Middle School soccer: Boys tie, girls win against Springfield

Both Green Mountain Middle School soccer teams opened their seasons on Thursday, Sept. 13 with the boys playing Springfield to a 1-1 tie at home. Mac Walton scored early for GM while goalie Jon Little limited the Cosmos to one goal. The girls also played Springfield, winning by a 3-2 score in Springfield.

Boys Soccer: Twin Valley 5 Green Mountain 0

Wednesday, Sept. 12
Twin Valley struck early putting the Chieftains on their heels. GM’s youth and inexperience showed as they failed to bounce back from early goals and never quite hit their stride against the talented Wildcats from Wilmington.

Solid passing, a sustained attack and long throw-ins in the offensive zone resulted in a 4-0 halftime lead for Twin Valley on goals from Nick Wilson, Del Nesbitt, Eli Park and Tony Tarr. A handball in the penalty area midway through the second half led to a penalty kick for Tarr, putting his second goal in for a 5-0 final.

“No excuses, but our inexperience showed in this game with numerous breakdowns and a lack of discipline” GM coach Scott Walker said when reached after the game.

GM’s Mac Walton splits the Springfield defense./Photo by Kate Garaffa.

Injury updates:

GM Girls varsity midfielder Emily McNamara left last Friday’s game vs. Black River with what was later diagnosed as a mild concussion, and has been held out of practice this week as a precaution.

GM Boys midfielder Matt Chambers left Friday night’s game vs. Bellows Falls with a head injury but was cleared to play Saturday night against Leland & Gray.

GM Boys defensive midfielder AJ Paczchowski left Saturday night’s game vs. Leland & Gray with an ankle injury and will be out at least 10 days, according to coach Scott Walker.

Schedule changes

  • Girls varsity game scheduled for Friday Sept. 14 vs. Proctor was postponed to 4:30 Monday, Sept. 17
  • GM varsity girls game in the Black River Invitational consolation game originally scheduled for last Saturday Sept. 8, was postponed due to severe weather and is rescheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday Sept. 29.
  • Girls JV game Sept 13 vs. Windsor was postponed and has yet to be rescheduled.
  • Girls JV game Sept 17 vs. Twin Valley was canceled

Okemo Valley Chamber Golf Tournament Results

Seventeen teams competed on Wednesday Sept. 12 at Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, VT

  • 1st Gross-61

Bowyer Marketing
David and Julie Bowyer
Herb and Doris Eddy

  • 2nd Gross-62

TPW Management
Paul Carroccio
David Boston
Mark Kattalia
John Watanabe

  • 3rd Gross-62

DJ’s Restaurant
Ted and Cheryl Stryhas
Matt and Christina Graves

  •  1st net-52.9

Northern Benefits
Gary Fletcher
Mary Rita Batesole
Todd Rebhan
Jim Cruickshank

  • 2nd net-53.4

M &M Excavating
Mike O’Neil
PJ Garvey
Justin Savage
Joe Shattie

  • 3rd net-53.7

Knights Tubs
Mary Knight
George West
Marion and John Pick

Alice Thayne contributed to golf results


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About the Author: Chester native Greg Hart is a 1985 graduate of Green Mountain Union High School. He earned his bachelor of Science at the University of Vermont and returned to the Chester area in 1994 to start a business and a family. He lives in Chester, owns Blue Sky Trading Co. in Ludlow and is the proud father of three. He can be reached at sports@www.chestertelegraph.org.

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