April 30th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse action earlier this week, the Middlebury and Vergennes boys earned road wins, but the Middlebury girls took their first loss and the Otter Valley boys lost on the road.
ESSEX — Host Essex pulled away in the late innings for a 13-3 win over the Mount Abraham Union High School baseball team on Tuesday. The Hornets improved to 3-2, while Mount Abe dropped to 1-3.
Josh Cyr singled and poked an RBI double for the Eagles, and Aaron Benway also knocked out a pair of hits. Sawyer Kamman absorbed the pitching loss.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team won twice this past weekend, including an upset of Amherst, which was ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III in the most recent poll. The Panthers finished the regular season at 17-2, 7-0 in NESCAC play.
The Panthers, ranked No. 8 in the most recent NCAA poll, have won nine of the last 10; they will play in the 2014 NESCAC championships from May 2 to 4 at Bowdoin as the No. 1 seed.
It won’t take too much straining of the gray matter for any Red Sox fan to know what series Francona is talking about.
For those still in doubt, here’s Curt Schilling talking about the same seven games, except before it made baseball history: “I’m not sure of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up.”
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ and girls’ track teams both prevailed at an April 29 four-team home meet.
The Eagle boys finished with 108 points to defeat Mount Mansfield, 86; Lamoille, 15; and BFA-Fairfax, 2. The girls earned 138 points to defeat Mount Mansfield, 80; BFA-Fairfax, 17; and Lamoille, 12.
Scoring points for Mount Abe with top-five individual or top-three relay finishes were:
MIDDLEBURY — Host Middlebury College on Sunday won its third NESCAC championship in the past four years, as the Panthers held off a day-two charge from Williams on Ralph Myhre Golf Course to capture the 2014 title.
The NESCAC title is the fifth overall for the Panthers, who receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. The event will take place from May 13 to 16 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
WATERVILLE, Maine — The Middlebury College track and field teams fared well this past weekend at the NESCAC championship meet at Colby, with the Panther men winning five individual events and earning a program-best second place, and the women’s team earning a relay win and finishing third.
Tufts claimed the men’s crown with 178.90 points, just ahead of Middlebury’s 166.50 points, while the Williams women won the team title (179) ahead of Tufts (126) and Middlebury (109.50).
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Jeffrey Manshel, 22, of Weybridge for possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana; and Joshua Benoit, 22, of Bridport for possession of less than 2.5 grams of cocaine, following a traffic stop on Weybridge Street on April 26. Police said they searched the vehicle after having successfully applied for a search warrant from the Addison County Courthouse.
In other action last week, Middlebury police: