May 5th, 2016
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — It’s quite common for Scholars’ Bowl competitions to feature history questions for teams of inquisitive public high school students.
After this past weekend, the Middlebury Union High School team could itself become the answer to a history question at some future Scholars’ Bowl tournament.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury picked up a big win on Tuesday at Mount Abraham to highlight local high school baseball earlier this week. In other games, also played on Tuesday, Otter Valley and Vergennes dropped road contests.
EAGLES VS. TIGERS
MIDDLEBURY — The second-seeded Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team defeated No. 7 Tufts, 14-10, in a Saturday NESCAC quarterfinal and advanced to this weekend’s league final four, to be hosted by top-seeded Trinity.
The 15-1 Panthers will meet No. 3 Amherst (12-3) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, while defending champion Trinity (14-2) will meet No. 5 Bates (12-4) at noon. The winners will meet at noon on Sunday, with the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament at stake.
MIDDLBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team held off visiting Essex on Tuesday, 12-11, to remain unbeaten and in first place in Division I at 6-0. The Hornets dropped to 3-3.
Emma Best and Emma Donahue scored three goals apiece to lead the Tigers, with Best adding an assist.
Satchel McLaughlin and Isabel Rosenberg chipped in two goals apiece, and Andi Boe scored once and set up two goals.
BARRE — The Vergennes Union High School softball team came out on top of a seesaw game at Spaulding on Tuesday, 11-8 in eight innings.
The teams traded the lead in the early going before Spaulding scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to go on top, 8-7. The Commodores tied the game in the seventh when Nikki Salley walked, stole second and scored on an error.
MIDDLEBURY — Chuck Miller, then a young graduate of the Berklee College of Music, found his professional life at a crossroads in 1968 — one of the most tumultuous years in this nation’s history. Assassins had taken the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. The U.S. was escalating its military involvement in an increasingly unpopular war in Vietnam.
Miller could have plunged into composing, performing or teaching.
Global events helped him make his decision.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes, Middlebury and Mount Abraham union high school boys’ lacrosse teams all posted road wins earlier this week, while Otter Valley’s Monday home game vs. Hartford was postponed until May 21.
The Otters were set to entertain Vergennes on Wednesday afternoon in a game that had been postponed from April 23.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team defeated visiting non-league foe Skidmore on Sunday, 7-2, to finish the regular season at 14-2, including an unbeaten mark in NESCAC play.
The Panthers, ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III, will go after the league title this weekend at Bates, which will host the NESCAC tournament.