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Softballers named league all-stars

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Nineteen members of the Mount Abraham, Middlebury, Otter Valley and Vergennes union high school softball teams earned postseason honors from either the Lake Division or Marble Valley League B Division.

Earning Lake Division First Team honors were six Eagles, senior second baseman Emily Aldrich, junior third baseman Erika Tracey, senior shortstop Katelynn Ouellette, senior outfielder Jenna McArdle, senior catcher Brooke Perlee and senior pitcher Audrey Shahan; and two Tigers, junior second baseman Carly Larocque and sophomore outfield Gwen Stafford.

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Ralph Myhre stages member tournament

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The team of Donald Dayton and Bernie Andrews and the duo of Tom Maxwell and George Ramsayer were the Gold Flight winners on June 23 and 24 of the annual Ralph Myhre Men’s Member-Member Tournament.

Dayton and Andrews finished first in the Gold Flight Low Gross competition, with Chris Prickitt and Steve Maier taking second.

Maxwell and Ramsayer were the Gold Flight Low Net winners, with John Davis and Mike Davis the runners-up.

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Horseshoes tournament draws many competitors

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Brian Simmons of Bristol claimed the Class A crown in the Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club’s competitive Father’s Day Open tournament in Bristol on June 16 and 17. The tournament at the Sodbusters’ home courts near the Bristol Recreation Field drew 93 competitors who mostly hailed from Vermont but also include participants from other New England states, New York and Quebec.

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Matt Dickerson: Important goals when fishing with friends

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Matt Dickerson



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This past week I had a chance to take two friends fly fishing. When I take somebody fishing, especially somebody new to the sport, I have multiple goals. I want to be safe. I want to practice and model good conservation ethic while enjoying the outdoors. I want to teach something about fly fishing, including both the mechanics of fly casting and also the strategies for reading a river. Most importantly, I want to enjoy company with friends.

I also want my guests to catch fish. The last point isn’t necessary for the enjoyable time, but it does help.

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Eagle hurler, slugger tops Addison Independent softball all-star squad

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — A year ago the Mount Abraham Union High School softball team won the program’s first-ever state championship.

This year Coach Don McCormick’s talent-laden Eagles came back for more, winning a second-straight Division II title with a program-best 18-2 record.

Many Eagles played major roles in that accomplishment, but none more than a senior pitcher who won 12 of those games and batted better than .500 out of the cleanup spot in the batting order: Audrey Shahan, the 2018 Addison Independent Softball Player of the Year.

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Legion nine comes up short

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The season did not begin exactly the way the Addison County American Legion baseball team had hoped, as despite some flashes of promise AC opened with losses on Monday to South Burlington and Tuesday to Essex in games played on the Middlebury College field.

On Monday South Burlington rallied in the fifth and sixth innings to erase a 2-0 deficit and win, 7-2, and on Tuesday Essex pulled away late for an 8-3 victory.

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Pattie Candon steps away from softball

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON — After 33 years, Otter Valley Union High School softball coach Pattie Candon has stepped down, a decision she announced last week.

In deciding to leave the post Candon cited the length of her tenure and the fact there are many good young players on a team that finished this past season strong after a slow start.

“I just feel this program is in a good place, and 33 years is a long time,” said Candon, who waited until after the season to tell her athletes about a decision she said she had made earlier.

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Golfers pick up wins at Ralph Myhre

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The team of Bert Phinney, Dale White, Josh Newton and Ric Wheeler prevailed in June 13 Wednesday Men’s Scramble League play at Ralph Myhre Golf Course.

Taking second was the foursome of Jeff Stetson, Matt Myers, Franklin Dean-Farrar and Rick James. The group of Tom Caliandro, Chris Lacey, Brian Buteau and Don Kenny was third. White and Mark Lewis won the closest-to-the-pin competitions.

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Tiger skaters set for all-star game

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Four members of the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team are set to take the ice for Vermont against New Hampshire on Saturday, June 30, in the annual Make-A-Wish All-Star Twin State Hockey Classic. The girls’ and boys’ games will be played in Gutterson Fieldhouse at the University of Vermont.

Tiger senior forwards Helen Anderson and Andi Boe and defenders Abby Gleason and Satchel McLaughlin will all skate for a Vermont team that will be coached by MUHS Coach Matt Brush.

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Local lax players to face off with NH

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



HANOVER, N.H. — Three senior all-stars from each of the Middlebury Union High School girls’ and boys’ lacrosse teams and one member of the Mount Abraham-Vergennes collective boys’ squad were picked to represent Vermont this Saturday in the annual Twin-State games, which will be played at Hanover High School.

Chosen for the Vermont girls’ team were defender Keagan Dunbar, attacker Satchel McLaughlin, and goalie Raven Payne.

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