February 17th, 2014
ADDISON — On Town Meeting Day, in addition to weighing in on town budgets and casting ballots for uncontested elections, Addison residents will face articles on their warning that either request major spending or could have major implications for the future.
VERGENNES — The Middlebury and Vergennes union high school wrestling teams took fourth and fifth, respectively, at Saturday’s NVAC dual-meet championship hosted by the Commodores.
But more importantly, both teams’ podium contenders for the Feb. 28 state championship meet at Mount Anthony enjoyed solid tournaments.
SWANTON — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team picked up three wins last week to continue its move up the Division II standings.
At 13-5, the Tigers have won 11 of their past 12 games to move into third place in the league, according to the Vermont Principals’ Association website. They have the best record within D-II — 12-1 — of all the league’s teams, with two of their losses to D-I foes and two to New York teams.
NORTHFIELD — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team held onto first place in Division II with a tie and a win in two games last week.
Those results set up a crucial matchup on Wednesday between the 15-3-1 Tigers and visiting 15-2-2 Burr & Burton. The Tigers will be looking to avenge a 3-2 loss at Burr & Burton back on Dec. 21.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball play last week, Mount Abraham locked down the top seed in Division II, Otter Valley apparently sealed a home playoff game, and Vergennes avenged its earlier loss to Middlebury.
Saturday concluded the girls’ basketball regular season, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will release official pairings on Monday morning.
EAGLES ARE NO. 1
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball action late last week, Otter Valley won to keep moving up the Division II standings, but Middlebury and Mount Abraham lost on the road.
The Commodores and Tigers’ Thursday games were moved to Monday, when MUHS will visit Missisquoi, and VUHS will host St. Albans.
Teams are entering their final week of play this week. The Vermont Principals’ Association will announce pairings next Monday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/12 MUHS Girls vs. Rice........................ 8-2
2/12 MUHS Boys vs. Hartford .................. 3-1
2/13 MUHS Boys at Peoples ............... Ppd.
2/15 MUHS Boys vs. Missisquoi ........... 6-1
2/15 MUHS Girls vs. Northfield .............. 2-2
Editor’s note: This letter was written in reply to a letter in the Burlington Free Press (Jan. 9, Page 2c), in which University of Vermont economics professor Art Woolf proposed that Vermont increase its population in order to decrease unemployment.?