MOUNT ABRAHAM’S CARLY Rougier loses her stick and goes flying in a clash with Hartford midfielder Jasmine Jenkins in the first half of Friday’s game in Bristol. Jenkins was called for a penalty and the Eagles went on to win, 2-1. Independent photo/Steve James
BRISTOL — After the Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team’s 8-2 victory over visiting Woodstock in Tuesday’s Division II semifinal, senior defensive midfielder Liz Porter took a moment to reflect on a season that began with uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a late start to the season, the doubt whether there would even be a season, and a short preseason for a young team — Porter, a co-captain, is essentially the team’s only senior starter — the fall is ending where it often does for Eagle field hockey, with a trip to the D-II final. They will face. No. 2 Burr &...
Summer is now firmly behind us. It’s the time of year when I like to snuggle up in my fall uniform (jeans and a flannel shirt) with a cup of tea (I’m weaning myself from coffee after finally admitting that it affects my digestion — because why wouldn’t you give up coffee when you’re parenting a tween, a newly crawling baby, and three children in between? But that’s a subject for another column...) As the golden light of a crisp afternoon filters through the Vermont foliage, I’m contemplating the summer that just passed. Our family’s summer was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, political...

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