September 11th, 2014
In “Field Day is all about soil conservation,” published Thursday, Sept. 4, Zach Despart writes about local farmers meeting to talk about cover crops and no-till farming. I was happy to learn that more farmers are working in ways that are better for the land, water and climate.
Here are some ideas for the World “Security” Act. They are the same words that emerge in my daily prayers. May these aspects be present in our lives: food, clean water, home, health, hope, family, self, community, compassion, worthwhile work, education, joy, beauty, music, spiritual journey, love, kindness, forgiveness, respect, dignity, gratitude, patience, courage… Add on what you think we all need.
BRISTOL — The new-look Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team on Tuesday survived a second-half surge from visiting BFA-Fairfax and prevailed, 3-1, and improved its record to 2-0.
The Eagles, because of graduation and the decision of a couple athletes to focus on club soccer, return just two starters from the team that in 2013 claimed the program’s second Division II title.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team opened its season at home on Sunday by defeating NESCAC rival Amherst, 4-1, in a contest featuring two teams ranked in the top 10 in NCAA Division III.
The 1-0 Panthers, ranked No. 5, were set to host non-league foe St. Lawrence on Wednesday before a Saturday NESCAC game at Connecticut. Amherst dropped to 1-1 with Sunday’s setback.
MIDDLEBURY — Despite outshooting visiting Amherst by 18-6, the Middlebury College women’s soccer team lost its NESCAC opener on Sunday, 1-0, when the Panthers surrendered an own goal in the second half.
The 1-1 Panthers, who entered the contest ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III after last fall’s run to the NCAA semifinal round, were set to host Keene State on Wednesday and will visit league foe Connecticut on Saturday.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Rice edged the Middlebury Union High School field hockey team on Monday, 4-3, in overtime, for the Tigers’ first loss of the fall.
The Division I Tigers dropped to 1-1-1 heading into a game at Mount Abraham on Friday, while Rice, a D-II finalist each of the past two seasons, improved to 1-1.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Middlebury College men’s golf team opened its fall season with a win at the 2014 Bowdoin Invitational Tournament, held this past weekend at the 6,601-yard, par-72 Brunswick Golf Club.
The Panthers came in with a two-day total of 601, including a 299 on Sunday to become the only team to break 300 in the two-day event. Endicott (606), Providence (606), Bates (635) and St. Anselm (645) rounded out the top five at the 12-team tournament.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school soccer action, all on Tuesday, the Vergennes boys dropped a home game, while the Otter girls and Middlebury boys lost road contests.
The Mount Abraham boys also played their home opener; see story, Page 1B.
Undefeated Rice, which owns a win over Division I power Champlain Valley, nipped the Commodore boys, 2-1, by scoring twice in the second half.