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by Ken Brown

Moodie Medals Twice for Wildcats

ORLEANS – Brendan Moodie medalled twice for his Hazen Union golf team last week, giving the talented junior three on the young season.

Moodie fired a pair of 41s to capture medalist honors for the Wildcats at Orleans Country Club on Monday and Ryder Brook Golf Club on Wednesday. It is the fourth time Moodie has medalled for Hazen since transferring from Peoples Academy last fall. Moodie is also a starting guard on the basketball team and starting infielder on the Wildcat baseball team.

Hazen was back on the links on Monday at Stowe Country Club.

Eames Leads Lady Badgers to Fifth Straight Win

BOSTON, Mass. – Former Craftsbury Academy (CA) standout Ida Eames led her Vermont State Johnson University women’s soccer team to their fifth straight win last week.

The talented sophomore midfielder scored her third goal of the season to power the Lady Badgers past Fisher College 4-0 last Wednesday. Johnson and Eames handled SUNY-Cobleskill 4-1 on the road on Saturday for their fifth straight win. Eames has played in all nine games for the Lady Badgers, tallying seven points on the season in her five starts.

Johnson is 6-1-2 on the year and currently sits atop of the West Division in the North Atlantic Conference standings. The Lady Badgers were back in action against Vermont State – Lyndon on Tuesday and will travel to Maine Maritime on Saturday.

Bears Struggle Offensively in Trio of Losses

DANVILLE – The Danville boys’ soccer team suffered a trio of shutouts last week to Division III Oxbow and crosstown rival Twinfield-Cabot, falling to 1-6 on the season.

Oxbow blanked Danville 7-0 on the road last Tuesday and Twinfield-Cabot swept the season series against the Bears with a 6-0 win on Thursday and an 8-0 win over the weekend. Josh Peterson was a bright spot for Danville in net, making several acrobatic saves throughout the week. Oxbow improved to 3-6 and Twinfield-Cabot improved to 3-4 on the season. It was the final regular season match between Danville and Twinfield-Cabot, as the three schools will merge next fall into the newly formed CCSU cooperative.

The Bears looked to get back on track with a trip to Lyndon Institute on Monday. They will host division rival Richford on Wednesday and wrap up a busy week with a trip to Division III power Enosburg on Saturday.

VBCA Fall Coaches Clinic

JERICHO – The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association(VBCA) will be holding its annual coaches’ clinic on October 29, at Mount Mansfield Union High School.

Pre-registration to the clinic comes with a Saturday afternoon ticket to the University of Vermont men’s basketball game against Catholic University on October 28. A free coaches’ breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m., followed by keynote speakers that include Middlebury’s Chis Altomose and Montpelier’s Nick Foster. New rules in Vermont high school basketball that will take effect this winter will be covered by Alejandra Barrenechea at 1 p.m.

“There will be a great slate of speakers who will help coaches prepare for the upcoming season,” stated VBCA Executive Director Dave Fredrickson.

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