May 27th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school baseball action, only Vergennes managed to post a win, as Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Middlebury all came up short.
The regular season ends this week. The Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday. VUHS, Mount Abraham and OV will qualify for the Division II postseason, but MUHS has been eliminated from D-I contention.
RUTLAND — The Otter Valley Union High School golf team was one of the teams on Tuesday that qualified to compete for the Division II title by finishing among the top three at the South Sectional tournament at the Rutland Country Club.
The Otters fired a collective 407 to edge Fair Haven for third place by a single stroke. Mill River (370) took first, with Woodstock (402) in second.
OV will move on to the state final at the Green Mountain National course on June 4.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/21 MUHS vs. St. Albans.................... 12-11
5/22 CVU vs. MUHS............................... 10-9
5/27 S. Burlington at MUHS.................... 10-7
PHILADELHIA — The Middlebury women’s lacrosse team lost, 19-12, to Cortland State on Saturday in an NCAA Division III semifinal game played at PPL Park in Philadelphia.
The game marked the end of a historic career for Middlebury coach Missy Foote, who finishes her 35 years at the helm of the program with a record of 422-114-1, including five NCAA championships and 17 trips to the final four. The Panthers finished the 2016 season at 16-4. Cortland (22-1) defeated Trinity, 13-6, on Sunday for the title.
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.