May 21st, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School baseball team dropped a pair of home games earlier this week and saw its record dip to 6-5.
On Monday, visiting North Country improved to 6-4 with a 7-2 win over the Tigers. Aaron Smith absorbed the pitching loss, while Matt Dunton and Josh Stearns had a pair of hits apiece for MUHS.
On Tuesday, visiting Champlain Valley improved to 10-2 with a 7-1 victory over MUHS. Stearns provided the Tiger highlights with two more hits, including a double.
RUTLAND — The Otter Valley Union High School golf team competed at the Rutland Country Club on Monday, firing a 424 to finish third in a Division II field.
Springfield, with Alex Rumrill shooting a 77 for medalist honors, won with 373. Mill River was right behind at 376.
Ben Jerome led the Otters by shooting 100. Also scoring for OV were Garrett Robin (101), Colin Nicklaw (102) and Joey Scarborough (121).
May 20. I stand wading in the New Haven River. There may be no such thing as a stereotypical Vermont May day. I’ve seen snow squalls as late as Memorial Day, and temperatures in the 80s before the start of turkey season. It can cloud over and rain for a week, and we can see nothing but sunshine for a whole month. Or we can see all four of the above in the span of four days.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/19 B. & Burton vs. MUHS Girls........... 13-8
5/20 MUHS Boys vs. Essex.................. 12-6
5/19 MUHS vs. N. Country........................ 8-2
5/19 OV vs. Brattleboro............................ 2-0
GETTYSBURG, Penn. — Host Gettysburg eliminated the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team from the NCAA Division III tournament on Saturday, 9-7, in a regional semifinal.
The Panthers, ranked No. 9, concluded their season at 12-6. Gettysburg improved to 18-2, but was defeated by Middlebury’s NESCAC rival Trinity in Sunday’s regional final, 16-8.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Middlebury College men’s golf team finished 19th out of 41 qualifying teams at last week’s NCAA Division III championship tournament, which was held at the Grandover Resort’s East Course in Greensboro, N.C.
The Panthers shot 294-310 for a total of 604 over the first two days of the event — May 13 and 14 — missing the top-15 cut by five strokes. The NESCAC champions had been in seventh place after day one.
A couple of weeks ago, our phone rang right after dinner. On the other end was a voice belonging to a 7-year-old boy we know.
“I was wondering if you could come to my baseball game this Friday?” he asked.
He’d recently started practicing with our town’s Little League baseball team, the Middlebury Meteors. That Friday they’d be playing their first game, against the Cornwall Cougars.
When a 7-year-old asks you to attend his first baseball game, you go to the game.
At the risk of getting too personal, I have to ask: Have you massaged your kale lately?
Normally, that’s a subject I’d bring up only with my closest friends, but I can’t resist. I just learned a few weeks ago that you could — and should — massage your kale, at least if you intend to serve it raw. And here I was, unaware that kale was prone to nervous tension.