June 1st, 2015
BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team lost twice last week and concluded its regular season with an 8-5 record.
The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release playoff pairings on Monday morning. It appears that the Tigers will earn the No. 6 seed in Division I and will host a first-round game on Tuesday or Wednesday. A quarterfinal matchup on the road this coming weekend would then be next, possibly vs. No. 3 Rice (11-3).
ADDISON COUNTY — Area high school baseball teams concluded the regular season this past Thursday with setbacks in close games.
The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release playoff pairings on Monday morning. Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley will open Division II play on the road on Tuesday or Wednesday, while Middlebury (0-15) will not qualify for the D-I playoffs after losing its last two games this past Friday and Saturday.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will offer its free annual College Counseling Workshop, sponsored by the college’s admissions office, on Friday, June 5, from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at McCardell Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off of College Street (Route 125).
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball action last week as the regular season ended, Middlebury won twice and clinched a first-round home game, both Vergennes and Mount Abraham won on the road, and Otter Valley was upset on the road.
Playoffs will begin this week with games on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release playoff pairings on Monday morning.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/27 S. Burlington vs. MUHS 10-7
5/30 Burlington vs. MUHS 8-5
5/28 VUHS vs. Montpelier 17-9
5/28 MUHS vs. St. Albans 16-7
5/28 Mt. Abe vs. OV 13-5
5/30 Mt. Abe vs. Randolph 16-3
5/30 MUHS vs. Essex 12-11
5/30 Burr & Burton vs. OV 19-4
If you missed the recent release of U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of the top high schools across the nation, you missed that Stowe High School was rankedNo. 1 in Vermont and No. 296 in the nation.
You also missed that the rankings considered standardized test scores, college readiness and teacher-student ratios as the criteria for the magazine’s selection. Fifteen high schools in Vermont were ranked as Silver Medal schools. Stowe, with 399 students, was the only Vermont school to receive a Gold-Medal ranking.
I recently read with interest some of the “public” comments regarding proposed Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) safety improvements at Middlebury State Airport (“Neighbors pan airport expansion proposal,” Addison Independent, Monday, May 25, 2015).
Adapted from a poem by Kathy Chencharik in Green Living
They’d like to expand the airport
right in your neighborhood.
They’ll do it in the name of safety
and for the common good.
There’s been but one accident,
completely unrelated to the runway’s size.
But when someone dangles money,
you know others will be after the prize.
This expansion is sorely needed