June 4th, 2014
Teenagers are often portrayed as problems, yet for the past nine weeks teenagers have been the solution to problems. The kitchen at the Congo Church has been under construction for the last nine weeks and due to the generosity of the Middlebury Union High School leadership, staff, athletic teams and their coaches, we (Friday Night Community Suppers) have been able to put on our meals in the MUHS cafeteria every Friday night.
ESSEX — A number of Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high school athletes competed in this past Saturday’s Essex Invitational, the last meet before this coming Saturday’s state championship meets. The local teams will head to Fair Haven for the Division II meet.
ADDISON COUNTY — Only Mount Abraham saw local high school postseason baseball action on Tuesday, when stormy weather postponed Middlebury’s and Otter Valley’s games.
MIDDLEBURY — Tryouts for the Addison County American Legion baseball team will be held on Monday and Tuesday at the Middlebury College baseball field.
The tryouts will begin each evening at 5 p.m. at the field, which is off South Street near Porter Hospital.
Those interested in more information may call head coach Mike Estey at 349-9610 or email him at [email protected].
SOUTH PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Defending Ernie’s Tools 358-Modified champion Todd Stone of Middlebury scored his first 2014 Airborne Speedway win on Saturday. Stone started on the pole and drove to his 13th career Airborne victory.
Stone powered past Pat McGrail for the lead in the G. Stone Motors 1x on lap three. He chose the outside lane on the race’s only restart and never gave up the top spot.
Stone said he feels he is beginning to get into the groove.
The first moose was a big bull. It stepped onto the road a hundred yards in front of my car and began to saunter across, without consideration of my need to decelerate quickly. Starksboro resident Rich Warren and I were driving Maine Highway 26 through Grafton Notch north toward the Magalloway River. Over the next 45 minutes he and I would see nine more moose. Most were yearlings — the moose equivalent of teenagers likely just kicked out of home so that mom could make way for a new arrival.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team earned the No. 5 seed for the Division I playoffs and was set to take on No. 12 Essex (5-10) on Wednesday after the deadline for this edition of the Independent.
CLINTON, N.Y. — New Haven resident and Mount Abraham Union High School graduate Greg Scott was named by Hamilton College as its outstanding male senior athlete at a late-May awards banquet.
Scott, a third-team NCAA Division III Golf Coaches Association of America All-American in 2011, received the 2014 Jack B. Riffle Award at Hamilton’s senior varsity athlete awards dinner on May 20.