PITCHER DUSTIN WHITCOMB fires to first base during the host Addison County Legion baseball team’s 3-2 win over South Burlington in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader. AC split two games with SB and four games overall over the weekend.
Photo courtesy of Suzanne Whitaker
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team split four home games over the weekend, including dealing South Burlington its first loss, and stood at 4-7 heading into a Tuesday game at Colchester played after the early holiday deadline for this edition of the Independent.
AC swings back into action this weekend at home. The county Legion team will host Franklin County for three games: first at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and then at 11 a.m. for a Saturday doubleheader. Non-league foe The Bulldogs will take on AC at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Coach Cameron Curler said he will confer with the...
MIDDLEBURY — Recently graduated Middlebury College baseball pitching ace Colby Morris has signed a professional baseball contract to play with the Trois-Rivières Aigles in Quebec, Canada, a member of the Canadian-American League, an independent professional baseball league.
The Can-Am League has a long history in minor league baseball. The first Can-Am League was formed in 1936 with cities in upper New York state and Ontario and existed until 1951. The Can-Am was reformed in 2005 with many of the teams from the former Northeast League and now features three teams in the Northeastern U.S. and...
MIDDLEBURY — Two Ralph Myhre Golf Course members posted strong finishes on June 25 at the Women’s State Day tournament hosted by Sugarbush. In the second flight Eileen Sims posted the second-best gross, and Kathy Mackey earned the first-place net score.
In regular weekly action, the foursome of Robert Kirkpatrick, James Hadeka, Bill Brown and Pete Damone prevailed in Thursday Bill Davidson Men’s Golf on June 27. Mike Davis shot the best net score on the day.
In the Friday Night Mixer the next day, the winning quartet was Charlene Bryant, Dale White, Jill Jesso-White and Joan Guertin.
MONTPELIER — Vermont’s muzzleloader season antlerless deer permit applications are on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website vtfishandwildlife.com.
The December 7-15 muzzleloader deer season will have 23,000 antlerless permits distributed in 18 of Vermont’s 21 Wildlife Management Units, which is estimated to result in 3,540 antlerless deer being taken.
Landowners who post their land may not apply for a landowner priority muzzleloader antlerless deer permit, but they are eligible to apply in the regular lottery for an antlerless deer permit.
“The winter of 2019 was severe in central and...
ORWELL DRIVER RONNIE ALGER (No. 54) takes the inside position in his white Monte Carlo, with Kevin Elliott (No. 98) and Andrew FitzGerald (No. 55) race up top through Turn 2 in Super Stock action at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Sunday. Alan Ward photo courtesy of Devil’s Bowl
WEST HAVEN — New York racer Kenny Tremont Jr. won the 54-lap Charlie LaDuc Memorial at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Sunday, a night during which local drivers settled for a series of top-three finishes, including Middlebury’s Justin Comes in that 54-lap main event.
Tremont was in 13th place at lap 29, but took the lead seven circuits later and was never behind after that. Alex Bell dominated the first half of the race, but several caution periods hit just past the midway point and the race changed dramatically.
After being stuck outside the top 10 all race, Tremont sliced through the pack three-...
“Peter, Duala is guarding Yaounde!”
That was the text to my son during the Philadelphia ’76ers-Toronto Raptors Eastern Division semi-final series in the recently concluded National Basketball Association (NBA) post-season tournament.
How many know what I was referring to?
Not many I bet — so I’ll tell you.
“Duala” was Pascal Siakam of the Raptors, who is from Duala, the commercial center and largest city in Cameroon, West Africa. He was checking Joel Embiid of the ’76ers who is from “Yaounde,” Cameroon’s political capital and second-largest city (population 2.8 million).
This was an...
THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Connor McNamara concentrates in the backstroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay on Thursday at the Middlebury Town Pool.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Marlins swim team opened its season last week with sunny, warm weather and a pair of setbacks to Champlain Valley Swim League powers, 293-152 to host Burlington Country Club on June 25 and 289-177 to visiting defending champion Edge on Thursday.
The Marlins will visit Essex this Tuesday before hosting Burlington Tennis Club on July 9.
HOST BCC WINS
Three Marlins won three races apiece to pace the team vs. BCC on this past Tuesday: Aurora Foley, Natalie Rockwell and Oliver Poduschnick. Holly Staats added a pair of victories for Middlebury.
Marlins earning top-...
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs swim team opened last week with good weather, a roster of 111, and a split of two meets, falling on the road to defending Champlain Valley Swim League champion Edge, 280-209, on June 25, and returning home on June 27 to coast past Winooski, 275-133.
The Champs will swim at the Burlington Tennis Club on Tuesday and next head to St. Albans on July 9.
Will Clark led the Champs with three victories on June 25, and Annika Smits and Flint Crary each won twice. Champs posting top-three finishes in individual events vs. BCC were:
TONI POALINO, LEFT, and Kelly Trayah both bring years of softball coaching experience to Otter Valley, where they are the new co-coaches replacing the legendary Pattie Candon.
Brandon Reporter photo/Russell Jones
BRANDON — For the first time in more than three decades, Otter Valley Union High School will have a new coach heading up its softball program.
Actually it will have two.
Legendary OV softball coach Pattie Candon retired at the end of last season after 33 years, racking up 347 wins and four state championships. Two coaches were brought in to replace the Hall-of-Famer, and this year a new era of Otter softball begins under the guidance of Kelly Trayah and Toni Poalino.
Trayah, who also coaches the OV girls’ basketball team, is a former head coach of the Mount Abraham Union High School softball...
MOUNT ABE SENIOR Jalen Cook tries to dribble past Tiger Ashley Sunderland in the first half of Friday’s game in Middlebury. The Eagles won, 52-17.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham outpaced Middlebury on Friday to highlight local high school girls’ basketball play last week. In other action, the Eagles and Tigers each dropped games earlier in the week, while Vergennes and Otter Valley each split two games.
EAGLES VS. TIGERS
On Friday the Eagles took charge with a 15-2 advantage in the first quarter in a 50-16 victory over the host Tigers.
Mount Abe Coach Connie LaRose praised the young Tiger team for playing hard, and said she got quality minutes from her bench players.
Chloe Johnston led the 5-2 Eagles with 17 points and three steals....