June 13th, 2016
It is important to have friends. Friends help us to live longer and better. The famed Nurses’ Health Study from Harvard Medical School found that the more friends women had, the less likely they were to develop physical impairments as they aged, and the more likely they were to be leading a joyful life.
BURLINGTON — The Mount Abraham Union High School baseball team should consider switching its mascot from the eagle to the mythological phoenix.
It would seem appropriate, given how the 9-11 Eagles rose from the ashes of an 0-6 start to thump the Bellows Falls Terriers in Saturday’s Division II final at the University of Vermont’s Centennial Field, 11-1, using a potent offense and the two-hit, complete-game pitching performance of starter Adam Whitcomb.
BRISTOL — To reach reach Saturday’s D-II final vs. Bellows Falls, the No. 8 Eagles had to do more than improve their regular season play after an 0-6 start, which they did by finishing with five wins in 10 games, mostly against D-I competition — they had to win three playoff games, all against teams with better records.
BURLINGTON — Things looked promising on Saturday at Burlington High School for the Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team at 8:45 of the opening half of the Division I final. That’s when sophomore attacker Andi Boe broke through the Mount Anthony defense and finished high into the net.
Boe’s goal gave the Tigers a 5-4 lead, they were moving the ball well and not turning it over, and despite losing almost all of the draws were forcing Patriot miscues.
POULTNEY — It looked promising for Mount Abraham Union High School’s first-ever softball title after five innings on Friday evening on the Poultney Recreational Center field.
The top-seeded Eagles led the No. 2 Vikings, 3-0, and junior pitcher Rachael McCormick had retired 15 of the past 16 batters, with help from some terrific defense.
MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Valley Union High School golf team capped a successful spring by finishing fourth in the Division II tournament this past Wednesday at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury.
Northern teams dominated the event, which was won by Rice with a score of 350, followed by Harwood (360), Lyndon (370), OV (at 384 the top Southern squad), Woodstock (395) and Lake Region (407).
Thomas Kingsley led the Otters by shooting an 88, followed by Colin Nicklaw (92), Sam Buswell (100), and William Kelly (104).
The late conservative radio personality Paul Harvey used to a have a program called “The Rest of the Story” in which he introduced a story and then he told the “story behind the story.”
The governor’s veto of the so-called solar-siting bill, S.230, and the subsequent passage of S.260 last Thursday would have made great fodder for Harvey’s program.