October 20th, 2014
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team dropped its final game of the regular season, 2-1, at Rice on Friday, but the Eagles still apparently earned a top-four seed in Division II.
As of Sunday’s deadline for this edition of the Independent, the Vermont Principals’ Association had yet to make official tournament pairings.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local field hockey action late last week, Otter Valley and Middlebury won road games to nail down high seeds. Mount Abraham was idle due to the South Burlington teachers’ strike.
The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to make playoff pairings official on Monday. According to unofficial standings at the VPA website all three local teams will be hosting games this week.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Vergennes controlled most of the territory and the action on Friday, earning a 36-9 edge in shots at goal, but the Middlebury Union High School soccer team relied on defense and goaltending to hang in and earn a 1-1 tie.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham edged Middlebury to highlight boys’ soccer action as the regular season concluded last week. In other games, the Eagles, Vergennes and Otter Valley all dropped contests.
VUHS also visited MUHS on Friday; see story.
The Vermont Principals’ Association will announce boys’ soccer playoff pairings on Monday.
EAGLES VS. TIGERS
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/17 MUHS vs. Burlington.................... 51-0
10/18 Poultney vs. Mt. Abe.................... 14-0
10/18 OV vs. Oxbow........................... 41-21
10/16 CVU at MUHS............................. Canc.
I am trying to understand the cost of Vermont’s healthcare system, and how that cost could be met from taxes on working people, should Vermont “go it alone” with the so-called “single payer system.”
My 17-year-old son Daniel was attacked brutally by Chad Levasseur just over a year ago in an incident in Vergennes. My son was left laying in the road unconscious from the beating. He needed eight staples in his head. Police reported that Levasseur was so threatening that no one dared intervene as he kept kicking my son in the back of the head.
Nearly every week, we get together with two friends for an afternoon of bridge. Recently, one of our friends suffered a “medical event.” Fortunately, another guest is a retired emergency room nurse. She immediately took charge and did all the right things to help him, which also saved us from panicking and doing something that could have been counter to what he needed.