July 25th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — First-place Northern Division squad Orleans/Essex/Caledonia Kings swept three games from the Addison County American Legion baseball team on Wednesday and Thursday as AC’s season concluded late last week.
AC finished at 7-16, representing a six-win improvement over 2015. Almost all of AC’s 18 players will retain their eligibility for at least two more years, as only Chris Leach, Dylan Raymond and Calvin Desforges on the current roster will be too old to play next summer.
CASTLETON — Eight local players will take the field for the Vermont football all-star team on Aug. 1 at Castleton University’s Spartan Field in the 63rd Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl vs. New Hampshire.
Vermont’s recent high school graduates will be seeking just the state’s 13th win in the series and first since 2000, when then Mount St. Joseph Academy Coach Brian Grady and his quarterback, Mike Keenan, led the Green Mountain State to victory. Keenan set records in that game and went on to do the same at Middlebury College.
BURLINGTON — Host Burlington Country Club defeated the Vergennes Champs on Thursday, 260-212, in a competitive Champlain Valley Swim League meet.
The Champs, who have won three meets this summer, will hit the pool one more time, on Tuesday, before hosting the CVSL championship meet on Friday and Saturday. On Tuesday, first-place Edge will visit Vergennes.
Whatever one person is capable of doing, any other person is capable of doing the same thing. That is the underbelly philosophy of Norman Lear, one of television’s all time great creators; the one who brought Archie Bunker to life in “All in the Family,” along with “The Jeffersons,” “One Day at a Time,” “Maude” and “Sanford and Son,” to name a few.
Our two party political system, now entrenched in and tied to excessive corporate power and abuse has failed us. The powers that be on both sides of the aisle have a very vested interest in continuing “business as usual” at the expense of our country, planet and democracy.