Archive - Feb 2010 - Staff Blog
Neshobe Community School reached a new watermark of sorts this school year, when more than 50 percent of the students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch. This sobering news came on the heels of the news that Rutland County, of which Brandon is the northernmost town, has one of the highest rates of childhood obesity and Type II diabetes in the State. In a report released in February 2009, Essex and Franklin Counties actually are in worse shape, being both poor and more rural. The Rutland Partnership for Health collaborative, financed by the James T.
On the Ball: Prescient Men’s Hockey Quotes, State Wrestling on Tap
It’s almost always fun to hear what athletes have to say after games. Yes, results can vary, but more often than not they come up with some nuggets. On Tuesday, for example, Vergennes Union High School senior Connor Merrill was really funny when he admitted that he had been distracted by a sign some classmates held up counting down to his 1,000th point — that’s in today’s print edition. That sign didn’t prevent him from reaching that milestone, BTW, for those who missed the news.
D-II Hoop Seeds Out; Tough Draw for VUHS
The VPA moved quickly today, and the Division II boys’ basketball pairings were out by mid-morning. Vergennes, Otter Valley and Mount Abraham will all play on Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Commodores at home, and the Otters and the Eagles on the road.
PANTHER HOOP AND EDWARDS SPEAKS
Just a few quick notes today on the Panther men’s hoop game yesterday. Senior captain Tim Edwards was kind enough to talk to me for almost five minutes afterward and reflect back on his four years with the Middlebury College program as well as the Panthers’ exciting rally against Trinity.
Not everything fit in the article that will come out tomorrow, which will focus on how the Panthers came back from five points down with six minutes to go, and how Trinity used a smart game plan to put Middlebury in the hole.
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