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VUHS, MUHS both win big in boys' hoop

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ hoop action on Tuesday, Vergennes won big at home to remain unbeaten while Middlebury prevailed for the seventh straight outing, this time at Mount Abraham, to keep momentum heading into Friday’s big home match-up with the Commodores.

Otter Valley (2-10) had been scheduled to play at Bellows Falls (3-7), but that contest was postponed until Feb. 12.

COMMODORES

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Commodore track and field team tunes up for state meet

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



NORTHFIELD — Another first-place finish for senior hurdler Jon Welch highlighted the efforts of a small contingent from the Vergennes Union High School indoor track and field team on Saturday at Norwich University.

Welch won the 55-meter hurdles in 8.24, and was joined in scoring points in the event by teammate Austin Beamish, who finished sixth in 9.24.

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Bixby seeks more funding from towns as its endowment dwindles

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
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VERGENNES — Facing a fiscal crisis that Bixby Free Memorial Library board members believe could bankrupt the Vergennes fixture in a few short years, those board members this winter approached the five communities the library serves seeking a major boost in the support it receives within town budgets.

Bixby board members said they understood why responses from local selectboards were mixed when the Bixby initially asked for an increase in support from $13.66 per resident to about $24.

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City library is reaching out with more hours and youth programs

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
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VERGENNES — While the Bixby Free Memorial Library board works with the five communities the Vergennes institution serves to ensure the Bixby’s financial future (see related story), its librarians and director say they are trying to make sure the library will continue to be an important part of residents’ lives.

Director Jane Spencer said steps have already been taken, including hiring new head librarian MacKenzie Ross, moving former head librarian Rachel Plant to the position of children’s librarian, and juggling staff hours.

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VUHS establishing new specific diploma requirements

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School is moving toward a system that will require students to demonstrate mastery of a series of skills, known as “Performance Based Graduation Requirements,” in order to earn a diploma.

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Tiger dancers earn second-place finishes

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School dance squad settled for three second-place finishes when the Tigers hosted six other teams on Friday in their Midd Winters Night Dream Dance Competition.

The Tigers were second overall to Lamoille for the second straight competition, second in the pom competition as they performed their pom routine for the first time this winter, and second in the hip-hop category for the first time this winter after winning that event at two earlier competitions.

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In boys' hoop, Tigers and VUHS both record wins

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury won twice at home, Vergennes returned from a long layoff with a win, and Mount Abraham and Otter Valley lost on the road.

TIGERS

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Tiger Nordic hosts Classic: Groves, Allen ski to top-10 finishes for MUHS

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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RIPTON — Top-10 finishes by seniors Mac Groves and Lydia Allen highlighted the efforts by the Middlebury Union High School Nordic ski team in cold conditions on Monday, when the Tigers hosted the Middlebury Classic at Ripton’s Rikert Nordic Center.

Groves took third in the boys’ 5-kilometer classic race in 17:23, 26 seconds behind the winner, Rutland’s Issac Wright (16:57). Champlain Valley’s Forrest Hamilton took second in 17:01. Junior Max Livingstone-Peters was the next Tiger across the finish line, taking 21st in 20:07.

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Forum on two-tiered VUHS bond vote set

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents on Thursday, Jan. 31, will have a chance to ask Vergennes Union High School board members about the upcoming two-tiered vote on whether to fund upgrades the VUHS building and grounds.

The board will hold a 7 p.m. forum at VUHS on that Thursday to present information and allow for questions on the two bonds that residents will decide the fate of on Feb. 5. There will be a walk through of the building areas to be renovated and/or upgraded at 6 p.m.

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Eagles ride early surge at VUHS: Mt. Abe girls up record to 10-1

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Tuesday’s high school girls’ basketball game between visiting Mount Abraham and host Vergennes was essentially over after the first quarter, during which the Eagles showed why they are once again Division II title contenders.

In that quarter the 10-1 Eagles took a 24-2 lead with crisp offense and tough fullcourt and halfcourt defense that translated into transition baskets.

The 1-9 Commodores kept working and cut the lead to 15 at the half, but could not stop Mount Abe from walking off with a 50-17 victory.

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