September 15th, 2014
BRISTOL — Coach Megan Sears said she had three challenges for her Middlebury Union High School field hockey team heading into Friday’s game at Mount Abraham: Be first to the ball, be patient on defense, and win.
Missions accomplished. The 2-1-1 Tigers dealt the 3-1 Eagles their first loss of the season, 3-0, by following those instructions.
BRANDON — On this past Wednesday the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team defeated host Mount Anthony, 1-0, to run the Otters’ winning streak to three games after a season-opening setback.
Courtney Bushey scored the only goal about 12 minutes into the game, with an assist from Maia Edmunds.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School football team improved to 2-1, 2-0 in Division III, by topping league foe and 2013 finalist Mill River, 42-19, on Saturday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/10 OV vs. Mt. Anthony.......................... 1-0
9/10 Mt. Abe vs. Mt. Mansfield................. 3-2
9/12 MUHS vs. Mt. Abe............................ 3-0
ADDISON COUNTY — In local boys’ soccer action in the latter half of last week, Vergennes, Middlebury and Otter Valley all dropped games. Mount Abraham was idle.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury edged Vergennes in overtime to highlight local girls’ soccer action in the latter half of last week.
In other action, the Tigers and Commodores each won on Saturday, while Mount Abraham won twice to reach .500.
MUHS VS. VUHS
BRISTOL — Visiting Fairfax defeated the Mount Abraham-Vergennes football team on Saturday, 20-8, a result that left both teams at 2-1 and in a six-way tie for second place in Division III.
The Eagles took an 8-0 lead with a 70-yard march on their opening possession, which was capped by a 15-yard Wyatt Gracie run. Anthony Warner ran in the conversion.
This week’s writer is James Haslam, executive director of the Vermont Workers’ Center (VWC), www.workerscenter.org. To learn more about the People’s Climate March go to http://peoplesclimate.org/.