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September 22nd, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — Local high school soccer teams enjoyed success earlier this week, with the Vergennes girls and boys sweeping games on the road, the Otter Valley girls avenging an earlier loss, the Middlebury girls winning big away from home, and the Tiger boys notching a historic upset.
The Tiger boys upended perennial Division I power Champlain Valley, 1-0, at Fucile Field on Tuesday, for what could be the program’s first-ever victory over the Redhawks.
WEST HAVEN — NASCAR has officially named Vince Quenneville Jr. of Brandon the Division I Vermont Champion of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for a second consecutive year.
Quenneville clinched the title when heavy rains forced the cancellation of Sunday night dirt track racing at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway. There was an off-chance Quenneville’s closest rival for the crown, Bobby Hackel of Rensselaer, N.Y., could catch him with a win on Sunday if Quenneville finished far enough back.
BURLINGTON — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team went on the road on Monday to pick up a Metro Conference win, 2-0, at Burlington.
The Eagles evened their record at 2-2 heading into a Wednesday afternoon game at Colchester, played after deadline for this section. They return home on Tuesday to take on defending Division I champion South Burlington, a team off to a strong start this season.
MIDDLEBURY — Every autumn the Middlebury High School/Middlebury Union High School Alumni Association honors graduates by inducting them into its Hall of Fame.
Joe DeGray and John Rouse will be introduced as this year’s Hall of Fame selections during halftime of the Middlebury Union High School football game against Colchester High School this Friday, Sept. 23.
RIPTON — Police say two men lured a third man to a Ripton home on Saturday morning and beat him with a tire iron and a large wrench before the victim fled into the woods, where he allegedly was shot at.
Peter Manning, 41, of Ripton and Michael Lafountain, 38, of Weybridge, were each charged with one count of aggravated assault with a weapon, and each pleaded innocent — Manning at his arraignment on Tuesday and Lafountain at a Wednesday arraignment.
Stuck in the closet? Not anymore. Writers and artists throughout Addison County now have a literary magazine that will consider their work for publication. Zig Zag Lit Mag — a 64-page, black and white, 8.5-inch by 5.5-inch printed magazine — will release it's first edition today, Thursday, Sept. 22. And there's a party to celebrate. Head over to Bixby Library in Vergennes at 6 p.m. tonight. (Psst, there will be free doughnuts.)
RUTLAND — The Otter Valley Union High School cross-country team on Tuesday placed two boys in the top 10 at a Marble Valley League meet hosted by Mount St. Joseph at the College of St Joseph.
Otter Anthony Rovi took fourth in 20:41, and teammate Wesley Smith finished ninth in 21:39. Also for the OV boys, Hayden Gallo finished in 18th in 22:57, and Zachary Scarborough finished in 33rd in 25:35.
Colby Smith, who recently joined the team and could not compete officially, also ran and finished the race in 29:26.