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Mini-metro tryouts start next week

Sept. 23, 2010

Middle school basketball players looking for more time on the court can try out for Champlain Valley Union High School’s Mini-Metro program, beginning next week.

Mini-Metro is a competitive basketball league with teams from different high school districts. Games are held Sundays from the end of October through the end of January.

“It’s for the kids that are really passionate about basketball and are looking for extra competition,” Mini-Metro Coordinator Ute Otley wrote in an e-mail to The Observer. “It also is a great way to meet athletes from the other towns in the district that have common interests.”

Tryouts for seventh and eighth grade girls are scheduled for Sept. 27 and 29. Seventh and eighth grade boys’ tryouts are set for Sept. 28 and 30.

Tryouts for fifth and sixth grade girls are scheduled for Oct. 4 and 6, and fifth and sixth grade boys’ tryouts are set for Oct. 5 and 7.

Tryouts for the program — which is for Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George and Williston residents — will be held in the CVU gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The program costs $90, which covers officials and gym use, equipment and a jersey.

For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/site/cvuminimetro/ or call Ute Otley at 425-6549.

— Stephanie Choate, Observer staff


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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