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September 24th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Local runners and walkers enjoyed pleasant early fall weather and good trail conditions during the 12th running of the annual TAM Trek, this past Sunday.
The event, organized by the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT), benefits conservation work and trail maintenance on the 18-mile Trail Around Middlebury, affectionately known as the TAM. By the end of Sunday’s races, MALT raised $10,000 in sponsorships and registration fees, an amount that MALT’s Executive Director Carl Robinson said is comparable to funds raised in past years.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team split a pair of recent games, losing a road NESCAC contest on Saturday before winning a non-league tilt on Tuesday. The Panthers are 4-1, 1-1 in NESCAC play heading into a Saturday game at Bowdoin.
On Saturday, the Panthers surrendered a goal to host Amherst 27 seconds into play, and the Jeffs, ranked No. 10 in NCAA Division III, made it stand up for a 1-0 victory. That remains the only goal the Panthers have allowed this fall.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school soccer action earlier this week, the Mount Abraham girls and Otter Valley boys picked up wins, but the Middlebury girls came up short.
BRISTOL — Local champ Debra Brown posted a perfect 7-0 record to win Class A of the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club Fall Roundup this past Sunday. More than three out of every four shoes that the Bristol resident pitched were ringers.
The tournament at the host’s Bristol courts saw 58 competitors coming from Vermont, New York and Connecticut. Despite the forecast rainy weather, Mike Brown said there was sun on the courts.
The club raised over $1,100 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Chaplain Laurie Jordan stood between a newly planted Japanese tree lilac and a small group convened in the late morning sunshine gracing the Ross Commons Courtyard outside the dining hall this past Saturday. A plaque inscribed with “Nathan J. Alexander ’17 (July 31, 1994 - April 2, 2015)” and set in granite lay at the foot of the sapling.
MANCHESTER — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team picked up a 1-0 win over Division II rival Burr & Burton on Tuesday to improve to 4-1-1.
That record is good enough to put the Otters in third place in D-II heading into a challenging stretch of games, starting with a Thursday date at D-I Hartford. On Monday, the Otters play at D-I Rutland, and later next week OV plays two games with Woodstock, as of Tuesday D-II’s second-place team.
WEST HAVEN — On a Saturday evening at Devil’s Bowl Speedway that saw the death of a veteran driver on the track after a victory, Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. and Lincoln’s Josh Masterson drove to wins and to track championships.
Chazy, N.Y., driver Leon Gonyo, 63, won the second of two 50-lap races in the Bond Auto Parts Modified division and then suffered a medical emergency during his victory lap. After his car then struck a retaining wall, rescue and medical personnel on the scene failed to revive him.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team won two NESCAC games this past weekend to improve to 4-0, 3-0 in league play.
The Panthers entered this week ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division III and next travel to Maine on Saturday to take on No. 2 Bowdoin.
On this past Sunday, the Panthers scored five times in the first half in a 7-0 home win against Hamilton. Middie Annie Leonard led the attack with two goals and added an assist against the Continentals (3-2, 1-2 NESCAC).