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VERGENNES UNION HIGH School’s Ben Huston, right, presses the pace during the 5K state championship race at Thetford Academy this past Saturday. The Commodore junior was the top local finisher, placing sixth in Division II. Photo by Joe McVeigh
10/31/2019
THETFORD — The Middlebury boys’ and girls’ teams each finished third in Division II in Saturday’s high school cross-country championships hosted by Thetford Academy, while Vergennes junior Ben Huston’s sixth-place finish in the boys’ D-II race topped all local runners’ efforts. U-32 dominated the boys’ race to win with 20 points, followed by five teams that were tightly grouped: Woodstock (95), MUHS (106), Spaulding (122), Harwood (124), and VUHS in sixth with 128. The Mount Abraham boys, led by Liam Davison in 47th, were 11th (284) among 15 scoring teams. MUHS junior Jack Christner finished...
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MIDDLEBURY — Because Friday night’s Middlebury Union High School football game is a Vermont Principals’ Association Division I semifinal, normal ticket prices and procedures are not in effect. The cost for general admission tickets to the 7 p.m. semifinal pitting the No. 2 Tigers (9-0) vs. 8-1 Burr & Burton will be $8, or $5 for students and seniors 65 or older. Lines are also expected to be long, and those wishing to shorten their wait may also purchase their tickets in advance online at gofan.co/app/school/VT15095. No. 1 seed St. Johnsbury (9-0) and No. 5 Essex (6-3) are meeting in this...
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MIDDLEBURY — In the next-to-last Bill Davidson Thursday Men’s Golf competition of 2019 at Ralph Myhre Golf Course, on Oct. 14, the team of Steve Maier, John Myhre, Mike Davis and Neil Mackey prevailed. Finishing second was the foursome of Matt Biette, Eric Bergland, John Davis and Tom McGinn. Jim Dayton fired the day’s best low net score. Good weather was expected for play this week, but no play will be allowed if frost has settled on the course. The course and pro shop will be open for regular hours through Sunday. After that the course will be open on nice days between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.,...
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BRANDON — The No. 3 Otter Valley Union High School football team cruised past visiting No. 6 Oxbow, 39-26, on Saturday in a Division III quarterfinal. The 6-3 Otters will travel this Saturday for a rematch with No. 2 BFA-Fairfax, the team they upset on Oct. 19, 38-36, on the road. That was the 8-1 Bullets’ only loss and knocked them out of first place. OV for the second straight game got four touchdown passes from quarterback Alex Polli. Nate Blake rushed for more than 100 yards and a touchdown and surpassed 1,000 yards for the season during the game. After Oxbow (4-5) cut the score to 21-13...
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BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Middlebury College football team rolled past host Bowdoin on Saturday, 47-29, to improve to 7-0 and remain alone on top of the NESCAC standings. With only a Nov. 9 game at Tufts remaining, the Panthers can clinch a share of the league title with a win over visiting Hamilton at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday. With the win at Bowdoin, Panther Coach Bob Ritter saw his record at Middlebury improve to 100-53. The Panthers led by 41-7 after three periods before taking the foot off the gas against the winless Polar Bears.  The Panthers took a 7-0 lead on their second possession,...
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team split its final two regular season games, with the loss being the defending NESCAC and NCAA Division III champions’ first in 21 outings. The Panthers (14-1, 9-1 NESCAC) will host a NESCAC quarterfinal at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with the opponent depending on the result of a Wednesday night game in which Tufts (8-1 NESCAC) hosts Bowdoin, also 8-1 in league play. If the Polar Bears prevailed the Panthers will be the league tournament’s top seed, while if Tufts won the Jumbos are the top seed and the Panthers are No. 2. On this past Saturday the...
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CHESTER — Host No. 4 Green Mountain Union on Friday, Oct. 25, outlasted the Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team, 2-1, in a Division III quarterfinal. The loss snapped the Commodores’ four-game winning streak, during which they had outscored their opposition, 25-0. Coach Kevin Hayes said they had opportunities in a game in which they earned a 10-8 edge in shots on goal. “We did not capitalize on some great chances,” Hayes said. Jonah Mahé scored for VUHS, assisted by Jonathan Willis. Everett Mosher and James Anderson each recorded a goal and an assist for GMU (11-5). Anderson’s goal...
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team picked up a road win and a home tie in recent action and finished in second place in NESCAC with a 6-1-3 league mark, a point behind first-place Tufts. The Panthers are 11-1-3 overall. Middlebury will host the No. 7 seed in the NESCAC playoffs on Saturday at noon, with that team to be determined in games played after the deadline for this issue. On Saturday, Oct. 26, Virginia Charman scored with 2:16 left in regulation to give the Panthers a 1-0 victory over host Tufts (10-2-2, 6-2-1). Both teams had chances throughout, for the Panthers...
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team concluded its regular season with a road loss and a home tie in recent action. The Panthers (7-2-6, 3-2-5 NESCAC) earned the No. 6 seed for the league playoffs and will open on the road on Saturday vs. third-seeded Connecticut (10-3-2, 6-2-2 NESCAC). On this past Saturday host Tufts (10-2-2, 6-1-2 NESCAC) topped the Panthers in overtime, 2-1. Jumbo Joe Braun knocked in a corner kick in overtime for the game-winner.  After a scoreless first half, Middlebury went on top in the 13th minute of the second half when Drew Goulart netted a free...
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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 D-II Semifinals at S. Burlington 10/30 #1 OV vs. #4 B & Brton.... 3-2 (OT) 10/30 #2 Mt. Abe vs. #3 Hartford............ 2-1 (OT) Girls’ Soccer Division III Playoffs 10/30 #2 VUHS vs. #3 L. & Gray........ 2-1 Boys’ Soccer Division II Playoffs 10/29 #2 MUHS  vs. #3 Harwood.......... 2-1 (OT) COLLEGE SPORTS Field Hockey 10/29 Midd. vs. Williams.................... 2-1 Men’s Soccer 10/29 Midd. vs....

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