Hard not to flinch

Lamoille Union High School soccer players practice their lineup against a free kick. It’s tough to hold your ground when the kicker is just a few feet away.

Girls soccer

Lamoille 2, Enosburg 0

Sept. 3

Lamoille scored once in each half to win its season opener on the road.

Lily Loomis scored Lamoille’s first goal of the season on Heidi Tinker’s assist. Renny Cota scored the second-half insurance goal, also set up by Tinker.

Lamoille goalie Grae Verner made 19 saves; Zoe McGee had 14 for Enosburg.

Peoples Academy 8, Twinfield 0

Aug. 31

Peoples came roaring out of the gates, scoring six first-half goals, adding a pair in the second half, and flattening Twinfield on its home field.

Anna Isselhardt led Peoples with two goals; Amy Yando scored once and served up three assists while controlling the middle of the field. Hannah Cleary, Meghan Kimball, Kelcee Phelps, Paige Pierce and Shelby Wells all added single goals.

Peoples goalie Josie Simone, a freshman, made just one save.


Boys soccer

Peoples Academy 4, Hazen Union 1

Aug. 30

Four players scored the Peoples goals in an season-opening win.

Oliver Nigro scored on a corner kick and Reese Wheeler converted a penalty kick in the first half for Peoples. In the second half, Gabe Carlson headed in a corner kick and Tamirat Tomlinson scored on a rebound off a free kick.

For Hazen, Isaiah Baker scored on a cross by Cody Hall.


Football

Fairfax-Lamoille 38, Windsor 14

Aug. 31

The cooperative team from Fairfax-Lamoille opened the season by scoring on its first two drives in the first half, and its first three drives in the second half.

Noah Brock scored three touchdowns for Fairfax-Lamoille and converted two 2-point conversions while Jaxon Schaarschmidt had two touchdowns and a single 2-point conversion.


Cross country

Gilmore, McGee top 10 at Essex Invitational

Aug. 31

Two Lamoille harriers, senior MegAnne Gilmore and sophomore Maggie McGee, finished in the top 10 at the Essex Invitational.

Gilmore ran a 19:41.4 to finish eighth, just 35 seconds out of first; McGee was 10th. Craftsbury’s Camille Bolduc was ninth.

Champlain Valley’s Alicia Veronneau won the 5,000-meter event in 19:06.6, Harwood’s Ava Thurston was second in 19:14.4 and Veronneau’s teammate Alice Larson was third.

The only boy running for Lamoille at the prestigious event, freshman Hugh Johnson, was 56th in 19:00.9. Hazen Union freshman Cormac Leahy was the top local finisher in the boys race, coming in ninth in 17:17.

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