October 10th, 2013
I recently went public with my intense desire to own a working wood cook stove. A few friends — having long ago accepted my quirks without question — started hunting on my behalf.
Their work paid off. Last Wednesday, I got a lead on a nice stove in Tunbridge for sale at a good price. By the time I contacted the seller, however, two other people had already made plans to look at it. My hopes were dashed. (On the bright side, apparently I’m not the only weirdo in Vermont.)
MIDDLEBURY — An opportunistic host Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team surprised undefeated Mount Abraham by taking a 3-1 lead early in Tuesday’s second half, but the Eagles answered with a surge and a 5-3 win that preserved their perfect record.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team got a pair of early second-half goals from senior striker Ruby Dombek in a rain-soaked Monday game at Middlebury and held on for a 2-0 win.
Dombek and Tiger sophomore goalie Molly Campbell collided while Dombek poked the second ball home at 33:11, and both stretched out on the wet turf for 15 scary minutes while being treated.
THETFORD — Two seniors — Middlebury Union High School’s Max Moulton and Mount Abraham’s Natalie May — were the top local cross-country runners in Saturday’s 23rd annual Woods Trail Run at Thetford Academy.
Moulton crossed the finish line in the boys’ 5-kilometer race in 18:19, good for 54th among the more than 700 male runners from schools all over New England.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/7 Mt. Anthony at OV .......... Ppd. to 10/14
10/8 Essex vs. MUHS ............................. 6-0
10/7 VUHS vs. MUHS ............................. 2-0
10/8 Springfield vs. OV................... 4-3 (OT)
BRISTOL — The Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club will host its 17th annual Roger Forgues Sr. / Fall Finale Horseshoe Tournament this Sunday, Oct. 13. This non-sanctioned tournament will take place at the club’s home courts at 56 Airport Drive in Bristol. Check-in is at 9 a.m., competition starts at 9:30.
The competition format will be round robin with officials drawing partners for “Walking Doubles.” Cash prizes will be awarded.
The entry fee is $10 per person. Food and drinks will be available.
I will readily admit to being grumpy when Jose Lobaton’s home run sailed over the fence in Tampa Bay’s miserable excuse for a baseball park on Monday night.
It would have been great to see the Boston Red Sox sweep the Rays and get plenty of rest before the American League Championship Series, or ALCS (an abbreviation that sounds uncomfortably like a disease).
But it wasn’t meant to be, and I just clicked off the TV before Lobaton lumbered all the way around the bases, and I went to bed.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of a suspicious package that had been delivered to the Middlebury College mailroom on Oct. 4. Police determined the package contained marijuana. The recipient denied any knowledge of why the package had been sent, according to police, who continue to investigate the matter.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Investigated a report of a distraught woman at a North Pleasant Street residence on Sept. 30.