May 27th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School softball team on Tuesday earned arguably its most important win of the spring, a 6-1 decision over a Division I Colchester squad that showed up at MUHS with a 12-2 record, a nine-game winning streak, and victories over Essex and BFA-St. Albans on its résumé.
The result also pushed the Tigers up to .500 at 6-6 with one game left in the regular season, and moved them into sixth place in the D-II standings with one game to go in the regular season, at home vs. D-I St. Johnsbury (9-6) at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school softball action, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley, Middlebury and Vergennes all won at least once.
The regular season will conclude this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday.
On May 21, the Eagles edged visiting North Country, 3-1, as Rachael McCormick tossed a complete-game four-hitter and also slugged an RBI triple. Ashley Boise contributed two hits to the Eagle cause.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham avenged an early-season loss to Vergennes to highlight recent local high school boys’ lacrosse action. In other games, Mount Abe split two contests, and Middlebury won twice in three outings.
The Vermont Principals’ Association will release playoff pairings on Monday.
EAGLES VS. VUHS
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school baseball action, only Vergennes managed to post a win, as Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Middlebury all came up short.
The regular season ends this week. The Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday. VUHS, Mount Abraham and OV will qualify for the Division II postseason, but MUHS has been eliminated from D-I contention.
RUTLAND — The Otter Valley Union High School golf team was one of the teams on Tuesday that qualified to compete for the Division II title by finishing among the top three at the South Sectional tournament at the Rutland Country Club.
The Otters fired a collective 407 to edge Fair Haven for third place by a single stroke. Mill River (370) took first, with Woodstock (402) in second.
OV will move on to the state final at the Green Mountain National course on June 4.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/21 MUHS vs. St. Albans.................... 12-11
5/22 CVU vs. MUHS............................... 10-9
5/27 S. Burlington at MUHS.................... 10-7
PHILADELHIA — The Middlebury women’s lacrosse team lost, 19-12, to Cortland State on Saturday in an NCAA Division III semifinal game played at PPL Park in Philadelphia.
The game marked the end of a historic career for Middlebury coach Missy Foote, who finishes her 35 years at the helm of the program with a record of 422-114-1, including five NCAA championships and 17 trips to the final four. The Panthers finished the 2016 season at 16-4. Cortland (22-1) defeated Trinity, 13-6, on Sunday for the title.
BRISTOL — Vermont Senior Games champions were crowned in a state horseshoe competition hosted by the Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club this past Saturday at the club’s courts in Bristol.
More than a dozen pitchers took part, and they ranged in age from the minimum 50 years old to nearly 80.
The medalists, by age group, were as follows:
• Age 50-54: gold, Mistylee Baird and Joe Forgues; silver, John Babcock; bronze, Brian McCormick.
• 55-59: gold, Debra Brown; silver, Stan Bigelow; bronze, Blakley Bigelow.