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October 1st, 2015
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College football team opened its season on this past Saturday by rallying for a 28-25 road win over Wesleyan. The Panthers will look to move to 2-0 when they host Colby on Saturday at 1 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — Nicole Laberge won the Ralph Myhre Golf Course women’s club championship, contested this past weekend. Laberge edged runner-up Liza Sacheli for the title.
This coming Saturday and Sunday will see another women’s event: The Middlebury College Women’s Invitational golf tournament will tee off on Saturday at noon and at 9 a.m. on Sunday, with shotgun starts both days.
In regular Bill Davidson Thursday Afternoon Golf on Sept. 24, the foursome of Fred Belanger, Glen Wehrwein, Dick Hodgson and Paul Butt prevailed.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Rice boys’ soccer team continued its march through the Lake Division on Tuesday, when it defeated visiting Mount Abraham, 5-2. In a seven-day span, the 6-2 Green Knights defeated Vergennes, Middlebury and Mount Abe by a collective score of 16-3.
On Tuesday, Nate Cary scored twice for Rice, and goalie Leland Gazo made five saves.
Dylan Weaver and Nick Catlin notched the Eagle goals, and goalie Nick Szczecinski stopped 10 shots as Mount Abe dropped to 4-2-2. The Eagles are set to visit VUHS on Friday.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Host Bowdoin dealt the Middlebury College women’s soccer team a 1-0 setback on Saturday. The Panthers (2-3-1, 1-2-1 NESCAC) were set to play at Keene State on Wednesday night and will host Colby on Saturday.
The Polar Bears (3-2, 2-2) scored about 21 minutes into the game and made it stand for the final 69 minutes.
Kiersten Turner scored the lone goal 20:54 into the contest after beating Middlebury keeper Kate Reinmuth on a loose ball and poking it home.
WEST HAVEN — Orwell’s Tim LaDuc and Bridport’s Brian Bishop won dirt-track races on Saturday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, while Bridgewater, N.H., racer Danny Douville picked up a $3,800 paycheck by winning the Green Mountain Sprint Car Nationals event.
Douville, the NAPA Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) series champion, drew the pole position for the 25-lap feature race and never gave up the lead in spite of two quick caution periods on laps 8 and 11.
BRISTOL — Cyclists in Saturday’s Tour de Farms enjoyed a gastronomic journey highlighting the fall harvest through the farmlands of Addison County, from sweet sips of fermented Aqua ViTea Organic Kombucha to fresh bunches of Boyer Farm’s Concord grapes.
About 250 bikers rode from Bristol to New Haven, Monkton, Hinesburg and Starksboro and back, making stops along the 37-mile route for creative and nutritious local samples from eight farm stands, three restaurants, and a total of 25 food vendors.
MONTPELIER — Deer hunters who applied for a Vermont muzzleloader season antlerless deer permit by the Aug. 28 deadline can now go to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) to see if they will be receiving a permit in the mail.
The department announced the winners on Sept. 23, after conducting a randomized computer drawing.