Champs again! Eagles edge Otters for field hockey title

BURLINGTON — As Saturday’s scoreless Division II high school field hockey final between No. 1 Otter Valley and No. 2 Mount Abraham at the University of Vermont moved later into the second half, two things became clear: That one great play could make the difference, and that it would probably take a great play to beat either senior goalie. Ultimately, that’s what happened. Three young Eagles combined for the game-winner, with the youngest, freshman center midfielder Madison Gile, providing the finishing touc … (read more)

VUHS girls’ soccer reaches D-III title game; Eagles vs. Otters in field hockey

ADDISON COUNTY — Three local high school teams all won playoff semifinals in dramatic fashion on Wednesday and will play in championship games on Saturday. The No. 2 Vergennes Union girls’ soccer team hung on for a 2-1 victory over No. 3 Leland & Gray in … (read more)

Eagle field hockey outlasts Middlebury

BRISTOL — The defending Division II champion Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team on Thursday cleared its first playoff hurdle, but visiting No. 7 Middlebury set the bar high for the No. 2 Eagles. Ultimately, the Eagles created more pressure … (read more)

Tiger boys’ soccer pulls away from Eagles

MIDDLEBURY — Friday’s Division II high school boys’ soccer quarterfinal saw No. 2 Middlebury host No. 10 Mount Abraham in the fall’s third meeting of the two teams. Like the first two times, the 13-3 Tigers prevailed, this time by 3-0. But it wasn’t easy … (read more)

Eagle girls fall to Harwood in soccer

BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team began this season talking of realistic hopes of winning the Division II championship. The group included 10 seniors, many who helped the Eagles reach semifinals in 2017 and 2018. But the dre … (read more)

Tiger, Eagle boys win in D-II soccer postseason

ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury and Mount Abraham boys’ soccer teams both won first-round Division II playoff games on Tuesday to set up a second-round head-to-head matchup, Vergennes cruised in its Wednesday D-III opener, while Otter Valley’s D-III upset … (read more)

Tiger boys’ soccer wins key game vs. Eagles

BRISTOL — In a regular-season high school boys’ soccer finale in which both teams hoped to establish playoff momentum as well as nail down higher seeds, visiting Middlebury achieved those goals on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over rival Mount Abraham. The … (read more)

Girls’ soccer: Eagles, VUHS get No. 2 seeds

ADDISON COUNTY — In final regular-season high school girls’ soccer action last week, Mount Abraham topped Middlebury to get the No. 2 seed in Division II, idle Vergennes earned the No. 2 seed in D-III, and Otter Valley dropped its season finale. The Indep … (read more)

Boys’ soccer: VUHS, Mt. Abe net wins

ADDISON COUNTY — In final regular-season high school boys’ soccer action late last week, Vergennes picked up a pair of wins to make a move in the Division III standings, Mount Abraham won a home game to keep its hopes alive of a first-round D-II home game … (read more)

Field hockey: OV, Eagles net top seeds

ADDISON COUNTY — In final regular-season high school field hockey action late last week, Otter Valley and Mount Abraham won to nail down the top Division II seeds, while Middlebury lost. The Independent will update its Scoreboard/Schedule at addisonindepe … (read more)

Otter football outlasts Eagles, 27-18

BRISTOL — In a Friday game not decided until the final horn the Division III Otter Valley Union High School football team left Bristol with a 27-18 victory over D-II Mount Abraham-Vergennes. In the fourth quarter Eagles twice stopped the Otters, who were … (read more)