June 6th, 2013
VERGENNES — After 49 years of teaching, 44 of those either full- or part-time at Vergennes Union Elementary School, Marilyn Woods will retire this month at the age of 72.
Well, sort of.
VERGENNES — As the old adage goes, history repeats itself. And on Tuesday in the first round of the Division II baseball tournament, history did just that at Vergennes Union High School.
For the second time this season and for the second straight postseason, VUHS (11-6) outlasted Mount Abraham (6-11) in a highly anticipated match-up, 5-0, behind another stellar pitching performance from Devin Hayes, who quieted the Eagle bats earlier this spring in a 4-0 victory.
MIDDLEBURY — The No. 5 Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team coasted in its first-round Division I playoff game against winless visiting No. 12 Spaulding on Tuesday, 16-2.
The victory sets up what should be a competitive quarterfinal on Friday at 7 p.m. at No. 4 Brattleboro (12-4). The 11-5 Tigers and the Colonels have two common opponents, Spaulding and Woodstock.
SALISBURY — Boosters of the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center (KEEC) have begun raising money in an effort to maximize the number of area students able to attend the camp each year.
Based in Salisbury along Lake Dunmore, KEEC “offers hands-on, experiential learning” in environmental studies. Drawing from the natural surroundings, KEEC leaders incorporate history, science, math, language arts, geology and physical education into a series of investigations that integrate with the school curriculums.
HINESBURG — The No. 14 Middlebury Union High School baseball team put a scare into No. 3 seed and defending Division I champion Champlain Valley on Tuesday, but the Redhawks rallied for two runs in the final inning to defeat the Tigers, 5-4.
“We outplayed them all the way through one out in the seventh inning,” said MUHS coach Charlie Messenger.
The Tigers finished at 3-13, while CVU advanced to the quarterfinal round with a 13-4 record.
VERGENNES — At their May 28 meeting, Vergennes aldermen began consideration of a proposed city spending plan for next year.
In other business, aldermen:
FAIR HAVEN — Vergennes Union High School senior Jon Welch and Middlebury freshman Hannah Buttolph won events at Saturday’s Division II track and field championship meet, which Fair Haven Union High School hosted.
Welch defended his title in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, while Buttolph earned a first-place tie in the girls’ high jump.