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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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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