Author: Colin Flanders

Sports briefs | September 14, 2017

Goal-line stand finishes off 28-21 win By PAUL HAYES | Caledonian Record NEWPORT — So close. With North Country trailing by seven with no timeouts and seconds remaining, quarterback Alex Haugwitz took the snap at the 5-yard line, turned right and fired a pass to Ethan Sarault in the end zone. It was just off the mark, the ball hit the ground, and time expired. The final score: Milton 28, North Country 21. “Honestly, if I would have thrown the ball a little bit higher, we would have had it,” said Haugwitz, making his third career start. “But mistakes...

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Lazarro, Reilly tee off at Arrowhead course

After two postponements, the 2017 girls golf season got under way at Arrowhead Golf Course last Friday. This new fall season looked remarkably like the previous spring season: wet and soggy. Thirty-three girls from 10 high schools made the trip to Milton for the sport’s first fall match. Reigning Division II champion Northfield won with a team score of 78, and Division I champ North Country finished second with 81. For many of the girls, it was their first time competing in a high school golf match. Milton had two girls competing at Arrowhead, getting a combined score of...

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Milton boys dominate 5K

BARRE — A veteran Milton team dominated the boys 5K cross country race September 6 at Millstone Mill, sweeping the top three spots and leading the Yellowjackets to first place among the four teams competing. Callie Parks of Missisquoi led a strong day for the local girls in the meet with Franklin County and Milton athletes taking the top 15 spots in a race that included host Spaulding and Mt. Abraham. BFA-St. Albans freshman Caitlyn Dasaro finished second behind the MVU junior with MVU’s Anna Brueckner third, Milton’s Angela Lazarro fourth and BFA’s Kayleigh Sweeney fifth. Mike Ferro led...

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After Hurricane Harvey, Texas pets find Vt. homes

Reese, a small Texas puppy, rested softly in the arms of Milton resident Elizabeth Sirrico last week outside Williston’s All Breed Rescue. She was one of 29 dogs adopted on September 7, notching an all-time high for the rescue. Across both the county and state, various efforts are working to bring animals from Texas rescues to Vermont households in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. As Reese headed home with her new family, other Vermonters awaited their foster animals traveling north. Earlier this week, through foster-based Pibbles and More Animal Rescue, Jackie Wheel of Essex Jct. picked up a mother...

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Details still uncertain, regionalized dispatch plan advances

A multi-town committee studying the implications of consolidating emergency dispatch operations in Chittenden County has debuted a draft charter, paving the way for the creation of a separate municipal entity. Residents in eight interested communities, including Colchester, Burlington, Essex, Milton, Shelburne, South Burlington, Williston and Winooski, will likely see the measure appear on their Town Meeting Day ballots in March 2018. Since the committee began meeting in January, many town reps have touted the effort as a service and financial win, saying a regional model could shorten emergency response times by an average 71 seconds, create a cost-efficient staffing...

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