VERGENNES — For most of Friday night’s first quarter, the Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team went toe-to-toe with visiting Division II title contender Mill River — after five minutes, they trailed by just four, 13-9.
But then foul trouble, defensive problems and the Minutemen’s full-court press combined to take the wind out of the Commodores’ sails — MRU went on a 14-0 run and coasted to a 60-29 victory in what was the Commodores’ season opener after two postponements.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school basketball action late last week, the Vergennes and Otter Valley boys each won, the Middlebury boys split a pair of contests, and the Mount Abe and MUHS girls both dropped home games, in the Tigers’ case despite a record-setting performance. The Otter Valley girls also defeated visiting Poultney on Saturday, 44-10, in a game rescheduled from Friday; details were unavailable.
STOWE — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team evened its record at 1-1 by blanking U-32, 3-0, on Saturday in a game played in Stowe. The Tigers had been scheduled to play Stowe on Thursday in the first-round of a four-game tournament, but bad weather forced that game to be postponed
On Saturday, Monroe Cromis scored in each of the first two periods, and Andi Boe added a third-period insurance goal. The Tigers forced U-32 goalie Chloe Sairs to make 32 saves, while MUHS goalie Rowan Hendy earned the shutout with a half-dozen stops.
RUTLAND — Host Rutland on Saturday dealt the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team a 5-1 setback. The Raiders improved to 2-0, while the Tigers dropped to 0-1.
RHS outshot MUHS, 31-18. Raider goalie Dean Abatiell stopped 17 shots, while the Tigers’ Sawyer Ryan made 26 saves. Brett Viens scored for MUHS.
The Tigers will play at Milton on Wednesday afternoon in a game rescheduled from last week.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
12/11 MUHS at Stowe............................ Ppd.
12/13 MUHS vs. U-32............................... 3-0
12/10 MUHS at Milton.............. Ppd. to 12/17
12/13 Rutland vs. MUHS.......................... 5-1
Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz, faculty and students.
Concerning the solar industry and Public Service Board effect on Addison County, beginning with PSB 7645: