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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team won twice last week to improve to 2-1. On Wednesday the Eagles blanked host Stowe, 2-0. Addy Harris and Ellie Ginsburg scored, and goalie Justice Green stopped three shots. Stowe goalie Anika Wagner made 15 saves. On Saturday the Eagles routed visiting Fairfax, 9-1. Becca Laurent’s hat trick paced Mount Abe; Mae Peterson, Juliettte Snell and Harris each contributed a goal and an assist; and Sydney Minnerly, Chloe Johnston and Jessica Colbeth scored a goal apiece. Green made two saves, and two Fairfax goalies combined for 19...
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school field hockey in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham remained unbeaten, Middlebury split two games, and Otter Valley edged a county rival. EAGLES On Wednesday Molly Laurent and Sydney Perlee scored for the Eagles in a 2-2 tie against visiting Missisquoi. Goalie Kira Murray stopped four shots. On Saturday the 3-0-2 Eagles bested visiting Mt. Mansfield, 3-2 in overtime. Madison Gile knocked home the OT game-winner, and Perlee notched both regulation goals for Mount Abe. Murray made seven saves for the 3-0-2 Eagles. TIGERS On Wednesday the 2-2-1 Tigers...
SCOREBOARD HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Field Hockey 9/11 Missisquoi vs. Mt. Abe..................... 2-2 9/11 MUHS vs. Fair Haven..................... 11-0 9/13 Essex vs. MUHS.............................. 1-0 9/14 Mt. Abe vs. Mt. Mansfield................. 3-2 9/14 OV vs. Rutland................................. 3-1 Football 9/13 OV vs. Mt. Abe............................. 27-18 9/13 MUHS vs. Rice............................... 48-8 Girls’ Soccer 9/11 VUHS vs. Missisquoi....................... 4-1 9/11 Mt. Abe vs. Stowe............................ 2-0 9/14 Mt. Abe vs. Fairfax...

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School girls start the cross-country race at Mount Abraham in Bristol on Tuesday. Eventual winner Mary Ann Eastman, on the right, checks her watch. Independent photo/Steve James
BRISTOL — Middlebury girls and boys runners cruised to wins in a three-team cross-country meet hosted in pleasant fall weather by the Mount Abraham Union High School team on Tuesday. Tiger senior Mary Ann Eastman won the girls’ race and she and her teammates took five of the six top places to score 18 points to cruise to the win. The host Eagles, led by Ruby Jean Hall and Ruby Markowski in seventh and eight places, respectively, edged Missisquoi for second place, 57-58. Sophomore Nat McVeigh paced the Tiger boys, who finished 1-2-3 and scored 27 points to hold off the second-place Eagles (41...
VERGENNES — In an early-season defensive battle at Vergennes Union High School on Tuesday, one free kick proved to be the difference as visiting Middlebury came away with a 1-0 victory over the host Commodores. The goal came in the second half’s 31st minute courtesy of Tiger senior right back Devon Kearns. Senior center midfielder Owen Palcsik sent a low direct kick from just outside the left of the VUHS box. It bounced just past the penalty stripe. Somehow the roller eluded the Commodore defense, stout all game long. Also eluding them was a 12-yard, left-footed tap-in from Kearns, breaking...
Was that an Old Timers’ Game? A quick look at any recent Toronto Blue Jays box score has “Bichette” leading off, followed by “Biggio,” and then “Guerrero?” Dante Bichette made four all-star teams and retired in 2001; Craig Biggio played 19 years for the Houston Astros and was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2015; Vladimir Guerrero played eight years in nearby Montreal and eight years elsewhere and was elected just last year into the shrine at Cooperstown. Well, these are their boys, playing in the big leagues, all on the same club: Bo Bichette (21 years old), Cavan Biggio (24) and Vlad...

JOEY SCARBOROUGH OF Brandon celebrates his Pepsi Sportsman Modified victory at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday. Photo credit: Alan Ward
WEST HAVEN — Brandon drivers had a big night on Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, winning three races at the West Haven dirt track. Joey Scarborough won the main event, a 30-lap Sportsman Modified feature; fellow Brandon resident Dave Snow earned his first career victory in the Limited Sportsman division; and a third Brandonite, Dan Desforges, came out of the stands to drive a 2019 Kia Soul to victory in the Street-Legal Spectator Race. Scarborough led a parade of area racers to the finish in the Bowl’s Sportsman Modified feature, the evening’s top race. He took over the lead from Middlebury’s...
COLCHESTER — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team blanked host Colchester, 1-0, on Monday to remain unbeaten at 2-0-1. Eagle goalie Kira Murray stopped 14 shots to earn the shutout, and forward Txuxa Konczal’s unassisted goal midway through the second half stood up as the game-winner. Laker goalie Ciera Morse made seven saves. The Eagles were set to host Missisquoi on Wednesday and will entertain Mount Mansfield at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school soccer earlier this week, the Mount Abraham boys remained undefeated, the Otter Valley girls dropped a close home game, and the OV boys lost on the road. The Vergennes and Mount Abe girls played games on Wednesday after the deadline for this issue. The Middlebury girls were idle, and the MUHS boys visited VUHS; see story on Page 1B. EAGLE BOYS On Tuesday the Eagle boys blanked host Missisquoi, 3-0, as Branden Reynolds added two more goals to his early-season scoring binge. Mount Abe as a whole has scored 15 goals in three games. The Eagles will put their...
BRANDON — Visiting Burr & Burton, a Division II finalist in 2018, edged the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team on Tuesday, 3-2 in overtime. Bulldog Riley Callen scored the game-winner in the first minute of the extra session, and BBA goalie Hannah Callen was credited with 22 saves in keeping the Otters at bay. The Bulldogs jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes on goals by Celsey McMahon and Perrin Marion. OV Coach Stacey Edmunds said the Otters “found their composure and came back swinging in the second half.” Ryleigh LaPorte scored from an Alia Edmunds pass in the...

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