I was sitting in Sama’s, near the rear, with my back to the door, drinking coffee and grading papers, hard-copy, the old-fashioned way.
My neighbor entered, sat down opposite me, and asked me what I was doing.
“Reading student papers. I’m teaching a course this spring,” I explained. “I get to teach one a year in retirement.”
“So,” my neighbor asked, “what course?”
“A baseball class. It’s called, “Segregation in America: Baseball’s Negro Leagues.”
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/4 MUHS vs. Woodstock...................... 14-2
4/1 Midd. vs. Hamilton............................ 11-8
4/4 Midd. vs. Colby............................... 15-12
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team posted a pair of three-goal home wins vs. NESCAC opponents last week to improve to 9-2, 6-1 in league play. The Panthers were ranked No. 7 in last week’s NCAA Division III poll.
On April 1, the Panthers used a decisive five-goal run in the fourth quarter to defeat Hamilton, 11-8. The Continentals are 7-4, 3-4 in league play.
WATERVILLE, Maine — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team won a pair of recent games, including one key NESCAC contest, to improve to 9-1, 5-1 in league play. They are now ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III and will host league foe Bates on Saturday at noon.
On this past Saturday, the Panthers defeated host Colby, 7-5, in a battle of nationally ranked teams — Colby (9-2, 4-2 NESCAC) entered the game ranked No. 2. The victory also avenged two 2014 Middlebury losses to the Mules, one in the NESCAC tournament.
MIDDLEBURY — A Burlington man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to misdemeanor charges of domestic assault and unlawful mischief, stemming from an incident in Salisbury on April 4.
Vermont State Police Trooper Joseph Szarejko investigated the incident involving Nathan I. Hansen, 28. It was at 3:34 a.m. that Szarejko responded to a report of a family fight in Salisbury, though he later learned that the alleged victim had proceeded to an East Middlebury home.
MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of driving under the influence, third offense, and misdemeanor careless or negligent driving, in connection with a Dec. 21, 2014, incident during which he allegedly split in two the vehicle he had driven into a tree off Route 30 in Whiting.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday night issued several traffic tickets to a man they described as an undocumented worker, actions taken following a traffic stop at the intersection of School and South Maple streets.
Police said the man driving a car with three other undocumented workers was extremely intoxicated. The officer could not communicate with the driver because he spoke no English and police could not arrange for a translator at the late hour, about 10:30 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police say that 18-year-old Deven Corse-Terrier of Middlebury spray-painted a wall and piano at the Addison Central Teens center in the lower level of the Middlebury municipal building on April 2.
Authorities cited Corse-Terrier for unlawful trespass and unlawful mischief.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a report of a man urinating in front of a South Village Green business on March 30.