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September 19th, 2016
BRANDON — Thanks to a dominant offense that controlled the ball for much of the game, the Otter Valley Union High School girls’ soccer team trounced visiting Bellows Falls on Friday evening, 7-1, to improve to 2-3 on the season and snap a two-game skid.
“I think everyone is breathing a sigh of relief that we’re moving forward,” OV coach Rick Hedding said after the game.
LINCOLN — On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7-10:30 p.m., at Burnham Hall, the Willowell Foundation and Vermont Folklife Center will present an Ethiopian Boogie Benefit featuring The New Nile Orchestra and Band Of The Land for a dance party featuring “New England’s Finest Ethiopian Funk.” The bands are playing to benefit One Love AIDS HIV Awareness Theater, a theater troupe in Hawassa, Ethiopia that performs shows about AIDS and gender equality in rural towns in southern Ethiopia.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local field hockey play late last week, Otter Valley won twice to remain unbeaten, Mount Abraham broke into the win column, and Middlebury dropped a home contest.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes defeated Otter Valley and Fair Haven to highlight local boys’ soccer play in the latter half of last week. In other action, OV fell again, Mount Abraham won again, and Middlebury lost two home games to tough Division I competition.
VUHS VS. OV
On Wednesday visiting VUHS topped OV, 3-1, getting two goals from Zeke Palmer, a goal and an assist from Max Ratti-Bicknell, and assists from Lance Bergmans andJosias Salomao.
ADDISON — The Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison will offer a weekend of activities at the 21st Annual Northeast Open Atlatl Championship on Sept. 23-25, with workshops on Friday and Sunday and the competition on Saturday. The event is one of the highlights of September’s Vermont Archaeology Month.
FAIR HAVEN — Host Fair Haven blanked the Mount Abraham-Vergennes football team on Friday night, 45-0 in a Division II football clash.
The Slaters, coming off a 62-14 loss to undefeated first-place Burr & Burton, improved to 2-1. The Eagles, who will travel to face winless North Country this Friday, fell to 0-3.
ADDISON COUNTY — The volunteers at the Neat Repeats consignment shop on Bakery Lane in Middlebury have awarded $19,066 in the summer 2016 grant cycle, as follows:
Payments of $3,755 for family assistance to nine recipients, $3,750 to HOPE for housing solutions, $2,700 in scholarships to MAUHS, MUHS and VUHS, $2,000 in dental assistance for four recipients, $1,500 to Vermont Symphony Orchestra for school programs, $1,500 to Bridport Grange renovations, $750 to Open Door Clinic for dental support.
BRANDON — Visiting Woodstock stunned the Otter Valley Union High School football team on Saturday, 41-14, to take over first place in Division III.
The loss was the first in D-III in the regular season for OV since 2013 and the defending D-III champion Otters’ first home setback in four years.
The 3-0 Wasps scored four first-half rushing touchdowns to take a 29-0 lead at the break, with four of the runs on plays of 51 yards or longer.