October 14th, 2013
BRISTOL — Friends of the theater program at Mount Abraham Union High School held their ninth annual Duck Race on Saturday, Oct. 5, as a fundraiser for the Bristol school’s fall musical.
A maximum of 500 ducks are sold every year by committed parents and friends of the musical tradition, yielding much-needed financial support for the November theater event that includes over a hundred middle and high school students annually.
BRISTOL — The One World Library Project, located at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol, will present “Land of the Midnight Sun: Summer Travels to the Arctic,” on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. At this free presentation, Charlotte resident Jim Squires will show some of his spectacular images of the Arctic landscape and will talk about the adventure of a lifetime that took him to Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago above the Arctic Circle.
MIDDLEBURY — Joey Zelkowitz scored on an eight-yard run with 4:03 remaining on Saturday to give the Middlebury College football team a 21-14 victory over visiting Williams. The Panthers improved to 3-1, while the Ephs fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1967.
Middlebury moved 81 yards on 12 plays on its opening drive to take a 7-0 lead. Quarterback McCallum Foote found Trevor Wheeler for 28 yards on the drive and delivered the senior his first career touchdown with a 25-yard strike over the middle.
MIDDLEBURY — Friday night’s game between two undefeated Division I football teams, host Middlebury and South Burlington, saw 912 yards of total offense, 478 for the Tigers in their 42-20 victory.
But even with Rebel standout Tanner Contois rushing for 256 yards on 27 carries — including an 80-yard touchdown — defense probably made the difference in what could have been a D-I title game preview.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school boys’ soccer play late last week, Mount Abraham rallied to preserve its unbeaten record, Otter Valley posted a home win, and Vergennes and Middlebury lost at home.
The Eagles needed to scored three times in five minutes in Friday’s second half to wipe out visiting Missisquoi’s lead and move to 11-0. It was the second straight game Mount Abe had to rally in the second half to win.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team earned an emotional home win on Friday, defeating Middlebury, 5-1, in the Eagles’ first game since junior teammate Olivia Scott took her own life earlier in the week.
Their Wednesday home game vs. Mount Mansfield was cancelled, and according to Middlebury sources the Mount Abe team and coaches met and decided to go forward with Friday’s game.
BRISTOL — Ghosts, goblins and ghouls will be on the run at the second annual Halloween Hustle 5K on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. in Bristol.
Runners and walkers are encouraged to participate in costume and are reminded to be sure the chosen disguise is safe for such activity. There will be a prize for the best costume as well as prizes for the top male and female finishers in both the Adult and Junior (12 years old and under) divisions of runners. Walkers are welcome to register and strut their costumes for all to enjoy.