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November 6th, 2014
BRISTOL — By August 2006, exchanging fire with insurgents was so routine that the U.S. Marines in Lance Cpl. Jon Turner’s platoon in Ramadi, Iraq, expected it like clockwork.
So when Turner, just after he rose one morning and began preparing to go out on post, heard the distinctive thoomp of a 120-millimeter mortar fired from outside the compound, he wasn’t surprised.
RUTLAND — This Saturday at Rutland High School the Otter Valley Union High School football team will try to win the second title in the program’s history. The Otters will meet a familiar foe in the Division III final, BFA-Fairfax.
CLINTON, N.Y. — Middlebury College quarterback Matt Milano threw three of his four touchdown passes to Matthew Minno as the Panthers cruised to a 37-9 NESCAC win over host Hamilton on Saturday. Middlebury (5-2) will wrap up its season by hosting Tufts on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Milano ended up 23 for 30 passing for 273 yards. Minno finished with five catches for 107 yards and Ryan Rizzo caught eight balls for 70 yards.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team won its home NESCAC quarterfinal vs. Wesleyan on Saturday in dramatic fashion, as goalie Greg Sydor stopped two consecutive Cardinal penalty kicks to help the Panthers advance, 5-4, in a penalty-kick shootout after the teams finished regulation and two overtimes in a 1-1 tie.
MIDDLEBURY — After Saturday’s 4-1 home victory over Colby in a NESCAC quarterfinal, the Middlebury College field hockey team will enter this weekend’s league final four at Bowdoin with an 11-game winning streak, a 15-1 record, and the No. 3 ranking in NCAA Division III — behind only No. 1 Salisbury and No. 2 Bowdoin.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Division I Final at Rutland High
11/8 #1 MUHS vs. #2 St. J ................. 5 p.m.
Division III Final at Rutland High
11/8 #1 OV vs. #2 Fairfax .................. 2 p.m.
Vermont voters sent a message to Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday and it was anything but subtle. Voters don’t trust him.
And for good reason.
The $32 million bond proposal to completely renovate Mount Abe Union High School failed dramatically. By a 3-1 margin, voters in the five-town district said “no way.”
But because the vote was so lopsided, it doesn’t serve as a barometer of how much district voters are willing to spend. That’s especially problematic if the school board is committed to presenting another bond proposal by Town Meeting 2015. To make that happen, a new proposal would have to be fleshed out and warned by the middle of January — just a bit over two months from now.