EAGLE MIDFIELDER GRACE Harvey and Commodore forward Sydney Weber go up for a header during Saturday’s girls’ soccer game at VUHS. The Eagles’ 3-0 win was their sixth straight. Photo by Holly Weber
VERGENNES — Two local girls’ soccer teams with postseason hopes met at Vergennes Union High School on Saturday, and one came away happier. Visiting Mount Abraham controlled play against the host Commodores in a 3-0 victory, with edges of 17-7 in shots and 4-2 in corner kicks that showed the Eagles’ advantage in possession. The 6-1 Eagles have won six straight after an opening overtime loss to Division II’s first-place team U-32, also 6-1. Mount Abe is in second. Eagle senior midfielder Mae Peterson said the Eagles have learned to be more consistent since that setback. “At the beginning of the...

JUNIOR RUNNING BACK/defensive back Gabe Dunn (No. 24), returned a punt 37 yards to set up a touchdown, rushed six times for 44 yards, and defended a couple of passes in the Tigers’ 27-9 victory over Essex at home on Friday as they improved to 5-0. Photo by Jill Dunn
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team simply ground down visiting Essex on Friday night in a 27-9 Division I victory. The 5-0 Tigers, even with a patchwork offensive line, rushed 40 times for 373 yards while completing only one pass for four yards. They also allowed the Hornet offense only 208 yards, 58 on the ground. Essex had no answers for the Tiger’s rushing attack. It didn’t matter who carried the ball, although quarterback Tim Goettelmann (10 carries, 108 yards, three touchdowns) and halfback Tyler Buxton (eight attempts, 129 yards, one TD) did most of the damage....
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham and Otter Valley won in girls’ soccer late last week, but Middlebury and Vergennes were less fortunate. The Commodores also hosted the Eagles on Saturday; see story. EAGLES On Wednesday the Eagles defeated visiting Milton, 3-1, with two goals from Lucy Guy and one from Grace Harvey. Goalie Justice Green made three saves as the Eagles moved to 5-1. OTTERS On Saturday the Otters defeated visiting Hartford, 3-1. OV improved to 2-4-1. Olivia White scored twice for OV, Ella Brytkowski had one goal, and Mia Politano, Julia Eastman and Mary Kingsley added assists. ...
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham and Vergennes battled to a tie to highlight local high school boys’ soccer in the latter part of last week. In other action Middlebury picked up a key Division II victory, while Otter Valley came up short twice. STALEMATE On Saturday the host Commodores broke on top, but the Eagles got a late goal from Neil Guy, assisted by Eric McKean, as the teams settled for a 2-2 tie. Jonah Mahé gave VUHS the lead in the second minute, and a Tucker Stearns goal set up by Jonathan Willis made it 2-0 at the break. Tucker Harris drew Mount Abe within one midway through the...
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...
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...
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
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.
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...
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...


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