Author: Josh Kaufmann

Bianchi leads Milton to second in track states

EAST MONTPELIER — Twenty-eight points out of a possible 30 in the relays and individual state titles by Brandon Racine and Carson Bianchi led Milton to second place in the Division II track and field championships Saturday at U-32 H.S. Bianchi’s spectacular finishing kick was among the biggest reasons Milton finished far ahead of third-place Harwood (86-51), even as host U-32 dominated the meet for a fifth consecutive boys crown with 195 points. The Yellowjackets started the day taking second in the 4×800 relay behind U-32 in the day’s first event, then senior Brandon Racine scored 10 points with...

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‘Jackets roll into lacrosse semis, 10-5

Strong defense kept Milton in front for three quarter, and back-to-back scores by Ethan Howell launched a five-goal fourth and sent Milton on to the Division II boys lacrosse semifinals with a 10-5 victory over visiting U-32 on Friday. The top-ranked Yellowjackets improved to 12-4 with the win and will take on No. 5 seed Harwood at home in a semifinal on Tuesday. The Highlanders won the teams’ only regular-season meeting, 7-6 in Duxbury on May 19. In Friday’s quarterfinal Howell — who finished with six goals — staked Milton to a 2-0 lead with a pair of scores...

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Sports briefs

Relay sweep helps earn Slater track title FAIR HAVEN — Milton swept the three relay events and got individual wins from Brandon Racine, Andrew McQuinn and Carson Bianchi to win the boys championship in last Saturday’s Slater Invitational track and field meet at Fair Haven Union High School. Racine won the javelin with a throw of 134 feet, 10 inches, beating out Chelsea’s Tristan Larocque (133-7) and McQuinn (132-6). Racine also earned second in the pole vault. McQuinn earned the discus title with a career-best 118-1, third in javelin and fifth in shot put. Bianchi took first in the...

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Milton tops St. J, GMVS

The Yellowjackets held St. Johnsbury to just one second-half goal, turning a tight game at halftime into a 13-5 Division II boys lacrosse win victory last Saturday. With Milton up 6-4, Ethan Howell scored unassisted and then set up John LaRose for another score and an 8-4 edge going into the final period. Colby Bergeron and Devon Jackson each scored a pair of fourth-quarter goals, with Howell also netting the last of his four scores. Jackson finished with a team-high six goals, while Howell had four, Bergeron two, and Tim Boucher and LaRose one apiece. Tim Dockham and Jackson...

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T-Birds stay hot against Yellowjackets

SWANTON — Emily Bourdeau followed a three-run homer in the second inning with a grand slam in the third, leading another big offensive day for Missisquoi as the Thunderbirds overpowered visiting Milton last Tuesday, 17-2 in five innings. Coming off an opening 19-4 win at BFA the prior Saturday that featured four home runs, MVU sent three more balls over the fence in its first home game. Along with Bourdeau’s two shots, Olivia Thayer hit a solo shot in the second inning. “For the second consecutive game we hit the ball square and often,” MVU coach Jay Hartman said....

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