October 1st, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — A group of graduates of Middlebury High School and Middlebury Union High School are preparing for a big weekend early next month The MHS-MUHS Alumni Association this week announced its annual Homecoming activities for the weekend of Oct. 3 and 4.
The weekend kicks off with the girls’ soccer team hosting Missisquoi on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ soccer action from late last week, Vergennes broke through for its first win, Mount Abraham dropped a rematch of key 2013 contest, and Otter Valley earned a road tie.
RIPTON — The Ripton Ridge Run celebrates its 27th year on Sunday, Oct. 12. The Ridge Run, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Ripton School, features a 5K run, a 10.4K loop run and a noncompetitive 5K fun-walk. All races start and end at the Ripton Elementary School where there will be lunch, a raffle and awards.
WATERVILLE, Maine — The Middlebury College field hockey team picked up two wins this past weekend to improve to 6-1, 3-1 in NESCAC play. The Panthers will visit league foe Trinity on Saturday after a Wednesday date at No. 7 Skidmore. They were ranked No. 5 in last week’s NCAA Division III poll.
On Saturday, Middlebury scored twice in the first nine minutes and went on to a 3-1 NESCAC victory over host Colby (4-4, 0-4 NESCAC).
BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School on Saturday will induct its first class into the newly founded Otter Valley Hall of Fame as part of OV’s homecoming festivities.
The 2014 Hall of Fame honorees are:
• OV’s 1966, 1969 and 1982 debate teams.
• OV’s 1963 and 1976 baseball teams.
• Coaches David Gale and Chuck Memoe.
• Administrator Richard Breen.
• Athlete Peter Breen.
There are many things I look forward to every fall. Apples. Apple pie. Apple cider. Cider donuts from Happy Valley Orchard. Also autumn vegetables. Fall foliage. Chilly mornings. Warm afternoons that follow chilly mornings. Cool evenings. Spawning brown trout, brook trout and landlocked salmon.
And very high on that list: fall afternoons paddling our canoe around the local lakes.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team defeated visiting Springfield on Tuesday, 2-0, to improve to 7-2 heading into Saturday’s 11 a.m. homecoming game vs. Mount Anthony.
Kylee Bissette gave OV the lead at 0:48 of the first half by converting a Courtney Bushey assist. Allison Lowell added the insurance goal midway through the second half, with an assist from Maia Edmunds.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team snapped its five-game losing streak on Tuesday by topping visiting Colchester, 1-0.
The Eagles earned a 14-1 advantage in shots on goal, but only Kennady Roy, with an assist from Bailey Sherwin, put a ball past Laker goalie Abby Ladd. Ladd stopped 13 shots in the losing cause as her team dropped to 0-8.
Mount Abe goalie Danielle Morse stopped the only shot she saw as the Eagles improved to 4-5.