April 30th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team won twice this past weekend, including an upset of Amherst, which was ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III in the most recent poll. The Panthers finished the regular season at 17-2, 7-0 in NESCAC play.
The Panthers, ranked No. 8 in the most recent NCAA poll, have won nine of the last 10; they will play in the 2014 NESCAC championships from May 2 to 4 at Bowdoin as the No. 1 seed.
It won’t take too much straining of the gray matter for any Red Sox fan to know what series Francona is talking about.
For those still in doubt, here’s Curt Schilling talking about the same seven games, except before it made baseball history: “I’m not sure of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up.”
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ and girls’ track teams both prevailed at an April 29 four-team home meet.
The Eagle boys finished with 108 points to defeat Mount Mansfield, 86; Lamoille, 15; and BFA-Fairfax, 2. The girls earned 138 points to defeat Mount Mansfield, 80; BFA-Fairfax, 17; and Lamoille, 12.
Scoring points for Mount Abe with top-five individual or top-three relay finishes were:
MIDDLEBURY — Host Middlebury College on Sunday won its third NESCAC championship in the past four years, as the Panthers held off a day-two charge from Williams on Ralph Myhre Golf Course to capture the 2014 title.
The NESCAC title is the fifth overall for the Panthers, who receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. The event will take place from May 13 to 16 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
WATERVILLE, Maine — The Middlebury College track and field teams fared well this past weekend at the NESCAC championship meet at Colby, with the Panther men winning five individual events and earning a program-best second place, and the women’s team earning a relay win and finishing third.
Tufts claimed the men’s crown with 178.90 points, just ahead of Middlebury’s 166.50 points, while the Williams women won the team title (179) ahead of Tufts (126) and Middlebury (109.50).
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Jeffrey Manshel, 22, of Weybridge for possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana; and Joshua Benoit, 22, of Bridport for possession of less than 2.5 grams of cocaine, following a traffic stop on Weybridge Street on April 26. Police said they searched the vehicle after having successfully applied for a search warrant from the Addison County Courthouse.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
BRISTOL — Bristol police on April 18 arrested Dorothy Stauss Hutchinson, 53, on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police reported that on that Friday at around 10:30 p.m. they stopped Hutchinson, of Sudbury, Mass., on Route 116 for speeding, drifting into the oncoming lane and failing to signal.
A police press release said that Hutchinson admitted to consuming wine; tests later determined her to have a blood alcohol level of 0.082 percent, slightly higher than the legal limit of 0.08.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police last week cited an 18-year-old Panton resident for grand larceny and false pretenses, charges that stem from allegedly stealing more than $10,000 from Vergennes Union High School and Addison Northwest Supervisory Union.
Police allege that Justin Strona obtained the routing and checking account numbers for VUHS and used them to withdraw $7,356 in August 2013 and $3,000 more in January 2014. Police alleged Strona used the money to pay for tuition at Castleton State College.