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May 16th, 2013
BRANDON — This spring the undefeated Otter Valley Union High School baseball team has relied on solid starting pitching, sound defense and timely hitting from the top of the order to the bottom.
The formula worked again on Tuesday, when the Otters knocked off visiting Leland & Gray, 6-1, to improve to 10-0. The Rebels dropped to 6-2.
After a first inning in which senior starter Justin Owen allowed a walk and two hits and an OV error also led to the Rebel run, both Owen and the defense settled down.
BRISTOL — The host Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ lacrosse team picked up a 12-3 victory over Otter Valley on Monday that the teams’ coaches viewed differently.
Eagle co-coach Paul Low saw a result sparked by junior attacker Travis Bachand’s five goals and three assists as a much-needed confidence boost for a team that had lost five straight after a 2-1 start, including three one-sided games last week.
FAIR HAVEN — Vergennes Union High School seniors Abbey Baker, Lane Kessler and Jon Welch won races and classmate Austin Beamish placed in several events to highlight the efforts of athletes on county high school track and field teams this past Saturday at the sixth annual Slater Invitational, hosted by Fair Haven Union.
MIDDLEBURY — A majority of the Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday threw its enthusiastic support behind the proposed extension of a natural gas pipeline into town, citing the need for a cheaper fuel source to both reduce residents’ heating bills and boost local businesses.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team is heading back to the NCAA Division III final four after winning three tournament home games, capped by Sunday’s 10-8 win over Rensselaer in a regional final in Middlebury.
The Panthers opened by crunching Castleton on May 15, 20-3, and then knocked off Endicott, 13-4, on Saturday as the regional opened.
VERGENNES — Vergennes voters on Tuesday backed, 296-186, the city council’s proposed $1.45 million bond to fund a new 4,611-square-foot police station on a North Main Street site between the railroad crossing and Kennedy Brothers. The small lot once was home to Vergennes Auto Sales.
City officials said they expect work to begin on the project in September, with a target completion date early in 2014.
A couple of points to make this week.
One is specific to sports. But first, as always, anonymous letters stink.
Anyone who has something to say in a letter to this or any media outlet should attach his or her name to it, just as we do when we write something. Not doing so can be simply cowardly.
ADDISON COUNTY — Cell phones can serve as a vital public safety link between a child and a parent.
But as some Addison County families are learning, cell phones can also be used as a tool for producing and sending naked images from one teen to another, photos that once out of the sender’s hands can cause them torment in school and come back to haunt them later in life.