Mill River Grid Protest Is Denied

Montpelier — A protest over an officials’ call during the overtime period of Woodstock’s 20-19 state championship win over Mill River on Saturday, was turned down Monday by the Vermont Principals Association.

A story on the Vermont Standard website reports that the decision will be appealed, according to Mill River Union High School Principal Andy Pomeroy.

The appeal concerns Woodstock’s third down play in overtime when Woodstock running back Tom Baumann appeared to have fumbled the ball as he dove toward the end zone. The line judge called Baumann down at the 1-yard line.

Mill River coach Art Peterson contends Baumann’s fumble went through the end zone and out-of-bounds, which would have ended the game and given the Minutemen the Division III title.

Rivendell Winter Sports Meeting

Orford — Rivendell athletic director Bob Thatcher invites winter sport players, parents and coaches to an information night at the school tonight.

The gathering will be held in the Rivendell cafeteria starting at 6 p.m.

Sports Psychology Discussion

Windsor — The athletic leadership councils at Rivendell Academy and Windsor High School are inviting area teams and coaches to attend a presentation by sports psychologist Dr. Jarrod Spencer on Wednesday regarding the Mind of the Athlete.

Spencer, who assists athletes to attain peak performance through sound emotional health, is founder and president of the Mind of the Athlete LLC, a sports psychology company committed to improving the emotional health of athletes.

Spencer works with Olympic, collegiate and high school athletes across the country.

The presentation will be held in the Windsor auditorium beginning at 6:30.

For more information, contact Windsor athletic director Bob Hingston at 802-674-6344 or Rivendell AD Bob Thatcher at 802-333-9643.