September 11th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The host Middlebury College men’s soccer team and NESCAC rival Amherst settled for a 1-1 tie on Sunday in the Panthers’ opener. Both squads scored late goals — after the Panthers took the lead with 10 minutes left in regulation, the Jeffs equalized with 20 seconds to go.
Amherst, ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division III, is 1-0-1. The 0-0-1 Panthers were set to host Norwich on Wednesday and will visit league foe Connecticut on Saturday.
Hey, has anybody else heard that Derek Jeter is retiring?
No, really, it’s true.
Captain Clutch, the Man With the Calm Eyes (I think Tim McCarver trademarked that phrase), the man New Yorkers voted the city’s Greatest Athlete Ever in a 2011 Quinnipiac University poll (in a tie with Babe Ruth), and the man the readers of the New York Post in a 2011 poll decided was the Greatest Yankee Ever will hang up his cleats.
VERMONT — The Vermont Sports Media Association has chosen Montgomery resident and University of New Hampshire freshman track and field athlete Elle Purrier as its July Athlete of the Month.
Purrier outpolled six other nominees, including Addison County American Legion baseball player Wade Steele, for the honor in statewide balloting of VSMA members. Each was first nominated by a VSMA member for his or her outstanding efforts in July.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Amateur Hockey Association registration for the 2014-2015 season will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon and on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Both will occur at the Memorial Sports Center (Skip Brush Arena), 296 Buttolph Drive in Middlebury.
For a complete listing of all youth hockey programs, including Learn to Skate for 4- to 7-year-olds, visit www.middleburyhockey.org.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Sept. 4 were informed of the recent theft (in mid-August) of some artwork — including portraits — from Middlebury College’s Gifford and Miliken halls.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the people in some store surveillance photos who are suspects in the theft of a credit card from a Ferrisburgh home.
On the evening of Aug. 31, state police received a report of a burglary at a home on Little Chicago Road in Ferrisburgh. The resident’s purse was stolen, which held photo identification, and debit and credit cards.
VERGENNES — On Sept. 4 Vergennes police helped a First Street resident suffering an apparent drug overdose, and while at the residence arrested and lodged another woman on an outstanding warrant.
The Vergennes Area Rescue Squad took the stricken resident to Porter Hospital, and police said she was OK and was later released.
MIDDLEBURY — Three of the biggest institutions in Middlebury will begin to receive natural gas service before the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline is finished, Vermont Gas Systems announced on Wednesday.
Vermont Gas and NG Advantage LLC have begun construction of a so-called “gas island” consisting of a natural gas off-loading station and a small pipeline network that will distribute the gas to the Agri-Mark/Cabot cheese plant and the Vermont Hard Cider operations (both off Exchange Street) and Middlebury College.