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July 29th, 2014
AARON SMITH PITCHES vs Essex on Saturday./Photo by Alan Kamman
CASTLETON — The Addison County American Legion baseball team started strong at the Vermont tournament, which was contested starting on Thursday, July 24, at Castleton State College and Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland.
"If you value your life, don't do hockey," they said.
I heard that advice from multiple parents after our family moved to Vermont. Never mind that our daughters were still too young to participate in organized sports, or that they'd never once displayed the slightest interest in or aptitude for hockey; the advice came unsolicited: "Hi, I'm Susie. Don't let your kids play hockey!"
VERGENNES — The clash between the No. 2 seed Vergennes Coomodores and the No. 3 BFA-Fairfax Bullets was cancelled today and rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, June 14, at 5 p.m. at Vergennes Union High School.
Wednesday’s rain-plagued Division II softball semifinal between host No. 2 Vergennes and No. 3 BFA-Fairfax was suspended in the bottom of the first inning with the Commodores winning, 2-0. It will be resumed on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. exactly as it ended on Wednesday when umpires halted play due to the weather, with Commodore runners on first and second and nobody out.
ADDISON COUNTY — With the exception of lacrosse, the playoffs followed form on Wednesday for area high school teams.
In softball, the Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley squads — the Nos. 2, 4 and 5 seeds, respectively, in Division II — all won one-sided games without allowing runs, while No. 7 Fair Haven ousted No. 10 Middlebury.
In baseball, No. 7 Otter Valley, the defending D-II champion, advanced, while in D-I No. 11 MUHS lost a heartbreaker to No. 6 Rutland.
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