October 8th, 2014
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team overcame visiting Middlebury’s good goaltending and defense on Tuesday to win in overtime, 2-1, on the second of senior Jake Dombek’s two goals.
The Commodores improved to 4-5-2 with their fourth win in five games, while the young Tigers, who lost several starters to graduation and three more who decided to focus on club soccer, dropped to 2-9.
Dombek said better teamwork and effort have made the difference for VUHS.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School football team on Saturday took another step toward its best season since winning the Division IV title in 2005, thumping visiting D-III rival Poultney, 48-20, to improve to 4-1.
THETFORD — A solid finish by the Middlebury Union High School boys highlighted local cross-country teams’ efforts at Saturday’s Thetford Woods Trail Run, a major midseason meet that drew five-dozen teams from around New England.
The Tiger boys placed five runners in the top third of the more than 800 finishers and took 16th, led by senior David Dregallo in 58th with a time of 18:26.92 of the 5K course. All five scoring Tiger runners finished in 19:20.82 or better and in at least 176th place.
So, are those Boston sports teams’ glasses half-full, or half-empty?
First, let me say glasses containing 50 percent of their potential volume are always half-empty, and I’m an optimistic person.
BRISTOL — Visiting Milton topped the Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team on Tuesday, 3-1.
The Yellowjackets improved to 8-2-2 and are in third place in Division II, while the Eagles remained winless in their past nine outings and dropped to 2-7-2.
Ryan Brown, Colby Gay and Luke Covey scored for Milton, and goalie Hunter Goodwin made four saves.
BRISTOL — The Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club will host two tournaments open to the general public over the next two weekends.
First is the club’s 18th annual Roger Forgues Sr. / Fall Finale Horseshoe Tournament this Sunday, Oct. 12. This non-sanctioned tournament will take place at the club’s home courts at 56 Airport Drive in Bristol, behind the American Legion hall. Check-in is at 9 a.m., competition starts at 9:30.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team picked up two recent NESCAC wins, including the 200th of Coach Katharine DeLorenzo’s Panther career.
In 11 years at Middlebury, DeLorenzo’s record stands at 201-50. Overall, DeLorenzo’s career record as a head coach, including several years at Skidmore, sits at 295-114-2. The Panthers will play at Trinity and Hamilton this weekend.