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May 12th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — “Timing is everything,” or so the old saying goes. And unfortunately, the timing couldn’t be worse for the Harrison family of Middlebury — at least as it pertains to graduation ceremonies this year.
ADDISON COUNTY — Groups of students from Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high schools took part in a recent “Sticker Shock” day around the county.
The purpose of Sticker Shock is to reinforce public awareness about the minimum drinking age law by placing stickers on packs of beer larger than a six-pack. The goal of this project is to discourage adults and older peers (those who are 21 or over) from providing alcohol to minors.
BRANDON – The Otter Valley Union High School softball team celebrated Friday afternoon’s dedication of the program’s field to longtime Coach Pattie Candon by thumping visiting Mill River, 27-0, in five innings as senior pitcher Taylor Aines tossed a no-hitter.
MIDDLEBURY — Given second life by the NCAA Division III selection committee after losing an April 26 NESCAC quarterfinal, the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team made the most of that chance on Saturday, when the Panthers opened the NCAA tournament by thumping visiting Endicott, 19-7.
The 12-5 Panthers, healthier after their two-week layoff, bolted to a 10-1 lead before Coach Missy Foote began substituting freely and watched her team coast past the 14-4 Gulls.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school baseball action late last week, Mount Abraham won, Otter Valley split a pair of games, while Middlebury lost at home.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school softball action late last week, Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Middlebury all won games before rain washed out Saturday’s contests.
Otter Valley hosted Mill River on Friday; see story.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both came up short in matches late last week, as did the Otter Valley girls.
On Thursday, host BFA-St. Albans blanked the Tigers, 7-0. The individual results were:
• At No. 1 singles, Sam Costes, B, defeated Elliott Abbott, M, 6-3, 6-3.
• At No. 2 singles, Jake Remillard, B, defeated Bo Tran, M, 7-6, 6-1.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, the Middlebury boys’ and girls’ teams kept winning, while the Mount Abraham and Vergennes boys each dropped a pair. The Otter Valley boys were idle, but will host VUHS on Monday.