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Panther profile: Squash player's volunteering fueled by his backstory

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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This article is courtesy of the Middlebury College Sports Information Department.

MIDDLEBURY — Rising junior Jacob Ellen is a key contributor at the top of the lineup on the Middlebury College men’s squash team. A neuroscience major from New York City, Ellen has joined forces with a Middlebury classmate to advocate for a deeply personal cause.

Ellen recently sat down with the Middlebury Sports Information Department for a question-and-answer session about his background and some of this activities off the squash court.

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Camaraderie breeds horseshoe excellence

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By James Finn



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BRISTOL — Horseshoe pitching, evocative of backyard family gatherings on warm evenings and hot afternoons spent at fairgrounds, is a favorite summer activity for many. For your average sports fan, though, it probably isn’t regarded as a traditionally competitive athletic spectacle.

Pay a visit to a Bristol Sodbusters Horseshoe Club practice and you might find yourself questioning that line of thinking.

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Armwrestlers put the hammer down at Field Days

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — The competitive juices were flowing in the Show Tent at the fairgrounds this past Friday night as 161 entrants paired off, grasped hands and wrestled.

Athletes from four states — Vermont, New York, Maine and Massachusetts — and Canada contended in the annual Addison County Fair and Field Days armwrestling competition.

Tournament Director Bill Sinks, backed up by Jennifer Devoid, Jen Fitzsimmons and Kayla Jackson running the brackets, ran a tight tournament. Sinks was joined by George Sheldrick on referee duties.

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Triathlon brothers prevail; Coffey vs. Coffey in season finale

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — The Coffey brothers, Chris of Monkton and Cory of Vergennes, have been competing in Vermont Sun triathlons for more than 10 years. Chris has been the overall champion multiple times while Cory has one title. They have never done what they did this past Sunday at Branbury State Park in Salisbury.

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Matt Dickerson: Getting a bear fix in the Katmai

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Two p.m. rolled around and we still hadn’t spotted one of the famous Alaskan brown bears we had come to Katmai National Park and Preserve to see.

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Golf mixer was fun Friday event

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Friday Mixer Ralph Myhre Golf Course on Aug. 3 saw a tie for first place. The winning foursomes consisted of Father Skip Baltz, Gail Smith, Bill Laberge and Hogan Beazley on the one hand and Laurie Pratt, Heidi Kennedy, Jerry Kennedy and Corey Pratt

Earning the honor for “Most Honest Score” were the foursome of Sharon Strasner, Harold Strasner, Liz Andrews and Deb Hadeka.

Closest to the Center on Hole 9 was Bernie Andrews.

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Battling beaters draw big crowds at Field Days

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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NEW HAVEN — Thousands of fans flocked on Wednesday and Thursday night to see cars, trucks and minivans collide, auto parts fly, and smoke and steam billow from crushed radiators and bashed engine blocks, all while listening to the deafening din of un-muffled motors and pretzeled metal.

Yes, it was time for two nights of the No. 1 Auto Parts Demo Derby at Addison County Fair & Field Days, which draws more spectators than any single event at the fair, possibly to live out their fantasies of road rage.

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Champs, Marlins come home with hardware

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Both the Vergennes Champs and Middlebury Marlins came home with titles from the Vermont Swim Association 2018 Championships, held this past weekend at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction.

The Champs won the Division II championship by finishing first in five individual races and one relay, second in four other relays, and third in a fifth relay race.

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Former Vergennes Union all-star joins Panther staff

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Vergennes Union High School and Skidmore College standout basketball player Connor Merrill has been hired as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Middlebury College.

The Panton native joins the Panther program after spending the last two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

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Shrine football team wins third straight

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



CASTLETON — The Vermont team of recent high school graduate all-star football players on Saturday picked up the state’s third win in a row over New Hampshire, 24-13, in the 65th annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, which was played at Castleton University.

Strong defense and running sparked Vermont, which cut New Hampshire’s all-time lead in the series to 47-16-2 in front of 5,229 fans at Spartan Stadium. Proceeds support Shrine hospitals for children.

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