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October 23rd, 2014
BRISTOL — The No. 7 Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team on Tuesday overwhelmed visiting No. 10 Springfield, 4-0, in a first-round Division II playoff game.
The 7-7 Eagles will next play at another area field hockey team, No. 2 Otter Valley (the 11-2 Marble Valley League A Division champ), in a Friday quarterfinal at 3:45 p.m.
The third local squad, Middlebury (7-4-2), earned the No. 4 seed in D-I and will host No. 5 South Burlington (8-5) on Saturday at 2 p.m.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School cross-country team recently hosted its annual Pee Wee Invitational, in which children in grades pre-K through 6 come to Mount Abe and run a “cross-country” race. The results are as follows.
Kindergarten and pre-K boys and girls, 1/8 mile: 1. Irie Mazur, 52.29; 2. Lincoln Ward, 52.78; 3. Hagan White, 58.60; 4. Jake Jerome, 1:06; 5. Kassi Garrow 1:12; 6. Jackson, Ward 3:14.
First- and second-grade girls, 1/4 mile: 1. Caitlyn Marcotullio, 2:05.
RIPTON — Sunny skies and cool temperatures brought out a huge crowd for the 27th annual Ripton Ridge Run. Nearly 240 people participated in the 10.4K and 5K runs and the 5K Fun Walk on Sunday, Oct. 12. After the race, the wonderful weather allowed lunch, awards ceremony and raffle to be held outside on the grounds of the Ripton School.
SWANTON — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ cross-country team on this past Saturday won the NVAC small-school championship, placing three runners in the top 10 to score 42 points and easily outpace second-place Rice (71) at an event hosted by Missisquoi.
ADDISON COUNTY — Only the Vergennes boys prevailed among local high school soccer teams who saw postseason action on Tuesday, when the Mount Abraham and Otter Valley boys dropped first-round Division II games on the road.
This week, I'm not-watching football because... I'm done. The cognitive dissonance it requires to pretend that it's fun to watch awful people having awful things done to their bodies to enrich other awful people is just too much to bear.
That’s a comment made recently by a Facebook friend.
ADDISON COUNTY — The area’s three high school football teams will open postseason play this weekend, two with top playoff seeds.
Middlebury (8-0) will open its title defense as the No. 1 seed in Division I. The defending champion Tigers will bring a 19-game winning streak into a quarterfinal matchup with No. 8 Champlain Valley (3-5). That game will be played at 7 p.m. on Friday at Doc Collins Field.
MIDDLEBURY — Panther quarterback Matt Milano threw for a career-high four touchdown passes to lead the Middlebury College football team to a 35-6 win over visiting Bates (1-3) this past Saturday. The 3-2 Panthers earned their 26th consecutive victory over Bates and will return to action this Saturday at Trinity.