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Eagle football team stems Otter Valley’s rally

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — In a Division II game between two high school teams needing a positive result, host Mount Abraham-Vergennes outlasted visiting Otter Valley on Friday, 24-20, in a hard-fought Friday game played under rented lights.

The outcome was not decided until junior tailback Kevin Pearsall rushed 15 yards on third-and-14 with 40 seconds to go, allowing the Eagles to run out the clock.

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City chief defends Vergennes police anti-bias efforts

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel defended his department’s equal treatment of all citizens at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Merkel was invited to speak because questions arose at the Aug. 22 council meeting about the January University of Vermont study that stated the Vergennes department pulled over vehicles driven by African-Americans at a much higher rate than by whites.

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Tiger girls soccer team outscores stubborn Vergennes squad

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team scored twice early in Monday’s second half to snap a 1-1 tie on the way to a 4-2 victory over stubborn Vergennes.

The Tigers improved to 3-0 and racked up 15 goals in those games.

On Monday senior Andi Boe scored twice, including the go-ahead goal a minute after the half, pushing her season total to seven. Senior striker Isabel Rosenberg and junior middie Ailey Bosworth notched the other goals.

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Local runners vie at Burlington High School; Tiger girls are fourth

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ cross-country team finished fourth, the best placement among Division-II squads, at Saturday’s Burlington High School Invitational, while Tiger boys’ senior Sam Hodges took fourth in the boys’ 5K race.

Host Burlington won both varsity team competitions, with North Kingstown (R.I.) High School second in each. BHS scored 71 in the girls’ 5K race, followed by North Kingstown (84), Essex (121) and the Tigers (130).

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Rokeby Museum head still digging into Vermont history as she readies for retirement

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — After a 22-year tenure highlighted by the addition of a 5,000-square-foot visitor center, Rokeby Museum Executive Director Jane Williamson will step down at the end of 2017 from a job that she admittedly was not at first sure she wanted.

Williamson, a 68-year-old Burlington resident and small-town Minnesota native, was a dedicated Rokeby volunteer long before becoming its leader.

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Eagles' roll continues with hard-fought win over Tigers

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The fast start for the Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team continued on Saturday, when the Eagles earned a 3-0 victory over visiting Middlebury.

The Eagles improved to 3-0 and have outscored their opposition by 12-0 so far this fall.

But Saturday’s result did not come easily. The Tigers bounced back well from an 8-2 opening loss at Champlain Valley two days before: They controlled stretches of play and earned 15 penalty corners to the Eagles’ 11.

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Northlands Job Corps director out after less than a year

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The head of the Northlands Job Corps Center in Vergennes has been replaced after less than a year on the job.

An official of the company that operates the federally funded job training center confirmed in an email to Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley last week that center director Shirma Ferguson has been replaced by an interim director.

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Tiger football routs Lakers in home opener

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team debuted in promising fashion this past Friday, taking a 35-6 third-quarter lead in a 49-20 victory over visiting Colchester in the opener for both Division I squads.

The Lakers scored on the game’s first possession, a four-play, 63-yard drive capped by a 5-yard pass from quarterback Zack Morin to wideout Bailey Olson and keyed by a 44-yard Morin-to-Olson bomb.

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Area high school sports season to kick off

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Leaves have yet to turn, and V-formations of geese have yet to soar over area towns, byways and pastures.

But sure signs of fall began to arrive two weeks ago: double sessions, wind sprints and pinnies.

And this weekend those pinnies will give way to clean uniforms, unblemished records and high hopes as the area’s high school fall sports teams take to the fields, trails and — for the first time — links this fall.

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New Tiger field hockey coach has 'passion' and an MUHS history

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The new Middlebury Union High School field hockey coach played a role during one pivotal period in the program’s storied history, and she is taking charge at what could be another key point in time.

Chelsey Giuliani, a former MUHS field hockey standout and 2001 graduate, played for Tiger coaching legend Gail Jette during the final few years of Jette’s nearly four-decade career.

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