RANDOLPH — It’s difficult for many teams to earn a spot in the playoffs, but the Randolph girls soccer team may have done just that with Monday’s 4-1 victory over Lyndon.

LYNDON — The Spaulding football team charged into Division II playoff contention with Saturday’s 26-6 victory over Lyndon.

EAST MONTPELIER — It starts as just a flake of snow, but as it piles up over time, those flakes can become an avalanche. The U-32 football team learned that lesson Friday evening as their myriad of mistakes gave Rice the chance to distance themselves early and post a 38-22 victory over the Raiders.

DUXBURY — Hazel Macmillan, Eleanor Reilly and the Harwood girls soccer team shot past U-32 in several ways Friday.

WATERBURY — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) is ready to crown its 2018 champion. The title will be decided Saturday at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway as part of the 56th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing. With a full slate of Thompson Late Model standouts and regional stars expected t…

Last week’s Woods Trail Run in Thetford allowed everyone to finally see almost all of the top Vermont teams in a head-to-head format on the state championship course.

WARREN — Sports hypnotherapist Lisa Schermerhorn reached out to see whether Roger King’s clients needed a hand with the mental side of golf.

It wasn’t the finest hour for the Castleton University football team. The Spartans surrendered a 17-0 lead last week on the way to a 31-24 loss to Anna Maria.

With Fair Haven coming to town Friday, Bob Lockerby was asked if U-32 running the ball for 499 yards against the Slaters last Friday was encouraging.

WILLIAMSTOWN — Tanum Nelson scored twice, while Zoe Buffum and Lilianna Ziedins added single goals during Harwood’s 4-1 girls soccer victory over Northfield-Williamstown on Wednesday.

WATERBURY CENTER — Harwood flipped the script on Rice to claim its second straight golf championship.

EAST MONTPELIER — The U-32 boys soccer team didn’t earn the ideal result Tuesday but Max Sabo and Trevor Clayton made sure the Raiders walked away with something.

NORTHFIELD — Colby Gingras’ deflection on a corner kick in the 11th minute propelled Northfield-Williamstown to a 1-0 victory over Thetford in boys high school soccer action Tuesday.

I predicted a repeat American-Canadian Tour championship for Scott Payea in this column a few months ago. I also predicted a Thunder Road championship for Trampas Demers, but that didn’t exactly work out.

I predicted a repeat American-Canadian Tour championship for Scott Payea in this column a few months ago. I also predicted a Thunder Road championship for Trampas Demers, but that didn’t exactly work out.

FAYSTON — Montpelier’s defense survived a tension-filled first half before Chloe Schiff and Lily Gingold provided relief Monday.

KILLINGTON – The World Cup will once again bring the women’s giant slalom and slalom races to Vermont, with women’s Apline ski racing set to take place Nov. 23-25 at Killington Resort.

BENNINGTON – Stingy defensive play and a consistent attack helped the Vermont Ravens earn a 19-0 quarterfinal victory over the Southern Vermont Storm.

BARRE — All good things must come to an end, and consequently all bad things as well. But the winless Spaulding boys soccer team will not ask for mercy.

We are racing toward that day when the playoff pairings come out and teams have a pretty good idea what they need to do to get a home playoff game or, in the case of the elite, more than one playoff contest at home.

BURLINGTON — University of Vermont senior forward Justin Freitas scored in the 87th minute and lifted the Catamounts to a 2-1 comeback victory over Hartford on Saturday in America East action. Vermont improves to 8-4 overall and 2-1 in the America East. Hartford drops to 1-7-4 overall and 1-…

BARRE — The Spaulding field hockey team was all business during Friday’s 2-0 victory over Harwood. Anna DeAlmeida scored on an assist by Amanda Gerrish midway through the first half. Lia Rubel closed out the scoring halfway through the second half, with Kiernan Krasofski assisting.

BARRE — After getting beat up a week ago, Spaulding football bounced back against Missisquoi on Friday with a 34-0 victory.

DUXBURY — Green Mountain Valley School dominates the ski slopes, but on the soccer pitch Harwood rules the Mad River Valley.

Twinfield and Randolph will be two of the teams competing Saturday when the inaugural Vermont high school bass fishing state championships take place on Lake Champlain.

THETFORD — U-32’s Kayl Humke opened the scoring in the 67th minute and set up older brother Basil on a corner kick 34 seconds later, sparking Thursday’s 3-0 boys soccer victory over Thetford.

The CVU girls cross-country running team maintains its hold on the top spot this week after winning at the Black Bear Invitational in New Hampshire.

It was a quiet week at the top of the boys cross-country running power rankings with several of the best teams opting not to race their varsity runners.