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Boys' Hoop: Despite Commodore surge, Otter Valley pulls off win

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team used a balanced attack to control most of its Friday game vs. visiting Vergennes, but had to hold off a late Commodore surge before prevailing, 74-69.

Four Otters reached double figures — senior guard Derek Aines and junior guard Josh Letourneau led with 19 points apiece, senior guard Dylan Mackie chipped in 13, and sophomore forward Tyler Rowe added 10 — as OV never trailed after an Aines jumper made it 4-3 three minutes into the game.

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Basketball Wrap-Up: MUHS girls are the only winners

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Local teams faced a tough stretch in high school basketball play late last week, as other than in the clash between the Otter Valley and Vergennes boys on Friday (see story on Page 29), only the Middlebury Union girls emerged with a victory. Coming up short as the teams reached or neared the midpoint of the season were the Mount Abraham boys and girls, the VUHS girls, the Tiger boys, and the OV girls.

TIGER GIRLS

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Former mayor is seeking a repeat: Daniels challenges incumbent Benton

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes residents will have a choice on Town Meeting Day between an incumbent mayor who recently announced he will seek a third — and he says final — term, and a former mayor who served three terms between 2007 and 2013 and became mayor by unseating an incumbent.

Mike Daniels, 69, who has also served five years in two separate stints on the Vergennes City Council, the second of which ended this past March, said late this summer he began to get the itch to return to city politics.

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Undefeated West Rutland edges Otter Valley in girls' basketball

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON — The visiting West Rutland High School girls’ basketball team’s surge in the middle of Monday’s fourth quarter proved to be just enough to allow the undefeated Golden Horde to edge Otter Valley, 32-31, in a defensive battle.

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Cousino wins, Eagles shine at regional wrestling meet

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ESSEX — Eight area wrestlers earned top-six finishes this past weekend at Essex High School’s Michael Baker Classic, which drew 31 teams from around New England and New York.

Vergennes senior Brandon Cousino earned the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler Award for topping previously undefeated Concord, N.H., 182-pounder George Tarwo in dramatic fashion.

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Local athletes take firsts at indoor track and field meet

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BURLINGTON — Local athletes won six Division II events on Saturday at a high school indoor track and field meet hosted by the University of Vermont. Mount Abraham junior Lydia Pitts accounted for three of the wins.

Pitts prevailed in the girls’ 55-meter hurdles and the long and triple jumps. Her time in the hurdles and distance in the triple jump would have won the D-II boys’ competition at the same meet.

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Basketball wrap-up: Otter boys nip Mount Abe

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — The Otter Valley boys edged visiting Mount Abraham to highlight local high school basketball play in the past week.

In other action, the Middlebury girls picked up two victories, the Vergennes girls won on the road, the OV girls won at home on Saturday and also hosted unbeaten West Rutland (see story on Page 1B) on Monday, the OV boys lost at home to a top team, and the Tiger boys dropped a road contest.  

OV-EAGLE BOYS

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Andy Kirkaldy: Pro sports offer alphabet soup

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FYI, this column is about acronyms. I hope that’s not TMI up front; sometimes in these pieces you’re supposed to keep the larger point on the QT for a while … Oops, showing my age, on the DL.

Oops again. That’s probably confusing in a sports column — the letters DL don’t mean “down low” to baseball fans, but “disabled list.” 

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Vergennes-area schoolboard considers 1.7 percent spending hike

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A $21.1 million spending plan for all four Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) schools and the unified district’s central office was presented to the ANWSD board on Wednesday. If approved, this second draft proposal would increase spending over the current district-wide level by 1.68 percent.

It could also lead to lower residential property taxes in three of the five ANWSD communities — Addison, Ferrisburgh and Waltham, according to district officials. Panton and Vergennes would see tax rate increases.

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Commodore boys' basketball scores 15 in overtime to defeat Eagles, 79-69

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — As usual, Friday’s game between the Mount Abraham Union High School boys and the host Commodores packed the Vergennes gym.

Even more than usual, with the backdrop of the battling student section chants, the cheerleading acrobatics and the VUHS pep band’s tight brass section, fans got their money’s worth in the duel between the friendly rivals.

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