Thu 06-MAR-2014 6 P.M. News Script
It's National Consumer Protection week - and tonight a cautionary tale about sweepstakes mailings. You are looking at THOUSANDS of sweepstakes sent to a Chittenden County couple. Both are in their 90s and on a fixed income. Several years ago they began receiving sweepstakes offers. The wife responded - sending in about 20-dollars a day. More and more mailings poured in for sweepstakes, prizes and lotteries. She kept sending money out - to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars over the course of several years. The "Pure Vermont Award" is given to an individual or organization who help protect consumers. The award is given out by the Attorney General's office -- and the Attorney General himself - Bill Sorrell joins us tonight. ((this couple lost thousands of dollars to these scams -- but that has stopped thanks to this year's Pure Vermont winner. what did she do?)) ((we extended an invitation to the winner to appear with you tonight - but she declined because she doesn't want the people she cares for to be ashamed. Does that shame prevent victims from coming forward - or do they not recognize they are victims?)) ((what should caregivers do if they spot signs of fraud?)) ((what role is your office playing in the death of dezirae sheldon?)) ((lawmakers are considering a uniform policy for all Vermont law enforcement when it comes to the training and use of stun guns. In wake of the death of Macadam Mason who was killed by a state trooper who tased him - do you think that's necessary?)) ((you investigate every incidence of deadly force in this state and determine if it was warranted. Recently in Burlington you found two officers were within their rights to shoot a mentally ill man threatening them with a shovel. Are police ill-prepared to respond to these calls? What should police policy be?)) ((will Vermont's GMO labeling bill withstand a constitutional challenge?))
The Vermont Consumer Assistance Program has more helpful tips on how to stop junk mail from arriving at your home. On our InfoCenter - you'll find a link to more - including other ways to reach someone who can help.
Tomorrow on the Thirty -- we end National Sriracha Week by celebrating the tasty hot sauce. The celebrated sauce has its origins in Thailand - but has become a popular condiment for all kinds of food. Kate Hayes of Dish Catering joins us tomorrow with some new spins on sriarcha. That's tomorrow at 5-30 on The Thirty.
Good evening. I'm Darren Perron. And I'm Jennifer Reading. In for Kristin Kelly. We don't have to tell you. It's been bittertly cold. Most years -- we're reporting on sap runs -- and maple syrup at this time. But not this year. But it IS pothole season. And it's creating a rough ride. Shelby Cashman is along Route 2 in Richmond with more tonight. Shelby? Hi guys. We're here on Rt. 2 in Richmond which a a very busy stretch, as you can see with the traffic behind us... but these travelers may be running into some serious issues on the roads and no I'm not talking about snow for once but I am talking about pot holes, frost heaves and all kinds of messy things. And these cold weather problems are certainly not just limited to the roads
((nats)) Tis the season .......as winter winds down......frost heaves and pot holes arrive ... The ups and downs of the 2014 winter can be seen and felt... No route or road is spared...and just adding to the frustration...the lingering cold spell has just made it all harder to take. (IN: 00:04:39 OUT: 00:04:43) ((Dan Champney/Vtrans "Warming up and getting cold, warming up and getting cold... that's the worst thing we're dealing with")) Potholes are a huge problem in any kind of weather-but especially in winter. Vtrans says they work hard to try and cover them up-but once the snow plows are out on the roadways, that work is lost. (IN: 00:04:58 OUT: 00:05:04) ((Dan Champney/Vtrans "Unfortunately with packs, the next day you get a storm, you plow them back out... it's a battle")) (STANDUP) (tile? tc) ((Shelby Cashman/3 News "Vtrans has been working on filling the potholes with this temporary fix, but says the more permanent solutions won't be available until Spring")) and the roller coaster rides...can get pricey for those who rely on a car to get to and from work ....the rough ride can really do damage to your vehicle... (IN: 00:13:25 OUT: 00:13:36) ((Shelby: "so for example, something like this, if you didnt put the patch... this would blow out a tire?" Vtrans: "oh absolutely, but if we put mix in this hole, it will stay")) and some are in the hole when it comes to paying for heat.... The cost of staying warm is getting old and costly ...and some who rely on wood pellets are on edge....a nationwide pellet short has affected people trying to heat their homes... (IN: 00:16:47 OUT: 00:16:58) ((Chad Merrill "I would say there's an over consumptionis what I would say. Nobody could predict this winter would be as cold as it is. The pellet mills could not plan for this much usage")) Chad Merrill knows the business of wood pellets-he and his father and brother own The Stove Depot, which has four locations all across Vermont. He says this winter, supplies are bare. (IN: 00:25:30 OUT: 00:25:44) ((Chad "This would be filled, double stacked just like these all the way across..and out back is full of pellets too, we rent the building out back, all the grounds. There's some stacked behind the buildings too. That would be full of pellets completely, normally."))
This rough season will roll right into mud season.....and the weather is also holding up sugaring season...where they are turning sap into syrup.....but that season is on hold... until warmer weather arrives.... We need cold nights and warm days .....but everything right now is frozen up--frustrating those who make maple syrup..
The pot hole problem knows no boundaries. Our neighbors to the north -- are also dealing with rough roads. The Quebec Transportation Ministry budgeted 260-MILLION for winter road maintenance. But crews have been out -- a lot more than expected.
((000134 --- the 2_13 Winter roads project in Futures ---- Sarah Bensadoun/Spokesperson for Quebec Transportation Ministry: this winter was particularly long, harsh, lot of snowstorms, blizzards, so at the end of the winter season we'll have a better idea of the actual number 143)) She says this may be one of the harshest winters they've seen in 25 years.
Dan is here. Tons of sun out there today. (wx script)
A bus drivers strike looms in the Burlington area. Unionized drivers for the Chittenden County Transportation Authority -- are threatening to walk off the job next Monday morning -- if a new contract is not reached by then. Among the issues dividing the two sides are -- the length of split shifts -- and the use of part-time drivers. CCTA says if the strike happens -- most of its services would shut down.
((IN: 00:02:36 Bill Watterson/General Manager CCTA "certainly from our point of view we've always been ready willing and able to sit down and disucss matters. We've been very clear about what our priorities are in terms of finding a way to have more 40 hour jobs for our drivers, to have an effective way to have part-timers be a part of the solution to cover our peak hour work")) More negotiations are planned for Saturday. And there is a community forum tonight at Burlington city hall at 7:30. Drivers are expected to speak.
A computer glitch left 5-thousand Fletcher Allen Health Care employees without a paycheck today. Direct deposits were scheduled to go into employees' bank accounts at midnight today. But that did not happen. A hospital spokesman says there was a technical problem -- and they are coming up with a fix. Fletcher Allen was working with local banks to cover employees accounts by the end of the day. The hospital says -- worst case -- the direct deposits will be available to employees by noon tomorrow.
A bad year -- for school budgets in Vermont. This Town Meeting Day -- voters shot down school budgets across Vermont, including spending plans in larger areas -- like Burlington, Montpelier, Colchester and Rutland. Here's a look at the numbers. Of the 253 budgets voted on, 35 were defeated. The highest number rejected -- in more than a decade. It seems voters were sending a message to school boards and Montpelier -- school budgets -- and property taxes -- are too high.
Joining us now to talk more about this -- is Lieutenant Governor -- Phil Scott. Thanks for being here. Lawmakers return to work next week -- after the Town Meeting Day break. Seems they've got a new issue on their plate. Paying for education. Will the Senate and the House be forced to tackle this in the second half of the session? It's easy to say the system is broken. But what's the solution? Wouldn't it take dipping into another tax to pay for education? The sales tax...the income tax for example? Some republicans have called for the repeal of Act 60 and Act 68. Do you agree? The focus has been on health care. And paying for single payer soon. Should it instead be education? And some republicans pushing for you to run. Are you running for Governor?
When we think of our teachers, we often envision of them just in the classroom. But there's a group of teachers -- about to take their work out to the world -- in a first of its kind exhibit. Julie Kelley joins us live ... Julie ... Sounds intriguing. I had a Mom who was a teacher, so I know, students don't always think about their life beyond school. But, so much of their passion comes from what they love to do. That is certainly true for the seven artists who teach at the St. Johnsbury Academy.
Clip 14/NAT BREAK (student talking) 3:29-3:31 I'm going to do these black and I might do these black Kreg Owens sits at the center of the work station in his studio here at The St. Johnsbury Academy. He offers guidance with a comfortable back and forth -- artist to artist. Clip 14/NAT BREAK (teacher talking) 3:45-3:51 take a fine detailed brush and follow the trail as you lay it on Owens has always been an artist, but only started teaching his craft two years ago. Before that he was a speech communications professor at James Madison University in Virginia. Clip 20/SOUNDBITE Kreg Owens/Instructor of Art 7:55-8:12 I find that my own work grows and progresses tremendously when I'm in the process of teaching. You're always trying to find ways to make the material connect with the kids, concepts, athsetic questions and in doing so, I think you really grow yourself as an artist. 9th clip/NATSOUND (teacher & student talking) 1:40-1:47 These ones are my favorite ones because of the lighting on these is coming in from the edge. Nice - you're exposure looks really great Rosie Prevost's hands on approach to teaching photography comes from years of doing it professionally. Clip 10/VO 2:14 -wide shot of looking at film While their focus is almost always on their students, Prevost and the six other members of the fine arts department are now collaborating on an exhibit of their own. Clip 38/SOUNDBITE Rosie Prevost/Photography Teacher 16:05-16:11 We tend to travel a lot so the five in the center were taken in Austria The one that caught my eye is also one of her favorites. (photo of the backs of her family backlit over a hill with a cross on one side and a tree on the other side) Clip 38/SOUNDBITE Rosie Prevost/ Photography Teacher 17:13-? When you work with your tools and materials for a long time you know what you're going to be able to produce from a scene so I knew that the lighting and the background was going to be backlit and these beautiful bold black objects would really stand out. It just really had a message for me, it's everything I love in one photographs. It's called grace and captures her family and her faith. Clip 41/STAND UP Julie Kelley 29:52-30:07 The seven teachers from the Academy had to apply to have this exhibit just like any other artist here in the Northeast kingdom. It's a juried system so a group of people look at their work and determine whether they will be selected for an exhibit. Clip 39/SOUNDBITE Jerry Aldredge/Artistic Director 26:26-26:46 We expect that each show will have a theme, a hook to bring in the people in the community and I'm very pleased that the Academy faculty chose to call this show Seven Artists, not seven teachers, not seven representatives of the local school, but truly to focus on what their creativity is and I think that's a beautiful theme to have. Jerry Aldredge is Artistic Director at Catamount Arts. He says, this is a unique exhibit because of the number of artists and the type of work from sculpture to oil painting to dressmaking. Clip 39/SOUNDBITE Jerry Aldredge/Artistic Director 39/24:59-25:09 This is an opportunity for the people in our area to see the Academy faculty as creative artists and see just what their specialty is, what their passion is for the arts A passion they pass on each day to the students they teach.
The exhibit is up all month at Catamount and it is free. There will be a reception tomorrow evening starting at 5:30 and it is open to everyone.
The Dalai Lama opened today's session of the Senate with the daily invocation. He was introduced by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy -- the Senate's President Pro Tem. ((Sen. Patrick Leahy: (gavel bang) The Senate will be in order. The opening prayer will be offered by his holiness, the Dalai Lama.)) ((Dalai Lama: "Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you.")) Leahy is a long-time supporter of Tibet's quest for sovereignty from China. The Dalai Lama is the former leader of the Tibetan government in exile.
Dan is back. Warming up tomorrow?
Tonight: Clear skies. Continued cold. Low 5/-10. Wind light. Friday: Partly sunny. Breezy and warmer. High 32/38. Wind S 10-20 mph. Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Not as cold. High 18/25. Wind S 5-15 mph. Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A few flurries. High 32/38. Wind W 5-10 mph. Sunday: Partly sunny. High 23/30. Low 13/20. Monday: Partly sunny. Chance of snow showers. High 33/40. Low 18/25. Tuesday: Partly sunny. Chance of snow showers. High 33/40. Low 5/15. Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 20s. Low 0/10. Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. High 25/35.
A sad update to a story we first reported this weekend. The driver involved in a wrong way crash in Waterbury has died. Early last Saturday morning, police say 38-year-old Brian German of Warren collided with a tractor trailer on I-89 in Waterbury. Police say German was headed south in the northbound lane. He was hospitalized in critical condition -- and police say he died from his injuries last night.
A New Hampshire mom was busted in Newbury for allegedly driving drunk with two kids in the car. Vermont State police say they stopped 25-year-old Jacquelyn Martindale of Acworth for speeding and later suspected she was under the influence. It happened yesterday at the Intersection of I-91 and Route 302 in Newbury. Martindale was released and cited into court for DUI, careless and negligent operation, and reckless endangerment.
A Rutland man will spend nearly 3 years behind bars for a coupon scheme that bilked baby-food companies out of thousands of dollars. 44-year-old Jon Bilodeau pleaded guilty in October after prosecutors say he tricked baby-food companies into honoring more than 571-thousand dollars worth of coupons, Bilodeau bought at discounted values at online auctions. Bilodeau is the owner of the Sweet Revival consignment store. He was also arrested last October on state charges of dealing in stolen property. Police say he paid a burglar two thousand bucks for about 30-thousand dollars worth of stolen jewelry and electronics.
Vernon residents narrowly voted to dissolve their police department on Town Meeting Day. And were given 40-thousand dollars to find police coverage elsewhere -- as of July 1st. State Police say that would buy the town 12 hours of coverage a week. But now -- some residents say the plan won't work. And are circulating a petition that calls for a special meeting to reconsider the town budget -- and police spending. Selectboard members say they were forced to slash the town's budget in anticipation of Vermont Yankee's closure. That's news around the region.
The UVM men's hockey team continues preparations for it's first home playoff game since 2009. The Cats taking on Massachusetts in a one game, Hockey East first round matchup tomorrow night at 7pm at Gutterson. Vermont came into the final weekend of the season still with a chance to finish in the top five in the regular season conference standings and earn a bye into the quarterfinals, but those hopes ended with a heartbreaking 1-0 overtime loss to UMass-Lowell. The Cats did bounce back on Senior Night Saturday, posting a 3-2 win over the Riverhawks. Now they get the Minutemen tomorrow night. While the weekend off would have been nice, Vermont did close the season winning three of it's last four, so maybe continuing to build on that momentum is the way to go.
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Tickets are still available for tomorrow night's game. Coming up later...state champs in girls hockey and snowboarding...and a record breaking performance at the Barre Auditorium...
Tonight at 11. An estate deal in the Queen City -- could force local non-profits to the curb. Ali Freeman will have more on that on the channel 3 news -- at 11.
For the first time ever -- a large scale study now suggests that women with the B-R-C-A-1 cancer gene -- have preventive ovarian surgery by age 35. Bridget Barry Caswell tells us why.
Actress Angelina Jolie grabbed headlines last May when she revealed she'd had a preventive double mastectomy after tests showed she carried the B-R-C-A-1 cancer gene. Before that prophylactic measure, she'd faced an 87-percent chance of breast cancer -- and a 50-percent chance of developing ovarian cancer, the disease that claimed her mother in 2007. Removing her ovaries, preventively, could reduce that risk by 85 to 95-percent. And now, for the first time ever, a new large scale study shows that women like Jolie -- who have their ovaries removed by age 35 -- can also dramatically reduce their risk of dying from cancer. (:42) ((Dr. Marie Wood/FAHC Familial Cancer Program: This is great. This is really one of the first pieces of solid data, other than mathematical models, that shows when we should be doing these preventative surgeries and the value of these surgeries.)) Wood stresses that each patient needs to weigh their risks and benefits individually -- and those with B-R-C-A-2 face a much lower risk of ovarian cancer than those with B-R-C-A-1. Fletcher Allen's familial cancer program contributed data to the groundbreaking research. The study of 58-hundred women showed that those with B-R-C-A-1 -- who had their ovaries removed by as early as age 35 -- lowered their chance of dying by 77 percent. The longer you wait, the greater your risk. Nevertheless, the decision isn't an easy one for everyone. (7:58) ((Dr. Marie Wood/FAHC Familial Cancer Program: It's interesting because for some women the prophylactic mastectomy is the hardest decision. For other women, it's taking the ovaries out. And it's important that people realize not only the health benefits that we're now understanding, but also some of the health risks.)) Those risks involve a women's bone health and heart health -- due to immediate surgical menopause. But doctors say this new study should now help women decide if and when to have their ovaries removed. It's a study that shows a substantial reduction in ovarian cancer risk, and death. BBC, Ch. 3 News, Burlington
That research was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. That's health watch.
It may be frigid outside -- but let's think warm thoughts -- and talk about spring planting. Today, Sharon and Charlie show us interesting things you can do with herbs..
Look at this beautiful little hillside garden! This is a great example of what you can do on a hillside using natural materials that you might have in the forest or around your yard. It looks more casual, not quite as formal. It's built just using field stones and stones that you might have around the yard. You're not using formal terraces or blocks, but just having stepping stones in between the paths and then growing, in this case, an herb garden! Right up the hillside. There are lots of purposes for an herb garden, and one of them is just to attract a lot of pollinating insects! Plants like bee balm, borage, anise hyssop, and the broadleaved chives are great plants. When they are flowering, the bees, bumble bees, and hummingbird moths love them! The hummingbird moths are going to be working those flowers day and night just to get all of the nectar out. With herb gardens most people think of culinary herbs, like basil for example, or some medicinal herbs. But there are some unusual herb plants you can grow, too. One that really kind is unusual is the Dictamnus or the Gas Plant. When this plant is in flower, supposedly you can light a match, put it next to the flower and actually a little flame will come out. Yes, really. So you could have some fun plants in your herb garden too. It's not all just about culinary plants and medicinal plants.
Thinking about spring.
He's a Super Scribe .....and he's not planning on stopping ... Tonight...Joe Carrol takes us to the sports page....where this Super Senior just loves what he does on and off the court...
Vermont has a rich history of weekly newspapers in the state. In Hardwick it's the Gazette. It has a circulation of 2500 and a half dozen employees. (41:40) ((Dave Morse/Super Senior, This is the sports department. )) Including Dave Morse, he pretty much IS the sports department. (25:30) ((Nat Sot, ya fine)) For the last 20 years his column called Morse Code has been a must read in the paper. In this week's column there is criticism of the Vermont Principals Association. (34:37) ((Dave Morse/Super Senior, The VPA doesn't allow host schools to open gyms until half hour before game time, but it cold outside! )) That's about as harsh as Dave gets. (1:10) ((Dave Morse/Super Senior, Why do you love sports some much? The people, the kids, I'm very fortunate to come back here. )) Dave worked for the Rutland Herald in the 70s. He was briefly married. After his divorce he wanted a change, so the country boy went to New York City. For years he worked in the Big Apple in public relations. (13:03) ((Dave Morse/Super Senior, You've gone full circle haven't you? Yes I have, yes, I have.)) Dave yearned to come back to the Green Mountains. The 75 year old thinks of his job as more than writing about sports. (6:40) ((Dave Morse/Super Senior, I like to talk to a kid after they lose a game. He didn't lose today, we're just going to retool and go after it again.)) He's an unabashed supporter of high school sports. Especially Hazen Union High School in Hardwick. He gives grandfatherly advice and support to the kids. (1:43) ((Dave Morse/Super Senior, Somebody has been in my life, I hope I'm in their life. )) That somebody was Dave's uncle who took the ten year old in when his mom died. His father wasn't in the picture. (18:24) ((Dave Morse/Super Senior, Do these kids become your friends? Oh absolutely! )) For a guy with no kids, he has a very large family. A few weeks ago at the high school, it was Dave Morse day. A portrait of Dave was signed by the students. It's his prized possesion. (22:14) ((Dave Morse/Super Senior, It means everything, I said that night, I know everyone here, obviously a lot of people know me. )) (47:58) ((Joe Carroll/WCAX, early spring is an exciting time in the basketball season, Dave will be traveling a half hour away to Barre. )) (13:54) ((Dave Morse/Super Senior, I'm been coming here since the mid-fifties as a high school student. )) ((nat sot of basketball excitement)) It's division four semi-finals. First up is Danville against Rochester. (23:00) ((Dave Morse/Super Senior, I can't believe I'm still here! I just can't believe it.)) Tonight history might be made. (24:02) ((Dave Morse/Super Senior, He's 43 away! )) Pavin Parrish from Rochester is in the running to break the all-time record for most points by a high school player in Vermont. ((nat sot of making three baskets)) (35:25) ((nat sot, Look at that!)) Parrish breaks the record, but Rochester loses the game to Danville. (1:22:55 ) ((I savor every single time I come here. )) Memories made by young athletes in an old gym that special to Dave. Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News Barre.
Dave says his favorite sport is baseball...you will find him at the local park in the summer.... If you would like to see all our Super Seniors...You can visit our web page.. W-C-A-X dot COM.... And if you have a suggestion for us... write to Joe @firstname.lastname@example.org
You may have caught some of the action during the recent Olympics in Sochi. The National Guard is hosting the group's biathlon Championships this week in Vermont. More than 122 soldiers and airmen athletes from 21 states are participating in the event at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho. They include four former Olympians who are active members the guard. Photographer Lance MacKenzie caught up with the action today...
(( TRT 2:14 // OUT QUE: we should be really proud of them.))
In the relay race today, Vermont took first place, North Dakota team 1 was in second place, Alaska took 3rd. And the overall winners for the week's competitions were: Vermont in 1st, North Dakota in 2nd and Minnesota was 3rd.
Killington is the host site for this year's two day Vermont high school snowboarding state championships. Yesterday in the halfpipe Matthew O'Leary of Essex and Black River's Ginger Brown earned individual event wins, while the Black River boys and girls teams held of lead in the team competition. Today, the championships wrapping up with both the giant slalom and slopestyle events... --- The North Country girls win the slopestyle event, but it's Tarilyn Brooks from Lyndon Institute here that wins the slopestyle individual title. LI placing 2 in the top four. --- The Black River girls are the overall state champs with great showings in all three disciplines. We told you ginger brown won the halfpipe, here she is on the slopestyle course. --- The Girls overall individual title belongs to Caroline Kepler from Burr and Burton. How about this for consistency. She finishes third in 2 events, 4th in another. --- On the boys side, Matt O'Leary from Essex wins the slopestyle. With his halfpipe victory yesterday, he captures the overall state championship. --- BFA st. Albans is your team Slopestyle and overall boys team champ. Charlie Richardson with the best Bobwhite finish in the slopestyle placing third, Quinn Lumsden finished second behind o'leary for the overall title.
Day two of the NCAA Ski Championships in Utah... The nordic classic races today. In the women's 5K, Vermont's Anja Gruber defends her national title, winning by nine seconds, but she was the only local skier in the top ten. In the men's 10K, Dartmouth's Silas Talbot was the top local finisher, coming in 14th. Overall, Denver leaps past Utah into the lead. Vermont is in fifth... Dartmouth sixth... Middlebury falls to eleventh.
The Vermont high school hockey season wraps up tonight at Gutterson with the boys Division One and Two state finals. The D-2 final pitting Middlebury against Stowe got underway at 6pm. At last check it was -- in the -- period. Tonight at 8pm, CVU faces Essex for the D-1 title. We'll have highlights and reaction from both games at eleven. Last night, it was the two girls state finals at the Gut...in Division One...Essex and BFA meeting in the final for the second straight year...the Comets won last season 3-0... --- and take a 2-0 lead into the third... Taylor Jackson scoring the first BFA goal. --- But in the third, The Hornets Kathleen Young takes over. 2 goals and we're going to overtime tied at 2. --- a minute 45 into OT, Young finds Melanie Theriault for the state title winning goal. Hornets win 3-2 for their second D-1 title in three years.
(((GOING TO PULL THROUGH...:15)))
earlier...the D-2 final...another 1-2 matchup...Middlebury versus Burr & Burton ... --- first period, the Bulldogs Ryder Ferrone scores on the power play. It's 1-1 after 1. --- Same score six minutes into the third, The Tigers Sara Boe scores her second goal of the game. 2-1 Middlebury. --- Tigers goalie Baily Ryan preserves the lead making 24 stops. Middlebury edges Burr & Burton 2-1 to claim the first girls hockey title in school history.
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The last of the boys basketball state semifinals taking place tonight at the Barre Auditorium. Both Division Three semis on the docket. The early game, just underway at 6:30pm has Randolph taking on Lake Region. Later, top seed Williamstown faces Rivendell. We'll bring you those highlights at eleven as well.
last night at the Aud ...Division Two semifinal...second seed Lyndon and number three Woodstock... --- Connor Fegard and the Wasps hanging close early...a team high 17 for the junior...Wasps down just one after a quarter... --- but James Shufelt and the Vikings outscore Woodstock 19-7 in the second quarter... Shufelt one of three Vikings in double figures with 13... Lyndon wins 61-43 to reach the school's first state championship game.
earlier...Danville facing Rochester in a D-4 semifinal... --- this was an eventful game for two reasons ...the first Danville picking up big win to reach the state final for the third time in four years...Brett Elliot leading the way with 27 points... --- the other story... Rochester star Pavin Parrish setting a new career state scoring record...with under a minute left, this bucket giving Parrish 45 points for the night...2,479 for his career...breaking, by just two points, the previous state mark set by St. Johnsbury's Henry Dalrymple in 1983... Danville wins 67-60 on a record setting night for Parrish.
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Parrish will continue his basketball career at Castleton next year.
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