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October 13th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Peter Welch is running in more ways than one. The four-term Democrat took some time out before a jog in the Middlebury area last week to discuss some foreign and domestic issues during his run for another two years as Vermont’s lone representative in the U.S. House.
BRISTOL — A house of worship is more accessible to parishioners and a food shelf is better able to serve the community, thanks to a $250,000 renovation of St. Ambrose church in Bristol.
MIDDLEBURY — In the kind of battle that could help both teams prepare for the upcoming playoffs, the host Middlebury Union High School field hockey team on Friday made a beautiful early goal stand up against Mount Abraham’s second-half onslaught and won, 1-0.
BRISTOL — After 15 years with the Mount Abraham Union High School football program, almost seven years as its head coach, Ernie Senecal resigned this past week.
Both Senecal and Mount Abe Co-Athletic Director Jeff Stetson cited “personal reasons.” But Senecal acknowledged that some of those reasons came because of “some of the things that have been said about me,” citing complaints about his leadership and treatment of some athletes, complaints that he said were unfair.
ADDISON COUNTY — In Saturday football action, Middlebury and Otter Valley each won handily, but the Mount Abraham/Vergennes squad came up just short in a game with postseason implications.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school field hockey play in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham stretched a winning streak, Middlebury gave undefeated Essex a battle in a loss, and Otter Valley posted two tight wins against Marble Valley League rivals.
MUHS also hosted Mount Abe on Friday; see story.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school boys’ soccer play late last week, Mount Abraham broke through for a win, but Vergennes, Middlebury and Otter Valley came up short.
On Friday, the Eagles snapped their eight-game winless streak, 1-0. Charlie Meyer provided the offense with a first-half penalty kick, and goalie Nick Sczcecinski backed the Mount Abe defense with seven saves. Mount Abe improved to 3-6-2.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham made it a season sweep of rival Vergennes to highlight girls’ soccer action in the latter half of last week. In other games, the Eagles won again, the Commodores came up short, Middlebury lost one and tied one, and Otter Valley dropped two games.
EAGLES TOP VUHS