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June 17th, 2014
VERGENNES — The clash between the No. 2 seed Vergennes Coomodores and the No. 3 BFA-Fairfax Bullets was cancelled today and rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, June 14, at 5 p.m. at Vergennes Union High School.
Wednesday’s rain-plagued Division II softball semifinal between host No. 2 Vergennes and No. 3 BFA-Fairfax was suspended in the bottom of the first inning with the Commodores winning, 2-0. It will be resumed on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. exactly as it ended on Wednesday when umpires halted play due to the weather, with Commodore runners on first and second and nobody out.
ADDISON COUNTY — With the exception of lacrosse, the playoffs followed form on Wednesday for area high school teams.
In softball, the Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley squads — the Nos. 2, 4 and 5 seeds, respectively, in Division II — all won one-sided games without allowing runs, while No. 7 Fair Haven ousted No. 10 Middlebury.
In baseball, No. 7 Otter Valley, the defending D-II champion, advanced, while in D-I No. 11 MUHS lost a heartbreaker to No. 6 Rutland.
Pardon me for thinking this armrest
was ours. For assuming what they were
singing had more to do with our lives
than theirs. What, I’m guessing, brings
you here, too. It’s hard to read the titles
above the tenor’s head, without wanting
to say the same thing to you. How chance
finds two strangers sitting on a bench
Rowing the Tulip Boat
What’s more here than now!
My neighbor’s bed of tulips,
rows crowded into rows.
Not Elizabeth’s rainbow
bilge, gas and oil between
her rowboat’s struts.
Not a serrated knife’s leftover
A couple of weeks ago, our phone rang right after dinner. On the other end was a voice belonging to a 7-year-old boy we know.
"I was wondering if you could come to my baseball game this Friday?" he asked.
He'd recently started practicing with our town's Little League baseball team, the Middlebury Meteors. That Friday they'd be playing their first game, against the Cornwall Cougars.
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