April 9th, 2014
The Addison County River Watch Collaborative (ACRWC) is a thrilling example of local people learning about, systematically monitoring, and conserving a commonly-held local resource — flowing water.
Justin Crocker was a fine man — kind, generous, and thoughtful. For years he provided superb knowledge and advice to people who enjoyed bicycling, regardless of their ages, budgets, or skills. No challenge was too great, no repair too small for him. And Justin always tried to save his customers money.
He leaves an enormous hole in the Addison County bicycling community.
MIDDLEBURY — In a rare meeting between the area’s two girls’ tennis programs, host Middlebury Union earned an 6-1 win over Otter Valley on Monday in a match that was the opener for both teams and was played in breezy, chilly conditions.
The Tigers have a number of key players back and have been able to practice at Middlebury Indoor Tennis, while the Division II Otters return just three starters and first-year coach Emily Lyons said they had been on the courts just once.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team opened its season on Saturday by thumping rival Woodstock, 17-5, in a game played on the turf surface of Middlebury College’s Kohn Field.
MIDDLEBURY — Seattle Seahawks’ kicker and Super Bowl champion Steven Hauschka will visit his alma mater on April 17-18, when the 2007 Middlebury College graduate will be doing events both on and off campus.
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.