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February 1st, 2016
BRANDON — Visiting Fair Haven dealt the Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team a 69-37 setback on Thursday night.
OV Coach Greg Hughes said the Slaters shot well early and dominated in the paint. Darren Brown scored 27 points to pace Fair Haven, which moved to 10-6 in its battle to earn a top-four seed in Division II.
Dylan Mackie and Josh Letourneau each scored seven points to lead the Otters, who dropped to 3-13 heading into a Wednesday home game vs. winless Springfield.
NORTHFIELD — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team picked up a Division II road win at Northfield on Wednesday, 4-1.
The victory pushed the Tigers’ record to 10-4-1 and their winning streak to three games heading into a game at Brattleboro this Wednesday. It also moved MUHS into sole possession of third place in D-II ahead of Stowe (10-4) pending results this past weekend.
Brett Viens and Henry Hodde paced the Tiger attack at Northfield with a goal and an assist apiece, while Andrew Gleason and Colton Leno also scored for MUHS.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/27 MUHS vs. Northfield 4-1
1/28 Fair Haven vs. OV 69-37
1/29 VUHS vs. Mt. Abe 70-41
1/29 St. Albans vs. MUHS 55-45
Taken alphabetically — which is the only time I would list Dallas ahead of Denver — those are the only four cities or regions in which NFL fans can say their team has gone to the Super Bowl eight times.
The Denver Broncos joined that elite company with that stirring 20-18 AFC Championship Game victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 24. It was a game for the ages in Denver and the television ratings bear that out on a national scale.
NFL.COM — The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors have chosen the “Super Bowl 50 Golden Team” in honor of Super Bowl 50, celebrating the best overall career performances in the Super Bowl, the NFL announced late last week.
WEYBRIDGE — Nothing like spending a sunny afternoon hiking up a mountain. The picnic lunch tastes even better with a panoramic view.
But how about driving four hours to get to the base of a mountain for a hike of more than 4,000 feet to the summit, wading through armpit-high snowdrifts while braving sub-zero temperatures and fierce winds with only a frozen hard-boiled egg to gnaw on for sustenance? How about facing that kind of challenge 115 times on mountains throughout the Northeast — and only during the winter?
Why does misinformation spread so quickly on social media? Why doesn’t it get corrected? When the truth is so easy to find, why do people accept falsehoods?
A new study focusing on Facebook users provides strong evidence that the explanation is confirmation bias: people’s tendency to seek out information that confirms their beliefs, and to ignore contrary information.
I’m taking an online permaculture course through Cornell UniversityExtension, and part of my current assignment is to write an elevator pitch for my bioregion to convince everyone to move here. Here it is, addressed not to us, but to the folk living other places: