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June 8th, 2015
BRISTOL — Get ready to oil up the chain, strap on the helmet and stretch those legs (and that stomach), because the eighth annual Tour de Farms is presenting the first-ever Five Town Ride on Saturday, Sept. 26. The 35-mile tour will start at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol and end at the Bristol Harvest Festival on the Bristol town green.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Recreation Department is inviting all Bristol residents to take part in the first townwide yard sale on June 20. Organizers said the event will give sellers the opportunity to do some spring cleaning and yard sale enthusiasts the opportunity to find some treasures.
The June 20 sales will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.
You’ve got no yard? No problem. The Rec Department is renting 10-foot-by-10-foot space inside at Holley Hall or on the Town Green.
MIDDLEBURY — American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Executive Director Julie Broadway announced recently that after an extensive search, Amy Mincher has been hired as the museum director for the National Museum of the Morgan Horse in Middlebury.
GRAND ISLE — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department would like to remind the public that Vermont’s annual, statewide summer Free Fishing Day is set to take place on Saturday, June 13, and will be highlighted by a free Family Fishing Festival in Grand Isle.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School won a first-round Division I playoff game last week, but fell in a Saturday quarterfinal. The Tigers finished at 9-6.
The Tigers opened on Wednesday by defeating No. 11 Brattleboro, 15-4, in the seniors’ final appearance on Fucile Field.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ lacrosse team finished its season at .500 (9-9) after falling to No. 1 Rice in a Saturday Division II quarterfinal, but not before winning a first-round game on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the Eagles won a rubber match with No. 8 U-32, 11-8. The teams had split two competitive regular season games. Lucas Richter led the charge with five goals, and goalie Tucker Paradee backstopped the win with 10 saves and picked up an assist.
MIDDLEBURY — The No. 1 Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team cruised past No. 8 Woodstock, 13-5, on Friday and now must get down to business.
MUHS, No. 2 South Burlington (13-3), No. 4 Essex (11-5, including two out-of-state losses) and defending champ No. 6 Champlain Valley (11-6, including two out-of-state losses) are the final four.
MILTON — Host No. 4 Milton on Friday edged No. 5 Middlebury Union High School, 3-1, in a Division II softball quarterfinal.
The loss to the 11-6 Yellowjackets snapped the Tigers’ five-game winning streak, one that moved them up in the D-II standings and allowed them to host and win a first-round playoff game. It was also the 9-7 Tigers’ fifth loss by three runs or fewer this spring, including three extra-inning setbacks. One of those came earlier at Milton, 9-8, in eight innings.