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sports http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/155/all en Matt Dickerson: More than sports played outdoors http://addisonindependent.com/201503matt-dickerson-more-sports-played-outdoors <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Matt Dickerson </div> </div> </div> <p> &ldquo;Just what is an outdoor sport, anyway?&rdquo;</p> <p> That is the question I am often asked when people discover that I am a famous outdoor sports columnist. Which is to say, if I ever become a famous outdoor sports columnist, I imagine somebody might ask me that question.&nbsp; Indeed, I spent a great deal of time imagining the questions my devoted fans will one day ask me if I ever have any devoted fans. Do I use steroids? Have I ever blood-doped? How long before I retire?</p> <p> Therefore, I thought it would be prudent to prepare a few answers. Just in case.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29194">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503matt-dickerson-more-sports-played-outdoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column Outdoor sports Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:50 +0000 Matt Dickerson 29194 at http://addisonindependent.com Top stories of 2014: #10 — High school athletes take home titles http://addisonindependent.com/201501top-stories-2014-10-%E2%80%94-high-school-athletes-take-home-titles <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27758" style="width: 64px;"><a href="/201501top-stories-2014-10-%E2%80%94-high-school-athletes-take-home-titles"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/FPJune19.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FPJune19.jpg" title="FPJune19.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="64" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; In recent years, young Addison County athletes have won more than their fair share of state championships &mdash; and 2014 was no exception.</p> <p> Teams or individual athletes from each of the four local high schools &mdash; Middlebury, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Vergennes &mdash; earned banners.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27757">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501top-stories-2014-10-%E2%80%94-high-school-athletes-take-home-titles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 sports Top 10 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:22:36 +0000 Zach Despart 27757 at http://addisonindependent.com Scoreboard and schedule for Jan. 1, 2015 http://addisonindependent.com/201412scoreboard-and-schedule-jan-1-2015 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>SCOREBOARD</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>Boys&rsquo; Hockey</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"> 12/27 MUHS vs. Harwood........................ 4-1</p> <p class="rtecenter"> 12/29 Lake Placid vs. MUHS................... 4-0</p> <p class="rtecenter"> 12/30 Northeast Clinton vs. MUHS........... 3-2</p> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>Girls&rsquo; Hockey</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"> 12/29 Spaulding vs. MUHS...................... 6-3</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27642">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412scoreboard-and-schedule-jan-1-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports schedule sports Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:42:51 +0000 Addison Independent 27642 at http://addisonindependent.com VSMA lauds athletes for October efforts http://addisonindependent.com/201412vsma-lauds-athletes-october-efforts <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; St. Johnsbury Academy senior football player Colton Hudson and Williamstown High School senior soccer player Dani Jesmonth were chosen as the Athletes of the Month for October by the Vermont Sports Media Association. Each outpolled a field of nominees that included a local athlete.</p> <p> VSMA members in statewide balloting elected Hudson as the VSMA Male Athlete of the Month and Jesmonth as the Female Athlete of the Month. They were first nominated by one or more VSMA members for their outstanding efforts during the month of October.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27575">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412vsma-lauds-athletes-october-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports high school sports VSMA Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:28:22 +0000 Addison Independent 27575 at http://addisonindependent.com Karl Lindholm: Whither baseball: Just too slow? http://addisonindependent.com/201411karl-lindholm-wither-baseball-just-too-slow <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Karl Lindholm </div> </div> </div> <p> I know, it&rsquo;s football season and here we are basking in the glow of the Middlebury Tigers championship, and excellent seasons from the Middlebury College team and the Otters down the road at Otter Valley Union High.</p> <p> Next week, we will cook a bird and overeat and collapse, many of us, in front of the TV to watch football. But as the temperature drops and winter beckons, I have baseball, the summer game, on my mind.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26993">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411karl-lindholm-wither-baseball-just-too-slow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column baseball Bud Selig pitch clock speeding up the game sports Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:47:09 +0000 Zach Despart 26993 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Uneasy childhood can portend trouble in adulthood http://addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-uneasy-childhood-can-portend-trouble-adulthood <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ronnie Chirnoff </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The front page of your Oct. 20 edition presents a contrast. In the top photo, two Middlebury Union High School soccer team members are laughing, happy together as they carve pumpkins for the Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.</span></p> <p align="left"> At the bottom of the page is a picture of a young man identified as &ldquo;Prolific burglar gets 13 years to life.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26708">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-uneasy-childhood-can-portend-trouble-adulthood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion childhood Richie sports Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:45:55 +0000 Zach Despart 26708 at http://addisonindependent.com Andy Kirkaldy: The hows and whys of success http://addisonindependent.com/201411andy-kirkaldy-hows-and-whys-success <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">In the past two-plus years, I&rsquo;ve been repeatedly asking versions of the same question to many happy plaque-carrying, medallion-wearing and trophy-hoisting athletes: How did you do it?</span></p> <p> Of the five questions journalists are taught to answer when researching and writing articles &mdash; who, what, when, where and why &mdash; the last is by far the most intriguing.</p> <p> How is really a variation of why. &ldquo;How did you do it?&rdquo; equals &ldquo;Why was the team so successful?&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26701">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411andy-kirkaldy-hows-and-whys-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column sports Success Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:07:48 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 26701 at http://addisonindependent.com Scoreboard and schedule for Oct. 23, 2014 http://addisonindependent.com/201410scoreboard-and-schedule-oct-23-2014 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>SCOREBOARD</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>Field Hockey</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>Division II Playoffs</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"> 10/21 #7 Mt. Abe vs. #10 Springfield....... 4-0</p> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>Girls&rsquo; Soccer</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>Division II Playoffs</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"> 10/22 #2 MUHS vs. #15 Springfield......... 4-0</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26369">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410scoreboard-and-schedule-oct-23-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports schedule scoreboard sports Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:28:33 +0000 Addison Independent 26369 at http://addisonindependent.com VPA rule offers schools, athletes leeway http://addisonindependent.com/201409vpa-rule-offers-schools-athletes-leeway <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25336" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201409vpa-rule-offers-schools-athletes-leeway"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/soccer2705.thumbnail.jpg" alt="soccer2705.jpg" title="soccer2705.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WILDER PERERA MAKES a save during a Middlebury Union High School boys&#039; soccer practice last week. Five local boys&#039; soccer players have decide to devote themselves to a club team that has changed its schedule to one that conflicts with the high school season. Those players will not be on their schools&#039; rosters. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; A new Vermont Principals&rsquo; Association rule gives schools and coaches more leeway to allow team-sport athletes to participate in the same sport on non-school teams during school seasons, at least on a limited basis. It could have an impact in the future of high school sports both locally and statewide.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25334">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409vpa-rule-offers-schools-athletes-leeway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured soccer sports Vermont Principals' Association Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:44:46 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 25334 at http://addisonindependent.com High school sports teams build steam for new season http://addisonindependent.com/201408high-school-squads-build-steam-new-season <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25232" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201408high-school-squads-build-steam-new-season"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/FieldHockey1943.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FieldHockey1943.jpg" title="FieldHockey1943.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TIGERS SARA KELLY, left, and Alli White run a drill during field hockey practice in Middlebury Monday afternoon. The Tigers open their season at Mount Mansfield next Tuesday. The Otter Valley field hockey team is the first local squad to take the field this fall; the Otters travel to Woodstock on Friday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Collectively in terms of wins and losses, the 2013-2014 sports year proved to be memorable for Middlebury, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Vergennes union high school teams and athletes.</span></p> <p> At least one local squad won a championship in each of the fall, winter and spring seasons.</p> <p> In the fall, Mount Abe field hockey and boys&rsquo; soccer and MUHS football all climbed the mountain, with the Tiger 11 posting an undefeated campaign.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25233">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408high-school-squads-build-steam-new-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports field hockey football high school soccer sports Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:58:57 +0000 Zach Despart 25233 at http://addisonindependent.com Nature and fishing come alive in local author's new book http://addisonindependent.com/201408nature-and-fishing-come-alive-local-authors-new-book <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25092" style="width: 67px;"><a href="/201408nature-and-fishing-come-alive-local-authors-new-book"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Matt Dickerson Downstream book.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Matt Dickerson Downstream book.jpg" title="Matt Dickerson Downstream book.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="67" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The latest book by Bristol resident and <em>Addison Independent</em> outdoor columnist Matthew Dickerson hit the shelves last week.</p> <p> Dickerson describes &ldquo;Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia,&rdquo; co-authored by David L. O&rsquo;Hara, as a mosaic combining nature writing, fly-fishing narrative, memoir and philosophical and spiritual inquiry.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25093">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408nature-and-fishing-come-alive-local-authors-new-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol fishing sports sports column Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:56:19 +0000 John McCright 25093 at http://addisonindependent.com Brown, Aines top all-time crop of softball talent http://addisonindependent.com/201407brown-aines-top-all-time-crop-softball-talent <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24355" style="width: 136px;"><a href="/201407brown-aines-top-all-time-crop-softball-talent"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/All-star softball pitchers.thumbnail.jpg" alt="All-star softball pitchers.jpg" title="All-star softball pitchers.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="136" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; This spring three of Vermont&rsquo;s top four Division II high school softball teams &mdash; and almost certainly three of the top 10 overall &mdash; called Addison County or Brandon home, and the fourth local team gave two of the others all they could handle.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24356">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407brown-aines-top-all-time-crop-softball-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports softball sports Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:52:12 +0000 Weyland Joyner 24356 at http://addisonindependent.com Vergennes Champs swim past Middlebury Panthers in dual swim meet http://addisonindependent.com/201406vergennes-champs-swim-past-middlebury-panters-dual-swim-meet <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24201" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201406vergennes-champs-swim-past-middlebury-panters-dual-swim-meet"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/swim8011.thumbnail.jpg" alt="swim8011.jpg" title="swim8011.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="80" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY CHAMP FAIRLEY Olson takes the butterfly leg of a medley relay in a Champlain Valley Swim League meet in Vergennes last Thursday evening. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The host Vergennes Champs swim team used its depth to overcome the Middlebury Panthers on Thursday, 267-212, in Champlain Valley Swim League action. The result left both teams with 1-1 records.</p> <p> The Champs won 10 of 14 relays, none of which were contested, to rack up a 98-28 advantage in those events, enough to overcome the Panthers&rsquo; slight edge in individual races at the Vergennes city pool.&nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24204">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406vergennes-champs-swim-past-middlebury-panters-dual-swim-meet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Champs Panters sports swimming Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:08:14 +0000 Mary Langworthy 24204 at http://addisonindependent.com 10 area players win baseball accolades http://addisonindependent.com/20140610-area-playes-win-baseball-accolades <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash;&nbsp;Nine members of the Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley union high school baseball teams and one county resident playing for Rice Memorial earned postseason recognition from their leagues.</p> <p> Ferrisburgh&rsquo;s Tim Shea was named a first-team Metro Conference second baseman. Shea, a former Vergennes player, helped Rice win the Division I title.</p> <p> Two Otter Valley seniors earned Marble Valley League B Division all-star status, outfielder Shane Quenneville and second baseman/pitcher Will Claessens.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24195">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/20140610-area-playes-win-baseball-accolades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports baseball sports Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:58:06 +0000 Mary Langworthy 24195 at http://addisonindependent.com Local lacrosse players honored http://addisonindependent.com/201406local-lacrosse-players-honored <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Three members of the Middlebury Union High School boys&rsquo; lacrosse team and one member of the Mount Abraham squad earned postseason honors from the Vermont Lacrosse Coaches Association.</p> <p> Tiger senior defender Sam Smith was named an All-American as well as a Division I first-team all-state player, while the VLCA named Tiger senior attacker Sam Usilton as a &ldquo;Green and Gold Outstanding Player of the Year&rdquo; as well as a second-team D-I all-state player.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24194">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406local-lacrosse-players-honored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports lacrosse sports Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:56:44 +0000 Mary Langworthy 24194 at http://addisonindependent.com