February 4th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Entering Tuesday’s home game with first place in the Lake Division on the line, Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball coach Chris Altemose had points of emphasis for his Tigers.
To defeat a Commodore team that came to MUHS at 12-1, Altemose told the Tigers they would have to be solid defensively, particularly in keeping the VUHS ballhandlers in front of them; play at their preferred fast pace, but still make sure to get back and deny the Commodores in transition; and focus on rebounding.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Wrestlers from Vergennes and Middlebury union high schools fared well on Saturday at tournaments in Massachusetts and New York.
Faring best was Commodore 170-pounder Brandon Cousino, who won his weight class at the Mountie Invitational at Mount Greylock Union High School in Williamstown, Mass. Cousino won all four of his matches by pin and earned an extra trophy for the fastest pin recorded at the event, an 11-second victory.
SALISBURY — Although the temperatures strayed only a few degrees above zero for much of the tournament, the Lake Dunmore Ice Fishing Derby this past Saturday and Sunday drew 130 participants.
The annual tournament drew entries from 120 adults and 10 children to submit entries at the Kampersville Store. Dan Dragon recorded the largest fish caught, a 6.31-pound pike.
I was skeptical.
When I first heard that Middlebury College was considering an Athletic Hall of Fame, I had reservations.
A hall of fame can be a can of worms, producing as much discord as concord, as much dismay at who’s not included as celebration of who gets in.
Halls of fame are by their very nature exclusive. We preach in schools the joy of competition and the benefits of participation, but we know the most highly accomplished are not always the most highly dedicated.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team won three recent games, following up two weekend NESCAC wins by defeating another team with a high NCAA Division II ranking.
Middlebury improved to 14-2-3, 9-1-2 in NESCAC play heading into this weekend’s two league games at Connecticut.
On Tuesday, Katie Mandigo scored 43 seconds into overtime to give the No. 4 Panthers a 2-1 win over No. 3 Norwich (13-4-2).
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team suffered a pair of NESCAC road losses this past weekend and saw their record drop to 7-8-3, 4-5-3 in conference action. The Panthers will look to bounce back at home this weekend vs. Trinity at 7 p.m. on Friday and Wesleyan at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
On Saturday, host Connecticut College scored a goal in each period and goalie Tom Conlin made 16 saves as the Camels blanked the Panthers, 3-0, to improve to 9-7-2, 6-5-1 in NESCAC play.
COLCHESTER — The Middlebury College ski team finished fourth this past weekend at the St. Michael’s Carnival. Vermont won the event with 883 points, followed by Dartmouth (716), New Hampshire (666) and the Panthers (653).
Alpine events took place at Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, while Nordic races were contested at Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski and Bike Center in Huntington.
COLCHESTER — Swimmers from the Middlebury Aquatic Club and the Addison Otter Swim Team successfully competed in their last regular season meet on Sunday at St. Michael’s College in Colchester with top finishes by several swimmers.
For Middlebury, Emerson Rice, Meghan Denton, Ivy Kate Doran, Nora Wootten, Mary Ann Eastman, Charlie Hodson, William Carpenter, Nathan Stone, Archie Milligan and Max Ratti-Bicknell each won once; Ellie Ross, Sam Wootten, and Fraser Milligan each won twice; and Thomas Denton won three of his events.