May 11th, 2014
BRANDON – The Otter Valley Union High School softball team celebrated Friday afternoon’s dedication of the program’s field to longtime Coach Pattie Candon by thumping visiting Mill River, 27-0, in five innings as senior pitcher Taylor Aines tossed a no-hitter.
MIDDLEBURY — Given second life by the NCAA Division III selection committee after losing an April 26 NESCAC quarterfinal, the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team made the most of that chance on Saturday, when the Panthers opened the NCAA tournament by thumping visiting Endicott, 19-7.
The 12-5 Panthers, healthier after their two-week layoff, bolted to a 10-1 lead before Coach Missy Foote began substituting freely and watched her team coast past the 14-4 Gulls.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school baseball action late last week, Mount Abraham won, Otter Valley split a pair of games, while Middlebury lost at home.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school softball action late last week, Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Middlebury all won games before rain washed out Saturday’s contests.
Otter Valley hosted Mill River on Friday; see story.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both came up short in matches late last week, as did the Otter Valley girls.
On Thursday, host BFA-St. Albans blanked the Tigers, 7-0. The individual results were:
• At No. 1 singles, Sam Costes, B, defeated Elliott Abbott, M, 6-3, 6-3.
• At No. 2 singles, Jake Remillard, B, defeated Bo Tran, M, 7-6, 6-1.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, the Middlebury boys’ and girls’ teams kept winning, while the Mount Abraham and Vergennes boys each dropped a pair. The Otter Valley boys were idle, but will host VUHS on Monday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/7 MUHS Girls vs. CVU........................ 18-8
5/7 Rice vs. Mt. Abe Boys...................... 13-6
5/7 MUHS Boys vs. Essex.................... 15-7
5/7 Stowe vs. VUHS Boys..................... 16-1
5/8 MUHS Girls vs. BFA.............. 16-15 (OT)
People have lots of ideas about why to reject the current proposal for the town gym and offices when they vote this Tuesday. Many have ideas about what Middlebury could do instead.
Here is mine.
I’m the gardener at the Ilsley Library. The back garden there, though very small, has become a place that welcomes not only people but honeybees, bumblebees, praying mantises, grasshoppers, rabbits, lots of different birds and butterflies, a neighbor cat, and a toad.