NORTH CLARENDON — The Otter Valley Union High School football team edged host Mill River on Saturday, 36-35, in a Division III matchup when quarterback OV Alex Polli hit Brady Diaz with a two-point conversion with 1:23 left.
The Otters then had to survive Mill River’s missed 19-yard field goal as time expired, an attempt set up by the Minutemen’s 36-yard hook-and-ladder play.
OV boosted their hopes for a home playoff game by improving to 4-2 heading into a Saturday home game with Windsor. The Otters conclude their regular season with a visit to Fairfax on Oct. 19. MRU fell to 1-5.
RUTLAND — Host Division I Rutland defeated the Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team on Monday, 3-2, in a rain-swept game played on the Raiders’ artificial turf field.
The setback dropped the 8-2 Eagles into third place in a crowded D-II race and snapped their eight-game winning streak. Rutland improved to 3-7 with the win; their schedule has included eight D-I opponents.
Erin McClallen had a goal and an assist and Camryn Kinsman scored twice for Rutland.
Addy Harris converted a Mae Peterson corner kick to knot the score at 1-1 midway through the first half, and Lucy Guy made it...
LEWISTON, Maine — The Middlebury College field hockey team remained undefeated by getting past stubborn host Bates on Saturday, 1-0. The 10-0 Panthers remained in first place in NESCAC with a 6-0 record, the league’s only unbeaten mark. The Panthers, the top-ranked team in NCAA Division III, will host Colby (6-2, 4-2 NESCAC) at noon on Saturday.
Bates nearly broke the ice late in the first quarter, but Panther goalie Grace Harley twice denied Bobcat Ally Leahy from point-blank range.
The Panthers took the lead early in the second period after they were awarded a penalty stroke following a...
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College football team defeated host Amherst on Saturday, 34-31, in double overtime in what was a showdown between two unbeaten teams seeking to retain a share of first place in the NESCAC standings.
The Panthers improved to 4-0 and are tied for first place with Wesleyan, the league’s only other undefeated team. The Mammoths fell to 3-1 after dropping Saturday’s dramatic, back-and-forth game to the Panthers. Middlebury will host Colby at 1 p.m. this Saturday.
The winning play at Amherst came on the Panthers’ second possession in overtime after both teams tossed...
MIDDLEBURY — The team of Ashley Cadwell, Cathy Sessions, Dick Crumb and Jon Sessions capped a busy five-day stretch at Ralph Myhre Golf Course by winning a Sunday tournament held to benefit the Otter Valley Union High School softball program.
That foursome topped the second-place team of Colleen Ringquist, Danielle Tomasi, Kristen Johnson and Lisa King.
The Speed Hole Winners were Kathy Albright, Jeff Albright, Mia Politano and Thomas Politano.
Ki Shaeffer and Kelly Trayah won Closest To The Pin competitions, and the Longest Drive winners were Lucas Politano and Deirdre Morris.
On the day...
LEWISTON, Maine — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team remained unbeaten at 9-0-1 with a 5-0 victory at NESCAC foe Bates this past Saturday and a 3-0 victory at non-league Castleton on Tuesday. The Panthers, ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III, will next host Colby at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
On this past Saturday the Panthers had little trouble with Bates (1-6-1, 0-4-0 NESCAC) in running their league mark to 4-0-1. They took the lead in the 10th minute, when Gretchen McGrath ran onto Anna Glovin’s long pass to the left side of the restraining area and fired a shot into the upper right corner...
LEWISTON, Maine — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team split two road games this past weekend, with the loss (to a NESCAC foe) being the team’s first this season. The 6-1-3 (2-1-3 NESCAC) Panthers will host league foe Colby at noon on Saturday.
On this past Saturday host Bates (7-2-1, 3-2-1 NESCAC) scored 37 minutes into the first half and held on for a 1-0 NESCAC victory over the Panthers (5-1-3, 2-1-3).
The Panthers had a good chance to get on the scoreboard in the 25th minute when a Henry Wilhelm header on a corner kick was knocked away by a defender. The Bobcats scored when Bobby...
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.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/8 MUHS vs. Colchester................. 1-0
10/8 OV vs. Fair Haven.................... 14-0
10/9 Mt. Mansfield vs. Mt. Abe.. 1-0 (OT)
10/7 Rutland vs. Mt. Abe.................... 3-2
10/7 MSJ at OV........ Postponed to 10/14
10/9 OV vs. Woodstock..................... 2-1
10/9 Mt. Abe vs. Spaulding................ 3-0
10/9 VUHS vs. Milton......................... 3-1
10/9 Rice vs. MUHS...
TIGER MIDFIELDER IVY Doran knocks the ball way from Commodore forward Maria Malaney during Friday’s girls’ soccer game at VUHS. The host Commodores prevailed, 4-1.
Photo by Holly Weber
VERGENNES — Things might be coming together for the Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team.
For sure, challenges lie ahead for the 6-3-1 Commodores before the Division III playoffs, including games vs. three tough D-II teams.
But last week the Commodores followed a 5-0 victory at Spaulding on Wednesday with a solid 4-1 decision on Friday over visiting Middlebury. Those games came after a tough prior week that saw 3-0 setbacks vs. D-II Mount Abraham and Rice.
The Commodores and their coaches believe the better results show their progress in possessing the ball, being more aggressive...
HINESBURG — The Middlebury Union High School football team coasted past overmatched host Champlain Valley on Saturday, 45-7, to remain undefeated at 6-0. The Redhawks fell to 2-4.
The Tigers and St. Johnsbury, which defeated host Burr & Burton, 50-38, on Friday, are the only remaining unbeaten Division I teams. St. Johnsbury is in first place based on quality points and will almost certainly earn the top seed in the playoffs unless the Hilltoppers are upset in their final two games.
MUHS will face what will probably be its toughest remaining test this Friday night, when the Tigers visit...