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Mitch's Sports Report: What That Epic Game 7 Felt Like To A Die-Hard Cubs Fan Living In Vermont

The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series for the first time in 108 years, beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Cleveland last night, news which is in and of itself epic. But the way the Cubs won this game, turning 1908 into just another ordinary year in the first decade of the 20th century, is the stuff of legend.
And I talked about it this morning with the return of our ultimate Cubs fan living here in Vermont, Beth Peloquin, who makes her home in Westford but grew up in Oak Park, Illinois just outside Chicago, rooting for the Cubbies all her life.

There were actually other sports played last night. The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 107-100 behind 23 points and 10 assist from Isaiah Thomas. No offense, Bulls, but no one in Chicago cares that you lost that game.

In the NHL the Montreal Canadiens won their 8th straight game, shutting out the Vancouver Canucks 3-0.

Locally, in girls' division 1 soccer semi finals Colchester is headed to the state finals after beating St. Johnsbury 3-1. They'll face Burr and Burton who knocked off defending 5-time champs CVU, winning the shootout penalty kick round 4-2. Division 2 defending champs Milton get another shot at the state title after a 1-0 win over U-32 on a goal by Tatum Shappy. They'll take on Montpelier, who edged Harwood 1-0 on a goal by Mary Wilcox.

In boys division 2 Lake Region gets a shot at the state title after topping Harwood 3-0, and in division three field hockey Missisquoi beat Lyndon in double overtime 3-2 on a game winner by Emmery Dunphy to book a state title date.

A graduate of NYU with a Master's Degree in journalism, Mitch has more than 20 years experience in radio news. He got his start as news director at NYU's college station, and moved on to a news director (and part-time DJ position) for commercial radio station WMVY on Martha's Vineyard. But public radio was where Mitch wanted to be and he eventually moved on to Boston where he worked for six years in a number of different capacities at member station a Senior Producer, Editor, and fill-in co-host of the nationally distributed Here and Now. Mitch has been a guest host of the national NPR sports program "Only A Game". He's also worked as an editor and producer for international news coverage with Monitor Radio in Boston.
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