April 13th, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team opened its season this past Friday by edging visiting Woodstock, 10-8.
The game was played at Middlebury College’s Alumni Stadium due to wet field conditions at Fucile Field, and the Tigers’ Tuesday home game vs. Essex was postponed.
Senior Andrew Gleason, moved to attack from midfield this spring, sparked the MUHS attack vs. the Wasps in the opener for both teams. Gleason figured in six of the 10 Tiger goals by scoring four times and assisting two strikes.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team opened its season with three wins last week, two on the road and one in Middlebury.
In their season opener on April 5, the Tigers outscored host Burr & Burton, 16-10. That game was moved to Manchester in order to take advantage of Burr & Burton’s turf field. The Tigers will host the Bulldogs on May 24.
EAST CLARENDON — The Otter Valley Union High School baseball team on Monday defeated host Mill River, 7-1, in the season opener for both squads.
Derek Aines tossed a complete-game three-hitter for OV, walking one and striking out five. He allowed MRU to score only in the seventh, when the Minutemen bunched two of their hits and used an RBI groundout to plate a baserunner.
OV took a 1-0 lead in the first when Reilly Shannon singled and came around on a ground out and two MRU miscues.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team on this past Saturday scored the game’s first five goals on its way to a 15-7 win over visiting Bates (6-6, 1-6). The Panthers improved to 9-2, 6-1 in NESCAC play, and were ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III entering this week.
They face a test on this Saturday with a key NESCAC match-up at No. 6 Trinity, which is 10-1 and 6-0 in NESCAC play.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Amherst swept a NESCAC West series from the Middlebury College softball team this past weekend, outscoring the Panthers by 21-1 in the three-game set, before the Panthers bounced back for two non-league wins on Tuesday. Amherst improved to 17-6, 6-0 in the league, while Middlebury is 8-7, 0-3 in NESCAC West.
AMHERST — The Middlebury College baseball team won three of five games this past weekend, including taking two of three at NESCAC West foe Amherst. The Panthers improved to 6-10, 2-4 in league play. Their scheduled Tuesday home game vs. Plattsburgh was postponed.
On this past Friday, Justin Han’s go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning lifted the Panthers to an 8-4 win over Amherst, a team now known as the Mammoths. Han’s blast came after an Andrew Hennings double and two hit-batsmen and erased a 4-3 Amherst lead.
BRISTOL — Bristol police arrested Shawn B. Bedard, 26, of Bristol on March 31 and cited him for a criminal charge of driving with a suspended license.
A Bristol police officer was in the process of warning Bedard for having parked illegally, when the officer identified Bedard and confirmed the suspension.
Police processed Bedard and released him on citation.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police probed two reported burglaries on April 6.
The first incident involved the theft of a chainsaw at Happy Valley Orchards on Quarry Road. In the second case, police said someone forced their way into the offices of Vermont Natural Ag Products off Lower Foote Street, where the culprit(s) stole an unspecified amount of cash.
Anyone with information on these cases is asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police: