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WAITSFIELD — Host Green Mountain Valley on Saturday edged the Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team, 2-1, in the opener for both teams.
Camden Simpson scored for VUHS and Carter Kendig for the Gumbies in the first half, and Kendig notched the game-winner in the second half.
In the statistically even game, GMVS goalie Chris Jones stopped six shots, and Commodore keeper Ethan Sausville made four saves.
VUHS will host Montpelier on Friday afternoon.
BRANDON – The host Otter Valley Union High School and Mount Anthony field hockey teams on Friday battled to a 1-1 stalemate in the opener for both squads.
The Otters scored first with 8:51 remaining in the first half, when Allison Lowell converted a Maia Edmunds assist. MAU responded at 24:53 of the second half, when Margaret Certh scored on a set-up from Alex Cross
OV goalie Myliah McDonough made 10 saves, while MAU keeper Savannah Rogers stopped four shots.
Next up for the Otters Valley is a Sept. 3 game at Fair Haven.
BRANDON — The host Otter Valley Union High School football team had little trouble with overmatched and undermanned Mount St. Joseph on Saturday, winning by 62-14 in the opener for both Division III squads.
OV scored five touchdowns in the first quarter to take a 36-0 lead and played its second string for most of the rest of the game. A tougher test is expected this Saturday when BFA-Fairfax visits in a rematch of last fall’s D-III final. The Bullets opened by defeating Spaulding on Saturday, 48-22.
BURLINGTON – In a Friday night battle of Division II high school football teams that switched divisions during the offseason, host Burlington took a 35-0 halftime lead on the way to a 41-8 win over Mount Abraham in the opener for both squads.
The football coaches’ association moved Burlington down to D-II from D-I this past winter, while at the same time bumping the Eagles up to D-II from D-III. The Seahorses had struggled in D-I, while the Eagles had consistently earned playoff berths in D-III.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
8/28 Mt. Anthony vs. OV.......................... 1-1
8/28 MUHS vs. Mt. Anthony................. 21-13
8/28 Burlington vs. Mt. Abe.................... 41-8
8/29 OV vs. MSJ.................................. 62-14
Editor's note: Deb Markowitz is Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.
Editor's note: Laurie L. Patton took office on July 1 as the 17th president of Middlebury College. She will contribute to these pages from time to time.
In our national dialogue, education reform has been reduced to recitations about “international economic competitiveness” poorly garnished with a myopic sprinkling of test scores. But two recent Vermont reports suggest we embrace a broader and more interactive view of society and education. One is the Vermont Roots Migration Project released last December comparing young people who stayed in the state with those who left. The second is the Department of Labor’s workforce projections.
The key findings of the Vermont Roots report: