June 18th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — Despite the loss of several mainstays to age eligibility rules, Addison County American Legion Baseball Coach Mike Estey is hopeful his 2014 team has the pieces in place to earn another berth in the Vermont playoffs.
It does help that a number of veterans do return to show the way for the team’s many newcomers, Estey said.
“We’re a little bit young, but we’ve got some great leadership,” he said. “We’ve got nine guys back from last year.”
ADDISON — The 33rd annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby opened at midnight this past Friday, and Katie Holler and her husband, Mick, of Addison wasted no time in getting lines in the water.
“We were fishing all night,” Holler said Saturday evening at the Addison Sportsman Cottages. “I went home and slept a few this afternoon.”
Mick Holler has won the Extraordinary category of the derby in past years.
VERMONT — A senior St. Johnsbury Academy track star, a junior Williamstown High School basketball standout, and a junior Castleton State College women’s basketball player were chosen as the Vermont Sports Media Association Athletes of the Month for February.
BRISTOL — Champion pitcher Brian Simmons showed his dominance on the horseshoe courts in Bristol on Sunday by winning the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club’s Father’s Day Open with a commanding 8-0 record for the day.
Nearly three-quarters of Simmons’ pitches were ringers in the Class A group competition. Second-place Dayton Campbell of Ohio posted an impressive 60 percent ringers but posted only five wins.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Stacey Williams, 34, of Middlebury for disorderly conduct, threatening to do bodily harm to another, and impeding traffic, following an alleged incident on Seymour Street on June 10. The complainant alleged that she threatened the victim in front of 10 children.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Were informed of the theft of a flat screen television from a North Pleasant Street residence on June 9.
BRISTOL — A mid-afternoon tractor-trailer crash has snarled traffic in Bristol.
Just after 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, a tractor-trailer headed west on East Street (Route 116 west of the village) crossed the center line, crashed through the guard rail and rolled over, Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said. No one was injured and no other vehicles were damaged in the accident.
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury will close a portion of Route 125 (College Street) near Middlebury College next Tuesday and Wednesday. The stretch between Chateau Road and Hillcrest Road will be closed and completely impassable to vehicles from 6 a.m. on June 17 to 7 p.m. on June 18, in order to allow Middlebury College to replace a steam pipe crossing under the road.