Sports

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...
09/26/2019
LEWISTON, Maine — The Middlebury College football team dominated host Bates this past Saturday, 28-0, to improve to 2-0. The Panthers are one of three NESCAC teams, along with Amherst and Wesleyan, who remain unbeaten in the early going. Middlebury will seek to move to 3-0 at home vs. Trinity on Saturday at 1 p.m. Middlebury took a 7-0 lead on its first possession. Quarterback Will Jernigan connected with Maxwell Rye for 20 yards and Jimmy Connell for 15 before tossing an 8-yard TD pass to Rye. The Panthers went up 14-0 at 13:04 of the second quarter on a 15-yard pass from Jernigan to Aidan...
09/26/2019
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 Girls’ Soccer 9/23 Rutland at MUHS............ Postponed 9/24 Fair Haven vs. OV...................... 4-2 9/25 Mt. Abe vs. Milton....................... 3-1 9/25 Spaulding vs. MUHS.................. 3-2 9/25 Rice vs. VUHS............................ 3-0 Boys’ Soccer 9/24...

EAGLE SENIOR MIDFIELDER Silas Burgess launches an ambitious bicycle kick on the Spaulding goal during Mount Abe’s 5-0 home win on Saturday. This bid went on net, but was saved. Another Burgess shot found the goal, and he also set up a score in the Eagles’ 5-0 win. Photo by Mark Bouvier
09/23/2019
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School soccer team set the tone early on Saturday against visiting Spaulding, lost its mojo for a stretch, and then finished strong with one goal late in the first half and three more in the second in a convincing 5-0 win. Junior striker Branden Reynolds continued to find the net for the Eagles, scoring both goals before the break to give him nine in six games. Reynolds also set up one of senior midfielder Eric McKean’s two goals. McKean assisted both of Reynolds’ goals, and senior midfielder Silas Burgess added a goal and an assist. At the other end...

MIDDLEBURY’S JAKE BARROWS (18X) inherited the Mini Stock victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Sept. 15 following post-race inspection. Photo by Buzz Fisher
09/23/2019
WEST HAVEN — On the last night of the Devil’s Bowl Speedway season five drivers were crowned champions, and Middlebury driver Jake Barrows won a race. The father-and-son team of “Fireball” Joey Roberts and “Iceman” Evan Roberts collected two feature wins, a pair of Rookie of the Year titles, and a track championship for 13-year-old Evan.  Other drivers who won races were Marty Hutchins, Mark Norris, Barrows, and Cory Gray, while championships also went to Kenny Tremont Jr., Johnny Bruno, Scott FitzGerald, and Craig Kirby. Middlebury’s Barrows ended up with his fourth Mini Stock win of the...
09/23/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school football action, all on this past Friday night, Middlebury won a key Division I road game, while Mount Abraham-Vergennes lost a D-II heartbreaker, and Otter Valley came up short in D-III. TIGERS The Tigers passed their first real test of the season, breaking open a close game with 24 fourth-quarter points to defeat host Hartford, 31-17. The Tigers led by 31-3 with less than four minutes remaining. Hartford dropped to 2-2. Tyler Buxton led MUHS with 11 rushes for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Tim Goettelmann ran four times for 61 yards and...
09/23/2019
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team scored five times in the second half on Friday on the way to a 6-0 victory over visiting Middlebury. The Eagles remained unbeaten at 5-0-2 and trail only Hartford (6-0-1) in the Division II standings. The Tigers dropped to 2-4-2. Molly Laurent led the Mount Abe attack with four goals, and Kierra Lacey and Sydney Perlee added a goal apiece. Txuxa Konczal assisted half of the Eagle strikes. MUHS goalie Ileigh Aube made seven saves.

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