November 7th, 2013
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s cross country team won its 12th NESCAC championship on Saturday in an event hosted by Connecticut College. The Panther men also turned in a strong performance, placing second in the 11-team field.
The Middlebury women placed five of its runners among the top nine. The win was so convincing that any of the other top five racers combined would still not have beat the Panthers’ score of 29. Williams placed second with 51 points, followed by Tufts in third with 90.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
D-I Final at Rutland High
11/9 #1 MUHS vs. #2 S. Burlington ... 5 p.m.
NESCAC Final Four at Amherst
11/9 Midd. vs. Amherst .................... 11 a.m.
11/9 Tufts vs. Bowdoin ................ 1:30 p.m.
11/10 Final .......................................... Noon
In the past two weeks I’ve heard and read a lot about team character and chemistry. It’s always struck me as an athlete and an observer the intangibles matter, and for sure three recent teams have done nothing to change my mind.
STARKSBORO — In 1965, Lyndon Johnson was president, Apollo 11 had yet to land on the moon, a first-class stamp cost a nickel and a gallon of gas 31 cents.
It was also the year Joyce Shepard started working as a cook at Starksboro’s Robinson Elementary School. She retired in this past summer, after 48 years.
“I just liked working with the kids,” Shepard said. “It kept me young.”
Principal Patrick Hartnett likened Shepard’s tenure to that of a baseball Hall of Famer.
Mount Abraham captured state titles in field hockey and boys' soccer this past weekend, while Middlebury football won to advance to the state final vs South Burlington Nov. 9. Trent Campbell and Ben Kaufmann snapped these photos.
Flu season is upon us yet again.
BRANDON — Two years, two months and numerous mistakes have landed the town of Brandon back to square one without office space and now, a deadline to find some, fast.
The long-overdue renovation of the town offices on Center Street ground to a halt last week after the Vermont League of Cities and Towns settled the town’s claim on the building at a much lower payout than anticipated.
VERGENNES — Vergennes officials and a resident who is petitioning against the city council’s support of the proposed Vermont Gas Systems pipeline extension last week again mutually agreed to delay accepting his petition.
That delay is intended to make sure voting on the petition can occur on the same day as a planned Vergennes Union High School bond vote.