Author: Dillon Hupp

Late MVU runs sink Yellowjackets

The Thunderbirds of MVU pulled away late from the Milton Yellowjackets last Thursday night, scoring eight of their 10 runs in the final three innings on the way to a 10-4 victory. Missisquoi continues to play an excellent brand of brand of baseball and has won six of its last seven, with the lone loss coming at Division I South Burlington. “It’s all about our consistency,” MVU coach Roy Sargent said. “We’ve been really consistent with our work effort lately. Day in and day out, we’re working hard, and it’s been paying off.” The Yellowjackets were able to stay...

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Essex rides strong start to baseball win

The bats finally got going for the Essex Hornets in their sixth game of the season, as they hung 13 runs and 17 hits on the Milton Yellowjackets in Milton last Thursday night. Josh Baez homered in the second inning for Essex, keying a 10-0 start that would lead to a 13-1 Hornet victory. Steve Jurkiweicz pitched a gem for the visitors, allowing just one run and two hits over five innings of work while striking out four. The Hornets improved to 4-2 on the season with the win. “Overall this was a big win for us,” Essex Head...

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Milton loses lead, game in seventh

Two bad innings doomed the Milton Yellowjackets on Tuesday night, as they allowed a six-run fourth and a nine-run seventh to visiting Mt. Mansfield and fell to 0-3 on the season with a 15-8 loss. Leading 7-0 after three and 8-6 heading into the final frame, the Yellowjackets were unable to close out what would have been their first victory and instead suffered their second defeat at the hands of the Cougars, who beat them 9-2 in the season opener. “There was too much to overcome from those two innings,” said Milton coach John Learned. “When you give up...

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Northfield ousts Milton hockey again, 3-1

For the third straight year, the Milton Yellowjackets found themselves on the wrong end of Northfield in the Lake Division playoffs. The fifth-seeded Marauders jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead Wednesday night en route to a 3-1 quarterfinal victory, snapping the fourth-seeded Yellowjackets’ seven-game winning streak and ending their season in the process. Milton was plagued by an inability to find the net on offense all night, and missed a multitude of open looks that might have helped them get back into the game. An excellent effort from Northfield goalie Ben Tucker didn’t help. “Against good teams,...

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St. Amour, MVU knock off Milton

The Thunderbirds of MVU snapped a three-game losing streak in decisive fashion Friday night, taking down an overmatched Yellowjacket team 77-49 in Milton. MVU star Matt St. Amour scored 32 points despite being shadowed by two Milton defenders for the final three quarters and needs just 63 more to join the elusive 2,000-point club. “That was an all-around good game tonight,” MVU coach Jim Bose said. “Matt played an outstanding game under those conditions.” On Senior Night in Milton, the Yellowjackets’ only two 12th-graders left it all out on the court. Captain and 1,000-point scorer Derryk O’Grady left the...

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