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VERMONT — Mary Ann Castimore of Waltham remembers the finish line in Hong Kong. In a stunning upset, the United States Dragon Boat team she was a part of flew over the finish line ahead of the Australians — the world champions and favorites for the race — in the next lane.
“Our boats drifted after we crossed the finish line and everybody stopped,” she said. “The whole Australian boat — all 22 heads just whipped and they stared at us like, ‘Who are they? What’s a Vermont?’”
BRISTOL — A Mexican food truck business that its owners say sells only authentic cuisine has moved into a space on Bristol’s Main Street.
Taco Truck All Stars, operated by Adam and Charlotte Hineman of Bristol, also hopes to add a deli that will offer what they call genuine Mexican products. The couple hopes the deli, called Bristol Mexican Market, will be open soon.
The Hinemans said they believe there is a lack of authentic Mexican cuisine in Addison County and Vermont.
BRISTOL — The No. 1-seed Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team struck for two early goals vs. visiting No. 4 Rice in Tuesday’s Division II semifinal, and then after surrendering a first-half score put the clamps on defensively to win, 2-1.
As a result, the Eagles (16-1) advanced to the D-II final for the first time since 2004, when Mount Abraham defeated Montpelier in triple overtime for the program’s only championship.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/30 #2 Mt. Abe vs. #7 Harwood ........ 1-0
10/29 #3 Milton vs. #15 MUHS................ 4-2
MIDDLEBURY — While the top-seeded Mount Abraham boys’ soccer and No. 15 Middlebury girls’ soccer teams played for their berths in Division II finals on Tuesday (see stories in this section), the No. 3 Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team had to wait until Wednesday for its chance to reach a D-II title game.
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MILTON — The No. 3 Milton High School girls’ soccer team ended Middlebury’s surprising playoff run in the semifinals Tuesday by scoring three goals in the first 20 minutes in a 4-2 win.
Milton (13-3-1) will play for the Division II title Saturday in Randolph against No. 1 seed Mill River (16-1), a 3-2 victor Tuesday over No. 4 Harwood.
THETFORD — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ cross-country team on Saturday finished fourth in Division II at Thetford Academy to highlight local runners’ efforts.
Senior Max Moulton finished 10th to lead the Tigers, and David Dregallo (16th) and Sam Ferguson (18th) also cracked the top 20.
Ryan Biette finished 21st and Chris Garner took 29th to round out the Tigers’ five scorers.
Running a healthcare system such as Porter Medical Center is no easy job these days.
In addition to managing a budget of $69.8 million amid the continuing pressure to keep costs down, there is the looming prospect of cuts in Medicare payments and the uncertainties of a fluctuating patient population.
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