April 30th, 2015
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School softball team’s offense showed promising signs of life on Tuesday, but visiting Colchester rapped 19 hits off two Commodore hurlers and took advantage of four VUHS fielding miscues on the way to a 16-6 win.
The Commodores closed a 10-2 deficit to 10-6 with a four-run fourth, but the 2-1 Lakers tacked on three runs in each of the next two innings to salt the win away.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team on this past Saturday held off visiting Williams, 14-13, in a NESCAC quarterfinal.
In the semifinal round this coming Saturday in Amherst, Mass., Middlebury (12-4), the third seed, will meet second-seeded and defending NESCAC and NCAA Division III champion Tufts (14-2) at 3 p.m. Top-seeded Amherst (15-1) will battle fifth-seeded Bates (10-4) at noon, and the winners will meet on Sunday.
Last month, Attorney General William Sorrell filed a campaign finance complaint against 2014 Progressive lieutenant governor candidate Dean Corren. Sorrell claimed that Corren, whose campaign was publicly financed, received an illegal in-kind contribution from the Democratic Party — an e-mail blast estimated to have a value of $255 — and failed to report it. Sorrell’s complaint sought $72,000 in fines from the Corren campaign for the alleged violation of $255.
In 2014 the Vergennes Union High School board responded appropriately to a rejected budget by resubmitting a budget that more closely reflected the reality that we have to live within our means.
Fast forward to the defeated 2015 proposal that increased spending by 11 percent (a staggering number by any measure), and one would assume that the next proposal would once again be more realistic, yet the opposite is being submitted for a revote.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team closed Saturday’s NESCAC quarterfinal on a 4-0 run to earn a 9-8 victory over visiting Amherst (9-7).
Do you want Vermont to be sick? Have you noticed the amount of litter in our state? Littering can turn our Green Mountains into Yuck Valleys. There are days when many of us go for walks with pets or rides with family and we notice litter on our roadsides, in our lakes, and on our forest trails. Third- and fourth-graders from Leicester Central School believe that people should not litter our state because it destroys our environment.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ tennis team defeated visiting Springfield on Monday, 4-2, for the Otters’ first win of the spring.
The Otters won four of the five singles matches, while the Cosmos claimed the only contested doubles match.
In singles action:
• Sarah Young, OV, defeated Springfield’s Lexie Bellows, 8-6.
• Jenna Keith, OV, defeated Alex Fauver, SHS, 8-0.
• Cosmo Sadie Rice defeated Brenna Coombs, OV, 6-1, 6-0.