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September 29th, 2016
A Letter to Omran, September 12, 2016
I remember the poster from 1967of a sunflower on yellow background with the simple words “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” It became a logo for the organization Another Mother for Peace. It comes to mind when I look at a newspaper clipping posted on my refrigerator.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ cross-country team won a six-team meet at Mount Abraham on Tuesday, with the host Eagles third, while the Tiger girls took second behind Colchester on the hilly Mount Abe 5K course.
The Tiger boys won with 33 points, edging second-place Colchester (36). Mount Abe (99), Rice (107), Spaulding (136), and Richford (155) followed. Runners from Missisquoi and Enosburg also competed in the Eagles’ only home meet of the fall.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school girls’ soccer play, Mount Abraham split two contests (not counting a victory at Middlebury covered in the Independent’s Monday issue), while Vergennes and Middlebury each dropped a pair of games.
On Sept. 21, visiting Milton earned a 4-0 win over the Eagles. Mount Abe goalie Genysis Berube made six saves as the Eagles fell to 1-4. Yellowjacket goalie Madison North stopped four shots.
MIDDLEBURY — A veteran Champlain Valley field hockey team featuring eight seniors on its roster pulled away in Tuesday’s second half to claim a 4-2 win over host Middlebury, a younger squad with only three seniors.
Two of those Redhawk seniors combined for three second-half goals that snapped a 1-1 halftime tie, two coming 38 seconds apart from Taya LeProvost midway through the period to ice the win, the third straight for the 3-1-1 Redhawks.
VERMONT — Archers will head into the woods on Saturday for the start of moose season and hunters with guns will get to take their shots beginning Oct. 15. But fewer hunters will be roaming Vermont’s forest this fall on the lookout for one of the state’s most iconic animals.
BRISTOL — Defending Division I champion South Burlington defeated the host Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team on Tuesday, 2-1. The Rebels improved to 5-0 with their first win by fewer than two goals, while the Eagles dropped to 3-3 and saw a three-game winning streak snapped.
Rebel Kate Hall snapped a 1-1 tie with 2:20 left in regulation to give the Rebels the win. Emma Liebegott gave SB the first-half lead, and goalie Liz Sargent made two saves.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College football team opened on Saturday with a 40-3 victory over Bowdoin in which the Panthers scored touchdowns on five of their first six possessions, gained 517 yards of total offense, averaged 6.5 yards per play, and saw quarterback Jared Lebowitz account for six touchdowns. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Colby.
After Bowdoin took an early lead on Andrew Sisti’s 33-yard field goal, the Panthers took charge.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team split a pair of 1-0 NESCAC games this past weekend. The 5-2 Panthers were set to entertain Keene State on Wednesday and will visit league foe Colby on Saturday.
On this past Sunday, Middlebury scored the game’s only goal with less than 10 minutes remaining for a 1-0 win at Hamilton (2-4-1).