Author: Reporter staff

Athlete of the Week: Spencer Towle

With a Play of the Year-level winning goal Sept. 6 and the first of three straight Essex scores two nights later, Towle led the Hornets to deceptively tight 3-1 victories over Rutland and Rice in the Jay Brady Kickoff Classic. In the season opener against the Red Raiders, Towle snapped a 1-1 deadlock with 16 minutes left in regulation after dancing through a string of defenders in the penalty area before snapping a shot just inside the left post for the lead. Against Rice, the Hornets trailed 1-0 when Towle connected on a 25-yard free kick to tie it,...

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Athlete of the Week: Madeline Reed

Reed scored the tying goal and set up the overtime game-winner, leading the Hornets to a 2-1 victory over South Burlington in their season opener on Sept. 6. Corinne Weimer finished off Reed’s assist four minutes into extra time for the win, after Reed had tied the contest with a goal, assisted by Ellie Reed, in the second...

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Joe Gonillo’s Sport Shorts: September 13, 2018

Hot and thick weather early last week, practices and games were postponed and cancelled, and then a break in the weather last weekend. First home football game is in the books. Another successful Brady Tourney. Cross country rolling along. The first full week of school this week. NFL kicked of its season as did college football. We also had an Essex High School icon retired last week as well. The Essex girls’ cross country team won the Burlington High School Invitational on Saturday by totaling 58 pts. Natalie Preston finished 8th with Lizzie Martell 11th, and Hannah Brisson 13th...

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Essex Invitational: Pictures and results

One of the larger events of the cross country running season, the Essex Invitational was ran on Saturday at the Essex Tree Farm. Results below photo gallery. Photos by Josh Kaufmann, CVNG.   Varsity Girls 8            Lizzie Martell            20:50.4 11            Natalie Preston            21:00.5 17            Hannah Brisson            21:22.3 22            Emma Chadwick            21:37.2 24            Olivia Miller-Johnson            21:48.1 27            Marckres Morgan            22:05.1 46            Heidi Stewart            23:09.5 TEAM SCORES: 1. Champlain Valley 21; 2. Essex 67; 3. U-32 115; 4. Burlington 141; 5. BFA-St. Albans 148; 6. Harwood 152; 7. South Burlington 165; 8. Mt. Mansfield 217; 9. Colchester 229; 10. Missisquoi 230;...

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Athlete of the Week: Henry Farrington

Farrington led the Essex Invitational field from the start, leaving a trail of 3 Burlington and 2 U-32 runners plus Hornet teammate Peter Alden far behind at the Essex Tree Farm on Sept. 1. Farrington defended his invitational title with a comfortable, 34-second win. Farrington won the 2017 Essex title by 11...

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