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November 3rd, 2013
RANDOLPH — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team completed the most successful season in program history on Saturday in Randolph, when the top-seeded Eagles defeated No. 3 Green Mountain Valley, 1-0, for the Division II title.
In addition to winning the program’s third D-II crown — the others came in 2004 and 1982 — the Eagles also finished at 17-1, eclipsing the team’s previous record for victories by three.
MIDDLEBURY — The No. 1 Middlebury Union High School football team will play No. 2 South Burlington on Saturday for the Division I title, and a win for the Tigers would give them their first title since they upset Hartford, 3-0, in 2002.
Game time for Saturday’s final between the 10-0 Tigers and 9-1 Rebels at Rutland High School is 5 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
11/1 #1 MUHS vs. #4 Hartford ............... 28-6
11/1 #1 Woodstock vs. #5 OV............... 35-0
10/30 #3 Mt. Abe vs. #7 Harwood ........... 1-0
WOODSTOCK — Visiting No. 5 seed Otter Valley Union High School gave undefeated Woodstock a battle in Friday’s Division III semifinal football game, but the Wasps scored a touchdown in the first half’s waning moments and then early in the second to take a 21-0 lead on the way to a 35-0 win.
Were you at Spooktacular? News editor John McCright snapped these photos at the annual event on the Middlebury town green Oct. 27.
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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board at their meeting on Monday set a date for a school improvement bond and talked about school taxes with Panton residents (see stories on Page 1A).
In other business at the meeting:
• Co-principals Ed Webbley and Stephanie Taylor fielded a question about the school’s efforts to promote safety given the recent murder of a Massachusetts teacher by a student and the recent suicide of a Mount Abraham student.
MIDDLEBURY — It wasn’t too long ago that the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) had temporarily strayed into a wilderness of financial challenges and a fractured vision.
But the organization has now found a solid trail back to what had been its primary focus: Maintaining and strengthening its crown jewel, the Trail Around Middlebury, which is known locally as the TAM.