-2 (OT) 9/11 Missisquoi vs. Mt. Abe..................... 2-2 9/11 MUHS vs. Fair Haven..................... 11-0 Girls’ Soccer 9/10 Woodstock vs. OV........................... 3-2 9/11 VUHS vs. Missisquoi....................... 4-1 9/11 Mt. Abe vs. Stowe............................ 2-0 Boys’ Soccer 9/9...

TIGER DEFENDER LYDIA Deppman gets into the Eagles’ defensive zone to challenge goalie Kira Murray in the first half of the 1-1 tie between MUHS and Mount Abe at Middlebury on Thursday. Independent photo/Steve James
09/09/2019
MIDDLEBURY — After momentum swings, remarkable saves and fine plays at both ends by both teams, the final Mount Abraham shot of Thursday’s field hockey game at Middlebury Union High School trickled just wide with no time left on the clock. The final horn had already sounded, and the defending Division II champion Eagles had one last chance on a penalty corner to break a tie in the overtime they had dominated. But two Eagles out front couldn’t quite square up a shot, the ball rolled harmlessly past the left post, and the scoreboard read 1-1. Although the Eagles earned a slight edge in...
09/09/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In this past weekend’s boys’ soccer action, Mount Abraham, Middlebury and Vergennes all picked up victories. Otter Valley was idle. The Otters will visit Woodstock this Monday and host Springfield on Wednesday. EAGLES The Eagles improved to 2-0 by outscoring host Mill River, 7-3. Branden Reynolds led the attack with three goals, Erick McKean contributed a goal and three assists, Silas Burgess scored one goal and set up another, and Eli Burgess and Tanner Harris also found the net. Eagle goalie Ethan DeWitt stopped one shot. Tyler Corey scored all three MRU goals, and goalie...
09/09/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school football action this past weekend all three local teams picked up big wins: Middlebury and the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative teams earned road victories, and Otter Valley cruised at home. The Tigers will seek to move to 3-0 when they host Division I rival Rice at 7 p.m. this Friday. The D-II Eagles will host the now D-III Otters in their homecoming game under the lights on Friday at 7 p.m., with both teams entering with 1-1 marks. TIGERS At South Burlington the Tigers spotted the Burlington-South Burlington cooperative team an early touchdown, but took...
09/09/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school girls’ soccer play this past weekend, Otter Valley split two games, while Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Middlebury all came up short. COMMODORES Visiting Rice rallied past the 1-1 Commodores in a 3-2 contest on Friday. Rice’s Alex Dostie scored twice and set up the late game-winner. Maria Malaney scored for VUHS with an assist from Emily Rooney, and Rooney gave VUHS a 2-1 lead with a first-half penalty kick. VUHS goalie Kate Gosliga made three saves, and Rice goalie Emily McDonald stopped two shots. EAGLES Visiting U-32 topped the Eagles, 3-2, in overtime on...
09/09/2019
BRATTLEBORO — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team opened on Friday with a 4-0 win over host Brattleboro. Morgan LaPorte scored twice for the Otters, Alia Edmunds contributed a goal and set up both LaPorte strikes, and Brittney Jackson opened the scoring for OV. OV goalie Ellie Ross made one save, while two Brattleboro keepers combined for 22 stops. OV will host 2018 Division II finalist Burr & Burton on Tuesday.
09/09/2019
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 9/5 Mt. Abe at MUHS................................ 1-1 9/6 OV vs. Brattleboro.............................. 4-0 Football 9/6 Mt. Abe vs. Milton............................. 22-8 9/6 MUHS vs. BHS/SBHS.................... 49-20 9/7 OV vs. Woodstock......................... 49-14 Girls’ Soccer 9/6 Rice vs. VUHS.................................... 3-2 9/6 U-32 vs. Mt. Abe......................... 3-2 (OT) 9/6...

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
09/05/2019
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-...

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