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July 2nd, 2015
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School students traveled to Costa Rica this spring to participate in cultural exchange and conservation efforts. It was an amazing educational and cultural experience for our students.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Addison County American Legion baseball team dropped three more games away from home late last week to fall to 0-6, with all the losses on the road.
AC had hoped to enjoy its home opener on the Middlebury College field on Sunday, but rain washed out a scheduled doubleheader vs. Franklin County. That twin bill has been rescheduled to July 19 at 11 a.m.
WEST HAVEN — Middlebury’s Todd Stone edged Steve Miller of Vergennes in the 30-lap Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model division feature race at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday.
Stone, the former Modified division track champion, claimed his first 2015 victory after taking the lead from Miller on a Lap 14 restart. He then held off Miller and others after a final restart with five laps remaining.
ESSEX — Despite some strong individual efforts by Middlebury Marlins swimmers on Tuesday, host Town of Essex Swim Team won 16 of 18 contested relay races on the way to a 354-115 victory.
For the Marlins, Channing Brush won three eight-and-under girls’ races, and Oliver Poduschnick prevailed in three U-12 boys’ events.
I am often amazed at the connections that happen through fishing. Indeed, “connections” is too sterile a word. They can be profoundly serendipitous, community-building, and often lifelong.
Fishing is about connections. The most obvious one is between human and fish.
A classic blessing among anglers is “tight lines”—a quick way of saying, “may you often find yourself connected to a fish.”
BURLINGTON — Host Burlington Tennis Club cruised past the Vergennes Champs, 285-186, in Tuesday Champlain Valley Swim League action.
Ten Champs won individual races — Will Clark, Ian Henderson, Carlyn Rapoport, Carson Hoffman, Anna Rakowski, William Crawford, Tess Ruddy, Dylan Rapoport, Robert Kenfield and Olivia Hawkins — and they prevailed in two contested relays, the 10-and-under boys’ and U-18 girls’ medley events.
ADDISON COUNTY — Several local high school baseball players earned postseason recognition from either the Marble Valley League B Division or the Metro Conference.
Otter Valley’s John Winslow was named an MVL B Division First-Team All-Star, while his teammate Emmett Thurston earned Honorable Mention.
Mount Abraham’s Ernie Brouillard and Mike Jerome received Metro Honorable Mention, as did Hunter O’Connor from Vergennes.
ADDISON COUNTY — Seven local high school lacrosse players received postseason all-state Division I or II recognition for their efforts this spring.
Four of the senior athletes who helped the Middlebury team reach the D-I final were honored. Defenders Austin Robinson and Justin Stonewere named first-team D-I all-stars, while attacker Connor Quinn and midfielder Bobby Ritter made the D-I second team.