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SENIOR ELLA LANDIS was the top Tiger female runner at Saturday’s Burlington Invitational, held at the Catamount Family Outdoor Center in Williston. She ran a personal best. Photo courtesy of Joe McVeigh
WILLISTON — Two Middlebury Union High School cross-country runners cracked the top 20 at another major meet this past weekend, the Burlington Invitational, held at the Catamount Family Outdoor Center in Williston. Senior Ella Landis finished 14th to pace the Tiger girls, and senior Nat McVeigh came in 17th to lead the Tiger boys, both in personal record times. The Division II Tiger boys finished fifth among nine schools of mostly D-I competition, while the Tiger girls were seventh out of 10 schools that fielded full squads of five scoring runners. Two Vergennes runners competed. Calder...
ADDISON COUNTY — Only Otter Valley prevailed among local high school football teams this past weekend, as the Otters won on the road to remain unbeaten in Division III. Middlebury took its first loss by falling on the road, and the Mount Abraham-Vergennes collective squad fell just short of its first victory. TIGERS Host BFA-St. Albans took advantage of field position for all three of its scores to knock off the D-I Tigers on Friday, 17-7. After one first-quarter punt pinned the Tigers on their two, BFA held, and a short punt led to a 7-0 Bobwhite lead on a Cole Montague 30-yard touchdown...
WEST HAVEN — Three area drivers picked up wins at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 18, one of them clinching a series championship in the process. Two drivers remain in the thick of the race for the titles in the dirt track’s top two series. Orwell’s Ray Hanson clinched the 500cc Mini Sprints series championship early in the evening, taking the lead in the fourth circuit of the 15-lap race and cruising to his 11th victory of the summer. New Hampshire’s Kamden Duffy trailed in second, Monkton’s Kaidin White was fifth, and Orwell’s Roger LaDuc took fifth. Middlebury’s Austin Comes...
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury and Otter Valley union high school golfers were in action on Monday. The Tigers competed along with BFA-St. Albans and a non-scoring North Country contingent, finishing behind BFA, 198-215, at the Enosburg Country Club. Colin MacGuffie led the Tigers with a 39 over the nine-hole competition, just two strokes off the pace set by medalist Austin Giroux of North Country. The other Tiger scores were Shannon Gillett, 53; Owen Hamilton, 54; and Ben Fuller, 69. OV sent four members of its golf team to the Woodstock Country club to compete with Woodstock, Fair Haven and...
MIDDLEBURY — In Middlebury College sports action last week, the undefeated field hockey and men’s soccer teams kept rolling, and women’s soccer won three times, but the football squad came up short in its first action since its undefeated 2019 NESCAC championship campaign. FIELD HOCKEY On Saturday the Panthers, ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III, toppled visiting Bowdoin, 3-1, outshooting the Polar Bears by 27-4. Middlebury took a 2-0 lead in the first period, when Danielle Brown tipped an Erin Nicholas shot, and Nicholas lifted in an unassisted strike. Bowdoin got one back in the third...
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school field hockey action during the past week, Mount Abraham remained undefeated, including a win at Middlebury’s expense; Otter Valley split a pair of games, including absorbing its first loss; and the Tigers remained in search of their first victory. EAGLES - TIGERS On Friday, the host Eagles blanked the Tigers, 8-0, pulling away with a 5-0 third quarter in which Molly Laurent scored three times. Maddie Gile found the cage twice early on to give Mount Abe the lead, while Morgan Barnard and Sarah Heath each had a goal and an assist. Sarah Campbell scored...
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school boys’ soccer action between Sept. 15 and 21, Vergennes remained unbeaten, Middlebury split two games and also visited Mount Abe on Saturday (see story), and Otter Valley won once in three outings. COMMODORES On Sept. 17, the Commodores improved to 3-0 with a 4-0 victory at Fair Haven. Jonah Mahé converted a penalty kick 12 seconds into the game, and Elijah Duprey, from Shamus Rooney, made it 2-0 in the 17th minute. Parker Kayhart, in the 33rd minute, made it 3-0, and Rooney added a second-half strike. Jack Wyman assisted both of those goals. Slater...
ADDISON COUNTY — A tie for Middlebury was the only positive girls’ soccer result between Sept. 15 and 21, as the Tigers also suffered their first loss, while Mount Abraham and Vergennes remained winless. MUHS also visited Mount Abe on Tuesday (see story). Otter Valley’s Sept. 15 game vs. West Rutland was postponed to Oct. 5. The Otters were set to host Hartford on Wednesday. TIGERS On Sept. 15, the Tigers and visiting Fair Haven (3-0-1) dueled to a 3-3 tie. Lily Lapiner, from Meredith Horne, scored for MUHS in the first half, but the Slaters led at the break on strikes from Elizabeth Love...
Here's what happened in Addison County sports recently. See below for the schedule of upcoming games and events.   *** SCOREBOARD HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Football 9/17 St. Albans vs. MUHS................ 17-7 9/18 Fair Haven vs. Mt. Abe .......... 21-17 9/18 OV vs. Oxbow ........................ 26-0 Field Hockey 9/15 Colchester vs. MUHS................. 3-1 9/17 Mt. Abe vs. MUHS...................... 8-0 9/18 OV vs. Brattleboro...................... 5-0 9/21 S. Burlington vs. MUHS............. 8-0 9/21 Burr & Burton vs. OV ................. 2-0 Girls’ Soccer 9/15 Fair Haven vs. MUHS...
Here's what happened in Addison County sports over the weekend. See below for this week's schedule of games and events.   *** SCOREBOARD HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Football 9/17 St. Albans vs. MUHS................ 17-7 9/18 Fair Haven vs. Mt. Abe ......... 21-17 9/18 OV vs. Oxbow ......................... 26-0 Field Hockey 9/15 Colchester vs. MUHS................. 3-1 9/17 Mt. Abe vs. MUHS...................... 8-0 9/18 OV vs. Brattleboro...................... 5-0 Girls’ Soccer 9/15 Fair Haven vs. MUHS................ 3-3 9/15 OV at West Rutland..... Ppd. to 10/5 9/15 Enosburg vs. VUHS.......... 2-1...

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