October 9th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Finding a parking space in downtown Middlebury can be a challenge during business hours.
But town officials are arguing there’s adequate parking; you just need to know where to look. And not enough people are looking at the municipal lot on Mill Street in the Frog Hollow district, where only 30 percent of the 66 spaces are typically occupied, according to a 2012 parking study.
Vermonters have an interesting choice in this year’ race for lieutenant governor.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team overcame visiting Middlebury’s good goaltending and defense on Tuesday to win in overtime, 2-1, on the second of senior Jake Dombek’s two goals.
The Commodores improved to 4-5-2 with their fourth win in five games, while the young Tigers, who lost several starters to graduation and three more who decided to focus on club soccer, dropped to 2-9.
Dombek said better teamwork and effort have made the difference for VUHS.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School football team on Saturday took another step toward its best season since winning the Division IV title in 2005, thumping visiting D-III rival Poultney, 48-20, to improve to 4-1.
THETFORD — A solid finish by the Middlebury Union High School boys highlighted local cross-country teams’ efforts at Saturday’s Thetford Woods Trail Run, a major midseason meet that drew five-dozen teams from around New England.
The Tiger boys placed five runners in the top third of the more than 800 finishers and took 16th, led by senior David Dregallo in 58th with a time of 18:26.92 of the 5K course. All five scoring Tiger runners finished in 19:20.82 or better and in at least 176th place.
So, are those Boston sports teams’ glasses half-full, or half-empty?
First, let me say glasses containing 50 percent of their potential volume are always half-empty, and I’m an optimistic person.
BRISTOL — Visiting Milton topped the Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team on Tuesday, 3-1.
The Yellowjackets improved to 8-2-2 and are in third place in Division II, while the Eagles remained winless in their past nine outings and dropped to 2-7-2.
Ryan Brown, Colby Gay and Luke Covey scored for Milton, and goalie Hunter Goodwin made four saves.
BRISTOL — The Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club will host two tournaments open to the general public over the next two weekends.
First is the club’s 18th annual Roger Forgues Sr. / Fall Finale Horseshoe Tournament this Sunday, Oct. 12. This non-sanctioned tournament will take place at the club’s home courts at 56 Airport Drive in Bristol, behind the American Legion hall. Check-in is at 9 a.m., competition starts at 9:30.