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September 29th, 2014
BRISTOL — Saturday’s clash in Bristol between Addison County girls’ high school soccer teams with strong Division II résumés almost predictably went into overtime.
And that’s when senior Eagle midfielder Stephanie White headed home junior defender Morgan Pratt’s high, bouncing cross to give her team a 1-0 win that was Mount Abe’s sixth straight — and deal visiting Middlebury its first loss.
BRISTOL — Visiting Windsor High School shut down the Mount Abraham/Vergennes football team’s offense and used a big-play rushing attack to earn a pivotal Division III victory, 35-6, on Saturday.
The result left both teams at 3-2 with three regular-season games left. Both the Eagles and Jacks are in position to make the D-III postseason, but Mount Abe Coach Ernie Senecal said his team has no margin for error if the Eagles are to meet their preseason goal of earning a top-four seed for a second straight time.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school field hockey in the latter half of last week, Middlebury split two games, Otter Valley lost a close game on the road, and Mount Abraham lost two more close contests.
On Wednesday, host Champlain Valley (5-1-1) edged MUHS, 1-0, in overtime. All three of the Tigers’ losses have come in OT. Shots on goal were even: CVU goalie Tashia Pashby-Rockwood made six saves, while the Tigers’ Baily Ryan stopped five shots.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer action in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham kept rolling, Middlebury picked up a road tie, Vergennes split a pair of games and Otter Valley dropped a home match.
Mount Abe also hosted MUHS on Saturday; see story.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ soccer action from late last week, Vergennes broke through for its first win, Mount Abraham dropped a rematch of key 2013 contest, and Otter Valley earned a road tie.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/24 S. Burlington vs. Mt. Abe......... 1-0 (OT)
9/24 CVU vs. MUHS......................... 1-0 (OT)
9/26 Essex vs. Mt. Abe............................ 2-0
9/26 Bellows Falls vs. OV....................... 2-1
9/27 MUHS vs. Colchester....................... 7-0
MIDDLEBURY — It is with great pride that the MHS/MUHS Alumni Association will induct Carl Ciemniewski posthumously into its Hall of Fame. Breaking with tradition, the association decided that Carl would be the only person honored this year because he epitomized all that is best about Middlebury athletics and academics: excellence, determination and integrity.
MILTON — The Division III Otter Valley Union High School football team erupted for 30 points in Friday’s second half on the way to a 44-22 victory over host D-II squad Milton.
Junior back Carson Leary scored four touchdowns for the Otters, who improved to 3-1 and are 2-0 in D-III. Milton dropped to 2-3.
Leary’s scored twice in the first half, on a six-yard run in the first quarter and on a 62-yard screen pass in the second quarter, as OV took a 14-8 lead into intermission.