May 29th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ tennis team won its opening-round Division I tennis match on Tuesday, while the Otter Valley girls came up short against the top seed in D-II.
The 5-6 Tiger boys, seeded 11th in D-I, were set to take on No. 6 Rutland (12-2) on Wednesday afternoon after the deadline for this edition of the Independent.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School softball team on Tuesday outlasted visiting Spaulding and three 30-minute lightning delays to earn a 9-4 win that locked down a top-four Division II seed for the Eagles.
On Tuesday the Eagles also learned that they would earn a forfeit win over North Country, which means the Eagles will carry a 12-3 record and 61 points into their season finale on Thursday, a home game with D-I powerhouse BFA-St. Albans.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham boys held off Vergennes to highlight recent high school lacrosse action. In other games, the Middlebury girls held a big lead when a game was suspended by lightning, the MUHS boys romped, and the VUHS and Otter Valley boys came up short.
The Vermont Principals’ Association will release Division I and II boys’ and girls’ lacrosse playoff pairings on Monday.
EAGLES OVER VUHS
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent high school baseball action, Mount Abraham won a tight contest, Otter Valley split a pair of games, and Middlebury dropped two close Metro tilts on the road.
The Vermont Principals’ Association will release Division I and II playoff pairings on Monday.
One of the events I enjoy most about living in Middlebury is the Memorial Day parade. It is such a wonderful expression of small town USA with the school bands and other music groups, the various service groups and the firetrucks from all the surrounding towns.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/23 MUHS Boys at CVU........... Ppd. to 5/31
5/23 Mt. Abe vs. VUHS Boys................. 10-6
5/23 CVU at MUHS Girls.......... Susp. to 5/29
5/24 St. Johnsbury vs. OV..................... 18-5
5/27 MUHS Boys vs. St. J...................... 23-1
MIDDLEBURY — Longtime Middlebury College lacrosse coach and administrator Missy Foote will retire in June 2015 after a 38-year career at the college. Foote has coached women’s lacrosse at Middlebury for 34 years and spent 21 years at the helm of the field hockey program. She is currently associate director of athletics and has also served as the department’s senior woman administrator for the past 17 years.