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Legion stays alive in race for playoff

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team rallied for a crucial victory in the final game of its four-game weekend homestand on Sunday, helping preserve the local nine’s Northern Division playoff hopes.

In the second half of Sunday’s doubleheader at the Middlebury College field, AC spotted the Colchester Cannons three first-inning runs, but came back to prevail, 7-4.

In the opener, the Cannons scored 10 runs in the final two innings to snap a 5-5 tie and take a 15-6 victory.

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Champs swim to two victories in home pool

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs picked up two recent home Champlain Valley Swim League wins, edging Burlington Tennis Club, 244-238, on July 5, and swamping St. Albans, 399-191, on Tuesday.

On July 5 two Champs paced the way with three wins apiece, Allison Croke and Will Clark, while Petra Fearon and Flint Crary each won twice. Vergennes won six of the first seven freestyle relay races to take a big lead, enough to hold off BTC when the visitors won the final three free relays.

Champs who won or placed in top three vs. BTC in individual races were:

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Marlins take solo wins in team losses

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Despite many strong individual results, the Middlebury Marlins swim team dropped two recent Champlain Valley Swim League meets.  

On July 5, visiting Town of Essex Swim Team topped the Marlins, 330-135. Pacing the Middlebury efforts were Holly Staats, with three victories, and Eleanor Orten, with a pair of first-place finishes.

Marlins who won or placed in the top three vs. TEST in individual events were:

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•  U-8 girls: 1. Aurora Foley, 26.15; 3. Louisa Orten.

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New vodka distillery pitched in Vergennes

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — If all goes as planned, by next year Vergennes could add a distillery to its manufacturers of adult beverages, a growing list that already includes Shacksbury Cider and Hired Hand Brewery, although for now the latter still produces its ales in Bristol.

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Second search to replace Hawley seen as hopeful

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Deputy Mayor Jeff Fritz on June 26 updated the Vergennes City Council on the search for a replacement for City Manager Mel Hawley.

Hawley will retire July 24, and after the city committee led by Fritz came up empty-handed the council agreed to hire the Vermont League of Cities and Towns to handle the search for a new Vergennes manager.

Fritz, head of the city manager search committee, reported that as of June 22 VLCT had received 23 applications that League officials considered to be “qualifiable” to take over from Hawley.

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Andi Boe, Part II: When an athlete goes down

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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Part two of a series. Part One, published on June 28, showed how in her senior soccer season Middlebury Union High School three-sport athlete Andi Boe suffered an anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, how common it is, how Middlebury surgeon Ben Rosenberg treated it, and how Boe faced some of the psychological challenges that come with being a sidelined athlete.

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Legion baseball falls in road doubleheader

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ST. ALBANS — The Addison County American Legion team dropped a road doubleheader to defending Vermont champion Franklin County on Saturday, 7-0 and 7-6, including a painful second-game setback in which host FC scored six times in the bottom of the seventh to rally for the win.

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Vergennes recreation committee revived

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council has agreed to revive the city’s recreation committee, a step council members on Tuesday said would help city officials stay on top of maintaining existing facilities and provide them ideas and guidance for new offerings.

The new group will operate under the name of the Recreation Facilities and Programs Advisory Committee and should begin operations this summer.

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It's summer! Middlebury Marlins host opening meet

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Marlins youth swim team opened their 2018 Champlain Valley Swim League season on June 26 with a setback against one of the league’s top teams.

On a sunny and warm Tuesday evening visiting Burlington Country Club dominated the closing free relays to stretch a 10-point lead into a 215-170 victory.

Three Marlins won three races apiece: 18-and-under swimmer Oliver Poduschnick, Eliot Schneider (U-14) and Ava Schneider (U-12). Winning twice was U-14 swimmer Holly Staats.

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Champs begin season at home with setback, victory

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After losing at home on June 26 in a sunny Champlain Valley Swim League opener, the Vergennes Champs won big on Thursday in a cloudier Thursday meet moved to their home pool because their opponents’ pool is not ready for action.

On Tuesday last week visiting top CVSL team The Edge coasted past the Champs, 293-181, a misleading score considering the visitors treated the closing free relays as exhibitions and essentially forfeited all of them. Twelve-year-old Madelyn Giroux picked up two victories to become the only Champ to win more than once.

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