May 19th, 2014
BRANDON — Art Rocks Brandon, and it starts rockin’ on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 24, at 7 p.m., at the Unveiling of the Rockers event at the Brandon Town Hall. Refreshments and fun activities have been planned.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School track and field athletes won a half-dozen events on Thursday at Middlebury College while hosting two top Division I programs.
Overall, the Burlington boys and girls both won the three-way meet, both scoring 97 points. The Tiger boys took second with 50 points, followed by Essex at 39. Essex was second in the girls’ competition with 62 points, followed by the Tiger girls (27).
MIDDLEBURY — In a showdown between two of the top Vermont boys’ lacrosse teams, defending Division I Champlain Valley pulled away from host Middlebury in the late going on Saturday to earn a 12-8 victory at Middlebury College’s Alumni Stadium.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school tennis play late last week, the Middlebury Union High School girls team won a match, while the Tiger boys dropped a pair of contests.
On Wednesday, the Tiger girls blanked host North Country, 7-0, to improve to 8-4. Notable among the results was junior Marvie Avery’s win at No. 1, a result that pushed her record this spring to 10-0.
In individual matches:
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school baseball play late last week, Otter Valley edged Mount Abraham, while Middlebury, Otter Valley and the Eagles all dropped other contests.
OV OVER MAU
The Otters dodged raindrops and the Eagles on Friday, scoring five times in the seventh inning to rally for a 7-5 victory.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school softball action late last week, Mount Abraham won on the road, Vergennes split a pair of road contests, and Middlebury dropped a home game.
Otter Valley saw rain wash away its only scheduled game, at Leland & Gray on Friday, with no makeup date immediately set.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/14 MUHS Girls vs. Burlington........... 11-10
5/15 Mt. Abe vs. OV Boys...................... 13-3
5/16 MUHS Boys vs. Spaulding............. 20-0
5/16 U-32 vs. VUHS Boys........................ 9-8
5/17 CVU vs. MUHS Boys...................... 12-8
Among the many issues tackled this legislative session, the outcome of several education initiatives was a mixed bag. To its credit the Legislature did expand access to universal pre-kindergarten education to all three- and four-year-olds at a modest cost as 80 percent of schools already had such programs. Combined with a $37 million federal grant to support early childhood education programs, the very youngest Vermonters now have a brighter future than ever before.