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October 1st, 2014
There are many things I look forward to every fall. Apples. Apple pie. Apple cider. Cider donuts from Happy Valley Orchard. Also autumn vegetables. Fall foliage. Chilly mornings. Warm afternoons that follow chilly mornings. Cool evenings. Spawning brown trout, brook trout and landlocked salmon.
And very high on that list: fall afternoons paddling our canoe around the local lakes.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team defeated visiting Springfield on Tuesday, 2-0, to improve to 7-2 heading into Saturday’s 11 a.m. homecoming game vs. Mount Anthony.
Kylee Bissette gave OV the lead at 0:48 of the first half by converting a Courtney Bushey assist. Allison Lowell added the insurance goal midway through the second half, with an assist from Maia Edmunds.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team snapped its five-game losing streak on Tuesday by topping visiting Colchester, 1-0.
The Eagles earned a 14-1 advantage in shots on goal, but only Kennady Roy, with an assist from Bailey Sherwin, put a ball past Laker goalie Abby Ladd. Ladd stopped 13 shots in the losing cause as her team dropped to 0-8.
Mount Abe goalie Danielle Morse stopped the only shot she saw as the Eagles improved to 4-5.
WATERVILLE, Maine — Middlebury College football quarterback Matt Milano threw for 290 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Panthers in a 27-7 victory at Colby on Saturday.
Milano, who was named the NESCAC offensive player of the week, completed 22 of 33 passes and had no interceptions on a day when Middlebury (1-1) had 458 yards of total offense. The Panthers return to action on Saturday when they host Amherst.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/30 OV vs. Springfield............................ 2-0
9/30 Mt. Abe vs. Colchester..................... 1-0
9/30 MUHS vs. Burlington ....................... 6-3
9/30 Proctor vs. OV.................................. 4-0
SALISBURY — This past Sunday, on a sparkling clear morning, temperatures soared into the low 80s for the annual Vermont Sun Run at Branbury State Park in Salisbury.
Athletes competed in three foot races in what is the final leg of the 2014 Vermont Sun Run and Triathlon Series.
WATERVILLE, Maine — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team broke through for its first NESCAC win on Saturday, 1-0 at Colby. The Panthers improved to 4-3, 1-3 NESCAC, heading into a non-league game on Wednesday at Skidmore and a Saturday league match at Trinity. Colby fell to 2-4-1, 0-3-1 NESCAC.
Though Middlebury had a 21-7 shot advantage in the game, only midfielder Hannah Robinson scored at 29:48. It was her first of the season and the sixth of her career.
WATERVILLE, Maine — Host Colby on Saturday dealt the Middlebury College men’s soccer team its first loss and ended its five-game shutout streak with a 3-0 victory.
The Panthers fell to 5-1-1, 2-1-1 NESCAC, while Colby moved to 5-3, 1-3 in the league. Middlebury was set to play at Williams on Wednesday before visiting Trinity on Saturday.
The Mules’ goal at the 70:08 mark, a cross that deflected in off a defender, ended a streak of 540:28 for the Panthers without allowing a marker.