MONTPELIER — Branden Reynolds scored two late goals and the Mount Abraham boys soccer team sent Montpelier packing with a 2-0 victory during Tuesday’s Division II playdown.

CABOT — The No. 12 Craftsbury boys soccer team pulled off an upset Tuesday with a 2-1 overtime victory over No. 5 Twinfield in the Division IV playdowns.

DUXBURY — Milton girls soccer is 16-2 in championship appearances after winning the past four Division II titles.

MONTPELIER — The Montpelier girls soccer team snagged a 3-0 playdown victory over Woodstock on Tuesday and punched a ticket to the Division II quarterfinals.

CVU, U-32, Thetford and Proctor secured the top seeds for the girls soccer playoffs and three of those teams will attempt to build upon established dynasties.

Some familiar names are at the top of the heap for the boys soccer playoffs but there are also a lot of new storylines to keep things fresh.

OXFORD, Maine — Waterbury Center driver Jason Woodard put the capstone on a dream 2019 season by winning the inaugural American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Flying Tiger Oxford Open at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday. Woodard held off charges by Berlin, New Hampshire’s Cody LeBlanc and Gra…

They picked up their sticks on a hot Thursday afternoon in August with the goal of playing in the chill of November on the University of Vermont’s Moulton-Winder Field.

When Otter Valley upset BFA-Fairfax 38-36 on Saturday night, the Otters gave Division III football a big shake. Poultney overtook BFA for the top seed while the Otters climbed to No. 3 when the Vermont Interscholastic Football League released its tournament pairings Monday.

EAST MONTPELIER — The U-32 field hockey team walked away with a 7-5 victory over Montpelier after a wild shootout during Saturday’s final game of the regular.

NORTH CLARENDON — Greg Lewis isn't certain where he'll be bringing Mill River for some playoff football next week, only that he has a better team than at the beginning of the season, or even a few weeks ago.

EAST MONTPELIER — A sloppy playing surface didn’t faze the U-32 football team during Friday’s 55-6 victory over Spaulding

DUXBURY — The North Country girls soccer team suffered a few defensive letdowns Friday, allowing two goals after being scored upon once in the past seven matches.

The top-ranked U-32 boys cross-country team maintains its position in this week’s power rankings despite running short-handed at the Manhattan Invitational.

EAST MONTPELIER — Thursday’s 8-2 victory over Lamoille in a steady downpour helped U-32 (12-2) clinch the No. 1 seed for Division II girls soccer playoffs.

It’s moving weekend in high school football and the last chance to improve positions for next week’s playoffs in three divisions.

MONTPELIER — Harwood’s defense made sure that Gavin Thomsen’s 8th-minute goal could stand the test of time during Wednesday’s 1-0 boys soccer victory over Montpelier.

EAST MONTPELIER — U-32’s field hockey team buckled down defensively before lighting up the scoreboard in the second half Wednesday.

NORTHFIELD — Sophomore forward Karyssa Lachance scored the golden goal with 2:24 remaining in the first overtime to lift the Norwich University women’s soccer team to an enormous 3-2 victory over Rivier University on Wednesday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action.

OXFORD, Maine — The first-ever visit to Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway for the American-Canadian Tour Flying Tigers is coming up this Saturday. The Flying Tiger Oxford Open 75 ends the 2019 ACT season with a landmark event for the sanctioning body’s longest-running division.

MONTPELIER — Sydney Dunn evened the score before the break and Lily Gingold struck twice in the second half, helping the Montpelier girls soccer team rally to Tuesday’s 3-1 victory over Harwood.

BARRE TOWN — A 1-4-1 start to the season is officially a thing of the past for Rice girls soccer.

For the past six weeks, most of Vermont’s top boys soccer teams have been up and down like yo-yos.

It’s the season’s last installment of the Rutland Herald / Times Argus football power rankings. By this time next week, we’ll have the seedings and playoff destinations for all three divisions.

FAYSTON — Defensive shutouts have been Montpelier’s secret to success all season.

NEWINGTON, Conn. — The fourth-seeded Vermont Ravens suffered a 40-18 loss against the No. 1 Connecticut Brawlers on Saturday in the semifinals of the New England Football League playoffs.

THOMPSON, Conn. — Quebec driver Jonathan Bouvrette earned his first American-Canadian Tour win on U.S. soil Saturday at Thompson Speedway in the World Series 75.

NORTHFIELD — The Norwich University men’s soccer team scored twice in the first half and then held on for the 2-1 victory over Albertus Magnus on Saturday night in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action on Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium.

NORTHFIELD — The Norwich University football team was unable to build off its first two scoring drives, falling to Merchant Marine 30-20 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday afternoon at a packed house in Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium.

WILLIAMSTOWN — Freshman Ronnie Riby-Williams netted two goals Friday and Sina Fallahi also scored in a 3-0 boys soccer victory over Northfield-Williamstown.

WILLIAMSTOWN — Seven straight shutouts, an undefeated record and 651 minutes without allowing a goal.

There will be plenty of extra traffic on Vermont’s roads Saturday, and not just because the hillsides are exploding with golds, reds and oranges. All three of the state’s college football teams are playing at home.

EAST MONTPELIER — U-32’s Zoie Beaugard scored twice and Alaina Beaugard added one goal during Thursday’s 3-0 field hockey victory over Milton.

October means that the local racing season is almost over, but it also means some major year-end events. This week is completely packed with action for both dirt and asphalt fans, with NAPA Super DIRT Week in Central New York and the Sunoco World Series at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Mot…

MONTPELIER — Six players scored for Montpelier during Wednesday’s 7-0 girls soccer victory over Lyndon. Sydney Dunn tucked away two goals for the Solons, who recorded their fifth consecutive victory and their sixth straight shutout. Mia Preston, Lily Gingold, Anja Rand, Megan Krussman and Si…

BARRE TOWN — Spaulding neutralized a few of Mount Abraham’s senior stars on Wednesday but couldn’t contain all 10 of them.

The American-Canadian Tour wraps up the 2019 ACT Late Model Tour season this Saturday, Oct. 12, at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway. The World Series 75 is part of the annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing that brings 20 of the region’s best touring divisions and weekly series togethe…

BARRE — The Spaulding boys soccer team kept Mount Abraham off the scoreboard for 23 minutes before the Eagles opened the floodgates during Tuesday’s 6-0 victory.