Casey’s aim was true in field hockey — and politics

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series catching up with student athletes from area high schools. SOUTH BURLINGTON — Over the years being the youngest in a group has not held back Starksboro native Dennise Casey. As a 13-year-old freshman at Mount Abraham Union High School Casey started at midfield for the Eagle field hockey team. After her second year at Mount Abe she was chosen as a Junior Olympian and played in a national tournament in North Carolina. As a sophomore Political Science major at the U … (read more)

MUHS grad passes along lessons as college mentor

CARLISLE, Penn. — Many former athletes — or for that matter members of musical groups, theatrical troupes or dance companies — talk about learning the value of teamwork, discipline and passion from those pursuits. Some also become coaches and instructors … (read more)

Abby Benton’s analytical bent sparked soccer, career

STOWE — In 2006 Abby Benton sparked the undefeated Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team to an undefeated season and the Division II championship with a program-record 39 goals in a single season. That distinction was bookended by 2005 and 2006 D … (read more)

Where are they now? Silas Doyle-Burr comes full circle

MONKTON — It took a productive, but challenging, two years in the Asian business world for 2005 Mount Abraham Union High School graduate Silas Doyle-Burr to find his true calling — running the Monkton organic farm he grew up on. Along the way, Doyle-Burr, … (read more)

Where are they now? MUHS hoop star Jenna Lewis

LOS ANGELES — Jenna Lewis Lamica, a key cog in the 2004 Division I champion Middlebury Union High School basketball team, remembers falling in love with hoop early on. Her parents, Craig and Donna Lewis, recently sent Lewis Lamica’s basketball memorabilia … (read more)

Taking the lessons of team to career

SAN FRANCISCO — In 2001 the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team won a Division II title for the first time in 32 years, capping off a 23-1 season with a 71-56 victory over Lamoille. Among those cutting down the net after the final horn were … (read more)

Former Mt. Abe standout owes a lot to high school sports

LINCOLN — In the fall of 2001, her Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey teammates called Carolyn Griggs “Frosh.” Naturally enough: She was the team’s only freshman. By late fall of 2004, people could call Griggs a three-time champion. That distinc … (read more)