May 6th, 2015
BURLINGTON — Athletes from the Division II Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high school track and field teams placed in events at the major Burlington Invitational this past Saturday. The event drew many competitors from Division I, II and III programs.
Enjoying the most success was Mount Abe freshman Lydia Pitts, who took second in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles and placed fourth in two other events.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury defeated Vergennes for the first time in recent years to highlight local high school softball action earlier this week. In other games, Mount Abraham split a pair of games, and Otter Valley came up short at Fair Haven.
VUHS VS. MUHS
BRISTOL — Nine Mount Abraham Union High School track and field athletes won events at a three-team home meet on Monday, and four of them won multiple events as visiting Division I power Essex won the overall competition.
Freshman Lydia Pitts — fresh off placing in three events at the major Burlington Invitational two days before — led the way by sweeping all four of her events, two hurdling races, the 400-meter run, and the long jump.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school tennis action earlier this week, the Middlebury Union girls won to improve to 6-1, but the MUHS boys and Otter Valley girls came up short in bids to earn their second wins of the spring.
On Tuesday, the Tiger girls blanked host U-32, 7-0.
In individual matches:
• At No. 1 singles, Marvie Avery, M, defeated Signe Goddard, U-32, 6-1, 6-0.
• At No. 2 singles, Bree Cotroneo, M, defeated Nell Peterson, U-32, 6-0, 6-1.
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school lacrosse action earlier this week, the Middlebury Union boys’ and girls’ teams pulled out close wins, while Otter Valley saw a road rally come up just short and Vergennes lost at home.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/5 MUHS vs. CVU................................. 12-9
5/4 Montpelier vs. OV........................... 11-10
5/5 MUHS vs. St. Albans.......................... 6-5
5/5 Stowe vs. VUHS............................... 15-2
I am not Pete Rose’s biggest fan.
Actually I can’t stand the man. He’s repulsive.
Go ahead. Reinstate him, put him in the Hall of Fame, and be over with it. Just do it. I’ll get used to it.
Pete was a great player, more or less, and deserves to be in, I guess. He’s not as great as he and his supporters think: his most celebrated attribute was superfluous hustle — sprinting to first on a walk, sliding head-first.
ADDISON COUNTY — An Orwell man was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a one-vehicle ATV accident that Vermont State Police said occurred in his driveway off Route 73 late on May 2. As of Tuesday afternoon, a Dartmouth-Hitchcock spokesperson said Ronald Parent, 59, was still listed in critical condition.
Parent was first taken to Porter Hospital before being moved to Dartmouth-Hitchcock; VSP said in a press release he had suffered head trauma.