October 23rd, 2014
This week, I'm not-watching football because... I'm done. The cognitive dissonance it requires to pretend that it's fun to watch awful people having awful things done to their bodies to enrich other awful people is just too much to bear.
That’s a comment made recently by a Facebook friend.
ADDISON COUNTY — The area’s three high school football teams will open postseason play this weekend, two with top playoff seeds.
Middlebury (8-0) will open its title defense as the No. 1 seed in Division I. The defending champion Tigers will bring a 19-game winning streak into a quarterfinal matchup with No. 8 Champlain Valley (3-5). That game will be played at 7 p.m. on Friday at Doc Collins Field.
MIDDLEBURY — Panther quarterback Matt Milano threw for a career-high four touchdown passes to lead the Middlebury College football team to a 35-6 win over visiting Bates (1-3) this past Saturday. The 3-2 Panthers earned their 26th consecutive victory over Bates and will return to action this Saturday at Trinity.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team rolled to a pair of recent one-sided wins, including the 300th of Coach Katherine DeLorenzo’s coaching career.
DeLorenzo, who earlier this season won her 200th game at Middlebury, has a career head coaching record of 300-114-2. This season the Panthers are 13-1, 8-1 in NESCAC play, and are ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III. They will host Wesleyan on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Friends of The Ripton Church this Saturday will sponsor a First Aid, CPR and AED class that is certified by the American Heart Association.
This class covers general first aid issues, medical emergencies, injury and environment emergencies. Ed Sullivan, a Ripton EMT, will teach the class.
It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ripton Community Church in the village; the fee is $5 for the class plus any donation to the continued restoration of the church would be appreciated.
Call 388-1062 to reserve a spot.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team split two NESCAC games over the weekend. At 8-6, 4-5 in league play, the defending NESCAC champion Panthers can apparently nail down the No. 5 seed for the upcoming league playoffs with a win over visiting last place Wesleyan at 11 a.m. this Saturday.
On this past Saturday, the Panthers blanked visiting Bates, 2-0. The Bobcats dropped to 7-6, 3-5 in league play.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team split two recent games to move to 7-3-3, 4-2-3 in NESCAC play. The Panthers are currently in fifth place in the league standings, but will look to move up when they host Wesleyan (7-2-3, 5-2 NESCAC heading into a Wednesday game vs. Trinity) on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Last Saturday, the Panthers edged visiting Bates, 2-1, in overtime. Greg Conrad scored 2:28 into overtime to lift the Panthers over the Bobcats (4-8-1, 2-6 NESCAC).
VERGENNES — Vergennes police with help from Vermont State Police late last week arrested two people and cited a third in a heroin case.
Following an Oct. 17 search of an apartment at 285 Main St., police on Sunday arrested Chelsea Ann Barrows, 22, of Vergennes and Mark Kevin Kennedy, 27, of Vergennes and Citrus County, Fla., and lodged both at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.