Josh Kaufmann

Sports Editor

Josh Kaufmann is the sports editor at the St. Albans Messenger and spends most of his time attending sporting events with camera in hand. Josh covers events year-round from Franklin County high schools and other schools around Vermont

Email: josh@samessenger.com Phone: 802.524.9771 (ext. 110)

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Girls Basketball Playoffs

Weekday 7:00, Saturday 2:00, unless noted GIRLS BASKETBALL DIVISION I Playdowns Tuesday Burlington (10, 10-10) at BFA-St. Albans (7, 13-7), 8 Wednesday North Country (16, 4-16) at Champlain Valley (1, 20-0), 6 Mt. Mansfield (15, 6-14) at Rice (2, 18-2) … Read more

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Nick Brown, Sawyer Kamman and the referee look up to see Kamman's shot fall in for two of his 21 points Thursday night.

Milton storms past Mt. Abe, 75-49

MILTON — After losing 15 straight games mostly by small margins, Eric Menard’s 3-pointer a minute into the game for the Yellowjackets provided the game’s only lead change in a 75-49 victory over visiting Mt. Abraham Union H.S. Subscribe for all … Read more

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Josie Curtis of Enosburg waits for an incoming pass during Wednesday night's 49-23 win at Missisquoi.

Longe leads Hornets past Thunderbirds

SWANTON —Megan Rowell got to score the only basket of her senior basketball season to start the game, but after the Missisquoi players taking the court for their final high school game were honored, the rest of the night belonged … Read more

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BFA goaltender Marina Nadeau scrambles across the crease to block a shot by Essex captain Mackenzie Burnett. Nadeau stopped at least four clean breakaways in the 0-0 tie, earning her sixth shutout of the season.

BFA takes two and a tie from Essex

Three Saturday showdowns between BFA-St. Albans and Essex all helped BFA teams improve their playoff position. The Bobwhites won a hockey battle between two teams jockeying for the second seed — and home ice for a potential semifinal playoff game, … Read more

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MVU's Cole Vaillancourt and Milton's Eric Menard collide during Tuesday's basketball game in Swanton.

T-Birds’ last lead sticks for win

SWANTON — Milton finished battling back from one big deficit moments into the second half, but couldn’t rally all the way back the second time MVU pulled away and the Thunderbirds held on for their first win in exactly one month, … Read more

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Halle Sam-Boudreau drives to the basket during the fourth quarter Monday night.

Comets streak past North Country

Perhaps still a bit shell-shocked after back-to-back losses to the 1 and 1A of Vermont girls basketball, it took BFA-St. Albans a while to get warmed up when North Country came calling Monday night. The Comets scored just four points in … Read more

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Timmy Fournier scores the last of Missisquoi's six goals in the Thunderbirds' victory over Burr & Burton Academy on Saturday in Highgate Arena.

Missisquoi powers past Burr & Burton

HIGHGATE — After a couple of lopsided losses, the MVU boys hockey team played solid two-way hockey, stayed out of the penalty box, scored a couple power-play goals, held Burr and Burton to 16 shots, and beat the Bulldogs 6-3. Subscribe … Read more

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Selena Marrier (14) and Mikayla Sullivan of BFA-Fairfax pressure Richford guard Morgan McAllister.

Fairfax rally catches Richford

FAIRFAX — BFA-Fairfax charged back to wipe out a 19-point deficit and even the score with Richford, earning a 46-41 girls basketball victory Thursday night.   Subscribe to get all the Messenger sports coverage now!

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Freshmen Alexys Tipper of Missisquoi and Kait Laroe of BFA-St. Albans skate on Pink the Rink night at Collins-Perley.

Comets burst past Thunderbirds

Maybe, in a year or two, when Missisquoi Valley Union’s 12 freshmen and sophomores have gained some valuable experience, the Thunderbirds will be able to keep up with rival BFA-St. Albans and the Comets’ depth. But for now, one of … Read more

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Nick Cutting of Missisquoi works to get past BFA's Michah Murray on Tuesday night.

Bobwhites ground Thunderbirds, 70-48

Missisquoi stayed even with BFA-St. Albans for 10 minutes by holding its own in the battle for boards, but Bobwhite sophomore Michah Murray took over inside during the second quarter and sparked a 14-0 Bobwhite run that lasted through the … Read more

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