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American Legion national commander reaches out to Vt. vets

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Recently elected American Legion National Commander Charles Schmidt of Oregon has several missions as he travels around the nation during his year in office.

Schmidt, a retired and decorated 27-and-a-half year Air Force veteran and 33-year American Legion member, stopped at Vergennes Post 14 on a Monday afternoon last month as part of his four-day visit to Vermont.

Schmidt, granting an interview after a Post 14 hot lunch and soda with a hunting story on the side, described one of his basic missions.

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Men's soccer losses in NESCAC semifinal

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team, seeded No. 6 in the NESCAC soccer tournament, on Saturday lost to No. 4 seed Hamilton, 2-1, in a semifinal played at Amherst College.

The Panthers concluded their season at 10-4-3, 6-4-3 vs. NESCAC foes, and as was the case in 2015 was snubbed by the NCAA Division III tournament committee in favor of Tufts. NESCAC tournament winner and defending NCAA champion Amherst was an automatic selection, but Tufts (9-5-2, 6-2-2 NESCAC) became the only other league team chosen.

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Hartford bests Tiger football in D-I semifinal

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Top-seeded Hartford defeated the No. 5 Middlebury Union High School football team in a Division I semifinal on Saturday, 26-9, snapping the Tigers’ streak of reaching the finals at three years.

The Tigers finished at 6-4 after big wins in their previous two games, at No. 4 Essex in a quarterfinal a week before and vs. eventual No. 3 seed in the final regular season game. Hartford improved to 9-1, 9-0 in D-I and will face No. 2 St. Johnsbury (8-2) in the final at Rutland on Saturday.

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Gym floor setback hits Mt. Abe

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School Athletic Director Devin Wendl summed up in a Thursday email the latest news about the school’s gym floor project:

“OUCH.”

On Wednesday afternoon, the contracting firm installing the new floor and fixing the water leaks that ruined the old gym flooring informed Mount Abe administrators that the company had to send workers to deal with an emergency at the University of New Hampshire.

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Otter football upsets the Wasps, will return to D-III final on Saturday

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WOODSTOCK — The defending Division III champion Otter Valley Union High School football team is going back to the final: The No. 3 seed Otters on Friday upset No. 2 Woodstock, 38-36, in a semifinal matchup.

The win was the 8-2 Otters’ sixth straight and it avenged a 41-14 regular season home loss to the Wasps, who finished at 8-2. OV will face No. 1 Windsor at Rutland High School on Saturday at 11 a.m. for the title. The Yellowjackets defeated No. 4 U-32, 22-0, on Saturday in the other D-III semifinal.

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Ferrisburgh Town Hall to host first presidential voting

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh officials have taken steps to prepare for the first-ever Presidential election for which balloting will be held in Ferrisburgh’s eight-year old town office building.

They expect a turnout that could be up to 50 percent higher than any previous election held at the town’s Route 7 offices.

In 2012, 71.3 percent of the town’s registered voters (minus about 320 absentee voters), then around 2,100 strong, cast ballots for president in the Ferrisburgh Central School gymnasium, as had been the case for decades.

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Defending D-II champion Otter Valley field hockey falls in semifinal

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team’s quest for a second straight Division II title came to an end under the lights of Middlebury College’s Kohn Field on Monday evening, when No. 2 Woodstock defeated the No. 3 Otters, 2-0, in a D-II quarterfinal.

After an opening thrust by OV, the 10-4-1 Wasps took control and earned advantages of 8-3 in shots on goal and 13-6 in penalty corners on the fast turf field.

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Tiger boys' XC run to win in NVAC meet; girls team is second

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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SWANTON — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ cross-country team edged Milton for the NVAC Small School championship on Saturday on Missisquoi’s home course, while the Tiger and Vergennes girls’ teams ran 2-3 in the Small School girls’ race behind Rice.

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Middlebury women's soccer is off to NESCAC final four

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team probably has flown under the radar this fall. Unlike the Panther field hockey or men’s soccer squads, the Panthers have not cracked the top 25 in NCAA Division III coaches’ polls, while the football team deservedly earned headlines by winning its first five games.

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Black Lives Matter messenger challenges young people at Middlebury College

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Journalist and Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King told a standing-room-only Mead Chapel crowd on Tuesday evening that America is in a historic “dip” from which to recover will require a major commitment, especially from young people like the Middlebury College students who flocked to see him.

King, for the past year the New York Daily News senior justice writer and before then a journalist for the Daily Kos website, said racism is part of the nation’s DNA, but through work change can be made.

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