May 27th, 2013
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School softball team continued its march toward a high seed in Division I on Thursday, when the Commodores rode the two-hit pitching of junior Taylor Paquette past visiting Mount Abraham, 8-2.
VUHS improved to 10-4 and can clinch the No. 3 seed with wins in its final two games. The Commodores were set to visit Spaulding (9-4 as of Friday) on Saturday and will visit Middlebury (3-9 as of Friday) on Tuesday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/22 South Burlington vs. MUHS ............. 9-7
5/23 South Burlington vs. MUHS ........... 20-6
VERGENNES — A late-season match-up between the Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high school baseball teams always brings intrigue. A match-up with postseason standing implications is that much sweeter.
As rain clouds threatened on Thursday in Vergennes, VUHS pitcher Devin Hayes powered through seven innings of two-hit ball while striking out 10 in a 4-0 Commodore victory. With the win, the Commodores improved to 8-6 and solidified their hold on sixth place in Division III, while the Eagles dropped to 5-7.
Memorial Day was enacted to honor Union soldiers of the Civil War. It was set on May 30, near the day of reunification. The day was expanded after World War I to include all American casualties of any war or military action.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s commencement on Sunday has been moved inside. The ceremony, which will see 557 Middlebury students receive diplomas, had been scheduled to be held as usual on the lawn on the main quadrangle behind Voter Hall on College Street.
LINCOLN — Lincoln’s selectboard has officially expanded from three members to five. Bill Finger and Paul Forlenza were elected to the board in a special election last Tuesday, May 14, joining incumbents Barb Rainville, Elwin Isham and Oakley Smith.
Forlenza garnered 169 votes and Finger received 189. The two bested opponents Joe Martell and Jim Adams, who received 30 and 22 votes, respectively.
Editor’s note: This story was provided by the Middlebury College Office of Communications.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Board of Trustees has approved a budget of $292.4 million for fiscal year 2014, which begins on July 1. That budget represents a 2.1 percent increase over the previous fiscal year.
At its meeting on May 10-11, the board also approved two capital projects.
MIDDLEBURY — More than 5,000 family and friends of the Middlebury College class of 2013 are expected this weekend for commencement. Almost 600 students will get their diplomas in a ceremony on the central lawn of the college that will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.