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TIGER SENIOR DEFENDER Greg Wilhelm heads the ball as Eagle senior back Henry Cogswell leaps in to try to block the ball during Saturday's game at Mount Abraham, won by MUHS in double overtime. Photo by Mark Bouvier
BRISTOL — Just when it began to look like the host Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team had done enough to hold on for a tie on Saturday vs. visiting Middlebury, the Tigers broke through with 2:05 remaining in the second overtime period. The game-winner came moments after Eagle senior goalie Creed Stillwell had made arguably the best of his eight saves, coming off his line to deny Tiger junior Zach Wilkerson from point-blank range. Wilkerson had cut in from the right side on a feed from junior teammate Eliot Schneider. But the Tigers kept pressing, and sophomore Eddie Fallis...
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury was the only local girls’ soccer team to find success during the past week, that coming at the expense of host Otter Valley. Vergennes took an overtime loss at home, and Mount Abraham dropped a pair of games to tough Division I competition. TIGERS-OTTERS On Friday, Sept. 10, the Tigers erupted early to put away host OV, 6-0, and improved to 3-0. Hannah Turner scored twice, Lia Robinson and Meredith Horne each had a goal and an assist, Cady Pitner and Becca Orten both scored, and Lily Lapiner and Lily Dame chipped in assists. Tiger goalie Julia Bartlett made one...
ENOSBURG FALLS — The reborn Middlebury Union High School golf team finished fourth at a match held at the Bakersfield Country Club on Monday. Colin MacGuffie led the Tigers with a 43, just three strokes behind medalist Max Foster of Essex. Foster led Essex (172) to the team win, followed by Spaulding (211), BFA-St. Albans (224), and the Tigers at 238.  

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School Varsity Girls' Soccer
MIDDLEBURY — The news at Middlebury Union High School this fall is that three teams have new coaches — although none of them are really new faces — and that golf is returning as a varsity sport. MUHS math teacher Reeves Livesay has moved from coaching the boys’ soccer team to the girls’ team, replacing Wendy Leeds. Chris George is the new boys’ soccer coach, and a number of his players know George from his role as the Addison United Club program head for the past two years. And MUHS alum Brandi Whittemore Correia, already the Tiger girls’ lacrosse coach, takes over the field hockey program....

Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — Two games, two shutouts.  Granted, a road game at St. Albans on this coming Friday might pose more of a challenge for the Middlebury Union High School football team’s aggressive defense. But this past Friday’s victim, the Burlington-South Burlington cooperative team on Doc Collins Field, will be happy not to see the Tigers again after losing by 22-0.  The Seawolves managed just two first downs all night, both on their opening possession on completions by sophomore quarterback Nick Kelly. The rest of the night Kelly and Ahmed Diawara, with whom he shared time at QB, were sacked as...

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School junior Lily Lapiner beats Enosburg Falls defender Dana Elkins to a corner, but her shot slides narrowly past the post and goalie Zoe McGee in the second half of the Tigers’ 2-0 home victory on Tuesday. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — So far, so good for the Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team. Three days after rallying for a dramatic 2-1 victory at Montpelier, on Tuesday the Tigers dominated visiting Enosburg in a 2-0 victory. The Tigers outshot the Hornets, 23-5; controlled play at midfield behind the work of two central middies, junior Lia Robinson and senior Hannah Turner, and senior center backs Ivy Doran and Zoe Noble; and got a first-half goal from junior forward Lily Lapiner and a second-half pad strike from first year Meredith Horne in her varsity debut. Senior goalie Julia Bartlett made...
ADDISON COUNTY — Only Middlebury prevailed as the high school girls’ soccer season got under way over the weekend and earlier this week. TIGERS On Saturday the Tigers rallied with two goals in the final seven minutes to knock off host Montpelier, 2-1. Hannah Turner equalized on a breakaway with seven minutes to go, and Sophie Larocque knocked in the game-winner on a Turner corner kick with less than three minutes to go. The result made Coach Reeves Livesay a winner in his debut leading the Tiger girls’ program. The Tigers hosted Enosburg on Tuesday; see story on Page 1B.  OTTERS The...

CHRIS GEORGE, A former Green Mountain College soccer player, brings a wealth of coaching experience at a variety of levels, most recently at the Addison United club team, to the MUHS boys’ varsity program. George takes over the reins this fall from Reeves Livesay. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — The soccer coaching carousel spun at Middlebury Union High School this summer, and when it came to rest one coach had made a graceful exit after 13 years, another had moved from one program to the other to replace her, and a third moved from the local club coaching ranks to fill that vacancy. Leaving was Wendy Leeds, who led the Tiger girls’ varsity to several successful seasons — including a No. 2 seed in Division II — during her nine-year tenure with the varsity. Leeds also coached the JV girls’ team from 2008-2011 before taking over the varsity in 2012, and also served a stint...
STOWE — Two Middlebury Union High School seniors and two MUHS coaches will represent Vermont at the annual Make-A-Wish All-Star Hockey Classic at Stowe Arena at the end of next week. Two seniors from the D-II champion Tiger girls’ team will lace up for the Vermont girls, goalie Abby Hodsden and defender Audrey Schnoor. The puck will drop for the 24th annual girls’ game vs. the New Hampshire senior all-stars at noon on Saturday, June 26. Tiger Boys’ Head Coach Derek Bartlett and Assistant Jim DeRosia will be two of the three-member coaching staff for the Vermont boys’ senior all-star team,...

MEMBERS OF THE Tiger boys’ tennis team jump to their feet and cheer when teammate Abel Anderson wins the decisive point in the clinching match in Friday’s home quarterfinal vs. South Burlington. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team enjoyed one of the program’s best seasons this spring, but on Monday failed to accomplish what no other team has also been able to do — knock off undefeated top seed Burlington. In a Division I semifinal, the Seahorses prevailed, 7-0, ending the No. 4 Tigers’ season with an 11-3 record that included two playoff victories. It can’t be called a surprise: The host Seahorses, who improved to 12-0, have won half of their team matches without dropping a set and have lost only eight individual matches all spring. After the Tigers’...

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