September 17th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team opened its season with a tie and a win in two recent home games. On Sunday, the Panthers and NESCAC rival Connecticut settled for a 1-1 stalemate, and on Sept. 9 the Panthers blanked visiting Colby-Sawyer, 4-0. The Panthers next play at Amherst on Saturday.
My wife and I have been celebrating milestones lately — by which I mean opportunities to be more aware of my increasing age. Two summers ago our oldest son graduated from college, got engaged and declared his fiscal independence. Last summer we hit the point where we had been married for half our lives. This summer our oldest son got married, our middle son spent his first summer away from home, our youngest graduated from high school, and we crossed the barrier of having lived in Vermont for half of our lives.
VERGENNES — “These are your neighbors. They’ve just walked off the back road and gotten onto the stage,” says Brookfield composer Eric Nielson. He’s talking about “A Fleeting Animal: An Opera from Judevine,” his collaboration with noted Vermont poet and playwright David Budbill.
“A Fleeting Animal” opened last Friday at the Barre Opera House. This coming Saturday, Sept. 19, it makes its stop at the Vergennes Opera House as part of its tour around the state.
WHITINGHAM — The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ soccer team picked up a Division III road win on Tuesday, 2-0 at Twin Valley.
The Otters improved to 4-2 and unofficially are in the top four in the D-III standings.
Goalie Gabby Poalino stopped eight shots and recorded her fourth shutout of the fall. Coach Rick Hedding said some of her saves were critical, and also credited midfielders Abbie Pinkowski and Nicole Rossi for their ball movement and defensive work.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team opened its season with three wins, sandwiching a home NESCAC win on Saturday between road wins on Sept. 9 and Sept. 15. The 3-0 Panthers play at Amherst on Saturday.
On Sept. 9, the Panthers defeated host Norwich, 1-0, dropping the Cadets to 3-1.
MIDDLEBURY — This past Saturday and Sunday saw Ralph Myhre Golf Course host the annual Middlebury College Alumni Golf Tournament, an event held in honor 1949 college alumnus Gordon Perine.
Earning Meacham Plaques for individual low gross scores were John Giebink and Carolyn Perine (Gordon’s daughter-in-law).
BRANDON — The annual Friends of Middlebury Hockey Golf Tournament will be held at Neshobe Golf Club in Brandon on Sunday, Sept. 20.
This event is an important fundraiser for all hockey in Middlebury and the surrounding communities — youth hockey, high school programs, adult leagues, etc. The Memorial Sports Center is a key community resource, providing year-round activities for people of all ages and proudly operated by Friends of Middlebury Hockey.
SWANTON — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team on Monday picked up its third straight win, 2-0, over host Missisquoi.
VUHS Co-Coach Peter Maneen said the Commodores dominated the first half, putting a dozen shots on the T-Bird goal, but failing to score.
Ciara McKay broke the ice for VUHS about five minutes into the second half, with an assist from Caroline Johnston. Annika Vorsteveld added the insurance goal with about 15 minutes to go, assisted by Felicia Armell.