May 27th, 2015
BRISTOL — Vermont Senior Games champions were crowned in a state horseshoe competition hosted by the Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club this past Saturday at the club’s courts in Bristol.
More than a dozen pitchers took part, and they ranged in age from the minimum 50 years old to nearly 80.
The medalists, by age group, were as follows:
• Age 50-54: gold, Mistylee Baird and Joe Forgues; silver, John Babcock; bronze, Brian McCormick.
• 55-59: gold, Debra Brown; silver, Stan Bigelow; bronze, Blakley Bigelow.
Wyatt Allenson caught a big pike. But I’m getting ahead of myself. My story this week is supposed to be about trout fishing in May.
HINESBURG — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team split two close games late last week and entered the final week of regular season play with an 8-3 record, good for fourth place in the tightly packed Division I standings.
The Tigers were set for a Wednesday home game with rival South Burlington and are scheduled to conclude their regular season at Burlington on Saturday at 11 a.m.; MUHS edged the Seahorses at home, 12-11, earlier this month. The Vermont Principals’ Association will release playoff pairings on Monday.
MIDDLEBURY — In high school tennis playoff action, the Middlebury boys and the Otter Valley girls were eliminated on Tuesday in Division I and D-II, respectively.
The MUHS girls finished at 11-3 and drew the No. 4 seed in D-I. They will entertain No. 13 North Country (4-8) on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. The Tiger girls defeated the Falcons twice this spring, both on May 15, by 5-1 scores at home.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — More than 80 area residents turned out at the Middlebury State Airport this past Tuesday evening to learn more about a proposed runway renovation/expansion project.
Many took the chance to voice their concerns about the possibility that those upgrades — and others laid out in a state airports master plan — could bring larger planes, heavier and larger aircraft traffic, more noise and possibly more lighting to what is now a modest airfield nestled in a residential neighborhood.