Anya Burke brings the ball upfield for BFA.

Comets keep in front of Hornets

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In the second game of the season, BFA-St. Albans travelled to Essex to face the Hornets, both teams 1-0 with high hopes for the spring. But since BFA’s 9-7 win, they have gone in near-opposite directions. The Comets’ 15-12 win … 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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No. 1 Thetford survives Enosburg

BARRE – The third time was the charm for Thetford as the Panthers won their third semifinal in as many tries Thursday night, ousting No. 4 Enosburg 62-49 in the Division III girls basketball tournament at the Barre Auditorium. Subscribe … Read more

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Bobwhites go after the puck following a third-period faceoff Tuesday night.

Falcons stun Bobwhites

One bad period of hockey won’t undo everything the hard-working Bobwhites accomplished this season. But BFA-St. Albans chose the worst time to have an almost unthinkable collapse. Up 4-1 with just over a period to play in their Metro hockey … 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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Danielle Phelps controls a loose ball for Milton during Tuesday night's Division II playoff victory over Hartford.

Fairfax, Enosburg, Milton advance

Three of the four local girls basketball teams opening the playoffs Tuesday night earned wins, and will play in the quarterfinals on Saturday.  BFA-Fairfax topped Harwood 46-28, Enosburg beat Northfield 41-29, and Milton held off Hartford, 41-38. BFA-St. Albans lost … Read more

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Bobwhites’ 10th straight win nets Lake title

VERGENNES — BFA-St. Albans ramped up its game in the third quarter and flew away from Vergennes, wrapping up the Lake Division boys basketball league championship with a 50-34 victory Monday night. Subscribe for all the Messenger sports coverage

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