Sports Nuggets: News of Local Teams

by Ken Brown

Baker Medals for Hazen Golf Team in Win

MORRISVILLE – The Hazen Union golf team was victorious last week over Lamoille and Lyndon Institute at the Ryder Brook Golf Course.

Jadon Baker claimed medalist honors with a low round of 47 and Andrew Menard was close behind with a 49 for the Wildcats. Tyson Davison and Xavier Hill rounded out the team scores with a 53 and 55, respectively. Menard had another solid round for head coach Jason McArthur on Wednesday with a 50 at the same course. 

“We had a great match and win over Lamoille and Lyndon last week. This week we should have a full team representing for our home match at Mountain View,” said McArthur.

Hazen Union will welcome Peoples Academy, Northfield, and Lyndon Institute to Mountain View CC in Greensboro on Wednesday for their final home match of the season.

Trojans Remain Perfect but Idle

PLAINFIELD – The Twinfield-Cabot boys’ soccer team have had their last two matches canceled in the past week as they prepare to put their 4-0 record on the line against Division III power Enosburg this Friday.

This may be the best team head coach Peter Stratman has had at Twinfield-Cabot since he took over the program almost three years ago, but they are struggling to find a match as of late. Their match against Danville was canceled on Saturday because Danville was unable to field a full team due to COVID-19 protocols. Their match versus Christ Covenant this past Tuesday was canceled by Twinfield Union administrators when it came to light that in the two teams last match on September 17, Christ Covenant spectators were allegedly taunting Twinfield-Cabot players and yelling homophobic slurs. This has left Stratman’s talented team idle since their 5-1 win over Christ Covenant as they prepare to take on a 5-1 Enosburg team on the road this Friday that has outscored its opponents 27-4 this season. Stratman hopes to get his team back on the pitch this week, but it is not guaranteed. Enosburg’s match against Blue Mountain was canceled last week after it was found that unruly fans from Enosburg were directing racial slurs at opposing players in their September 18 match against Winooski. A silver lining for Stratman’s Trojans being idle has been the ability to get healthy as they have struggled to fill out a bench this season due to injury.

“Being idle for this long can be a disadvantage and an advantage going into a challenging match like this. We’ve recently promoted two eighth graders to the squad and should be at full strength with 17 players, with only one inactive,” said Stratman. 

Twinfield-Cabot is scheduled to travel to Enosburg on Friday before welcoming Richford to town next Wednesday.