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Tiger football set for Rebel rematch in state championship game

Posted on November 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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RUTLAND — The state’s two best high school football teams will meet on Saturday night in Rutland for the Vermont Division I championship, undefeated top seed Middlebury (10-0) and No. 2 South Burlington, which at 9-1 has lost only to the Tigers.

Game time on Rutland High School’s turf field has been set for 5 p.m.; it will follow earlier clashes for the D-III title between No. 1 Woodstock and No. 2 Mill River and for the D-II crown between No. 1 Lyndon and No. 2 Rice. The forecast as of midweek called for calm, but seasonally chilly weather.

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Sports column by Andy Kirkaldy: Championship teams blend chemistry and talent

Posted on November 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



In the past two weeks I’ve heard and read a lot about team character and chemistry. It’s always struck me as an athlete and an observer the intangibles matter, and for sure three recent teams have done nothing to change my mind.

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Vergennes City Council expected to accept pipeline petition this week

Posted on November 4, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes officials and a resident who is petitioning against the city council’s support of the proposed Vermont Gas Systems pipeline extension last week again mutually agreed to delay accepting his petition.

That delay is intended to make sure voting on the petition can occur on the same day as a planned Vergennes Union High School bond vote.

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Mount Abe field hockey prevails, 2-1, to claim D-II state title

Posted on November 4, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team on Saturday punctuated an emotional season with an exclamation point, a convincing, 2-1 victory over previously undefeated and top-seeded Rice in the Division II final at the University of Vermont.

The No. 3 Eagles improved to 10-3-3 by allowing only one shot on goal, which went in with seconds to go to create the final score.

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Panton residents seek answers on rising taxes

Posted on November 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — A half-dozen Panton residents attended the Oct. 28 Vergennes Union High School board meeting to urge school officials to seek ways to rein in VUHS spending.

Many in Panton have been upset that the town’s residential school tax rate, although it had been essentially unchanged since 2008-2009, jumped by almost 18 cents for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

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Eagle boys' soccer wraps up dream season by winning D-II championship

Posted on November 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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RANDOLPH — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team completed the most successful season in program history on Saturday in Randolph, when the top-seeded Eagles defeated No. 3 Green Mountain Valley, 1-0, for the Division II title.

In addition to winning the program’s third D-II crown — the others came in 2004 and 1982 — the Eagles also finished at 17-1, eclipsing the team’s previous record for victories by three.

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MUHS football beats Hartford to reach state final Saturday

Posted on November 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The No. 1 Middlebury Union High School football team will play No. 2 South Burlington on Saturday for the Division I title, and a win for the Tigers would give them their first title since they upset Hartford, 3-0, in 2002.

Game time for Saturday’s final between the 10-0 Tigers and 9-1 Rebels at Rutland High School is 5 p.m.

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On the Ball: Eagle field hockey wins semi

Posted on October 31, 2013 | Blog Category:
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The No. 3 Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey trimmed No. 7 Harwood on Wednesday, 1-0, in a Division II semifinal played at Middlebury College.

The Eagles dominated the action on the artificial turf surface and outshot Harwood, 18-0. Wednesday’s loss left the Highlanders at 11-6 and ended their bid for a fourth straight D-II championship.

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VUHS board addresses safety questions

Posted on October 31, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board at their meeting on Monday set a date for a school improvement bond and talked about school taxes with Panton residents (see stories on Page 1A).

In other business at the meeting:

•  Co-principals Ed Webbley and Stephanie Taylor fielded a question about the school’s efforts to promote safety given the recent murder of a Massachusetts teacher by a student and the recent suicide of a Mount Abraham student.

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VUHS adds to size of proposed bond, but the tax impact declines

Posted on October 31, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board agreed on Monday to add this past spring’s roofing loan into a winter bond vote and set balloting for Dec. 10, not Dec. 3 as had previously been discussed.

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