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The Edge powers past Middlebury swim team in shortened event

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Swim Team worked hard and successfully on June 29 against uncooperative weather at its home meet to stage enough races to make the competition official according to Champlain Valley Swim League rules, but could not defeat visiting CVSL power The Edge, which prevailed, 190-26, in the rain-shortened event.

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Brandon drivers go 1-2 in Devil's Bowl stock car race

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WEST HAVEN — Brandon drivers Joey Scarborough and Vince Quenneville Jr. ran one-two in Monday night’s main dirt-track feature at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Scarborough’s win in the 35-lap Sportsman Modified feature was his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory on the Devil’s Bowl dirt track. Scarborough, 20, led from the fifth lap onward, while the veteran Quenneville passed Kenny Tremont junior in the final two laps to earn second place. 

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Karl Lindholm: Living in John Bower's House

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Karl Lindholm



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John Bower, generally acknowledged as the greatest American Nordic skier, died on June 6 at age 76. He attended Middlebury College from 1959-63 and coached skiing at Middlebury from 1967-75. When Middlebury decided to honor its athletes with a Hall of Fame, Bower was inducted in the very first class of five alumni in 2013. We reprise today a column about John from 2002 that celebrates his remarkable career in skiing and my serendipitous connection to him. KL

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I live in John Bower’s house.

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Otter pitcher leads Addy Indy all-star baseball team

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Given this spring’s wet weather maybe we should all have expected it to be the season of the Otter, and the baseball season turned out that way: The Otter Valley Union High School nine bounced back from a combined total of four wins in the past two springs to claim the Division II title.

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Triathlon season opens at Lake Dunmore: Locals fare well in pair of events

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — This past Saturday morning Vermont Sun Fitness Centers kicked off its summer triathlon series for the 32nd season.

Despite steady rain, two races were held at Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore: The Vermont Sun Triathlon, a 600-yard swim, a 14-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run; and the Lake Dunmore Triathlon, an Olympic-distance event with a 1,600-yard swim, 28-mile bike ride, and 6.2 mile-run.

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AC Legion baseball seeking to hit stride

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Four recent home games at the Middlebury College baseball diamond left the Addison County American Legion baseball team still searching for its first win of the summer at 0-6.

On Sunday, AC dropped a tight contest to Montpelier, 4-2. On Saturday, visiting S.D. Ireland swept a doubleheader from AD, 15-4 in six innings and 6-2, and on Thursday Colchester scored five times in the seventh to snap a 1-1 tie and win, 6-1.

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Area stars helped Vt. take on rival N.H. in Twin-State games

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



NEW HAMPSHIRE — A number of recently graduated high school athletes played for Vermont teams vs. their New Hampshire counterparts in Twin-State All-Star Games this past weekend, but were unable to help their Green Mountain teams pull off victories in games played in the Granite State.

On Friday night at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, the New Hampshire field hockey team defeated Vermont, 4-1, in a game local coaches said was more competitive than the final score.

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Given, LaDuc race to Devil's Bowl victories

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WEST HAVEN — Cornwall’s Garrett Given won for the first time in Saturday asphalt racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, while on Sunday Orwell’s Tim LaDuc and Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. ran one-two in the main event on the dirt track.

On Saturday, Given became the third-straight first-time winner in the Super Stock division, taking the 20-lap main event after fending off a late bid from runner-up Scott FitzGerald. The lead pack had no fewer than six cars in it at all times in a competitive race; Bristol’s R.J. Germain took fourth.

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Champs fall to The Edge swim team at first meet

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — In its home pool, The Edge swim team coasted to a 356.5-134.5 victory over the Vergennes Champs as the Champlain Valley Swim League got under way on Tuesday.

Age 8 and under swimmer Will Clark prevailed in three races to provide most of the highlights for the Champs, who are set to host Winooski on Thursday.

Scoring points with top-three finishes for Vergennes in individual events on Tuesday were:

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•  U-8 boys: 1. Clark, 20.27.

•  U-10 girls: 3. Amelia Giroux.

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Hole in one is the highlight of recent local golf action

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — A hole in one at Neshobe Golf Course in Brandon as well as a new weekly competition at Middlebury’s Ralph Myhre Golf Course highlighted recent local action on the links.

Panton’s Ray Roberts on Sunday, June 25, sank the hole in one. According to witness Bill Laberge, Roberts aced the 140-yard, Par 3 12th hole with a 6-iron. According to Laberge, the ace was the second of Roberts’ golf career. Also witnessing the feat were Bev Roberts and Nicole Laberge.

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