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Depth, talent give Legion nine hope

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Despite the loss of a few starters from the summer of 2017 there are good reasons to think the 2018 Addison County American Legion baseball team could take a step forward from this past season’s six wins, possibly even doubling that total and moving into contention for one of four Northern Division playoff berths.

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New leadership, new tech coming to Bixby

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Many things have changed during Addison resident Jane Spencer’s seven-year tenure at the Bixby Memorial Library, which will conclude on June 29.

But it’s probably safe to put technology at the top of the list now that the historic Vergennes library offers a half-dozen patron computers, a strong Wi-Fi signal, e-books and e-magazines, new computer bars, and, soon, a remote printing station.

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Tigers shrug off early deficit, claim D-I girls' lacrosse title

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — There are many reasons the third-seeded Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team earned its second straight Division I title by defeating No. 1 Champlain Valley, 13-10, in Friday’s final on the University of Vermont’s Virtue Field.

A swarming defense led by seniors Keagan Dunbar, Abby Gleason and Olivia Beauchamp allowed only 15 shots on senior goalie Raven Payne. The Tigers picked off passes and knocked balls loose, and Payne made big saves in the final nine minutes with the game on the line.

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Vergennes youth club set to buy a home – at last

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes was founded in 2000 its teen members could take a short stroll across Monkton Road from Vergennes Union High School to the club’s first home, in the National Guard Armory.

If all goes well that walk will be recreated within about three months, just as the school year begins.

The club has agreed to purchase a former medical office on 1.87 acres at 20 Armory Lane, a building that is, according to Google Maps, a three-minute walk from VUHS.

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Eagles bash their way back to D-II title game

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
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BRISTOL — The 15-run mercy rule does not apply after the first round of the Vermont high school softball playoffs, but if Vermont Principals’ Association officials review the video of Tuesday’s Division II semifinal between No. 1 Mount Abraham and No. 4 Enosburg they might consider changing it.

By the time Eagle senior shortstop Katelynn Ouellette tripled home three runs to top off the defending champion Eagles’ six-run fourth inning they led by 21-1.

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MUHS girls' lacrosse defeats Brattleboro, heads to D-I championship game

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRATTLEBORO — The No. 3 Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team defeated host No. 2 Brattleboro, 7-6, in a Wednesday Division I semifinal and will play top-seeded Champlain Valley for the title on Friday.

The final will be played at the University of Vermont’s Virtue Field at 5 p.m. The 13-3 Tigers will be trying to repeat as champions and win the program’s 10th title, but only its second since 2008.

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Mullin win highlights VUHS track in D3 meet

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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CHESTER — A victory by junior Wade Mullin and a close second-place finish in the boys’ four-by-400-meter relay provided the biggest highlights for the Vergennes Union High School track and field team at Saturday’s Division III championship meet, hosted by Green Mountain Union High School.

Mullin was joined by senior Lance Bergmans and juniors Ezekiel Palmer and Spencer Hurlburt in finishing just 0.21 second behind Thetford in the 4x400 relay.

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Mount Abe seniors net gold at D2 track meet

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mount Abraham Union High School seniors Jackson Counter and Lydia Pitts claimed individual championships to highlight local athletes’ efforts at the Division II championship track and field meet on Saturday at South Burlington High School.

Counter won both the boys’ shot put and javelin, while Pitts won the girls’ long jump and also placed second in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the triple jump. Pitts’ title was the 18th of her remarkable indoor and outdoor Mount Abe career.

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Heidi's Haven decisions delayed in Ferrisburgh

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A second Ferrisburgh Board of Health hearing last week devoted to a rat infestation on the Sand Road property of a Ferrisburgh dog rescuer produced an agreement that the problem had at least temporarily ended, but did not yield a resolution to the issue.

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MUHS girls' lax outlast the Bulldogs

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The third-seeded Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team on Saturday overcame a slow start against No. 6 Burr & Burton for an 11-9 quarterfinal win that kept alive the Tigers’ hopes for a second straight Division I title.

The Bulldogs scored three times in the first 5:27 and still led at the half, 6-5. But the Tigers won the first five draws of the second half and netted three straight goals — by seniors Isabel Rosenberg, Ella Nagy-Benson and Andi Boe — in the half’s first 6:09.

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