October 14th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Joey Zelkowitz scored on an eight-yard run with 4:03 remaining on Saturday to give the Middlebury College football team a 21-14 victory over visiting Williams. The Panthers improved to 3-1, while the Ephs fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1967.
Middlebury moved 81 yards on 12 plays on its opening drive to take a 7-0 lead. Quarterback McCallum Foote found Trevor Wheeler for 28 yards on the drive and delivered the senior his first career touchdown with a 25-yard strike over the middle.
MIDDLEBURY — Friday night’s game between two undefeated Division I football teams, host Middlebury and South Burlington, saw 912 yards of total offense, 478 for the Tigers in their 42-20 victory.
But even with Rebel standout Tanner Contois rushing for 256 yards on 27 carries — including an 80-yard touchdown — defense probably made the difference in what could have been a D-I title game preview.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school boys’ soccer play late last week, Mount Abraham rallied to preserve its unbeaten record, Otter Valley posted a home win, and Vergennes and Middlebury lost at home.
The Eagles needed to scored three times in five minutes in Friday’s second half to wipe out visiting Missisquoi’s lead and move to 11-0. It was the second straight game Mount Abe had to rally in the second half to win.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team earned an emotional home win on Friday, defeating Middlebury, 5-1, in the Eagles’ first game since junior teammate Olivia Scott took her own life earlier in the week.
Their Wednesday home game vs. Mount Mansfield was cancelled, and according to Middlebury sources the Mount Abe team and coaches met and decided to go forward with Friday’s game.
BRISTOL — Ghosts, goblins and ghouls will be on the run at the second annual Halloween Hustle 5K on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. in Bristol.
Runners and walkers are encouraged to participate in costume and are reminded to be sure the chosen disguise is safe for such activity. There will be a prize for the best costume as well as prizes for the top male and female finishers in both the Adult and Junior (12 years old and under) divisions of runners. Walkers are welcome to register and strut their costumes for all to enjoy.
NEW HAVEN/BRISTOL — Coaches of the Addison Otters Swim Team are inviting area youngsters to come learn more about the organization’s program this week.
The Otters will host an information and registration night on Wednesday, Oct. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. at the New Haven firehouse. All youth in grades K-12 are welcome.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center will hold a workshop, titled “Crafting Community Video Projects,” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to create a short multi-media documentary project from start to finish.
I write to us all from Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. For the past three years, a coalition of First Nations people, French Acadians, and Anglophones have been working together to keep SWN, a hydraulic fracturing company, from polluting the water and land here in the search for gas and profits.