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September 19th, 2013
STARKSBORO — Unbound Grace, a Starksboro-based nonprofit, will host a community benefit on Saturday, Sept. 21. Its fourth annual Community Big Barn Dance will include a country potluck with chicken BBQ, family field days, a silent auction, and all-ages square and contra dancing with a little bit of rock-and-roll. Music is provided by talented local band Gumbo YaYa. The event will be held at Sentinel Farms, 4118 VT Route 116 in Starksboro, from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Attendees may want to bring lawn chairs or a blanket.
BRISTOL — On Monday in Bristol, the Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team continued to look like a Division II title contender while dismissing visiting Milton, 6-1.
The Eagles moved to 4-0 and have outscored their foes by 20-4.
Still, as senior co-captain and central midfielder Cale Thygesen said after the game, it took the Eagles a while to get going against a Yellowjacket team with a misleading 0-4-1 record against tough foes.
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FAIRFAX — The Mount Abraham-Vergennes high school football team on Saturday saw tailback Tommy Lee Hodsden ramble for 300 yards on 23 carries, including touchdown sprints of 82 and 90 yards, as the Eagles defeated host BFA-Fairfax, 28-20, in a Division III clash.
MIDDLEBURY — It was another game, another overtime for the improved Middlebury Union High School field hockey team on Tuesday, when the Tigers and visiting Burlington dueled to a 1-1 tie.
The 0-2-2 Tigers have played extra sessions three times in four outings, and their only losses have come by one goal.
In Tuesday’s contest vs. the 1-1-1 Seahorses, the Tigers allowed only two shots on goalie Baily Ryan in a strong defensive effort by backs Megann Watkins, Alli White, Jess Brisson and Alex Whipple.
WEST HAVEN — Middlebury driver Todd Stone on Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway finished a dominant Modified stock car campaign by taking his 10th NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory of the year. In the process Stone not only locked up the track championship, but as a first-year NASCAR member he also unofficially clinched the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Rookie of the Year crown.
Egos are wonderful things in presidential beings. And the bigger they are, the more important it is that they continue to expand and that everyone knows from whence their divine gift flows. That, in part, is the personal ballast behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s letter to the American people published in Thursday’s New York Times.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/17 Burlington vs. MUHS ...................... 1-1
9/17 OV vs. Burr & Burton....................... 2-0
9/17 Essex vs. Mt. Abe........................... 2-0
9/17 VUHS vs. Montpelier....................... 2-1
9/17 Mt. Abe vs. Milton............................ 1-0
I’m the new reporter here at the Independent. I’ll be covering Bristol, Lincoln, Starksboro, Monkton, New Haven and Middlebury College. Plus, if you’ve got an agriculture story, I’m your man. I’ve written some stories already, but this is my first Clippings, so do forgive me if it is terrible.