April 27th, 2015
BRANDON — Hannah Williams’s first varsity win as a pitcher translated to Otter Valley softball’s first varsity win this season, as the Otters handled Mount Abraham at home Saturday, 10-4.
OV’s victory dealt the Eagles their first loss of the season.
Otter Coach Pattie Candon was relieved for her team, which was the defending Division II champions and had a 0-3 record coming into Saturday’s game.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school lacrosse play the Vergennes boys’ team won twice and the Otter Valley boys split a pair.
The Mount Abe boys’ and Middlebury girls’ and boys’ lacrosse teams were idle late last week during school break, but Eagles will host Milton on Tuesday afternoon and play at U-32 on Thursday.
The Tiger girls are scheduled to play at Mount Mansfield on Tuesday and at Essex on Friday. MUHS boys’ lacrosse will visit Woodstock on Monday, host CVU on Wednesday and travel to Mount Mansfield on Saturday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In action on the area high school diamonds, the Mount Abe softball team won then suffered their first loss of the season, Otter Valley softball fell, then garnered their first win, Mount Abe baseball split a pair, Vergennes softball lost one, and the Vergennes and OV baseball teams each lost two.
Saturday’s Middlebury softball and baseball games at North Country were postponed.
ESSEX — Track and field teams from Middlebury and Vergennes union high schools faced some of the tougher teams in Vermont at the Essex Vacational Meet this past Wednesday. None of the local squad placed very high in the team scoring, but two Tigers claimed individual titles in the field events; and a quartet of Commodore seniors claimed second and third places in relay races, plus two of them scored in individual events.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/23 OV vs. Randolph............................ 14-5
4/24 VUHS vs. Lamoille......................... 10-3
4/25 St. Johnsbury vs. OV....................... 9-4
4/25 VUHS vs. Randolph........................ 14-2
MIDDLEBURY — Approximately 800 runners, many traveling with family and friends, are expected in Middlebury the weekend of May 2-3 for the seventh edition of the Middlebury Maple Run – The Sweetest Half. The race is set for Sunday, May 3, at 9 a.m., with runners starting from and finishing at the Porter Hospital campus on South Street.
I have been closely following the events in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union — the failed budgets of some of our schools as well as the issues that have arisen around the leadership of Superintendent David Adams. I have attended many meetings of different boards over the past month as the community and employees of the district have sought to gain insight and clarity into the situation.
As a Vermont resident and a senior citizen, I am very concerned with the direction in which Gov. Shumlin is taking Vermont. After reading an article in the Addison Independent detailing his RESET (a complicated far-reaching energy program) objectives, I was appalled to learn that the House passed this legislation.