February 2nd, 2015
ARLINGTON — The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ basketball could not snap its losing streak last week, as the 3-12 Otters lost two close road games.
On Wednesday, host Hartford avenged an earlier loss to OV with a 37-28 decision. Laura Beth Roberts scored 11 points to lead OV.
On Saturday, host Arlington’s Brooke Hawley hit the tie-breaking free throw with just seconds to go and OV came up short, 35-34. Amy Jones scored 12 to lead the Otters, who will look to break through when they visit Windsor on Monday.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games late last week and stands at 4-11 heading into a Monday, Feb. 2, home game vs. Missisquoi.
On Thursday, host Milton rallied for a 43-39 win over the Commodores thanks to 23 points and 11 rebounds by Selena Patterson. Patterson also hit five of six fourth-quarter free throws to help the 6-8 Yellowjackets secure the victory.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/28 MUHS vs. S. Burlington.................... 7-2
1/28 MUHS vs. Woodstock...................... 4-2
1/31 MUHS vs. Burlington........................ 5-1
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won twice last week, once on the road vs. first-place Woodstock, as the Tigers improved to 8-4-2 and solidified their hold on second place in Division II.
On Wednesday, the Tigers jumped on top of Woodstock, 2-0, in the first period and held on for a 4-2 victory behind 24 saves from goalie Doug DeLorenzo. The Wasps dipped to 12-3 with the setback.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team breezed to a win in its only game last week, topping host South Burlington on Wednesday, 7-2.
The 12-3 Tigers remain neck-and-neck with Northfield and Essex for first place in Division I. They face D-I home games this week, vs. Rutland on Wednesday and defending champion Essex on Saturday. Faceoff times for both are 7 p.m.
On Aug. 16, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. I was in Jackson, Wyo., nervously awaiting a call from a potential employer, a solar energy company back in Vermont. After leaving Vermont for job opportunities out West, I knew the solar position was my chance to get back to a place I loved: Addison County. This was the job I wanted, in the place I wanted to be.
I am surprised at the backlash against solar panel “fields.” We’ve all been living “high off the hog” for decades now, with limitless energy sources. Now, we have to cut back and develop new sources. Everyone knows this — even anti-environmentalists/global warming people. It’s time to turn the blinker on and change the direction of our journey.
Earlier this month, a bill was introduced in the Vermont Senate to require criminal backgrounds checks for everyone buying a gun in Vermont. This means that people who have been deemed too dangerous to own a gun by Vermont courts because of their past violent actions will not be able to.