October 29th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — All three area high school football teams will play in semifinal games this weekend. Middlebury (9-0), the top seed in Division I, and Otter Valley (7-1), the No. 1 seed in Division III, will host contests; Mount Abraham (5-4), No. 6 in Division III, will hit the road.
The D-I and D-III finals will be held at Rutland High School on Saturday, Nov. 8, at times to be announced early next week.
TIGERS VS. LAKERS
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Middlebury College football team on Saturday snapped Trinity’s 53-game home winning streak with a 27-20 victory. It was the Bantams’ first home setback since Sept. 29, 2001, and their first loss of 2014 as they dropped to 5-1.
The Panthers improved to 4-2 as quarterback Matt Milano tossed four touchdown passes, three to Matthew Minno. They will visit Hamilton this Saturday before closing out their season by hosting Tufts on Nov. 8 at 12:30 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team clinched a home quarterfinal game this Saturday by defeating visiting Wesleyan this past Saturday, 3-1.
The Panthers (8-3-3, 5-2-3 NESCAC) will host a Saturday game. The time and opponent will be determined by the outcome of Wednesday games played after the deadline for this edition of the Independent.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team clinched a NESCAC playoff berth on Saturday with a 3-2 win over visiting Wesleyan. The Panthers finished their regular season at 9-6, 5-5 in league play, and will enter the league tournament with the No. 5 seed. They will open on the road against an opponent to be determined by results late on Wednesday.
VERMONT — With youth deer weekend just around the corner, young hunters are encouraged to take to the field to hone their skills and to also help Fish & Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at one of 23 biological check stations around the state, including two in Addison County.
Youth deer hunting weekend helps ensure that young hunters get the quality training they need for lifelong participation, and it also provides biological information needed to manage the herd into the future.
WEYBRIDGE — A local teen on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, to three misdemeanor counts of simple assault on a police officer, stemming from an Aug. 23 incident in Weybridge.
Sabrina R. Landon, 18, of Weybridge is also accused of resisting arrest and being a minor in possession of a malt beverage (criminal count).
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited two Middlebury Union High School students for marijuana-related offenses on Oct. 24. Police cited one juvenile for possession of marijuana. They cited a second student for possession of marijuana, distribution of marijuana, and distribution of marijuana on school grounds.
In other action last week, Middlebury police: