TIGER SENIOR DEFENDER Greg Wilhelm heads the ball as Eagle senior back Henry Cogswell leaps in to try to block the ball during Saturday's game at Mount Abraham, won by MUHS in double overtime.
Photo by Mark Bouvier
BRISTOL — Just when it began to look like the host Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team had done enough to hold on for a tie on Saturday vs. visiting Middlebury, the Tigers broke through with 2:05 remaining in the second overtime period.
The game-winner came moments after Eagle senior goalie Creed Stillwell had made arguably the best of his eight saves, coming off his line to deny Tiger junior Zach Wilkerson from point-blank range. Wilkerson had cut in from the right side on a feed from junior teammate Eliot Schneider.
But the Tigers kept pressing, and sophomore Eddie Fallis...
Mount Abraham Union High School senior Txuxa Konczal holds off Cougar midfield Fiona Stotz to spark another attack in the second half of the Eagles’ 3-0 home win over Mt. Mansfield on Monday.
Independent photo/Steve James
BRISTOL — Monday saw another game and another shutout win for the Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team, which improved to 3-0.
This time the opponent for the three-time defending champion Eagles was visiting Metro Conference foe Mount Mansfield. They were not gracious hosts, piling up advantages of 22-0 in penalty corners and 16-1 in shots on goal.
Mount Abe has outscored its three opponents by 12-0, heading into Friday afternoon’s home game vs. Middlebury.
To start with, every player on the team was a member of the 2020 Division II champion, and many are multiple...
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent high school boys’ soccer action, Division II Middlebury opened by knocking off two D-I sides, Mount Abraham split a pair of games, Vergennes won over the weekend to move to 2-0, and OV settled for a road tie.
On Sept. 8, the Tigers made new coach Chris George a winner in his debut, 2-1, over visiting Division I foe Colchester.
Henry Carpenter converted two penalty kicks to account for the MUHS offense. Eddie Fallis and Ronen Silberman drew the fouls that sent Carpenter to the stripe. Tiger goalie Owen Lawton made six saves, and Laker keeper Domenick...
MIDDLEBURY — In Middlebury College sports action during the past week, the top-ranked field hockey team kept up its winning ways, men’s soccer picked up two victories, and women’s soccer split a pair of games. The football team will open at Williams on Saturday, when the field hockey and soccer teams will all host Bowdoin.
The 3-0 field hockey team — winners of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 NCAA Division III titles — on Saturday opened NESCAC play by defeating visiting Wesleyan (1-1 overall, 0-1 in NESCAC), 6-0.
The Panthers outshot the Cardinals 15-0, and got two goals from Joan...
BAXTER HARRINGTON WAS one of three Tiger runners who cracked the top 20 in their races at Saturday’s Randolph Invitational.
Photo courtesy of Joe McVeigh
RANDOLPH — Middlebury Union High School runners posted several top-20 results at Saturday’s Randolph Invitational, while North Branch School 9th-grader Estella Laird’s third-place finish in the girls’ race was the best result for a local athlete.
Tigers Ella Landis, in 12th overall, and Baxter Harringon, in 19th overall, had the top finishes for the MUHS girls’ and boys’ teams, respectively.
For the Eagles, Abigail Johnson and Noah Engfall led the way.
Laird finished third with a time of 19:58; she was one of only three female runners to crack 20 minutes.
There were 175 runners in girls’ race...
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury was the only local girls’ soccer team to find success during the past week, that coming at the expense of host Otter Valley. Vergennes took an overtime loss at home, and Mount Abraham dropped a pair of games to tough Division I competition.
On Friday, Sept. 10, the Tigers erupted early to put away host OV, 6-0, and improved to 3-0. Hannah Turner scored twice, Lia Robinson and Meredith Horne each had a goal and an assist, Cady Pitner and Becca Orten both scored, and Lily Lapiner and Lily Dame chipped in assists.
Tiger goalie Julia Bartlett made one...
ENOSBURG FALLS — The reborn Middlebury Union High School golf team finished fourth at a match held at the Bakersfield Country Club on Monday.
Colin MacGuffie led the Tigers with a 43, just three strokes behind medalist Max Foster of Essex.
Foster led Essex (172) to the team win, followed by Spaulding (211), BFA-St. Albans (224), and the Tigers at 238.
SENIOR CAPTAIN RILEY Keith steals the ball from a Windsor player during Monday’s game in Brandon. Independent photo/Angelo Lynn
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team picked up two wins and a tie in recent action, including a hard-fought contest against Windsor on Monday that ended 2-2 after a 10-minute overtime dual featuring seven-on-seven.
The Otters improved to 3-0-1 heading into a Saturday game at Brattleboro, whom they defeated 6-1 earlier in the season.
On Sept. 8 the Otters upended host Woodstock, 3-2, in what Coach Jodie Keith described as a strong all-around effort. OV’s goals came from senior middie Brittney Jackson (assisted by Mackenzie McKay), Alice Keith (assisted by Ryleigh...
WEST HAVEN — Orwell’s Tim LaDuc and Bridport’s Troy Audet won the main events on Saturday in dirt track racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.
LaDuc took the lead on lap 17 from early leader Jimmy Davis of Amsterdam, N.Y., in the 30-lap headline Sportsman Modified Feature and cruised to the win from there. Davis settled for second, and North Bennington’s Marty Kelly III finished third. Shoreham’s Anthony Warren took fifth place.
Middlebury’s Justin Comes finished sixth and overtook Demetrios Drellos for the Sportsman Modified series points lead, 856-847, with two scoring races left. Drellos, a New...
MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School Varsity Girls' Soccer
MIDDLEBURY — The news at Middlebury Union High School this fall is that three teams have new coaches — although none of them are really new faces — and that golf is returning as a varsity sport.
MUHS math teacher Reeves Livesay has moved from coaching the boys’ soccer team to the girls’ team, replacing Wendy Leeds. Chris George is the new boys’ soccer coach, and a number of his players know George from his role as the Addison United Club program head for the past two years.
And MUHS alum Brandi Whittemore Correia, already the Tiger girls’ lacrosse coach, takes over the field hockey program....