May 23rd, 2014
OTTER VALLEY — With one out in the top of the first inning of Wednesday’s softball game, Springfield No. 2 hitter Chelsea McCallister lofted a fly ball to shallow left center that an Otter Valley Union High School outfielder saw hit off her glove for an error.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School baseball team defeated visiting Missisquoi on Thursday, 7-5, and in the process the Tigers clinched their winningest season in at least five years and showed how they have done so.
The Tigers fought back after falling behind early, got key contributions from up and down the batting order, and made a critical defensive play.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Missisquoi edged the Middlebury Union High School softball team on Thursday, 6-5, as the T-Birds improved to 12-2 and retained their hold on fourth place in Division I.
The Tigers dropped to 4-9, with six of those setbacks coming by either one or two runs. They were set to play at Burlington on Saturday after the early holiday deadline for this newspaper, and are scheduled to play at Colchester on Tuesday before concluding their season by hosting South Burlington on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
ADDISON COUNTY — In midweek local high school lacrosse action, the Middlebury girls won on the road, the Mount Abraham boys came up just short away from home, and the Vergennes boys lost at home.
Weekend games were played after the early holiday deadline for this edition of the Independent. Results and details on those contests will appear in the May 29 paper.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/21 MUHS Girls vs. Essex................... 14-6
5/21 Harwood vs. VUHS Boys............... 16-2
5/21Lamoille vs. Mt. Abe Boys.............. 10-9
5/21 Woodstock vs. OV......................... 17-1
Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, opted not to represent her party as the gubernatorial candidate to challenge Gov. Peter Shumlin for reelection this November, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t interested in running for the state’s top office down the road, or at least grabbing the political spotlight when she can. That seems obvious from her op-ed released at the end of last week challenging the Democrats’ estimation of their own performance this biennium.
I don’t get it. You have a Burlington school leader who authors three budgets with built-in deficits, owes the IRS $500,000 in back employee withholding taxes and gets a golden parachute firing package of $225,000, and Rutland County makes her a finalist for a job in their system.
Is this for real? What the heck is going on?
“We don’t see that kind of money in Addison County. Or in Rutland County, … Even if you don’t believe it’s all true, it’s a big number.” So spoke Adam Lougee, the executive director of the Addison County Regional Planning Commission at their meeting on April 10, 2014. He thinks that phase II of the fracked natural gas pipeline will benefit our communities, economically.