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September 8th, 2014
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes football team on Saturday shrugged off a slow start, several early mistakes and a second-half monsoon to defeat visiting Winooski, 28-8.
The 2-0 Eagles are tied for first place in Division II with 2013 finalists Woodstock and Mill River.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The Middlebury Union High School football team improved to 2-0 by thumping host Hartford on Friday night, 34-14. The Hurricanes dropped to 1-1.
The Tigers’ win sets up a home matchup this Friday of early-season Division I unbeatens: Colchester, also 2-0, visits Doc Collins Field at 7 p.m. The Lakers have posted wins over South Burlington and Champlain Valley.
BRISTOL — Sister Lucy Kurien, founder and director of Maher, will give a free talk at the WalkOver Gallery this Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. Chai and cookies will be served.
Maher is an NGO based in Pune, India, serving four Indian states. Maher’s primary purpose is to provide shelter and care to women in crisis. Maher also has children’s homes, homes for women with disabilities, homes for elderly women, and a home for men with physical and mental disabilities.
FAIRFAX – The Otter Valley Union High School football team outscored host BFA-Fairfax by 20-7 in Saturday’s second half to come away with a 54-42 Division III victory. The result left both teams at 1-1.
A key sequence came with OV leading, 48-42, late in the game, but Fairfax driving for a potential tying or go-ahead score. OV defender Derek Bassette picked off a Bullet pass deep in Otter turf, and soon afterward OV running back Carson Leary ran 90 yards for the clinching touchdown.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school soccer play in the latter half of last week, the Mount Abraham boys opened with a win, but the Eagle girls and Vergennes and Middlebury boys all dropped matches. The VUHS girls also hosted Otter Valley; see story.
BRISTOL — Rick Winston, a Vermont Humanities Council presenter and a film expert, will discuss “Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense” in a meeting of the Bristol Historical Society on Thursday, Sept. 18. The talk will take place at Howden Hall, 19 West St., beginning at 7 p.m.
Winston will illuminate the arc of Hitchcock’s brilliant moviemaking career, illustrating his talk with 12 film clips.
The event is free and open to the public. The building is accessible to people with mobility issues.
VERGENNES — In what coaches from both sides described as a bounceback effort, on Friday the host Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team topped visiting Otter Valley, 2-0.
The Commodores, coming off a 3-0 opening loss at Mill River, evened their record at 1-1 with a strong effort at defense and midfield and two well-executed goals, one scored by sophomore midfielder Caroline Johnston and the other by sophomore striker Charlotte Haigis, which was assisted by Johnston.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Otter Valley, Middlebury and Mount Abraham union high school field hockey teams ran the table in games played in the latter half of last week.