February 12th, 2014
RIPTON — Frost Mountain Nordic Club members competed against top skiers from around Vermont on Sunday, when the Rikert Nordic Center hosted the Team Vermont Qualifiers for the Eastern High School Championships (EHSC) and J2 (U-16) Championships.
According to Frost Mountain Nordic Coach Cam MacKugler, in both the EHSC and J2 championships each New England state brings its top 20 male and female racers to compete for the crown of top state. Frost Mountain and Rikert will jointly host the J2 championships on March 7, 8 and 9.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School wrestling team concluded its dual-meet season on Tuesday by defeating visiting Essex, 42-24, and Champlain Valley, 42-26, sweeping non-forfeited matches, 8-0, and taking them all by pin.
Coach Ethan Raymond said the two wins on the team’s senior night bumped the Tigers up to the No. 3 seed for this Saturday’s Northern Vermont Athletic Conference dual-meet championship, which will be held at Vergennes.
NORTHFIELD — Vergennes Union High School junior Chris Castillo won the Division II boys’ long jump at Saturday’s indoor track championship meet at Norwich University to highlight the day for the Commodore team.
Castillo also placed sixth in the triple jump to score 16 of the VUHS boys’ 21 points — a score good enough to put the Commodores in seventh place among 13 D-II teams competing. Fair Haven edged Rice, 106-103, for the D-II boys’ title.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/12 MUHS Girls vs. Rice........................ 8-2
2/12 MUHS Boys vs. Hartford .................. 3-1
2/10 VUHS vs. Milton ......................... 58-44
2/10 St. Albans vs. MUHS .................. 42-31
Editor’s note: This week’s sports columnist is Peter Lindholm, whose dad, Karl, usually occupies this space. Peter spent this fall with his family in Cameroon, West Africa, and is now in his first week of classes at Middlebury College. He graduated from Middlebury Union High School last spring.
Editor’s note: This is the most recent in a series of columns by members of Middlebury’s Town Offices and Recreation Facilities Steering Committee. Nancy Malcolm chairs that committee and John Dale is a senior architect at Bread Loaf Corp.
The town office/recreation facility proposal is a marriage of convenience between Middlebury College and the town of Middlebury. It is well known that marriages of this sort leave much to be desired. I have noted several major flaws in this proposal, any one of which justifies a rejection by the voters. I’m sure that others can find more reasons that warrant leaving this ill-conceived proposal at the altar.
Here are some of the flaws I found, in no particular order.
ADDISON COUNTY — A New Haven man was allegedly kidnapped by a man with whom he hoped to transact some business.
Vermont State Police received a complaint from Richard Esty, 67, of New Haven, who said he responded to a Craigslist post and arranged to meet with Jonathan Henry, 28, of Marshfield on the afternoon of Jan. 27. Esty told police that during their meeting in East Montpelier, Henry physically assaulted him, drove him to Berlin where he extorted money from him, and returned him to his vehicle.