Updated: Connie LaRose fired as Eagle girls’ basketball coach

BRISTOL — More than a week after Mount Abraham Union High School Athletic Director Devin Wendel fired Eagle girls’ basketball Coach Connie LaRose, 78, on Monday, June 13, the official reasons why she will not return after 31 seasons guiding the program are no clearer. During her tenure, LaRose’s Eagle teams compiled a 462-222 record, reached 11 Division II finals, and won five D-II titles, four of them since 2012. Previously she coached for two years at other schools, winning 24 games and losing 10. Her Mou … (read more)

Connie LaRose fired as Eagle girls’ hoop coach

Longtime successful Mount Abe coach doesn’t understand why she was fired.

Eagles stem the Tide, but are stung by Hornets

For the second straight season, the No. 2 Mount Abraham Union softball team won two Division II playoff games, but then came up short vs. No. 3 Enosburg, its Lake Division rival, in a home semifinal.

Eagle basketball camp slated for June

The 29th annual Eagle Basketball Camp will be held in Bristol from June 27 to 30 for grades 2 through high school.

Tide rolls Eagle boys’ lacrosse

Host Spaulding defeated the Mount Abraham-Vergennes boys’ lacrosse team on Saturday, 9-3. The Tide improved to 3-1 with their third straight win, while the Eagles dropped to 1-1.

Eagle boys’ lacrosse outlasts Otter Valley

The Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative boys’ lacrosse team spotted Otter Valley an early lead on Tuesday in Bristol and also had to hold off a late Otter rally, but the Eagles ultimately prevailed, 11-8.

Eagle softball opens by stemming Tide

The Mount Abraham softball team jumped to a quick 11-1 lead over visiting Spaulding on Tuesday and cruised to a 15-6 victory in the Eagles’ opener.

Spring Sports 2022: Mount Abraham Union High School

The spring of 2021 saw the Mount Abraham softball team and its joint boys’ lacrosse squad with Vergennes reach semifinals, the baseball squad win a first-round Division II game after winning 10 regular season games, and the track and field program qualify … (read more)

Mt. Abe-VUHS football to play in Division III

After years of limited success at the Division II level, the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative high school football team will play in Division III this fall.

Eagle boys’ basketball season ends strong

Host No. 2 Montpelier ended the No. 7 Mount Abraham boys’ basketball team’s strong season in a Friday Division II quarterfinal, 64-35.

Eagles girls’ hoop tops Hornets to reach D-II final

Before the No. 6 Mount Abraham girls’ basketball team won the Division II title on Saturday the Eagles had to survive a rally by No. 2 Enosburg in Wednesday’s semifinal at the Barre Auditorium to win, 52-48.

Eagle girls’ basketball wins D-II state title

BARRE — Saturday’s Division II girls’ basketball final began with Mount Abraham senior center Laura Bonar sending favored Spaulding a message. Bonar blocked four early Tide shots, and a team that had walked over the Eagles by 26 points in February knew it … (read more)

Eagle boys’ hoop downs Milton

It had been since 2008 that the Mount Abraham boys’ basketball program hosted a Division II playoff game, and since 2009 that an Eagle boys’ team had won in the postseason — that year the No. 12 Eagles defeated No. 5 Middlebury.

Girls’ hoop: Eagles reach Barre; others fall

While all four local high school girls’ basketball teams won their first-round playoff games, only Mount Abraham advanced to a quarterfinal matchup.

VUHS girls’ basketball holds court vs. Eagles

The Commodores look the lead four minutes into the game, held the Eagles to 10 first-half points, and knocked off their rivals, 43-32, on the night they honored seniors Felicia Poirier, Ryley Dubois and Geneva Verburg at their final home game.


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