Sports

09/30/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent high school field hockey action Middlebury pulled off a major win, while Mount Abraham and Otter Valley each split two games. TIGERS The 3-4-1 Tigers bounced back from two tough losses to earn their first victory over South Burlington in years, 4-3 on the road on Wednesday. Ali Seaton scored twice to lead MUHS, including the tie-breaking second-half goal. Clara Wolff and Phoebe Smith also found the net as the Tigers snapped a three-game winless skid. EAGLES On Wednesday Sydney Perlee’s overtime strike gave the host Eagles a 2-1 victory over Essex. Madison Gile also...
09/30/2019
BRANDON — The Otter Valley football team defeated visiting Oxbow on Saturday, 23-15, on a tie-breaking, 76-yard touchdown pass from QB Alex Polli to Chance Passmore with 24 seconds to go. Running back Nathaniel Blake’s two-point conversion run created the final score in the Division III matchup, but the Otters had to survive a scare after Oxbow completed a pass to the OV six after the ensuing kickoff. OV linebacker Spencer Pelkey sacked Oxbow QB Cooper Simmons to end the threat. OV improved to 3-2 and took over fourth place in D-III, while Oxbow dropped to 2-3 and into fifth. Blake ran for...
09/30/2019
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 9/25 Windsor vs. OV.......................... 2-1 9/25 Mt. Abe vs. Essex............. 2-1 (OT) 9/25 MUHS vs. South Burlington........ 4-3 9/27 S. Burlington vs. Mt. Abe... 2-1 (OT) 9/28 OV vs. Springfield...................... 7-0 Football 9/27 MUHS vs. Essex...................... 27-9 9/27 Bratt. vs. Mt. Abe/VUHS........... 56-0 9/28 OV vs. Oxbow....................... 23-15 Girls’ Soccer 9/25 Mt. Abe vs....

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE FRESHMAN forward Audrey Lazar ducks away from the swing of a Hamilton defender during the Panthers’ 5-1 home win on Saturday as Panther junior forward Danielle Brown looks on. The top-ranked defending NCAA Division III field hockey champion Panthers also defeated Skidmore on Tuesday to improve to 7-0. Photo by Benjy Renton
09/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — What do you do for an encore after winning back-to-back NESCAC and NCAA Division III championships? As of this Tuesday’s dominant 3-0 win over visiting Skidmore, the answer supplied by the No. 1 Middlebury College field hockey team is to get off to a 7-0 start, with two wins against teams ranked in the top 18, while outscoring their opposition by 31-2. Maybe the better question is how the Panthers keep doing it. After all, the Panthers graduated 2018 final four MVP Grace Jennings, the team’s second-leading scorer a year ago; sixth-leading scorer Molly Freeman; and starting goalie...

JAMES 'JIM' EAGAN graduated with the MUHS class of 1966.
09/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — James Eagan and Charles Martin will be welcomed into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Friday’s Middlebury Union High School football game. Each year the Middlebury High School/Middlebury Union High School Alumni Association honors graduates by inducting them into its Hall of Fame. To be considered for the Hall of Fame candidates must have graduated from Middlebury High School or Middlebury Union High School at least 20 years prior to consideration, must excel in athletic, scholastic or artistic fields as well as exhibit citizenship during school years and following graduation. Besides...
09/26/2019
It’s time for a look at the good, the bad and the ugly — a.k.a. the Boston sports teams. Well, to be fair, it really should be just the good and the mediocre. Just to be straight here, there will be no complaints while talking about the teams with lesser prospects. Twelve championships since 2001 among the Patriots (six), Red Sox (four), and Bruins and Celtics (one apiece) gives those of us who spent our crucial formative years rooting for Boston-area teams nothing to gripe about. So, the good — the Patriots. Yes, injuries and legal issues — Antonio Brown, we hardly knew ye, thankfully — have...
09/26/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ soccer, all on Tuesday, Middlebury and Vergennes picked up road victories, while Mount Abraham settled for a home tie. Otter Valley’s Tuesday game at West Rutland was postponed due to an unplayable field. TIGERS The Tigers earned a 3-0 win at Spaulding, improving to 5-2 in the process, good for third place in Division II. Owen Palcsik’s goal, set up by an Eben Jackson cross, gave MUHS the lead midway through the first half. In the second half Abel Anderson’s unassisted goal made it 2-0, and Alex Bleich capped the scoring on a feed from Frank Wolff....
09/26/2019
FAIR HAVEN — Host Fair Haven held off the Otter Valley Union High School girls’ soccer team on Tuesday, 4-2, in a game postponed from Monday. Olivia White scored both OV goals, both on setups from senior classmate Julia Eastman. Coach John White said senior center back Leah Pinkowski played a strong game against the 6-0 Slaters, Division II’s first-place team. The Otters return to action in their homecoming game, vs. Hartford at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
09/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — In regular weekly action at Ralph Myhre Golf Course the threesome of Griffin Gilman, Caleb Burkle and Bryon Emilo prevailed in the Sept. 18 Wednesday Men’s Scramble, with the foursome of Dayton Contois, Steve Cooper, Ray Rovi and Zach Howe taking second. In Thursday Bill Davidson Men’s Golf the next day the trio of Deem Schoenfeld, Russ Leng and Mike Adams earned first place, edging the threesome of Paul Politano, Mike Davis and Marsdin Van Order. Van Order posted the day’s best net score with a 65. In a Friday Evening Par 3 Mixer the team of Father Skip Baltz, Jim Bryant and...
09/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team settled for a 1-1 tie with visiting NESCAC foe Hamilton (3-2-1, 1-2-1) on Saturday. The Panthers will carry a 5-0-1, 2-0-1 NESCAC, record into another home game this coming Saturday at 11 a.m. vs. league opponent Connecticut. The Panthers had the first chance, but Hamilton goalkeeper Rachel Pike smothered a cross from Panther Olivia Miller.   Hamilton’s Hyla Mosher struck at 18:48. Caroline Dawson sent a cross in from the left side. Panther keeper Ursula Alwang got of piece of the ball, but it dropped to Mosher, who knocked it in from...

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