BRISTOL — The No. 1-seed Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team struck for two early goals vs. visiting No. 4 Rice in Tuesday’s Division II semifinal, and then after surrendering a first-half score put the clamps on defensively to win, 2-1.
As a result, the Eagles (16-1) advanced to the D-II final for the first time since 2004, when Mount Abraham defeated Montpelier in triple overtime for the program’s only championship.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/30 #2 Mt. Abe vs. #7 Harwood ........ 1-0
10/29 #3 Milton vs. #15 MUHS................ 4-2
MIDDLEBURY — While the top-seeded Mount Abraham boys’ soccer and No. 15 Middlebury girls’ soccer teams played for their berths in Division II finals on Tuesday (see stories in this section), the No. 3 Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team had to wait until Wednesday for its chance to reach a D-II title game.
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MILTON — The No. 3 Milton High School girls’ soccer team ended Middlebury’s surprising playoff run in the semifinals Tuesday by scoring three goals in the first 20 minutes in a 4-2 win.
Milton (13-3-1) will play for the Division II title Saturday in Randolph against No. 1 seed Mill River (16-1), a 3-2 victor Tuesday over No. 4 Harwood.
THETFORD — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ cross-country team on Saturday finished fourth in Division II at Thetford Academy to highlight local runners’ efforts.
Senior Max Moulton finished 10th to lead the Tigers, and David Dregallo (16th) and Sam Ferguson (18th) also cracked the top 20.
Ryan Biette finished 21st and Chris Garner took 29th to round out the Tigers’ five scorers.
Running a healthcare system such as Porter Medical Center is no easy job these days.
In addition to managing a budget of $69.8 million amid the continuing pressure to keep costs down, there is the looming prospect of cuts in Medicare payments and the uncertainties of a fluctuating patient population.
As a writer and a journalist for a few different publications, I find myself putting in miles on my assignments all over Vermont. On these drives, I listen to the radio, tuning the full range of the dial. I don’t listen for content, so much as the ambient sound of a human voice; be it ESPN sports banter or NPR. I was somewhere near St. Johnsbury recently when I heard a broadcast of the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.