September 28th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school football play this past weekend, Middlebury and Otter Valley won to remain undefeated in Divisions I and III, respectively, while the Mount Abraham/Vergennes co-op squad picked up its second straight D-II victory.
The Tigers defeated South Burlington, 41-0, in their homecoming game. South Burlington hung with MUHS for a half, but the Tigers pulled away after the break.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury worked overtime to avenge an earlier loss, Vergennes earned a homecoming tie, and Mount Abraham and Otter Valley dropped one-goal games.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local field hockey play late last week, Mount Abraham split two games, Otter Valley picked up a tie away from home, and Middlebury lost a tough road game. The Tigers also played at home on Saturday; see story.
On Thursday, the Eagles edged visiting Champlain Valley, 1-0, on a second-half Danielle Bachand strike. Eagle goalie Danielle Morse stopped five shots to make that score stand up, and Tashia Pashby-Rockwood made six saves for CVU (4-3).
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/24 OV vs. Hartford 1-1
9/24 Mt. Abe vs. CVU 1-0
9/24 S. Burlington vs. MUHS 4-3
9/26 Mt. Mansfield vs. MUHS 3-1
9/26 Burlington vs. Mt. Abe 1-0
9/25 MUHS vs. S. Burlington 41-0
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School field hockey team was slow coming out of the gate on Saturday against visiting Mount Mansfield, and the aggressive Cougars made the Tigers pay, scoring three times in the first 12:49 and taking a 3-1 victory over the Tigers.
The Cougars improved to 4-3-1 and avenged a 2-1 home loss to MUHS earlier in September.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
One of the continual laments in Vermont politics is that the pool of talent is less than it should be. It’s always been a struggle to convince those most capable to give up their time and their peace of mind in exchange for the daily tumult, and often thankless task of governing.
So when we see someone with the talent, the experience and the hint of interest, it behooves us to give the person a gentle nudge.
The person with that talent and the experience is Randy Brock; our hope is to get him to run for Lieutenant Governor.
A year and a half ago, I stood up before Vermonters and devoted my State of the State address to speaking about the opiate and heroin crisis affecting our state. Despite our best efforts since, this is not a battle we are winning. Now the Food and Drug Administration is recklessly making the problem worse with its decision to approve OxyContin for use by children as young as 11 years old.