May 2nd, 2016
SALISBURY — After more than two decades of using machinery and manpower to remove Eurasian milfoil from parts of Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake, an association of local property owners wants to employ a new ally to eradicate the nuisance weed:
MIDDLEBURY — Officials at the social services agency Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, or HOPE, this spring are quietly planting the organizational seeds for what they hope will be a massive fall harvest of healthy produce for Addison County’s low-income residents.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury highlighted area high school softball action in the latter half of last week by sweeping three games, including a victory over rival Vergennes.
In other action, Mount Abraham won two out of three, and the Commodores and Otter Valley each split a pair of games.
TIGERS TAKE THREE
On Thursday, MUHS hurler Payton Buxton struck out 12 and allowed only three hits as the Tigers earned a 7-2 victory over visiting VUHS.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team took over first place in Division I with a pair of wins in the latter half of last week. At 5-0, the Tigers are the last unbeaten team in D-I, but have played four of five games at home and will face challenges from Essex, South Burlington and Mount Mansfield in their next three games.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team coasted to three wins late last week and improved to 4-0.
On Thursday, the Tigers defeated visiting Harwood, 6-1. In individual matches:
• At No. 1 singles, Nick Holmes (M) defeated Colin Tennelly (H), 6-2, 7-5.
• At No. 2 singles, Jon Fitzcharles (M) defeated Bergan Allison (H), 6-4, 7-6.
• At No. 3 singles, Payton Randolph (H) defeated Owen Hammel (M), 6-3, 6-3.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham made it a season sweep of Otter Valley to highlight high school boys’ lacrosse action in the latter half of last week. Both the Eagles and Otters dropped other games, while Vergennes won its only outing and Middlebury split two contests.
EAGLES OVER OTTERS
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/27 MUHS vs. CVU................................. 6-4
4/30 MUHS vs. Burlington...................... 12-5
4/27 Mt. Abe vs. OV............................... 14-7
4/28 MUHS vs. Woodstock...................... 4-3
CHICAGO — The Scholars’ Bowl team from Middlebury Union High School posted a 10-4 overall record at the NAQT Small-School National Tournament in Chicago this weekend and tied for fifth out of 80 teams. Kevin Commo of the Vermont- NEA Scholars’ Bowl said this was a state record for wins at a national tournament. The team won three straight do-or-die playoff games.
See a full story in Thursday’s edition of the Independent.