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Bears Halt Skid

by Ken Brown

WINOOSKI – The Danville boys’ soccer team fell to defending Division IV state champion Winooski last week, before ending a seven-game losing streak with a hard-earned win against Blue Mountain.

Connor Winn netted a hat-trick to power the Bears past Blue Mountain at home last Friday 5-3. Team leading scorer Caiden Hill added two more goals for insurance and Josh Peterson made six stops on the day for the win. Blue Mountain fell to 0-10 on the season. Danville improved to 2-10 with the win, in what will be their final season before entering their co-op agreement with Twinfield-Cabot next fall to form CCSU athletics.

The Bears will look to move up the divisional standings this week as they wrap up the regular season with a trip to BFA-Fairfax on Wednesday, before welcoming Paine Mountain to town on Saturday for Senior Day.

Lady Badgers Wrap up West Division

DELHI, N.Y. – The Vermont State University (VTSU) Johnson women’s soccer team defeated SUNY-Delhi over the weekend to wrap up the top seed in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) West Division with one week left in the regular season.

Team leading scorer Olivia Davis and former BFA-Fairfax standout Kali Wooster scored a goal apiece to lead the Lady Badgers to a 2-1 road win over SUNY-Delhi on Saturday. Former Craftsbury Academy (CA) multi-sport star Ida Eames played in her thirteenth match for VTSU-Johnson, who’ve rattled off eight wins in their last nine matches to wrap up the Division. The sophomore midfielder has started seven matches for the Lady Badgers, scoring three goals and recording an assist. It was the second goal of the season for Wooster, who has started five of the last six matches in her sophomore campaign.

VTSU-Johnson improved to 9-2-2 on the season and hosted Canton on Tuesday. They wrap up the regular season on Saturday with a home match against SUNY-Poly.

Local Golfers Qualify for New England Championship

VERGENNES – Peoples Academy’s (PA) Aidan Slayton and Stowe’s Rowan Turner secured top five finishes last week in the Division II state tournament at the Golf Club at Basin Harbor, qualifying for the New England Championships later this month.

Slayton fired an 81 and Turner an 83 to place third and fourth individually in the Division II state championships last Tuesday. The top 10 golfers within the Division qualified for New England’s on October 30 at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Baltic, Conn. Otter Valley’s Lucas Politano secured Division II medalist honors with a four-over par round of 75. Hartford was 16 strokes clear of Peoples Academy to claim the Division II team title.

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