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MIDDLEBURY — Krista Sargent had lost part of her soul.
She reclaimed it with the help of others — and through a special poem that came from her heart.
“I am from the smell of Nana’s cookies baked all the time, hugs from Nana, whose long-gone porcelain dolls I remember as if they were mine,” the Vergennes resident writes.
“I am from being raped three times and living homeless in California, from doing drugs and learning better.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team picked up a key Division I victory at home on Tuesday, using probably its best defensive effort of the season and balanced scoring to knock off Mount Mansfield, 12-7.
MIDDLEBURY — Bristol 38-year-old Todd Smith, coming off a three-hour-39-minute finish in the Boston Marathon less than three weeks earlier, was almost within sweating distance of Middlebury College senior Melake Getabecha near the end of Sunday morning’s fifth annual Middlebury Maple Run — The Sweetest Half. But the Denver resident pulled out the win in a time of one hour, 14 minutes and 50 seconds; Smith crossed the finish line nine seconds later.
BURLINGTON — Athletes from the Middlebury, Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high school track teams scored points with top-six finishes on this past Friday and Saturday at the Burlington Invitational, a major midseason meet that drew dozen of teams.
The Essex boys’ and girls’ teams prevailed overall. The Tiger girls were 14th among 21 teams that managed to score points, followed by the Eagles in 16th and the Commodores in 18th.
The Tiger boys were 16th, and the VUHS boys were 18th among 27 teams that scored at least one top-six finish.
WEST HAVEN — Veteran Middlebury racecar driver Todd Stone opened his 2013 season this past weekend with wins on two tracks, in South Plattsburgh, N.Y.’s Airborne Speedway on Saturday and at Devil’s Bowl in West Haven on Sunday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/6 MUHS vs. Woodstock ...................... 8-6
5/7 Rice vs. VUHS ................................ 14-4
5/8 MUHS vs. Burlington ...................... 15-7
5/8 Colchester vs. Rice ........................ 16-2
I started my drive toward Otter Creek two hours before sunset. My waders and fly-rod were in the back of the car along with a couple tins of new flies freshly tied over the winter and still undamaged by rocks, branches, or the mouths of fish.
Two votes facing Vergennes residents next Tuesday — a $1.45 million bond to fund a new police station, and a $600,000 loan to replace the high school roof — deserve community support.