October 13th, 2014
BRISTOL — After 15 years with the Mount Abraham Union High School football program, almost seven years as its head coach, Ernie Senecal resigned this past week.
Both Senecal and Mount Abe Co-Athletic Director Jeff Stetson cited “personal reasons.” But Senecal acknowledged that some of those reasons came because of “some of the things that have been said about me,” citing complaints about his leadership and treatment of some athletes, complaints that he said were unfair.
ADDISON COUNTY — In Saturday football action, Middlebury and Otter Valley each won handily, but the Mount Abraham/Vergennes squad came up just short in a game with postseason implications.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school field hockey play in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham stretched a winning streak, Middlebury gave undefeated Essex a battle in a loss, and Otter Valley posted two tight wins against Marble Valley League rivals.
MUHS also hosted Mount Abe on Friday; see story.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school boys’ soccer play late last week, Mount Abraham broke through for a win, but Vergennes, Middlebury and Otter Valley came up short.
On Friday, the Eagles snapped their eight-game winless streak, 1-0. Charlie Meyer provided the offense with a first-half penalty kick, and goalie Nick Sczcecinski backed the Mount Abe defense with seven saves. Mount Abe improved to 3-6-2.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham made it a season sweep of rival Vergennes to highlight girls’ soccer action in the latter half of last week. In other games, the Eagles won again, the Commodores came up short, Middlebury lost one and tied one, and Otter Valley dropped two games.
EAGLES TOP VUHS
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/8 Mt. Abe vs. Mt. Mansfield................. 2-1
10/8 Essex vs. MUHS.............................. 1-0
10/9 OV vs. Rutland................................. 2-1
10/10 MUHS vs. Mt. Abe.......................... 1-0
10/11 OV vs. Woodstock......................... 3-2
In regard to Norton Latourelle’s letter to the editor, Monday, Sept 29, we would like to encourage residents of Vermont (especially Addison County) and New York to consider his suggestion of an alternative to the contentious pipeline.
Attending the recent candidate forum at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater, I was extremely impressed by Calvin McEathron’s vision for Vermont. He seemed to be the only candidate with original proposals to offer and I’m very encouraged that he recognizes the critical importance of working to keep young people and families from continuing to leave our state.