Author: Joel Lehman

Seven-run inning sinks Yellowjackets

A seven-run fifth inning by the Cougars split a one-run game wide open Tuesday afternoon and helped earn Mt. Mansfield its first win of the season, beating Milton 20-5 and avenging a season-opening loss to the Yellowjackets a week ago. Cougar pitcher Sydney LeBourveau walked nine but earned the win with a complete-game performance, striking out four and spreading out six hits as the Jackets stranded 10 runners. “Our infield didn’t help our pitchers out,” Milton coach Matt Cyr said. “We’re swinging the bat well. It’s just we need to polish and to play a full seven innings. Five...

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Fairfax holds off Milton, 61-51

The Yellowjackets kept pushing to overtake BFA-Fairfax, and the Bullets kept pushing back, eventually holding on for a 61-51 boys basketball win December 28. Milton closed a 12-1 first-quarter deficit and briefly held a one-point lead with 6:30 to go in the fourth quarter. But the Bullet press, combined with dominant rebounding and free-throw shooting in the final frame, earned Fairfax its third win of the season in Division III. “I thought we reacted pretty well,” Fairfax coach Glen Button said about Milton’s comeback bid. “We had a great first quarter. Milton made some shots, got back in the...

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Yellowjackets rout BHS for hockey’s first win

A hat trick by Hunter Goodwin and a five-goal second period earned Milton its first boys hockey win of the season, 7-0 over Burlington on Saturday night. Seahorse goaltender Stephanie Landry kept the score at 1-0 after the first period, thanks to stopping of 16 shots, many from close range. But in the second, the Yellowjackets opened the floodgates, scoring three times while Burlington killed a five-minute misconduct penalty to open a commanding 6-0 lead. “It was exactly what we wanted,” said Milton coach Trevor Wagar, whose team improved to 1-1-1. “The first period was just kind of a...

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Yellowjackets will look to rebound in Newport

COLCHESTER – As the Lakers wrapped up their 40-0, mud-soaked Senior Night win over Milton on Friday, the student section of fans began to chant, “We want Essex!” It appears they’ll get their wish. Dylan Meekins ran for 47 yards and two touchdowns, David Lacroix had 93 yards and a score, and the Colchester defense stuffed Milton for -5 yards of total offense on a sopping field, locking up the No. 6 seed for the Division I quarterfinals next weekend and a rematch against the No. 3 Hornets. “We’re playing well,” Colchester head coach Tom Perry said.  I thought...

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