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September 10th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school girls’ soccer action, Otter Valley posted the most one-sided win in program history, while Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes each split a pair of games.
On this past Friday, the Otters thumped visiting Bellows Falls, 10-0, easily the program’s biggest scoring margin in its decade-and-a-half history, and improved to 2-1 in the process.
BELLOWS FALLS — Host Bellows Falls on Friday defeated the Mount Abraham Union High School football team, 31-6, a Division II result that let the Terriers improve to 2-0 and dropped the Eagles to 0-2.
The Terriers opened the game with Chris McKeen’s 85-yard kick return. BF quarterback Zac Streeter ran 76 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns, and McKeen tacked on a two-yard TD run.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school boys’ soccer action, Middlebury and Otter Valley settled for ties, while Vergennes took an overtime setback.
All four local squads were also set to play on Wednesday after the deadline for this issue: OV was scheduled to visit VUHS, MUHS to visit Rice, and Mount Abraham (2-0) to head north to BFA-Fairfax.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team on Friday used a dominant defense and an improving running game to dismiss visiting BFA-St. Albans, 20-7.
The Tigers improved to 2-0 and stretched their winning streak to 24 games, while the Bobwhites, one-point losers to Rice the week before, dropped to 0-2. The Tigers will visit Brattleboro this Friday and Colchester the following Friday before returning to Doc Collins Field on Sept. 25 to host South Burlington.
ESSEX — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team opened with a pair of tough road losses against Metro Conference foes.
This past Friday, host Mount Mansfield edged the Eagles, 3-2, in overtime. Allie Biancho’s goal with less than two minutes to go in overtime gave the 1-1 Cougars the victory. MMU goalie Jess Peura made six saves to earn the win.
Hannah Wahl and Jalen Cook tallied for Mount Abe, and goalies Danielle Morse and Samantha Bruce combined for five saves.
WEST HAVEN — Addison’s Chuck Bradford set a Devil’s Bowl Speedway asphalt-surface record with his sixth straight win on Friday. Devil’s Bowl’s half-mile track was resurfaced to asphalt in 2010.
Bradford claimed the 15-lap Portland Glass Mini Stock feature for the sixth straight time, breaking a tie with fellow Mini Stock racer Chris LaVair, who won five in a row earlier in the summer, and former Renegade racer Jon Miller, who set the mark in the track’s first year.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School field hockey team split two recent road games, and stands at 2-1. Next up for the Tigers is their home opener this coming Wednesday vs. Burlington.
Last Friday, the Tigers edged host Hartford, 2-1, as Mikayla Humiston scored a pair of goals, both in the first half. The first came at 8:35, and the second came 4:33 before the break, with an assist from Makayla Foster.
MIDDLEBURY — Ralph Myhre Golf Course crowned three club champions this past weekend: Dale White is the 2015 course men’s champion, Pete Mulgrew is the senior men’s champion, and Carson Sanchez is the junior champion.
Mulgrew was also twice a winner in regular Bill Davidson Thursday Afternoon Golf on Sept. 3. First, he teamed up with Deem Schoenfeld, Jim Twitchell and Paul Butt to claim first place.