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Foursome prevails in Friday golfing

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — In July 8 co-ed Friday Night Mixer competition at Ralph Myhre Golf Course, the foursome of Catherine Kowalski, Russ Leng, Frank Broughton and Jim Craig emerged victorious.

Finishing second and third, respectively, were the quartets of Jackson Richards, Lucas Caballero, Bernie Andrews and Priscilla Leng, and Sheri Litchenfels, Ron Kowalski, Georgia Best and Harold Strassner.

The day’s closest-to-the-pin winners were Craig and George Wendel. 

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BTC edges Vergennes Champs

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — On July 7, visiting Burlington Tennis Club rallied past the host Vergennes Champs swim team in the freestyle events to nip their hosts, 255-237.

The Champs held the lead for most of the night and led, 170-162, heading into the individual free races. BTC won six of 10 of those events to edge ahead, 213-209, and then cemented its win by prevailing in six of the 10 free relays.

Leah Croke won three 12-and-under girls’ races and Nathan Viera claimed three U-14 boys’ events to pace the Champs.

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Essex swimmers outpace Middlebury

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Town of Essex Swim Team (TEST) defeated the Middlebury Swim Team (MST), 277-178, in July 7 Champlain Valley Swim League action at the Middlebury Municipal Pool.

Scoring in the meet was even through the medley relays and the butterfly races, with TEST leading by a single point, 66-65, but the visitors steadily built their lead during the rest of the evening.

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Making his mark, looking for more - Simpson aiming for MMA career

Posted on July 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — In late fall 2011, when Travis Simpson was a junior at Vergennes Union High School, he signed up for the Commodore wrestling team.

In the winter of 2013, Simpson, who then went by T.J., reached the 182-pound state final despite weighing about 165.

Early in 2015, Simpson, a Ferrisburgh resident who turns 21 on July 13, decided to put those skills to use in another combat sport — mixed martial arts, or MMA.

His success at the amateur MMA level, fighting around Vermont and upstate New York, has been equally dramatic.

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'Team America' rolls to Fourth of July glory

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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BRISTOL — In a blur of red, white and blue, Edgar Sherman, Connor Norland and Anna Igler flew down Main Street, flanked by crowds of flag-waving spectators all eager to see who would emerge victorious in this year’s 38th annual Great Bristol Outhouse Race.

As triumphantly as our Founding Fathers declared freedom for America on July 4, 1776, the three claimed victory as Team America in a success fitting for the day’s celebration.

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AC battles, but drops four of five contests

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion team won just once in five outings between June 30 and July 5, dropping AC to 3-8 and making a Northern Division playoff berth a long shot.

AC lost two home doubleheaders on June 30 and July 2 to Montpelier and Franklin County, respectively, before bouncing back on Tuesday to win big at Stowe.

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Champs swim to victory in first meet

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs kicked off their 2016 Champlain Valley Swim League season on June 30 by swamping visiting Winooski, 318-104.

Seven Vergennes swimmers won multiple individual races in their opener, led by Anna Rakowski, who swept all four 12-and-under girls’ events.

Will Clark, Nathan Viera and Jacob Viera touched the wall first in three races apiece, while Calder Rakowski, Noah Engvall and Adam Clark won three each.

The Champs also won six of seven contested medley relays and five of the eight freestyle relays.

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Locals take seconds at Devil's Bowl

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



WEST HAVEN — Second-place finishes by Brandon’s Dave Snow and Vergennes’ Steve Miller provided the local highlights in Saturday action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

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Manchester driver dies during Devil's Bowl event

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



WEST HAVEN — A Manchester Center racecar driver died at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, apparently from what Vermont State Police are calling “a medical event” during a race.

According to a VSP press release, a car being driven by Ronald. W. Casey, 61, was on the ninth lap of a 35-lap event when it drove straight through a turn and straight into a wall, head on, at about 9:15 p.m. Casey was pronounced dead at the Rutland Regional Medical Center shortly after midnight.

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Baseball players earn recognition

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Seven local high school baseball players earned postseason honors from either the Marble Valley League B Division or the Metro Conference.

Otter Valley senior Tyler Allen led the way with an MVL first-team nod, while two Otters earned MVL honorable mention, sophomore Daniel Allen and freshman Reilly Shannon.

Four athletes earned honorable mention from the Metro Conference: Middlebury senior Patrick Messenger, Mount Abraham juniors Adam Whitcomb and George Bailey, and Vergennes junior Hunter O’Connor.

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