September 26th, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — The county’s high school girls’ soccer teams found tough going in the latter half of last week, as Vergennes, Middlebury and Mount Abraham all dropped contests.
MUHS also hosted Mount Abe on Saturday morning; see story.
On Saturday, host Milton (5-1) defeated the Commodores, 3-1. Ciara McClay scored on a late penalty kick, and goalie Anya Sonwaldt made seven saves asVUHSdropped to 3-2-1.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ soccer team picked up a home tie and a road win in action in the latter half of last week.
On Wednesday the Otters and visiting Mill River battled to a 2-2 deadlock. Josh Letourneau tallied both the OV goals, with assists going to Maxwell Williams and Justin Tremblay. One of the MRU goals deflected in off an OV defender. Coach Dick Williams said Reilly Shannon played well for OV, which got a combined seven saves from goalies Nate Claessens and Clay Hays. Mill River keeper Austin MacMurray stopped 15 shots.
MILTON — Host Milton snapped a scoreless tie with three second half goals and defeated the Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team on Thursday night, 3-0.
Jack Battistoni, Carson Bianchi and Luca Schnell scored for the 4-2 Yellowjackets, and goalie Alex Dooley made three savies.
VUHS goalie Cameron McLaughlin stopped 14 shots for the Commodores, who dropped to 3-3 and saw a three-game winning streak snapped.
The Commodores next host Rice on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/21 Mt. Abe vs. Colchester..................... 3-1
9/21 Mt. Mansfield vs. MUHS................... 5-1
9/21 Bellows Falls vs. OV............ 3-2 (2OT)
9/24 MUHS vs. Burlington........................ 4-2
9/24 Woodstock vs. OV........................... 2-0
Here’s the good news from the U.S. Census in data released last week: The media household income in Vermont rose 5.1 percent last year. Low-income households — those making up the bottom 20 percent — rose even higher, gaining 8.5 percent, while the top 20 percent rose 7.6 percent and top 5 percent rose 10.5 percent.
This week’s writer is Michael Kiernan, M.D., a doctor in the Emergency Department at Porter Hospital in Middlebury.
I look forward to serving in the Legislature with Taborri Bruhl when he is elected to represent New Haven, Weybridge and Bridport, and urge the folks of those towns to vote for him. He has a breadth of experience that’s impressive and will serve him and his constituents well in the House.
He understands the difficulties of financing a college education faced by many Vermonters. Even with a pizza delivery job and the ability to fix large diesel machines, he still needed a Marine scholarship to get himself to graduation.
Having failed to convince the public that our disastrous War on Drugs will find success if we just wait long enough, prohibitionists have frantically switched arguments, and now warn about the supposed evils of “big weed” and “commercialization,” rather than the substance itself. If we legalize cannabis, they say (now), money-hungry corporations will air advertisements on Saturday morning cartoons and hook your kids.