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.
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...
MIDDLEBURY — The defending NCAA Division III champion Middlebury College field hockey team opened its season with three one-sided wins between Sept. 4 and 8. The Panthers, ranked No. 1 courtesy of their 2018 title, will look to move to 4-0 at NESCAC rival Bowdoin on Saturday.
On Sept. 4 the Panthers dismissed visiting Castleton, 8-0, in their season opener, outshooting the Spartans by 34-0. Freshman Audrey Lazar led the attack with three goals, Kelly Coyle scored a goal and set up a strike, and Erin Nicholas, freshman Katie George, Isabel Chandler and Alison Denby found the cage.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team opened its season with three wins between Sept. 4 and 8. The Panthers, ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III to open the season thanks to their run to the NCAA final in 2018, were scheduled to visit Plattsburgh State late on Wednesday and will travel to NESCAC rival Bowdoin on Saturday.
On Sept. 4 the Panthers topped visiting Plymouth State, 5-0. The Panthers took a 3-0 first-half lead. Simone Ameer scored on a through-ball from Eliza Robinson, Isabelle Hartnett heading in a corner kick from Anna Glovin, and freshman Quinn Rogers netted a...
MONTPELIER — A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Sept. 28 and 29.
On those days, hunters 17 years of age or younger may hunt ducks and geese in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont waterfowl hunting zones. The youth hunter must have a Vermont hunting license and must be accompanied by an unarmed adult, 18 years of age or older, who also has a Vermont hunting license.
Youths 16 and 17...
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team and host Wesleyan played to a 0-0 tie on Saturday in a NESCAC contest. The 1-0-1 Panthers will stay on the road and visit Bowdoin this Saturday in another league game.
After the Cardinals (0-0-1) recorded the initial two shots, Middlebury countered with two scoring opportunities. The first chance came at 12:15, when the Panthers had a goal waved off due to an offsides call. Ten minutes later Ben Potter fired a free kick from the top of the penalty area off the crossbar.
Earn in the second half Wesleyan’s Lucas Kimball’s bid from the...