September 10th, 2015
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.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Amateur Hockey Association will hold registration for the 2015-2016 youth season on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon and on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Center in Middlebury. The sports center is at 296 Buttolph Drive in Middlebury.
For a complete listing of all youth hockey programs, including Learn to Skate for 4- to 7-year-olds and Learn to Play Hockey for Girls up to age 14, visit www.middleburyhockey.org.
Area schools opened up recently and, as in years past, I visited a kindergarten class to photograph some of the newest students in the county. Most of my time was spent with kids before the first bell of the day rang. Some of the kids were eating breakfast, two were quietly playing house, one boy was coloring and others played in small groups or by themselves. As I worked I was reminded how precious and how complicated life can be for a kindergartner.