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OV senior tops Addy Indy boys' basketball all-star team

Posted on March 25, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — The undefeated Division II champion Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team made and deserved the lion’s share of headlines this winter. Meanwhile, one player put together an outstanding individual season with less fanfare: Otter Valley senior forward Ryan Kelley, who headlines the 2013 Addison Independent Boys’ Basketball All-Star Team as the Player of the Year.

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Vergennes to review smaller police station proposal

Posted on March 21, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday will look at a proposal for a smaller new North Main Street police station, and City Manager Mel Hawley said this week that they could act quickly to schedule another vote on the issue.

City residents on Town Meeting Day rejected a $1.85 million bond to pay for a 5,940-square-foot station on the 0.75-acre former Vergennes Auto Sales parcel by a slim margin, 302-292.

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Familiar faces among new MUHS coaches

Posted on March 21, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — At Monday night’s spring sports meeting at Middlebury Union High School, activities director Sean Farrell told the gathered athletes and parents he had never had a busier time preparing for a season.

Four MUHS varsity spring coaches stepped down since the spring of 2012, and Farrell also had to find three new JV coaches.

Deciding to leave, in order of seniority, were:

•  Baseball coach Doc Seubert, who last fall decided that almost four decades was enough of heading the MUHS boys’ soccer and baseball programs.

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Locals to play big roles in senior basketball all-star games

Posted on March 21, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WINDSOR — Area high school basketball players — and coaches — will be well represented at Saturday’s annual Vermont Basketball Coaches Association North-South senior all-star games at Windsor High School.

Vergennes Union High School seniors Shep Carter, Zach Ouellette and Stanley Salley will play for the North Division I and II boys’ team that will meet the South team at 5 p.m. And VUHS coach Peter Quinn will lead the North D-I and D-II boys in that game.

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On the ball: Behind the curtain — no VUHS photo?

Posted on March 19, 2013 | Blog Category:
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

With varying degrees of dismay, a couple of Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball backers recently wondered why the Independent did not honor the Commodores with a Monday front-page photo after they completed their 24-0 season.

 

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Planning proceeds on new treatment center in Vergennes

Posted on March 18, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Although permitting and organization is going well, the clinical head of a proposed program to help troubled young women at 1 Alden Place in Vergennes said it is not expected to open there for several months.

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Defense wins D-II title for Eagle girls' basketball team

Posted on March 18, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BARRE — There are many reasons the Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team’s 23-1 season ended on Saturday with a 44-28 win over No. 3 BFA-Fairfax in the Division II final.

Of course, the No. 1 Eagles showed talent, teamwork and chemistry all winter.

But after Mount Abe allowed a historically low 109 points in four tournament games, it was no surprise to hear Eagle after Eagle cite the same No. 1 reason after beating the 21-3 Bullets in the Barre Auditorium: “Offense wins games. Defense wins championships.”

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Former N.Y. resident cited for 'luring' a 15-year-old boy

Posted on March 14, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — A 21-year-old man living in Waltham pleaded not guilty on Monday in Addison County court to two charges of trying to sexually exploit a 15-year-old boy and sending explicit photos to the boy via a cell phone.

Robert Ritchey, a former Potsdam, N.Y., resident who had been renting a room in a Waltham home, faces up to five years and a fine of $10,000 on the first charge of sexual exploitation/luring a child, and another year and a $1,000 fine for sending indecent material to a minor.

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Clippings: Family newcomer can be gnaw-ty

Posted on March 14, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Some dogs can allegedly be trained to bring their owners’ slippers to them.

But we’ve got one that carries mine out to the back yard and drops them into mud or snowdrifts, depending on meteorological conditions.

I don’t take it personally, however. On Monday, she picked up one of my daughter’s friend’s shoes and carried it through our two dog doors into the slop.

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Eagle girls' basketball team reaches D-II title game

Posted on March 14, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BARRE — Sparked in Monday’s Division II girls’ basketball semifinal by mid-game tactical and lineup changes and junior Ashlie Fay’s third-quarter scoring surge, No. 1 Mount Abraham Union High School knocked off No. 4 Hartford, 56-48, in the Barre Auditorium.

In defeating the 19-4 Hurricanes, the Eagles:

•  Improved to 22-1 with their 13th straight victory.

•  Reached the final for the third straight season; this year’s foe on Saturday at 3:45 p.m. in the Aud will be No. 3 BFA-Fairfax (21-2).

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