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September 16th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Despite missing seven players either to injury or an academic trip abroad, the Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team improved to 2-0 on Saturday with its second 1-0 victory of the season, this time over visiting Stratton Mountain School.
The Tigers controlled play from start to finish, outshooting SMS by 24-6, showing purposeful play at midfield, and speed and smarts in the back.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury and Mount Abraham/Vergennes football teams posted road wins over the weekend, but Otter Valley came up short away from home in a pivotal Division III clash.
On Friday night, the 3-0 Tigers got their ground game going in a 28-6 D-I win at Colchester. Nick Felkl (156 yards on 11 carries) and Jakob Trautwein (133 yards on 12 attempts) rushed for almost 300 of the Tigers 397 yards, and each also scored two touchdowns.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area girls’ high school soccer play late last week, Vergennes won in overtime, while Mount Abraham and Otter Valley each split a pair of games.
The Commodores knocked off host Rice on Saturday, 1-0, in overtime when Tea Keifer knocked in the rebound of a penalty kick that Green Knight goalie Macie Sicard had stopped.
Commodore goalieK.C. Ambrose was credited with 25 saves as VUHS shut out Rice and evened its record at 2-2. Sicard stopped 10 shots for Rice.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school boys’ soccer action late last week, Middlebury, Vergennes and Otter Valley all came up short.
Mount Abraham (3-0) was idle. The Eagles will host Milton on Monday.
On Friday, defending Division I champion Champlain Valley Union remained unbeaten with an 8-0 win over visiting MUHS. Goalies Bo Tran andWilder Perera teamed up to make 13 saves for the rebuilding Tigers, who dropped to 0-4.
In a speech that entertained the 100 members present at last Thursday’s annual meeting of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, renown sports writer Alex Wolff painted an exciting portrait of tomorrow’s Addison County: a county-wide destination resort steeped in Vermont’s rural traditions, blessed with farm-to-table cuisine, and focused on outdoor recreation.
MIDDLEBURY — More than 500 people from throughout the state packed the Middlebury Union Middle School gym on Tuesday to weigh in on a proposed 43-mile natural gas pipeline, with most of the commenters urging the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) to deny Vermont Gas Systems the permit it needs to pursue the $70 million project.
Like many citizens who spoke, New Haven resident Craig Zondag addressed environmental issues, including the fact that some of the gas in the pipeline would have been captured using a controversial drilling technique called fracking.