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October 26th, 2015
BRANDON — The top-seeded Otter Valley Union High School football team had little trouble in a Division III quarterfinal on Saturday, blanking visiting No. 8 BFA-Fairfax, 48-0, in a rematch of the 2014 championship game.
OV (9-0) moves onto a home semifinal this coming Saturday against No. 4 Mill River (7-2), which defeated No. 5 Windsor, 39-28, on Saturday. The Otters defeated Mill River, 41-6, on Oct. 17.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes football team scored a season-high point total on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to defeat playoff-bound Milton, which picked up a 62-38 victory in a Division II contest.
Milton, the No. 4 seed for the upcoming D-II postseason, improved to 6-3, while the Eagles completed their first-ever season at the D-II level with a 2-7 mark.
Brad Bombard rushed for four touchdowns and 192 yards on 18 carries to lead Milton, and also returned an interception for a score.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The No. 1 South Burlington High School field hockey team ousted No. 8 Middlebury, 4-1, in a Friday Division I quarterfinal. The Tigers had advanced to the Friday’s game with a Wednesday first-round victory.
The 11-3-1 Rebels broke open a 2-1 game on Friday with a pair of second-half goals. Lauren Bartlett scored for MUHS, and Katie Billings made 10 saves as the Tigers finished at 5-10-1. Liz Sargent made six saves for the Rebels.
SOUTH DUXBURY — In first-round Division II boys’ soccer playoff action, host No. 5 Harwood ousted No. 12 Otter Valley, 4-0, on Wednesday.
The Highlanders received three goals from Philip Hekeler and improved to 8-1-3; they advanced to a Saturday quarterfinal at No. 4 Mount Abraham — see story.
The Otters finished at 3-9-3 despite what the Harwood coach described as a “massive” effort on their part and despite 17 saves, many of them challenging, from goalie Colin Nicklaw. OV tested Highland goalie Esteban Garcia Guiance five times.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/24 Milton vs. Mt. Abe 62-38
Division I Quarterfinal
10/23 #2 MUHS vs. #7 St. J 38-12
Division III Quarterfinal
10/24 #1 OV vs. #8 Fairfax 48-0
Field Hockey Playoffs
I was saddened to read an article by publisher/owner of my local newspaper that stresses more gun control. More unnecessary, unneeded controls that the true patriotic American gun owner doesn’t need.
Vermont, as our sister states New Hampshire and Maine, has no gun problems, only worthless petty thieves and drug pushers. Once in a while a criminal fleeing the law from other states.
I bet Im not the only reader who appreciates the terrific work of Trent Campbell. Week after week of tremendous photography. Addison County is lucky to have you, Trent. Thanks.
The Addison County Regional Planning Commission recently crafted suggested language for siting and screening standards for solar projects to insert into any community’s town plan. It is stellar work that is worthy as a statewide standard.
The commission created two draft documents that set the parameters for appropriate siting and screening standards, and couch it in language that the Public Service Board and developers must address.