June 3rd, 2013
BRANDON — When Otter Valley Union High School softball player Taylor Aines’ towering eighth-inning pop-up dropped on Thursday between two confused Hartford infielders while teammate Brittany Bushey raced home with the decisive run, the celebration that followed was above and beyond what most dramatic walk-off wins receive.
Even more than capping a wild rally from a 5-0 deficit and producing a 6-5 victory that snapped a four-game losing streak, that play gave Coach Pattie Candon the 300th win of an OV softball coaching career that began in 1986.
BRANDON – Like a knife through butter, Brett Patterson sliced through the Burr and Burton baseball lineup as smoothly as can be last Thursday, mowing down batter after batter in an 8-1 Otter Valley Union High School victory over the top team in Division II.
In a highly anticipated match-up, Patterson continued to do what he has done all year for the 15-1 Otters, leading them past a 14-2 BBA squad that is battle-tested against D- I contenders.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/29 Colchester vs. VUHS .................... 17-3
5/29 GMVS vs. OV ............................... 16-4
5/30 Rice vs. VUHS............................... 12-4
5/31 Burlington vs. MUHS .................... 15-7
FAIR HAVEN — Vergennes Union High School senior Jon Welch and Middlebury freshman Hannah Buttolph won events at Saturday’s Division II championship meet, which Fair Haven Union High School hosted.
Welch defended his title in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, while Buttolph earned a first-place tie in the girls’ high jump.
What do you get when you cast a governor trying to make a personal land deal with a neighbor who is a convicted felon, neck deep in debt and mentally challenged?
A no-win public relations nightmare.
And that’s what Gov. Peter Shumlin has on his hands. Part of it is of his own making, part of it isn’t.
ADDISON COUNTY — Most Addison County police agencies continue to report increases in drug-related crime, activity that takes a lot of time and resources to investigate during a time when resources are in short supply.
MIDDLEBURY — By her own count, Betty (McCormick) Bourgeault has attended 27 graduation ceremonies during her 81 years. It comes with the territory when you are a senior member of a large and loving family.
RIPTON — Author and activist Bill McKibben on Tuesday was awarded the $100,000 Sophie Prize, one of the world’s largest environmental awards, for his work in building 350.org, the first widespread global climate campaign.
The Norway-based prize jury cited McKibben for “pioneering new methods of social protest,” from Internet-based organizing to the widespread civil disobedience confronting the Keystone XL pipeline. Past recipients of the award include Nobel laureate Wangari Mathaai and Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew.