Sports

10/03/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team picked up two more wins this past weekend to improve to 7-0-1. The Panthers, ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III last week, will play at Bates this Saturday. On this past Saturday the Panthers blanked NESCAC foe Connecticut, 2-0, as midfielder Gretchen McGrath scored twice. The Camels lost for the first time, but also fell on Sunday at Williams, 1-0, and are 6-2. Middlebury struck for its first goal with 3:52 remaining in the first half. McGrath received a short touch pass from Ellie Greenberg and chipped a shot into the right corner.  The...
10/03/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College football team defeated visiting Trinity on Saturday, 32-27, to remain undefeated at 3-0 and stay in a three-way tie for first place in NESCAC with Amherst and Wesleyan. The Panthers will visit Amherst at 2 p.m. this Saturday as they seek to remain atop the league standings. This past Saturday’s game saw two lead changes and a big crowd of 2,850. Panther Carter Massengill kicked a 33-yard field goal to give Middlebury a 3-0 lead on its first possession. The Panthers went up 10-0 at 10:34 of the second quarter on a three-yard run by quarterback Will Jernigan...
10/03/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham coasted past Middlebury to highlight local girls’ soccer action earlier this week. Elsewhere Otter Valley dropped a home game, while Vergennes’ Tuesday game at Spaulding was postponed. EAGLES VS. TIGERS The 7-1 Eagles scored four times in the first 20 minutes on the way to a 6-0 victory at MUHS, their seventh straight. Lucy Guy scored twice and Addy Harris picked up a goal and an assist in the early surge. A Mae Peterson strike made it 4-0. Becca Laurent and Chloe Laurent scored late in the second half, both assisted by Emma Campbell, to create the final score....

RUNNERS MOVE OUT at last year’s Ripton Ridge Run. This year’s run is on Sunday, Oct. 13.
10/03/2019
RIPTON — Over the past 32 years, the Ripton Ridge Run has managed to become a shared time to celebrate the town’s natural beauty, play out competitive spirit, and bring an ethical mindset and activist drive to the forefront. This year’s race, on Sunday, Oct. 13, starts at 12:30 at the Ripton Elementary School on the Ripton-Lincoln Rd., less than a mile from the Ripton Country Store. There are two courses: a 5K run/fun walk or wheel and a 10.4K run. Ripton regularly welcomes the skier, angler, hiker, and biker, and this October she welcomes runners, and non-runners, families, teams, partners,...
10/03/2019
MONTPELIER — Hunters are looking forward to Vermont’s upcoming Oct. 5-Nov. 1 and Dec. 7-15 archery deer hunting season. A hunter may take up to two deer in Vermont’s two-part archery season with the purchase of two archery licenses. No more than one of the deer taken during archery season may be a legal buck. Antlerless deer hunting is allowed statewide this year during archery season.  This year, a hunter may take up to three deer in a calendar year in any combination of seasons (Archery, Youth Weekend, November Rifle Season, December Muzzleloader). Of these, only two may be legal bucks, and...
10/02/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Ralph Myhre Golf Course this past weekend was the site of the George Phinney Golf Classic, which was won by the host Middlebury College women’s team. The Panthers carded a 634 to win by six strokes over second-place Amherst. Panther senior Chloe Levins took home tournament medalist honors for the third time in four years, winning the title in a playoff. Levins shot 153, tying her with Morgan Yurosek of Amherst. Levins parred two holes and won when Yurosek bogeyed the second. The Panther scorers included Katie Murphy in third at 155 and Blake Yaccino tied for 13th with a 161....
10/02/2019
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 10/1 CVU vs. Mt. Abe......................... 2-1 10/1 Burlington vs. MUHS.................. 1-1 10/1 OV vs. Fair Haven.................... 15-0 Girls’ Soccer 10/1 VUHS vs. Spaulding....................5-0 10/1 Mt. Abe vs. MUHS...................... 6-0 10/1 Springfield vs. OV...................... 4-2 Boys’ Soccer 9/30 White River vs. OV..................... 3-2 10/2 VUHS vs. Spaulding................... 3...
10/02/2019
I have a complex relationship with fishing gear. It’s like one of the old status question about whether two people are dating, and the answer is, “It’s complicated.”  I’m a big fan of fishing gear. That’s not complex. I’m a big fan of fishing, and at least some fishing gear is necessary for fishing. (Though, as it turns out, much of it isn’t.) I’ve had a set of fly rods for several years that I’m quite happy with. They don’t wear out, and as long as I can avoid slamming them in car doors, sitting on them in canoes, or catching the tips on tree trunks when walking along river banks, they...

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
09/30/2019
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
09/30/2019
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....

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