January 30th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent high school boys’ basketball action, Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley picked up wins, but Middlebury lost twice on the road.
On Jan. 24, the Commodores clipped host Milton, 56-36, behind the scoring of Josh Benning (21 points) and Wesley Miedema (14). VUHS improved to 5-7 as the Yellowjackets dropped to 1-11.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team earned only one first-place finish when it hosted the powerful squad from Essex High School at the Middlebury Union Middle School gym on Wednesday evening.
Hannah Stoll’s 26.25 score earned her the top spot in the all-around competition.
Essex won the team competition, 132.15-104.05, over the Tigers.
The top-four finishers in each of the disciplines was as follows:
1st 8.65 Kylie Svarczkopf (Essex)
BRISTOL — The Addison Otters swim team, which practices at the Mount Abe pool, competed at the Thoroughbred Splash Invitational at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Sunday.
This was a very busy meet with some events hosting more than 70 swimmers.
Some of the best races for the Otters included the following:
•Emma Beauchemin, 12, girls’ 12-and-under 50 fly, placed 25 out of 58 racers.
•Leslie Donlin, 15, girls’ 13-and-older 50 free, 61/81.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/27 Rutland vs. MUHS ....................... 82-28
1/28 OV vs. Proctor............................. 52-40
1/29 MUHS vs. Missisquoi ................. 63-42
1/29 Mt. Abe vs. Milton ....................... 50-46
1/29 St. Albans vs. VUHS ................... 47-33
1/27 OV vs. Leland & Gray ................ 49-36
Recently, my eldest and I presented on the Boston Red Sox for the National Bank of Middlebury’s New Horizons club.
Kaitlyn handled two key jobs: the PowerPoint technology (with last-minute help from her mom and her sister when it turned out her laptop was not compatible with the bank’s technology and we called for the cavalry) and reminding me when I forgot to mention stuff during the presentation.
VERGENNES — A Jan. 20 brawl among teenagers at a Second Street home led to three citations for domestic assault, Vergennes police said.
Two males cited were juveniles, and thus their names were not released. Police said a citation remains possible against a fourth girl involved in what they called a melee. Cited on the public record was Morgan Valiquette, 18.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Vermont State Police at the New Haven barracks last week cited local men in two separate domestic violence cases that were initiated by law enforcement authorities in Chittenden County.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police last week assisted the Orlando (Fla.) Police Department in their investigation of a missing Middlebury man. John Hall, a Woodland Park resident, had first been reported missing from the Orlando area on Jan. 22.