October 12th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School musicians Sophie Saunders, flute, and Haven Tate, bass trombone, have been selected to perform with the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) Honors Concert Band in Nashville, Tenn., in late October. Only four students from Vermont were selected for this honor.
Saunders and Tate will rehearse for three days with other top students from around the United States, culminating in a performance on stage at the Grand Ol’ Opry.
FERRISBURGH — Vermont’s Department of Fish & Wildlife Conservation Planning Biologist Jens Hilke will present “Where the Wild Things Are,” a program and conversation about local wildlife, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Ferrisburgh Community Center and Town Offices.
The event includes a historical look at the region and discussion of who lives here, current issues, and what can be done to protect vital habitat.
BRISTOL — The Otter Valley Union High School football juggernaut claimed another victim on Saturday, this time game, but overmatched, Mount Abraham team by 55-22.
OV improved to 7-0 and scoring on its first six possessions to lead at the half, 40-0, as quarterback Carson Leary threw for three touchdowns and ran for two.
The Otters can clinch the top seed in Division II with a win at home on Saturday at 7 p.m. over visiting Mill River (6-1) in a game that will be played under temporary lights.
BRANDON — Despite not putting its best foot forward on Saturday, the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team earned a 2-2 tie with visiting Division I foe Hartford and took another step toward the No. 2 seed for the upcoming Division II playoffs.
The Otters are 8-1-3, a record that includes a 2-0-2 mark against D-I competition, with two games left in the regular season against the D-I teams they have already defeated this fall. They play at Mount Anthony on Tuesday and host Rutland on Thursday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer action last week, Mount Abraham and Middlebury posted wins, but Vergennes and Otter Valley came up short. Teams are entering their final week of regular season play.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school field hockey play in the latter half of last week, Otter Valley won at home, Middlebury split a pair of games, and Mount Abraham tied twice against the state’s two top Division I teams.
The Otters also hosed Hartford on Saturday; see story.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham edged Middlebury to highlight local high school boys’ soccer in the latter half of last week. In other games, the Eagles won again, the Tigers prevailed at home, Otter Valley won one and lost one, and Vergennes fell to a Division I power.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School football team bolted to a 32-0 first-half lead on the way to a 39-0 victory over Division I newcomer Rice on Saturday to remain undefeated at 7-0. Rice, the two-time defending D-II champion, dropped to 1-6.
The Tigers can wrap up an 8-0 regular season with a win at Champlain Valley at 7 p.m. on Friday. The Redhawks lost at home to Mount Anthony, 30-27, this weekend to fall to 4-3.