April 20th, 2017
VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of incidents between April 10 and 16, including helping other agencies, calming a domestic dispute, dealing with a fraud case, responding to two threat complaints, and helping one inebriated individual find his car.
During those seven days, Vergennes police:
• On April 10 responded to a 911 hang-up call from a First Street home and calmed an arguing couple who police said had been drinking.
Editor’s note: This commentary was written by Vermont Representatives Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, Johannah Leddy Donovan, Diana González and Martin LaLonde.
ST. JOHNSBURY — Two local youngsters won titles and another eight finished in the top six in their weight classes at Saturday’s wrestling championships for kindergarteners and first- and second-graders, hosted by St. Johnsbury Academy.
Earning championship trophies were Kaidin White from the Vergennes area club and Isayah Isham from the Mount Abraham area club.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse, all on Tuesday, the Vergennes-Mount Abe cooperative girls’ team dropped its first varsity contest on the road, the Middlebury girls kept rolling, and the MUHS boys played another close game, this time coming up just short.
VUHS girls’ coach Marikate Kelley said the Commodores started out strong vs. host St. Johnsbury, but the Hilltoppers “picked up their play and took us out of our game” to win, 16-4. Kelley called it a learning experience.
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team picked up two recent victories, including a critical NESCAC win that gave the Panthers the inside track on hosting the league’s postseason tournament.
The 11-2 Panthers, 7-1 in NESCAC, moved to No. 4 in this week’s NCA Division III rankings.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/17 St. Johnsbury vs. VUHS................. 16-4
4/18 MUHS vs. St. Albans...................... 11-3
4/17 Mt. Abe/VUHS vs. OV.................. 16-10
4/18 South Burlington vs. MUHS.......... 12-10
On Saturday I watched my younger daughter’s college lacrosse game. At one point she burst through a knot of four or five players battling for a ground ball (lax-speak for a loose ball) and tried to scoop it. Her first try to pick the ball up knocked it clear of the scrum.
But she was able to snag the ball cleanly on a second try, and then reverse field and sprint down the right sideline, back toward the opposing goal. Two opponents tried to pin her along the sideline, but she stopped, switched to her left hand, and tossed the ball to a teammate.
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