May 21st, 2015
MASON, OHIO — The No. 3 Middlebury College men’s tennis team (22-3) won NCAA Division III quarterfinal and semifinal matches in Mason, Ohio, on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, to reach the NCAA final.
In Wednesday’s match up against top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, however, the Panthers failed to win a match as the powerhouse team from California won, 5-0, to secure the national championship.
VERGENNES — Congressman Peter Welch will be the principal speaker at the annual Vergennes Memorial Day parade and ceremonies this coming Monday.
The theme to this year’s Memorial Day events is “Honor and Remember.” The parade will begin at Vergennes Union High School at 9 a.m. and end at the City Green around 1 p.m. With Mayor Bill Benton and other local, state and national dignitaries in attendance, as well as Vergennes American Legion Post 14 Commander Paul Paquin, Welch will deliver his address.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team emerged from an upset-filled section of the NCAA Division III bracket and will play this weekend in Philadelphia in the program’s 15th Final Four in what is longtime coach Missy Foote’s final season.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School golf team finished fourth in May 13’s Southern Conference Division III championships, held at the Neshobe Golf Club. The Otters, led by Tom Kingsley’s 96, shot a 397.
Mill River won the Division II crown with a 369, led by medalist Johann Russell (83).
Woodstock (392) came in second, with Fair Haven (396) and OV (397) right behind. Defending champion Springfield (420) took fifth.
Rounding out OV’s scorers were Colin Nicklaw (99) and Joey Scarborough and Eric Laughlin (101 each).
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school lacrosse action, the Middlebury boys won a pivotal Division I game, the MUHS girls lost in overtime to another D-I contender, the Mount Abraham boys won once in three tries, and the Vergennes boys lost twice.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball action earlier this week, Mount Abraham and Middlebury won big, while Otter Valley lost at home to a Division I rival.
Vergennes was set to travel to St. Johnsbury on Tuesday, but that game was moved to Wednesday after the deadline for this edition of the Independent. The Commodores carried a 6-5 record and four-game winning streak into that scheduled contest.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/18 Burr & Burton vs. MUHS................... 9-8
5/18 Stowe vs. Mt. Abe.......................... 18-3
5/18 Milton vs. VUHS............................. 11-5
5/19 MUHS vs. Essex............................ 10-9
I have long enjoyed watching well-played women’s and girls’ lacrosse games, something we have been blessed with living in these parts. The sport is elegant, fast and graceful. It showcases teamwork and individual athleticism as well as wonderful hand-eye coordination.