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VUHS SOPHOMORE FELICIA Poirier heads up the court while guarded by Missisquoi’s Serena Power in the Commodores’ Thursday home win. Poirier scored nine points vs. MVU and led VUHS in scoring in a Saturday road victory. Independent photo/Steve James
02/24/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School junior forward Kate Gosliga was most excited to talk about one thing after the Commodore girls’ basketball team defeated visiting Missisquoi on Thursday, 56-37. “We really want a home playoff game,” Gosliga said. “It would be so awesome. We’re so excited. Oh, my goodness.” On Saturday the Commodores took a step closer to that goal by defeating host Richford, 43-38. That leaves the Commodores with a 10-8 record, good for seventh place in Division III with two games to go. Barring shockers, they will finish seventh and host the No. 10 seed — probably...

MOUNT ABE SENIOR Liam Kelliher goes up for two points vs. visiting North Country on Friday. North Country edged the Eagles despite Kelliher’s game-high 16 in his final home game. Photo courtesy of Mark Bouvier
02/24/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In the final regular season local boys’ basketball games last week, Middlebury, Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley all finished on losing notes. The Vermont Principals Association was set to release playoff pairings early on Monday, with first-round games scheduled for this Tuesday and Wednesday and quarterfinals this coming weekend. Only MUHS will host a first-round matchup. This article will be updated on Monday at addisonindependent.com detailing the teams’ schedules.  TIGERS On Wednesday visiting Enosburg edged the Tigers, 50-48. Ethan Williams led the Hornets with...
02/24/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Tier II Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team wrapped up its regular season on Friday with a 5-2 victory over visiting Tier I team Rice. The Tigers went 5-1-1 in their final seven games to enter the playoff with a 12-6-2 record. Depending on how Tier II competitor Harwood (12-5-1) fares in its home stretch the Tigers will finished in either first or second place in Tier II. Regardless, MUHS will apparently qualify to play in the Division I tournament. The Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Thursday, and the Tigers should play in a...
02/24/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball action late last week, Mount Abraham stretched its winning streak by prevailing at home, Otter Valley picked up two victories, and Middlebury lost on the road. Vergennes also saw action with a pair of games; see story. Teams are entering their final week of the regular season, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will release playoff pairings this coming Monday morning. EAGLES On Thursday the Eagles outlasted visiting Colchester, 44-38. Chloe Johnston (15 points, six assists), Cami Masse (nine points, eight rebounds) and Abby Reen (...
02/24/2020
ESSEX — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won one of two road games last week. The 10-9 Tigers will wrap up their regular season by hosting South Burlington on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Vermont Principals Association will announce playoff seeds on Thursday. It appears the Tigers will be seeded either No. 5 or 6 and face either No. 4 Stowe or No. 3 Rice in a quarterfinal early next week. On this past Wednesday Jordan Martin scored with 1:06 left in overtime to complete a Tiger rally as MUHS defeated host Colchester, 4-3. The Tigers trailed, 3-1, entering the third period. Joey...
02/24/2020
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. ***SCOREBOARDHIGH SCHOOL SPORTSBoys’ Hockey 2/19 MUHS vs. Colchester......... 4-3 (OT) 2/22 Essex vs. MUHS........................ 1-0Girls’ Hockey 2/21 MUHS vs. Rice........................... 5-2Girls’ Basketball 2/20 OV vs. Hartford....................... 48-43 2/20 VUHS vs. Missisquoi............. 56-37 2/20 Mt. Abe vs. Colchester........... 44-38 2/21 North Country vs. MUHS......... 63-24 2/22 VUHS vs. Richford.................. 43-38 2/22 OV vs....

Independent photo/Steve James
02/20/2020
THE VERGENNES AND Otter Valley union high school cheer teams did not come away with top-three finishes at Saturday’s state championships at VUHS, but displayed plenty of energy, enthusiasm and coordination in their routines. The members of the Commodore team are Jenna Howlett, Ryleigh Dieterle, Alexis Emmons, Keira Lacey, Skyelynne Thayer, Shelby Paquin, Natalie Bergeron, Brianna Cram, Arielle Dumont, Heather Dwire, Madison Laberge, Madison Perkins and Kassidy Quinlan. OV’s cheerleaders are Paige Bessette, Kellette Boynton, Erika Chapin, Madison Colburn, Emily Hutchins, Maggie Loyzelle, Zoe...

EAGLE JUNIOR MARLEY Keith launches a short jumper during the Mount Abe girls’ basketball team’s victory over visiting Winooski on Monday. Both the Eagles and Vergennes posted wins that evening. Photo courtesy of Mark Bouvier
02/20/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball earlier this week, Vergennes snapped a losing skid, Mount Abe prolonged a winning streak, and Middlebury and Otter Valley were defeated. Next week will be the last in the girls’ teams’ regular seasons, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on March 2. COMMODORES On Monday the Commodores snapped a four-game slide by coasting at Milton, 53-26. Kate Gosliga led the way with 14 points, and Sydney Jewell and Felicia Poirier each tossed in 10 as the Commodores evened their record at 8-8. VUHS, in seventh place...

THE VUHS BOYS’ team on Sunday won four events and finished third in the Division II track and field championship at UVM despite fielding just eight athletes, all of them runners. Pictured are front, Jarret Muzzy; middle, l-to-r, Chris Therrien, Kai Williams and Julio Quiles; and rear, l-to-r, Coach Brad Castillo, Xander DeBlois, Gabe Praamsma, Ben Huston and Erich Reitz. Photo courtesy of Bill Clark
02/20/2020
BURLINGTON — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ indoor track team won four events and placed third in Division II at Sunday’s championship meet, hosted by the University of Vermont. The performances by Coach Brad Castillo’s Commodores represented the program’s best finish at a state meet since 2004, when a larger VUHS team that included field events athletes as well as runners captured second place. Junior Ben Huston and senior Julio Quiles sparked the team. Huston won at 1,000 meters and ran on the Commodores’ winning 4-by-400 and 4-by-800-meter relay teams. Quiles won the 300, finished...
02/20/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team blitzed visiting Missisquoi on Tuesday, 8-1, in a key Tier II matchup. The win moved the Tigers to 11-6-2 with one game left in their regular season. They remained in second place in Tier II, right behind Harwood (11-5-1). Missisquoi dropped to 9-7-1 in Tier II, but remained in third place. The top two teams in Tier II will compete in the Division I tournament, while the remaining Tier II teams and all Tier III teams will compete in the D-II tournament. The Tigers will conclude their regular season by hosting Rice on Friday at 7...

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