June 12th, 2014
This week, my daughter and some 126 classmates will graduate from Middlebury Union High School. It is a moment of transition, coming of age, leaving the world of childhood, stepping into the responsibilities and challenges of adult life. Parents, families, community members will celebrate the achievement, as we should. I hope we will also take a moment to thank and celebrate the people who made this achievement possible.
Wednesday’s rain-plagued Division II softball semifinal between host No. 2 Vergennes and No. 3 BFA-Fairfax was suspended in the bottom of the first inning with the Commodores winning, 2-0. It will be resumed on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. exactly as it ended on Wednesday when umpires halted play due to the weather, with Commodore runners on first and second and nobody out.
Editor’s note: The following statement was submitted on behalf of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Board by RNeSU Chairperson Carol Brigham.
FAIR HAVEN — First-place finishes by Middlebury Union High School senior Max Moulton and sophomore Hannah Buttolph highlighted local athletes’ efforts at Saturday’s Division II championship track and field meet, which was hosted by Fair Haven Union High School.
Moulton won the boy’s 800-meter run in 1:59.81, in the process reclaiming the title he won as a sophomore, while Buttolph claimed the girls’ high jump title at a height of five feet, three inches.
On June 3, the No. 10 seeded North Country Union High School baseball team, owner of an 8-8 record, made a 340-mile, five-and-a-half-hour round trip to face No. 7 Brattleboro, a 10-6 team, in the first round of the Division I playoffs. The Falcons predictably lost to the Colonels, 9-1.
LYNDONVILLE — The No. 5 Otter Valley Union High School softball team thumped top-seeded host Lyndon on Tuesday, 24-5, to earn a date in this weekend’s Division II final.
WEST HAVEN — There were no Addison County winners in June 6 action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. and Addison’s Chuck Bradford came away with second-place finishes.
Quenneville finishes second behind first-time winner Jason Durgan in the 30-lap Bond Auto Parts Modified race, just ahead of Leon Gonyo. Middlebury’s Todd Stone, the defending series winner, took eighth.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College finished 10th in the 2014 NCAA Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup race, which measures school’s overall athletic competitiveness via their NCAA success. The Panthers had earned 10-straight top-five finishes, including winning its first cup in 2011-2012.