Sports Roundup: Molleur Leads Team Vermont this Weekend in Twin State Soccer Match

by Ken Brown

HANOVER, N.H. – Hazen Union’s Macy Molleur will lace up her cleats one more time in her high school career this weekend as she represents Team Vermont in the 46th Lions Cup Twin State Soccer match at Hanover High School. 

Molleur was selected to the Vermont roster by coaches around the state over the winter for her outstanding play on the pitch for the Lady Cats this past fall. Molleur scored 16 goals in her senior campaign, including seven during a Cinderella postseason run that led Hazen Union to a runner-up finish in the Division IV state title game.

The Lions Cup has been pitting Vermont and New Hampshire’s best high school seniors against each other since 1975 but was canceled last summer due to COVID-19 concerns. The Lions are a non-profit organization and proceeds from this weekend’s boys’ and girls’ matches will benefit the N.H. Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation and various Vermont Lions’ charities.

Peoples Academy’s Dylan Haskins (goalkeeper) and Angie Faraci (head coach) will also represent Team Vermont this weekend in the boys’ match, along with Stowe’s Jules Gershman and Isaiah Schaefer-Geiger.

The girls’ match is scheduled for 2 p.m., on Saturday, with the boys to follow, both at Hanover High School. For potential streaming options, visit the Lions Twin State Soccer Facebook page.

Richards Captures Vermont State Amateur

WILLISTON – University of Rhode Island junior Bryson Richards cruised to an eight-shot victory in the 115th Vermont State-Am last weekend at Williston Golf Club. A member at The Country Club at Barre, Richards brought home the club’s first state amateur title in 70 years. The former U-32 graduate is the son of Craftsbury Academy legend Pete Richards. After a year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, Richards returns to the Rams golf team this fall after showing he flashes of brilliance in 2019 as a freshman, including his first collegiate win. 

Kellington Drafted by Pittsburg Pirates

BARRE- U-32 star Owen Kellington became Vermont’s second-highest drafted baseball player earlier this week when he was selected 102nd overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The reigning Vermont Gatorade Player of the Year led the Raiders to their first-ever state title this past spring behind an untouchable low- to mid-90s fastball. Only Canadian-born Kirk McKaskell was drafted higher (88th overall by the Angels in 1982) after stellar careers for the University of Vermont on both the diamond and the ice.