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)

Stories by Josh Kaufmann:

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FRANKLIN COUNTY TEAMS HEADED TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Missisquoi Valley Union celebrates its 12-3 win over Essex, the team’s third straight over the Hornets, and the only three losses Essex has suffered since the 2011 final. MVU plays Mt. Anthony for the Division I championship in Poultney Saturday.

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Fairfax fans and first baseman Alex Chapman celebrate after a game-ending double play in Tuesday's semifinal win.

3 of 6 win semis

Six Franklin County baseball and softball teams played semifinals on Tuesday, with half winning and advancing to state championship games. BFA-Fairfax earned a second straight trip to Centennial Field with a 2-1 Division III baseball victory over Peoples Academy. In … Read more

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Robert Simon takes off on the second leg of the 4x100 after getting the baton from Parker Dukas at Saturday's Division I state championships.

Richford flies to second straight title

Senior Missy Hango and junior Stephanie Griffin led Richford’s girls to a second consecutive Division IV title while 10 local athletes won individual titles in four track and field championships Friday and Saturday. Subscribe or pick up a copy of … Read more

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BFA ousts MVU, 7-1

Finishing a game postponed by Tuesday’s thunderstorm, Division I top seed BFA-St. Albans defeated Missisquoi on Wednesday, 7-1. Subscribe for the full story and all local sports coverage.

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Playoffs

Playoff pairings and schedules as announced by the VPA this morning: BASEBALL Division I Playdowns, Tuesday, 4:30 Missisquoi (16, 5-11) at BFA-St. Albans (1, 14-2) Mt. Mansfield (15, 5-11) at Champlain Valley (2, 13-3) Mt. Anthony (14, 6-10) at Rice … Read more

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The Falcons celebrate the as the winning run scores Wednesday.

Richford rallies for ninth-inning win

RICHFORD — Torrie Desmarais’ ninth-inning double off the fence helped set up the tying and go-ahead runs for Richford on Wednesday as the Falcons rallied for a 4-3 Mountain Division baseball victory. Subscribe for all the Messenger’s sports coverage

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Olivia Thayer bats for Missisquoi during Thursday's softball win over South Burlington.

T-Birds walk past Rebels

SWANTON — Autumn Beyor’s base-clearing double highlighted a 10-run second inning for Missisquoi and Emma Getty pitched four strong innings in a 16-5 Metro Division softball victory over South Burlington H.S. Subscribe for all of the Messenger’s sports coverage

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Jared Clark turns to chase the ball during Monday's lacorsse game at Collins-Perley.

Tigers rout BFA in lacrosse opener

With scarcely enough time to practice outdoors, the Bobwhites opened their season Monday against Middlebury, a team that already had posted a pair of lopsided lacrosse wins aided by a turf field to squeeze in early season practices. The Panthers … Read more

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The Comets try to keep Essex's Mackenzie Burnett from getting to the puck during Wednesday nght's Metro Division championship game at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Essex's Kathleen Young tied the game with two third-period goals and set up Melanie Theriault for the winner in overtime.

Essex rallies to fourth girls hockey crown

BURLINGTON — The Comets accomplished something against Essex in Wednesday night’s championship hockey game that few teams have done this season, scoring twice on the Hornets in the first 20 minutes. Essex returned the favor and more, though, pulling off … Read more

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Sean Stergas, Clay Gerke, Asa Hoover and their BFA-Fairfax teammates will be seeded fourth and open the Division II state tournament Tuesday or Wednesday, most likely against Stowe.

Boys Basketball Playoffs

Based on unofficial standings posted online by VPA Friday night. Otter Valley and Bellows Falls have a game remaining that could shift Division II slightly. Official pairings and schedule will be announced Monday morning. Playdowns will be Tuesday/Wednesday. BOYS BASKETBALL … Read more

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