Author: Josh Kaufmann

Purrier returns home, wins easily

ST. ALBANS — Montgomery’s Elle Purrier made the most of an historic homecoming party Saturday morning, cruising to her third America East cross country championship in her first race at Hard’ack Recreation Area. Running at the St. Albans site for the first time in five years, the 21-time track and cross country state champion at Richford H.S. added another honor to one of the nation’s top collegiate careers with a runaway on the groomed trails through Hard’ack’s woods and its open fields below. Fresh off a stunning win at the NCAA Pre-Nationals over the defending national champion two weeks...

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As announced Monday morning by the Vermont Principals Asociation Weekday games 3 p.m., Saturday games 1 p.m., unless noted GIRLS SOCCER Division I Playdowns Tuesday Spaulding (13, 4-9) at St. Johnsbury (4, 10-4) Essex (15, 1-13) at Burr & Burton (2, 11-3) Wednesday Missisquoi (16, 0-13) at Champlain Valley (1, 13-0) BFA-St. Albans (11, 5-9) at Mt. Mansfield (6, 9-5) Lyndon (14, 4-10) at Colchester (3, 10-3-1) Burlington (12, 5-9) at South Burlington (5, 8-4-2) Rutland (10, 5-9) at Mt. Anthony (7, 8-5) Middlebury (9, 7-7) at North Country (8, 7-7) Quarterfinals Friday Burlington-SB winner vs. Spaulding-St.J winner Rutland-MAU...

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AOTW: Brianna Parent #5

Missisquoi Valley Union Girls Soccer Parent’s two goals Saturday against Enosburg equaled the Thunderbirds’ scoring total from the previous two seasons. In a 3-2 season-opening loss to visiting Enosburg, Parent got Missisquoi on the scoreboard in the 62nd minute with an assist from Mercedes Sack, and she made it a one-goal game with two minutes remaining. The MVU girls did not score a goal in the 2015 season and had just two in...

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AOTW: Nate Parady #22

Bellows Free Academy Football: Running Back Parady scored all four Bobwhite rushing touchdowns in Friday night’s 34-7 victory over visiting Champlain Valley Union H.S. His four scores included runs of 43 yards in the second quarter to give BFA a 13-7, and 60 yards in the third for a 34-7...

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Likely Spring Playoff Pairings

Based on unofficial standings posted Sunday by the Vermont Principals Association. BASEBALL Division I Playdowns, Tuesday/Wednesday North Country (16, 4-12) at Essex (1, 14-2) Spaulding (15, 4-12) at Burr & Burton (2, 13-2) Mt. Anthony (14, 4-10-1) at Champlain Valley (3, 12-4) Rice (13, 6-10) at Hartford (4, 10-3) Brattleboro (12, 10-6) at Mt. Mansfield (5, 11-4) South Burlington (11, 10-6) at Burlington (6, 12-4) Rutland (10, 11-5) at St. Johnsbury (7, 12-4) Colchester (9, 11-5) at BFA-St. Albans (8, 12-4) Quarterfinals, Friday/Saturday Colchester-BFA-St. Albans winner vs. North Country-Essex winner Rutland-St. Johnsbury winner vs. Spaulding-Burr & Burton winner South...

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