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Otter girls outlast Windsor, hit .500

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON — Under the lights on Markowski Field on Saturday night the Otter Valley Union High School girls’ soccer team relied on the same formula that had allowed the Otters to win four of their previous five games: sound defense and the scoring spark of junior midfielder Olivia White.

The result was a 2-1 win over visiting Windsor that avenged a 4-3 loss to the Jacks on Sept. 14 and boosted the Otters to .500 at 6-6.

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Twangtown Paramours return for a Brandon Music reprise

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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This will be the Twangtown Paramours’ fifth consecutive year performing in Brandon, as they take the Brandon Music stage on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The husband and wife’s acoustic “Sophisticated Americana” sound is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes that continues to captivate audiences at Brandon Music.

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Brandon harvest fest reports record turnout

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — In a record crowd, more than 400 people turned for the annual Brandon Fall Festival on Sept. 30 at the town recreation park. Festivalgoers played games, painted pumpkins, took hayrides, enjoyed seasonal foods, and lined up by the dozens at stations to make Brandon’s famous Leaf People.

“Thanks to the dynamic efforts of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce and everyone who came out to make one for their home, more than 300 Leaf People were made” throughout the afternoon, said Brandon Recreation Manager Bill Moore.

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Girls' soccer: Otters only winner

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school soccer action earlier this week the Otter Valley girls won, the Mount Abraham girls earned a home tie, while the Eagle and Otter boys came up short on the road.

The Vergennes boys visited Middlebury on Tuesday.

The Commodore and Tiger girls were scheduled to host games on Wednesday after the deadline for this edition.

OV GIRLS

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Girls' soccer: OV prevails, Tigers fall

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer late last week, Otter Valley picked up a home win, but Middlebury lost on the road.

Vergennes’ Wednesday home game vs. Green Mountain Valley was canceled at the request of GMVS officials after it was postponed from Tuesday due to rain. VUHS AD Peter Maneen said he is trying to find a replacement opponent for the Commodores during the final three weeks of the season. VUHS was 4-3-1 heading into a game at Mount Abraham (3-4-1) on Friday — see story.

OTTERS DOWN LONG TRAIL

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Burr & Burton tops Otter field hockey

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MANCHESTER CENTER — Host Burr & Burton topped the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team on Thursday, 4-2, as the Bulldogs continued their climb up the Division II standings with their fifth straight win.

The result left both teams at 6-3, but the Bulldogs passed the Otters in the point standings to move into second place behind No. 1 Mount Abraham (6-0-2). As of Thursday Brattleboro (4-2-1) was in third, followed by OV in fourth and Woodstock (5-2-2) in fifth in a close race.

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Duo opening brewery in downtown Brandon

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — Looking around a collection of freshly unboxed tanks, fixtures and other equipment in the Conant Block building one day last month, Pete Brooks said the space was finally starting to look like a brewery. 

“It’s a nice change of pace,” he said. “We’ve been waiting for so long.”

The three massive barrels arrived last month from Oregon. The boxes were so big they had to remove one of the massive windows at the front of the building to accommodate the delivery.

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Bellows Falls runs past OV football

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Visiting Bellows Falls rolled to a 58-21 victory over the Otter Valley Union High School football team on Saturday in the Otters’ homecoming game.

The Terriers took a 14-0 lead in the Division II matchup on their first two possessions, but OV answered with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Rowe to Nate Hudson, a play set up by a long completion to Dylan Mackie.

The Otters then recovered an onside kick, but failed to move the ball, and the Terriers regained momentum and piled on 23 unanswered points before halftime.

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OV girls' soccer bested in double overtime

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



TOWNSHEND — The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ soccer team fell on Monday, 3-2, in double overtime to host Leland & Gray.

Arin Bates scored with 1:17 left in the second overtime to give the 6-3 Colonels the win. Leland & Gray outshot OV, 32-14, and got two regulation strikes from Ellie Longo.

Olivia White notched her 14th and 15th goals of the fall for OV, one on a penalty kick and the other by finishing after a long solo run. The Otters dropped to 3-6 heading into a Wednesday home game vs. Long Trail.

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OV field hockey wins to stay near top of D-II

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team entertained its homecoming crowd on Saturday with a strong effort, a 3-0 victory over Springfield. 

The Otters outshot the Cosmos, 20-1, and got two goals from junior Alia Edmunds and one from freshman Brittney Jackson. They improved to 6-2 and trail only 5-0-2 Mount Abraham in the Division II standings.

Coach Stacey Edmunds was happy to see her team play more aggressively than she thought they did in a 2-1 loss at home to Woodstock three days before. 

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