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May 10th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury defeated Vergennes for the first time in recent years to highlight local high school softball action earlier this week. In other games, Mount Abraham split a pair of games, and Otter Valley came up short at Fair Haven.
VUHS VS. MUHS
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Host South Burlington on Friday dealt the Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team its first loss of the spring, 13-6.
The Tigers fell to 4-1 and will look to bounce back at home on Monday vs. Essex. The Rebels improved to 6-2.
The Tigers had an advantage of 23-19 in shots on goal, but Rebel goalie Danielle Boucher stopped 17 shots. SB standout Sarah Fisher also scored five goals and set up a pair of scores.
Alexis Ouellette paced the Tigers with two goals, and goalie Baily Ryan made five saves.
ADDISON COUNTY — Local boys’ lacrosse teams found the going tough in the latter half of last week, as Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Vergennes all dropped contests.
Middlebury also hosted Colchester; see story.
On Wednesday, visiting Rice scored 13 first-half goals on the way to a 15-8 win over the Eagles. Gus Catlin andLucas Richter scored three goals apiece for the Eagles, and goalieTucker Paradee recorded 10 saves.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school baseball action late last week, Mount Abraham split a pair of games, while Vergennes, Middlebury and Otter Valley came up short.
On Thursday, the Eagles defeated host Missisquoi, 12-10.Mike Jeromepicked up his third pitching win of the spring and also helped spark the Mount Abe offense with two singles and three runs.George Baileyadded two hits and scored a run, andTy CombsandMatt Mullins each had two hits and two RBIs.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/8 S. Burlington vs. MUHS.................... 13-6
5/6 Rice vs. Mt. Abe............................... 15-8
5/8 MUHS vs. Colchester...................... 15-6
5/8 Rutland vs. OV................................ 19-5
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team won its opening round NCAA Division III tournament game on Wednesday, but was eliminated on Saturday by NESCAC rival Amherst. The 11th-ranked Panthers finished at 13-6 after reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time in four years.
On Wednesday, the Panthers opened at home with a 17-8 first-round win over Montclair State (13-6). The Panthers led, 9-7, in the third quarter and then scored six straight goals to ice the win.
This week’s writer is Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.
In the Addison Independent’s Legislative Review last week (April 30, 2015), Rep. Fred Baser concluded with comments in opposition to a House bill mandating paid sick days for Vermont workers. I happen to know Fred Baser and have sat across from him in labor negotiations. I am of the opinion that he is intelligent, personable and fair-minded, but I think that he is wrong in opposing paid sick days for Vermont’s workers.