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Hinesburg athlete gearing up for Special Olympics

In the upcoming months, Emily Barboza will experience a series of life-changing experiences. The 16-year-old Hinesburg girl is poised to start her freshman year at Champlain Valley Union High School in her hometown.

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Flo Meiler hits the right mark

Flo Meiler is an octogenarian, but that doesn’t slow the Shelburne resident down.

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Brandon driver to make Adirondack debut

Inaugural NMCS champion Vince Quenneville, Jr., is among the drivers excited to head to Airborne on Saturday. The Brandon veteran finished fifth in a recent weekly event at the 4/10-mile, progressively banked oval, and has momentum on his side after a victory at his home track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway earlier this month.

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Whaleboat race brings locals to Boston

During her thirty-eighth voyage, the Charles W. Morgan visited the National Historical Park at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Mass., on July 18-20.

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Vermont Lake Monsters 7, Lowell 5

Seong-min Kim had a two-out, two-run pinch hit double and Yairo Munoz followed with an RBI tripleduring a three-run sixth inning for a 5-3 Vermont lead as the Lake Monsters rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Lowell Spinners Tuesday night at LeLeceur Park in the opener of an eight-game New York-Penn League roadtrip.

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Lake Monsters beat Hudson Valley

The Vermont Lake Monsters scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to snap a 1-1 tie and got strong outings from four different pitchers in a 3-1 New York-Penn League victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades on Sunday evening at historic Centennial Field.

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NASCAR: Proctor ends winless streak

Ron Proctor waited nearly two years to carry a checkered flag at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but the wait became worth it as the veteran driver won the double-points Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championship in dominant fashion on Friday, July 18.

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Vermont’s only rodeo is a touch of the real West

Pond Hill Pro Rodeo Co. in Castleton kicked off its 44th year of producing one of New England’s best and most colorful, summer-long professional rodeo event. The 2014 rodeo season east of the Rockies got underway on the last weekend of June and the Eagle was on hand at Vermont’s sole venue to document the all-American thrill sport.

Lake Monsters feel the touch of Spikes

Rowan Wick hit a three-run homer in the top of the first inning for his New York-Penn League-leading 13th home run of the season and four State College pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Spikes won their fifth straight game with a 7-0 shutout over the Vermont Lake Monsters on Wednesday night at historic Centennial Field.

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Vermont’s only rodeo is a touch of the real west

Pond Hill Pro Rodeo Co. in Castleton kicked off its 44th year of producing one of New England’s best and most colorful, summer-long professional rodeo event.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Mary LaFountain

The Eagle salutes community volunteer Mary LaFountain of Middlebury. LaFountain is a founding member and current vice president of the Championship Special Olympics Ski Team. The ski team having won two gold medals and a silver at the games at Suicide Six in Woodstock recently.

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Monkton tractor pull raises funds to help fight ALS

Since tractor pulling is a lot more exciting than watching corn grow, it might explain its rising popularity among rural folks. Pull events are a great place for friendly competition, socializing, and lots of bragging rights.

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Letter to the Editor: MUHS thanks the local community

...The celebration of this past weekend still echoes as I write this letter of thanks to all the businesses and individuals whose generosity contributed to the joy and experiences of Commencement and Project Graduation for the MUHS Class of 2014. It was truly special and memorable.

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Lake Monsters fall 6-2; Santana breaks 2-2 tie with a three-run homer

Vermont Lake Monsters

Ravel Santana broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run homer and Alfredo Gonzalez followed with a solo home run off Lake Monsters reliever Dominique Vattuone to give the Tri-City Valley Cats a 6-2 victory over Vermont in New York-Penn League action Monday night at Bruno Stadium.

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