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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Milton goalie Brandon Rhoades stops a Middlebury shot for one of his two dozen saves Wednesday night.

Tigers claw back to defeat Milton

SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Yellowjackets were riding high coming into their matchup Wednesday night against Middlebury. But after a 4-2 setback to the Tigers at home, Milton will have to hit the reset button before another tough hockey contest Saturday … Read more

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BFA-Fairfax's Meghan Domina looks to score while surrounded by Enosburg's Emily Bose, Kathryn Wright and Chloe Longe.

Enosburg cools off BFA-Fairfax, 61-37

FAIRFAX — Led by the hot hand of sophomore Emilee Bose, Enosburg defeated visiting BFA-Fairfax on Tuesday night, 61-37. Bose finished with a game-high 19 points and 15 rebounds to help improve the Hornets’ record to 11-2, while Fairfax (7-5) saw a … 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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Shea Dukas (15) and Elena Brigham (18) of BFA work for position in front of the Rutland goal Monday night.

Late surge carries Comets to 6-1 win

A short bench caught up with Rutland after its long ride through the snow to the Collins-Perley Sports Center, where BFA-St. Albans popped in four goals in little more than three minutes for a 6-1 Metro Division girls hockey victory … Read more

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Carpenter ‘the difference’ in BFA win

MARSHFIELD — Chace Carpenter drove through the Twinfield defense for a layup to open the scoring in the first quarter, giving BFA-Fairfax a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. The Bullets never trailed en route to a 50-37 victory over Twinfield in … Read more

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