June 9th, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — The top-seeded Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team scored the final five goals of Tuesday’s Division II semifinal to turn back a challenge from No. 4 Mount Mansfield, 15-10.
To no one’s surprise, the 13-2 Tigers will meet No. 2 South Burlington in the D-II final. In Tuesday’s other semifinal, the Rebels turned aside No. 3 Rutland, 17-12.
Kelly Bevere — Coach of the Year. It rhymes.
Kelly Bevere — Mom of the Year. That also works.
Kelly’s Middlebury College softball team won 26 regular season games this spring, swept through the NESCAC tournament undefeated (3-0), and earned a berth in the NCAA tournament.
Just a couple weeks later, she gave birth to Owen, a slugger, born on May 27, weighing in at nine pounds 15 ounces.
A frequent theme in this column is imploring that actions taken by individuals or boards, first serve the common good. In an elegantly written column this week, Ira Chaleff, outgoing chairman of the Congressional Management Foundation, captures this same theme with an apt analogy that addresses today’s congressional dysfunction. It is directed to our congressional leaders and reprinted below:
I suppose that one of these days I should thank my parents for convincing me to apply to Middlebury College. Like many kids who grow up in Addison County, I started to crave a change of scenery sometime around my junior year in high school. When it came time to apply to college, the last thing I wanted was for my big move to be from one side of Middlebury to the other — after all, my sister had gone all the way to the exotic lands of Connecticut for college.
While November 2012 seems a long way off, candidates who are serious about challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders and Gov. Peter Shumlin will need to decide soon whether to enter those races. Campaign organizing and fund-raising for one of Vermont’s top-ticket offices now takes a year or more.
This thing you are reading may look like a newspaper. But in a sense it’s actually a dinosaur.
Those of us who were brought up on print still love our dino-papers. We will probably continue reading them in varying degrees until the day we die. Indeed, it’s been said that the best hope for the newspaper industry is Americans over 50.
Which means the business in its present form has got maybe another 30 years before it’s the stuff of legend.
The Vergennes Commodores faced off against the Middlebury Tigers in a Division-II quarterfinal baseball game on Friday, June 3. The Commodores defeated the Tigers 16-4 behind 5 RBIs from Charlie Stapleford and a strong pitching performance from Devin Hayes. VUHS advanced to face Missisquoi in the semifinals.
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I have been looking forward to my next post for some time now – Since March, the inevitable aches, pains, and nuisance injuries of middle age have kept me off the trails and out of my running shoes. While I am not back to 100% (or what delusionally passes for 100% at this point in my life), I was at the point where continued rest and inactivity seemed to hurt more than help. Contemplating a relatively short, easy run I remembered learning of a much less traveled trail up Snake Mountain, ascending from the gentler east side of the mountain.