September 17th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — The county’s boys’ high school soccer teams all hit the road for games on Tuesday, when Mount Abraham pulled out a close win, and Vergennes and Middlebury came up short.
The Eagles got a tie-breaking goal from Nick Catlin with seven minutes to go and picked up a 2-1 win at Lake Division rival Milton. Dylan Weaver’s first-half goal gave the Eagles the lead over the 1-3 Yellowjackets, but Ryan Brown equalized for Milton after halftime.
BELLOWS FALLS — Host Bellows Falls on Tuesday dealt the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team its first loss of season, 1-0 in overtime.
Terrier Molly Kelly scored a minute into the extra session to lift her team to the victory in what was a defensive battle. The Terriers held a 9-6 edge in corners, but only a 4-2 edge in shots on goal. OV goalie Myliah McDonough and her BF counterpart were each credited with two saves.
MONTPELIER — A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Sept. 26 and 27.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/15 Bellows Falls vs. OV 1-0 (OT)
9/16 Mt. Abe vs. Colchester 2-1
9/16 Burlington vs. MUHS 3-2
9/14 VUHS vs. Missisquoi 2-0
9/15 OV vs. Twin Valley 2-0
9/16 Milton vs. Mt. Abe 1-0
9/16 Rice vs. MUHS 1-0
Anyone who can’t claim native Vermonter status came here from for a reason. I came here in October 2002 after living through the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City.
I wasn’t in the towers, and I wasn’t downtown, but I was in Manhattan that bluebird morning, stranded for hours trying to get back to my apartment in Brooklyn. After finding a working phone and letting my parents know I was OK, I walked south from midtown. All subway service had stopped. The closest I got to the Twin Towers was 41st Street.
Most televised sports broadcasts feature advertisements for Fan Duel and Draft Kings, online sites offering daily and weekly fantasy games in football, baseball and other sports. Fantasy sports sites are exempt from prohibitions on online gambling. Federal law treats them as games of skill, not games of chance.
Sports columnists who have written about online fantasy sports say the skills needed to win are not those of everyday fans, but advanced analytics and algorithms — skills taught to MBA students, and to Ph.D. students in economics and mathematics.
Does Bernie Sanders stand any chance of being elected president?
When I wrote here a couple weeks ago that he does not — and that Hillary Clinton will be the next president — I heard from many of my liberal friends who were dismayed by that prediction.
Didn’t I know that Sanders is leading some polls in New Hampshire and Iowa? Hadn’t I heard that even a lot of liberals don’t like or trust Clinton? And whose side was I on, anyway?
I worry that Vermont’s industrial-scale dairy farmers (“Manure pit sparks debate in town and beyond,” Sept. 7) will reap a bitter harvest if they don’t exercise the simple, old-fashioned neighborliness that has always been a hallmark of life in rural Vermont.