March 14th, 2013
VERGENNES — Vergennes police recently handled a mix of traffic stops, quarrels, suspicious vehicles, thefts and requests for help from the Vermont State Police.
Between March 4 and 10, Vergennes police:
• On March 4 looked into a report of a suspicious vehicle on Panton Road, an incident that remains under investigation for possible ties to recent home break-ins in the area.
• On March 4 tried unsuccessfully to reach the owner of a vehicle that had been left at a New Haven Road business; the motorcycle was later removed.
BRISTOL — On Jan. 9 at 6:48 p.m., a Bristol police officer was attempting to locate a subject to serve legal papers, when he knocked on the door of an apartment in Bristol.
When a woman opened the door, the officer noticed a strong odor consistent with that of burnt or burning marijuana emitting from within the residence. The officer investigated and said he found that the woman, identified as Fran Meehan, 39, indeed had marijuana in the apartment, so the officer cited Meehan for possession of marijuana.
BARRE — After the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team defeated No. 2 Burr & Burton in this past Saturday’s Division II championship game, 62-49, the No. 1 Commodores’ hundreds of fans — who once again made a neutral site sound like a home game — chanted what their team had accomplished for the first time in program history.
The top-seeded Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team will meet No. 3 BFA-Fairfax on Saturday in the Division II final, to be played at 3:45 p.m. in the Barre Auditorium.
The 22-1 Eagles, of course, reached the final by defeating No. 4 Hartford on Monday, 56-48, to avenge their loss in the 2012 final. Fairfax earned its berth in the final by upsetting No. 2 U-32 on Tuesday, 39-33.
BARRE — After the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team defeated No. 2 Burr & Burton in Saturday’s Division II final, 62-49, the No. 1 Commodores’ hundreds of fans — who once again made a neutral site sound like a home game — chanted what their team had accomplished for the first time in program history.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey and girls’ basketball teams dropped Division I postseason games this past Wednesday. The Tiger girls' hockey team was edged in a semifinal game on Saturday.
Not only did the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team make history on Saturday afternoon when the Commodores completed their 24-0 season and won the Division II title.
So did their coach, Peter Quinn.
According to veteran Rutland Herald sports writer Tom Haley, only one other coach has won basketball titles with both girls’ and boys’ teams, Chris Hughes of Proctor High School.