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March 25th, 2013
MONTPELIER — Erin Connor of Bridport will again represent Vermont at the national contest of the High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, the premier scholarship program of the American Legion. As a sophomore, Connor made her first trip to the national contest in 2011 and progressed to the second round of the three-round contest. Her parents are Paul and Marian Connor of Bridport.
ADDISON COUNTY — The undefeated Division II champion Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team made and deserved the lion’s share of headlines this winter. Meanwhile, one player put together an outstanding individual season with less fanfare: Otter Valley senior forward Ryan Kelley, who headlines the 2013 Addison Independent Boys’ Basketball All-Star Team as the Player of the Year.
The following organizations will have special relgious services this week.
BRANDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Easter Sunday, March 31, 9 a.m., free continental breakfast; 10 a.m., Easter morning worship celebration, with music provided by the Brandon United Methodist Choir.
MIDDLEBURY — When the track and field season begins at the Middlebury Union Middle School this spring a handful of athletes started out in a little better shape than they might have, thanks to an informal winter running program.
At the end of last fall’s cross-country season a group of the athletes felt that they had built up a good base of fitness and didn’t want it to atrophy over the winter. So they asked their coaches, Wendy Hollander and Karen Morris, if they would continue practices over the course of the winter.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College senior alpine skier and Toronto, Canada, native David Donaldson has earned himself a starting spot on the Canadian team in every FIS World Cup giant slalom race next winter.
Donaldson recently capped off the most impressive winter of competition for any Eastern collegiate skier by placing second in the Audi Coupe Nor-Am Cup giant slalom standings.
3/19 Midd. vs. RPI.................................. 12-8
3/23 Midd. vs. Wesleyan ...................... 18-5
3/19 Midd. vs. St. Lawrence ................. 11-4
3/23 Midd. vs. Wesleyan ........................ 7-6
NCAA D-III Elite 8 in Salem, VA
BRISTOL — On Feb. 28 Bristol police received a report from a Kountry Trailer Park resident who saw a dog belonging to another resident bite and injure a child.
Police investigated and found out that the family had taken the child to Porter Hospital, where he got 11-12 stitches in his right arm. The dog, the subject of at least two prior bite complaints, was seized for observation as it did not have a current rabies certificate.