Author: Anthony Labor

Yellowjackets boys’ basketball advances to semifinals

By ANTHONY LABOR JR. Messenger Sports MILTON – Friday’s Division II quarterfinal between the No. 3 Milton and No. 6 Mt. St. Joseph boys basketball teams looked like it was going to be a competitive game through the first 10 minutes. After trailing by eight, the Green Wave battled back to make it a one-point game with five minutes left in the second quarter. But the Yellowjackets took over from there, going on a 19-5 run and never looking back on the way to an 82-62 win to book their ticket to Barre Auditorium for the first time since...

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Milton cruises past MVU

Jennings scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace the Yellowjackets to a 65-35 victory. “As soon as we started to close out on shooters and play good defense early, we started to get a good transition game going, so that kind of sparked us to start pulling away,” said Milton coach Chris Brown. “We were moving the ball well and didn’t have a letup in the second half, which was nice to see. “Jennings is kind of the separation between us and a lot of the other teams we have played so far. He can score, has...

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Milton lax off to strong start

MILTON — Playing its first two games of the lacrosse season on consecutive days, Milton is off to a solid start. After breezing past U-32 by a 10-2 score in last Wednesday’s Division II matchup, the Yellowjackets used a big fourth quarter to pull away from D-I Colchester last Thursday and come away with a 9-3 win. “We knew in the first game against U-32 things were going to be pretty sloppy,” Milton coach Trevor Wagar said last Thursday. “That’s how things played out on Wednesday. Ground balls, passing, catching; everything was sloppy being out on the field finally....

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Milton bests MVU second time around

HIGHGATE – The first time Milton and Missisquoi met in boys hockey this season, they battled to a scoreless tie. Last Saturday was a much different story for one of the teams. Milton erupted for five first-period goals, including three goals during a 5-minute power play on its way to a 7-0 win over the Thunderbirds at Highgate Arena. It was another big shutout win for the Yellowjackets after coming away with a 5-0 victory over St. Johnsbury in their last game. “I think unselfishness was the difference between the outcome today and the outcome the first time we...

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Milton earns second straight title

SOUTH BURLINGTON — Looking to set the tone early on in the Division II championship game last Saturday, Milton sophomore Tatum Shappy fired a shot on net less than five minutes into the game from 25 yards out. The rocket bounced off the Montpelier goalie’s hands and in to give the top-seeded Yellowjackets an early 1-0 lead, and that was all the Yellowjackets needed for the girls soccer program’s 14th state championship and second in a row. Milton’s defense and goalkeeper Madison North stepped up in a big way on the artificial turf field at South Burlington High School...

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