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Lax: Tiger teams split; OV, Eagle boys lose

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, the Middlebury Union girls  and boys’ teams each split two games, while the Otter Valley and Mount Abraham-Vergennes boys came up short.

TIGER BOYS

On Wednesday visiting Champlain Valley remained undefeated by topping the Tigers, 13-5. Redhawk Jake Schaefer scored four goals and set up three to pace the winners, and CVU goalie Andrew Tieso made three saves.

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OV tops Mount Abe to highlight local baseball

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Visiting Otter Valley on Thursday continued its march through Division II high school baseball foes by coasting past host Mount Abraham Union, 16-1, in five innings.

In other baseball action late last week Otter Valley came up short at D-I Rutland, while Middlebury and Vergennes each split two games.

OTTERS TOP EAGLES

On Thursday the visiting Otters scored three two-out runs in the first and then broke the game open with big third and fourth innings on the way to a 16-1, five-inning win over the Eagles.

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Sister Wicked hosts wicked Brandon blues jam

Posted on May 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Leicester-based English bluesman Tom Caswell once again will be hosting a blues jam in Brandon this Saturday night, May 12, at Sister Wicked. The jam will feature blues musicians from the area and from around Vermont, and it is open to anyone wanting to hear great music. This is event, which starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until whenever, is held the second Saturday of each month at the store at 3 W. Seminary St., not far from the Brandon Town Hall.

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Warden Arnold Magoon honored for his service

Posted on May 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Vermont State Game Wardens paid tribute on Saturday, April 28, to the memory of Warden Arnold Magoon of Brandon, who was killed 40 years ago by a suspected deer poacher.

The wardens gathered at the Magoon residence in Brandon to remember Warden Magoon and place a granite memorial commemorating his public service.

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Brandon's Rep. Steve Carr won't run, but Seth Hopkins will

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Democrat State Rep. Steve Carr of Brandon will not run for re-election to the Vermont House in November, but Republican Seth Hopkins will.

Hopkins notified The Brandon Reporter of his intent to run for Carr’s seat on Monday. Hopkins, who is chair of the Brandon selectboard, ran for the first time in 2012 and lost to Carr.

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Mile Twelve brings edgy bluegrass to Brandon

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Mile Twelve, a fresh, hard-driving young bluegrass band, will perform at Brandon Music this Saturday night. This emerging quintet beautifully walks the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, B.B. Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences. Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, “Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity.”

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OVUHS tightens its safety procedures

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Polly Lynn Mikula



BRANDON — To enter Otter Valley Union High School, you must now be buzzed in. It’s one of the new safety measures enacted at OVUHS after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in February, and the subsequent threat at Fair Haven Union High School. Prior to those events, all doors were locked except the front lobby doors after the school day began, explained OVUHS Principal Jim Avery.

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Otter boys play strong against tough baseball teams

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School baseball team continued through its early-season gauntlet last week, splitting two home games against undefeated teams.

The defending Division II champion Otters knocked off Windsor on Wednesday, 4-3, on yet another Nate Hudson walk-off hit, and then came up short on Saturday, 7-0, against D-I Brattleboro and standout pitcher and University of Connecticut recruit Leif Bigelow.

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Otter Valley softball drops a pair to tough foes

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SPRINGFIELD — The Otter Valley Union High School softball team came up short twice in the latter half of last week, once at home and once on the road, and the Otters stand at 1-5 heading into this week.

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Hartford tops improving Otter Valley lacrosse squad

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ lacrosse team dropped a home game to Division II title contender Hartford on Saturday, 6-0.

Hartford, which has lost only to D-I Mount Mansfield, improved to 4-1, while the Otters dropped to 1-2. OV goalie Alex Stevens made 13 saves in the setback.

Despite the result, which followed a 16-0 home loss to D-I Woodstock on Wednesday and an dramatic overtime league win vs. Lamoille earlier in the week, Coach Jesse Milliman was not unhappy with the effort.

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