When the mats were rolled up on Saturday night in the Vergennes Union High School gym, wrestlers from Mount Abraham, Middlebury, Otter Valley and the host school had racked up three individual state titles and 20 top-six podium finishes at the Vermont championship tournament.
The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ basketball team on Saturday broke through for its first win — at the expense of visiting Vergennes in overtime.
About two seconds remained in the boys’ basketball game at Mount Abraham Friday evening when Otter Valley Union High School freshman guard Connor Denis launched a contested three-pointer from the arc’s right side.
Early on the visiting Otter Valley girls’ basketball team on Friday looked determined to take it to Middlebury, using tough man-to-man defense to force a batch of turnovers and a balanced attack to bolt to a 11-4 lead after one period.
Looking at this past Saturday’s game, Tiger Coach Chris George was pleased with his team’s ball movement and work to create good looks on goal, and also credited the Otters’ effort.
Sparked by a medalist performance by sophomore Lucas Politano, the Otter Valley Union High School boys’ golf team claimed its second consecutive Division II championship on Thursday, Oct. 13.
The host Otter Valley field hockey team struck for two first-quarter goals against visiting Middlebury on Thursday, Oct. 6, and did enough the rest of the way to earn a 3-0 victory.
The Otter Valley football team broke open Saturday’s Division III game against Mount Abraham-Vergennes with a three-touchdown second quarter on the way to a big homecoming win.
Otter Valley Union High School has promoted JV boys’ soccer coach Brian Thomas to take over as its varsity coach, according to OV Athletic Director Steven Keith.
The COVD-shortened winter of the 2020-21 high school sports season is behind us, and the teams at Otter Valley are happy about that. The pandemic forced the school’s basketball programs, like those elsewhere, to play abbreviated seasons, and wrestling was sidelined for the entire season.