September 21st, 2015
COLCHESTER — The Middlebury Union High School football team rallied for all of its points in the fourth quarter on Friday to defeat host Colchester, 18-14. The Tigers remained undefeated at 4-0 this fall and pushed the program’s overall winning streak to 26 games.
Junior tailback Trey Kauffman scored three rushing touchdowns in the final period, the last on a 6-yard sweep with 1:25 to go to create the final score. Linebacker Jerry Niemo then intercepted Laker QB Travis Boutin to seal the victory.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school field hockey play in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham split two games, including the Eagles’ first win; Otter Valley won big; and Middlebury dropped a pair of games.
On Wednesday, the Eagles broke into the win column by topping visiting Colchester, 3-1. Evan Laurent and Danielle Bachand scored for Mount Abe, and goalies Danielle Morse andSamantha Bruce combined for two saves. Abby Ladd stopped 10 shots for the Lakers.
BRANDON — The boys’ soccer team at Otter Valley Union High School split two games late last week, including a homecoming win on Saturday that put the Otters into the victory column.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School football team prevailed in a big Division III clash on Saturday, 35-7 over previously undefeated Woodstock.
At 4-0, the Otters are one of two unbeaten teams left in D-III; U-32 (3-0) is the other. OV is set to travel to U-32 on Oct. 2.
The 3-1 Wasps had played a tougher schedule than OV and had scored 98 points in three games before being held to seven by the Otters.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer action in the latter half of last week, Otter Valley kept up its winning ways, but other teams all lost close games to tough competition.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/16 Mt. Abe vs. Colchester 2-1
9/16 Burlington vs. MUHS 3-2
9/18 S. Burlington vs. Mt. Abe 1-0
9/19 OV vs. Brattleboro 5-1
9/19 CVU vs. MUHS 2-0
9/18 MUHS vs. Colchester 18-14
9/19 OV vs. Woodstock 35-7
9/19 Mt. Abe vs. N. Country 14-7
Vergennes residents have an exciting opportunity this coming Friday and Saturday to provide input on the future look of the downtown and how it connects with the Otter Creek basin. As part of a $87,000 grant-supported project, residents will witness how pedestrian and bike lanes would flow onto Main Street (Route 22A) and create a bike-friendly downtown, as well as make the traffic through town less imposing.