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High School Sports

Rivendell Girls Stifle Winooski

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Rivendell’s defense swarmed Winooski and allowed zero shots on goal for the final hour of the game. With some help from the high-powered offense and the home-field crowd, the second-seeded Raptors (12-1-2) defeated the No. 15 Spartans (4-11), 5-0, in the first round of the Vermont Division III girls playoffs on Wednesday. Rivendell defender Corrie Lyndes was at the forefront of the defensive effort, clearing the ball with …

Whitcomb Girls United in OT Victory

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel — The Whitcomb High girls soccer team’s cooperative with Rochester is working out tremendously well for the Hornets. Rochester products Phoebe Parrish, Brianna Hillier and Sierra Ostrow-Remy have been providing much of Whitcomb’s scoring all season, and it continued Wednesday in a come-from-behind, 2-1 overtime win over Twin Valley in the opening …

Windsor Girls End Nine-Year Drought

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Windsor — Windsor High scored two goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half, then held off a determined Hazen Union comeback for 2-1 win in a Vermont Division III girls soccer first-round game Wednesday at cool and damp MacLeay-Royce Field. It was the Yellowjackets’ first postseason win in nine years. The first 40 minutes were relatively calm, but play opened …

Kennett Rules Lebanon in Battle of Playoff Contenders

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lebanon — Enthused for senior night, Lebanon High’s student section roared loudly from behind the north end zone during the Raiders’ regular season home finale against Kennett on Friday night. Unfortunately for Lebanon, Kennett’s performance on the field was the most resonating statement. Both physically and on the …

Newport Football Rolls Past Stevens

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Claremont — When a team wins a championship in Major League Baseball, it’s tradition for the fans to just linger and enjoy the moment long after the game is over. Newport’s 34-0 win over Stevens on Friday night at Barnes Park was not a very big game on …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Girls Roll in Season Finale

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Wren Smith scored two goals as the Oxbow Union High girls soccer team ended its regular season with a 4-0 shutout of Winooski on Thursday. Amanda Wheeler had a goal and an assist for the …

By Don’s Early Light: Shrine Game Survives, but Questions Remain

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon — Game on! The 2015 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game got the OK Tuesday night at the Shrine Board of Governor s meeting in Lebanon. The game is set for Aug. 1 and will be played at Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium, with the game time …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Win in OT

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Heavy rain in the second half dampened the Green Mountain Union boys soccer team’s senior-day game against Windsor on Wednesday. The Yellowjackets were the real spoiler. Jacks sophomore Tristan Robi son redirected Connor Gould’s 40-yard …

Windsor Senior Following Her Mom’s Cleats

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Windsor — Haley Wood is a field hockey player. She also plays basketball and softball, which gives her something to do between the fall and her on-the-road field hockey sojourns in the summer. All that field hockey paid …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Hollis-Brookline Upends Lebanon Soccer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — In a game in which the first goal was likely to be the winner, Hollis-Brookline’s Zac Crooks picked an opportune time for his first career tally. The junior made the most of his limited time on …

Woodstock Rules Regional X-C Meet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

North Springfield, Vt. — Katherine Bassette is more than just a two-time state champion pole vaulter. On Tuesday, the Woodstock senior added the Southern Vermont cross country title to her growing list of accomplishments as the Wasps dominated the boys’ and girls’ meet held at the picturesque North …

Local Roundup: Sharon Improves to 13-0

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sharon — The regular season has provided little difficulty for the Sharon Academy boys soccer team this fall. But the Phoenix is waiting until the postseason starts before worrying about any difficulty that may be waiting. Tanner James …