June 9th, 2014
VERGENNES — The rematch is on for Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Because the No. 2 Vergennes Union High School softball team got past No. 7 Fair Haven in a Saturday quarterfinal, 5-2, the 16-2 Commodores will host undefeated defending Division II champion BFA-Fairfax, the No. 3 seed this year, in a Wednesday semifinal.
In 2013, the Bullets earned their second straight crown at the Commodores’ expense, 4-1, and the Commodores probably have known all along they would see BFA and ace pitcher Kayla Mathieu again.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School announces that its 2014 co-valedictorians will be Sonia Howlett and Maxon “Max” Moulton, and its salutatorian, Nikolas “Nik” Shashok.
EAST CLARENDON – Host No. 2 Mill River snapped a tie with two outs in the bottom of the seventh and ousted the No. 7 Otter Valley Union High School baseball team from the Division II playoffs, 3-2, in a Friday quarterfinal.
The defending champion Otters finished at 10-8, while Mill River advanced to the semifinal round with a 15-3 mark.
Minuteman Dan Blanchard’s single off losing pitcher Will Claessens plated the winning run from third base.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
6/4 #12 Essex vs. #5 MUHS15-11
6/4 #5 MUHS vs. #12 Spaulding15-5
6/7 #5 MUHS vs. #4 Brattleboro 20-8
6/4 #9 Stratton vs. #8 Mt. Abe13-9
6/4 #4 Rice vs. #13 VUHS14-2
6/4 #5 OV vs. #12 Lake Region14-0
BRISTOL — Organizers of Bristol’s fifth annual Pocock Rocks festival say the June 21 event is coming together slowly but surely.
“Everything is right on track,” said Kate Selby, executive director of the Bristol Downtown Community Partnership. “The bands are all locked in, and we have lots of great food vendors, nonprofits and local businesses coming.”
BRISTOL — The Northeastern Loggers’ Association (NELA) recently honored Tom and Pam Lathrop of Exclusively Vermont Wood Products LLC as the recipient of its 2013 Outstanding Use of Wood Award. NELA President Bill Polihronakis presented the award at the annual Loggers’ Banquet in South Burlington, in a ceremony attended by over 200 members of the Northeast’s forest products industry.
ADDISON COUNTY — The 2014 election picture will become a lot clearer after Thursday, June 12, the deadline by which candidates must file nomination papers to run for statewide office as well as for the Vermont House, Senate and a variety of county positions.
CORNWALL — Morrie Jones was hanging out with a bunch of friends several months ago, wondering if there would be a parade for Vermont’s returning military veterans.
“We decided we were tired of waiting for the parade and decided we would have it ourselves,” Jones said.