April 9th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Williams, the No. 2 ranked women’s tennis team in NCAA Division III, defeated No. 8 Middlebury on Sunday, 7-2. The Ephs (12-0, 2-0 NESCAC) were the sixth ranked opponent the 6-3 Panthers have faced in their nine matches. The setback dropped them to 1-1 in NESCAC play.
The Panthers won one singles and one doubles match. In doubles, the Middlebury tandem of Lauren Amos and Margot Marchese edged Williams’ Alex Stone and Linda Shin in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-3).
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Middlebury College track and field teams defeated host Springfield on Saturday in windy conditions. The men won, 100-85, while the women were victorious, 125-70.
The women won 17 of the 19 events contested, led by Hannah Blackburn who posted victories in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.43 and the triple jump in 35’1.75”.
I have a confession. I will make it in print (though out of shame I hope nobody actually reads my column this week): Now that I am older, every once in a while a thought crosses my mind that perhaps I won’t go fishing on opening day of trout season.
BENNINGTON — The Otter Valley Union High School softball season started on Tuesday with a loss when host Division I foe Mount Anthony erased an early OV lead and claimed a 9-3 victory.
The game had been scheduled for Brandon, but moved to Bennington because the Otters’ home field was not ready. The Otters are now set to host the Patriots on May 23 in what was originally a road game.
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College softball team took two out of three NESCAC West games at Amherst this weekend, winning the opener when pitcher Elizabeth Morris tossed a no-hitter.
The Panthers are 7-6 overall, 2-1 in NESCAC West, while the Jeffs dropped to 11-3, 1-2 in the league. Both trail first-place Williams, which is 3-0 in NESCAC West.
Middlebury’s scheduled Tuesday doubleheader with visiting Union was postponed.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College baseball team was swept by host Wesleyan this past weekend. The Panthers dropped to 2-11, 0-6 in NESCAC West play, while Wesleyan moved to 14-5, 3-5 NESCAC.
The Panthers had been set to travel to St. Michael’s on Tuesday, but that doubleheader was postponed. The Panthers will head to NESCAC West foe Hamilton for a three-game set this Friday and Saturday.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on the morning of April 3 called the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to help an ailing school bus driver after stopping the vehicle on New Haven Road.
Police pulled over the bus, which they said was bound for Vergennes Union High School, after receiving a report that it was being operated erratically on Route 7. That report apparently originally came from one or more motorists on the state highway, they said.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on Feb. 19 arrested Chastity Pecor, 29, of Bristol, on suspicion of stealing a wallet from a car parked outside of the Baptist Church in Bristol three days earlier. In other action in February, Bristol police:
On Feb. 1, responded to Maplefields for a report of a gas drive off. Police took down a copy of the transaction and will conduct a follow up.
On Feb. 1, provided security for a basketball game at Mount Abraham Union High School, and encountered no problems.