Mt. Anthony third baseman Makayla Farrara starts to celebrate after tagging out an MVU runner for the final out in Monday's Division I softball state championship game.

Mt. Anthony holds off MVU for D-I title

POULTNEY — Missisquoi had more base runners and scoring chances, but Mt. Anthony scored all of its runs in a hectic third inning and escaped extra innings by 61 feet to take the Division I softball state championship, 4-3 Monday night … Read more

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The Bullets wait in the dugout before their semifinal at Vergennes is ended for the day.

Vergennes takes lead before play halted

VERGENNES — They started 10 minutes early in an effort to beat the worsening rainstorm, but BFA-Fairfax and Vergennes didn’t make it all the way through the first inning before their Division II semifinal was halted. Subscribe for all the … Read more

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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 Bobwhites and Redhawks battle for No. 1 in the playoffs and league.

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HINESBURG — Nick Berno thought he had the throw beat anyway. In the scorebook it was recorded as two errors. Regardless, the Bobwhite senior shortstop, unable to swing the bat with an injured hand, laid down the perfect sacrifice bunt … Read more

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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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