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June 11th, 2014
FAIR HAVEN — First-place finishes by Middlebury Union High School senior Max Moulton and sophomore Hannah Buttolph highlighted local athletes’ efforts at Saturday’s Division II championship track and field meet, which was hosted by Fair Haven Union High School.
Moulton won the boy’s 800-meter run in 1:59.81, in the process reclaiming the title he won as a sophomore, while Buttolph claimed the girls’ high jump title at a height of five feet, three inches.
On June 3, the No. 10 seeded North Country Union High School baseball team, owner of an 8-8 record, made a 340-mile, five-and-a-half-hour round trip to face No. 7 Brattleboro, a 10-6 team, in the first round of the Division I playoffs. The Falcons predictably lost to the Colonels, 9-1.
LYNDONVILLE — The No. 5 Otter Valley Union High School softball team thumped top-seeded host Lyndon on Tuesday, 24-5, to earn a date in this weekend’s Division II final.
WEST HAVEN — There were no Addison County winners in June 6 action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. and Addison’s Chuck Bradford came away with second-place finishes.
Quenneville finishes second behind first-time winner Jason Durgan in the 30-lap Bond Auto Parts Modified race, just ahead of Leon Gonyo. Middlebury’s Todd Stone, the defending series winner, took eighth.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College finished 10th in the 2014 NCAA Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup race, which measures school’s overall athletic competitiveness via their NCAA success. The Panthers had earned 10-straight top-five finishes, including winning its first cup in 2011-2012.
VERGENNES — In a busy week between June 2 and June 8 for Vergennes police, Wednesday, June 4 stood out. Ten incidents that day began at 6 a.m. with a call about a vandalized hammer and ended hours later with a complaint that one dog had bitten another.
On that Wednesday, police first heard at 6 a.m. from a North Green Street man who alleged that his ex-girlfriend had vandalized his hammer by bending it.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a theft of money from a hiker who was spending a night in a shelter on the Long Trail in Lincoln.
The victim, a 26-year-old Cartersville, Ga., man, had set up his campsite to rest for the evening at the Battell Shelter on the Long Trail on Monday, June 9. He told police that he left the campsite for a few moments around 6 p.m. and upon his return observed two men rummaging through his pack.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Jessica McGrath, 29, of Middlebury for domestic assault, after investigating a report of a woman striking another woman with a wine bottle at a Seminary Street Extension residence on June 4. Police said they took McGrath to Rutland for treatment for intoxication.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a drug overdose patient on June 2.