May 7th, 2014
For the past three weekends, Richard, Valentine, and I have been undertaking a bit of light hoop anthropology, visiting the outdoor basketball courts scattered about the city here in Yaounde.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball and baseball action earlier this week, the Mount Abraham and Otter Valley teams all prevailed.
The Otter softball team will also dedicate its home field to longtime coach Pattie Candon this Friday before the Otters’ home game against Mill River. The ceremony will start at 4:15 p.m., 15 minutes before game time.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team will make its 13th consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III tournament and will host a regional from this Thursday to Saturday.
The Panthers won the 2002 and 2010 titles and have reached the NCAA semifinal round seven of the past 11 seasons.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ tennis team beat visiting U-32 on Tuesday, 6-1, winning three tiebreakers along the way.
In individual matches, the results were:
• At No. 1 singles, Marvie Avery, M, beat Signe Goddard, 6-1, 6-4.
• At No. 2 singles, Madeline Ganey, M, beat Emily George, 6-0, 3-6 (10-4 tiebreak).
• At No. 3 singles, Sara Boe, M, lost to Allie Belliveau, 4-6, 6-4 (8-10 tiebreak).
BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team will make its 11th trip to the NCAA Division III tournament in the last 12 years this weekend, when the 10-7 Panthers travel to Bowdoin for an NCAA regional from May 9-11.
VERGENNES — Three cases of driving under the influence, two allegations of assaults at Northlands Job Corps, and several instances of drivers operating motor vehicles with suspended licenses kept Vergennes police busy between April 30 and May 4.
In that seven-day span, Vergennes police:
• On April 28 began an investigation after being told a wallet, cash and an iPod had been taken from a Country Commons home, but on May 2 were told the items had been anonymously returned.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the two vehicles that drove away from a five-car crash on Route 7 in New Haven this past Friday morning before police arrived.
At 7:30 a.m. on May 2, state police, Vergennes police, Vergennes Area Rescue Squad and New Haven Fire Department responded to the five-vehicle pile-up that resulted in one person being transported to Porter Hospital with possible injuries.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police launched an investigation into a suspicious fire at the construction site of Middlebury College’s athletic complex off South Main Street on Friday, May 2. Police said a group of people were seen running away from a piece of construction equipment that was on fire. Middlebury firefighters responded to put out the fire after police officer attempts with a fire extinguisher were unsuccessful.
In other action last week, Middlebury police: