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In boys' basketball: VUHS, Otter Valley win; Tigers fall

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes won at Mount Abraham and Otter Valley rallied for a road victory to highlight local boys’ basketball as the regular season concluded late last week. In the only other game Middlebury fell at home to the Lake Division’s top team.

The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release Division I and II playoff pairings on Monday morning. First-round games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, and quarterfinals on Friday and Saturday.

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ANWSD makes cuts to control spending

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes-area residents on Tuesday will weigh in on a $21.1 million Addison Northwest School District budget that reduces current spending by $10,000, eliminates three teachers and about four other full-time jobs, reduces the hours of two principals, and could raise residential school tax rates by about 8 cents in the five district towns — a year after rates dropped by more than that in three of them.

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Addison Northwest seeks $7.6M school bond

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — Residents of the five Addison Northwest School District communities will be asked on March 6 to support $7.6 million of energy-efficiency, security, safety and kitchen improvements to the four district schools, with most of the spending devoted to Vergennes Union High School.

If voters back this measure in Australian balloting held in each ANWSD community on Town Meeting Day, ANWSD officials said the work would be done this summer.

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MUHS Nordic teams sweep state titles

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
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RIPTON — A huge day on their home course gave the Middlebury Union High School Nordic teams a sweep of the Division II championships on Monday — for the second straight winter.

Skiing in the classic discipline in soft snow at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, the Tiger girls overcame the 21-point lead (28-49) that rival U-32 had amassed in Friday freestyle racing at Craftsbury Nordic Center to edge the U-32 Raiders, 78-84, clinching the state championship with a dominant relay performance.

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Mount Abe wrestles to fourth at Vermont meet

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
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BRANDON — Nobody stopped Mount Anthony Union High School from winning its 30th straight Vermont championship at Otter Valley this past weekend, but a team from another school named after a Vermont peak fared pretty well — Mount Abraham.

Coach Nick Mayer’s Eagles brought seven wrestlers to Brandon and all of them reached the podium as the Eagles placed fourth at the tournament, moving up a position from 2017 and once again finishing as the top program among schools that normally compete at a Division II level.

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Women's hockey to host NESCAC final four

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The top-seeded Middlebury College women’s hockey team brushed aside eighth-seeded Wesleyan this past Saturday, 5-0, in a NESCAC quarterfinal and will host the league’s final four this Saturday and Sunday.

Middlebury, at 18-4-3 ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III, will face fifth-seeded Bowdoin at 1 p.m. on Saturday in one semifinal, and No. 2 seed Connecticut College (15-5-5) and No. 3 seed Amherst (15-6-4) square off at 4 p.m.

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In girls' basketball: No. 2 Seed for Eagles; MUHS, VUHS ousted

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury and Vergennes union high school girls’ basketball teams bowed out of postseason play after first-round losses on Tuesday, while in a first-round Division II game played after the deadline for this newspaper No. 2 Mount Abraham hosted No. 15 Otter Valley on Wednesday.

Barring a stunning upset of the 16-4 Eagles by the 4-16 Otters, who lost at home by 18 to Mount Abe early this season, Mount Abe will be hosting a quarterfinal at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Vergennes city officials evaluate grievance against town manager, clerk

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — It remains uncertain exactly how new Vergennes Mayor Renny Perry and the city council will handle a citizen complaint against City Clerk Joan Devine and City Manager Mel Hawley, but Perry said the matter could be settled privately among the parties or behind closed doors at a city council meeting.

Perry outlined several options in a recent interview, the first of which would be a direct meeting with downtown business owner Shannon Mahoney.

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This time, Tiger boys' basketball team makes plays in stretch vs. VUHS

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Philosopher George Santayana once noted, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it,” a sentiment brought to life a bit more recently by the movie “Groundhog Day.”

But unlike Bill Murray’s weatherman in that movie the Middlebury Union High School basketball team did not need countless repetitions to learn from its mistakes this past Thursday at Vergennes.

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High school hoop wrap: Eagle girls, VUHS boys net victories

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school basketball games late last week the Mount Abraham girls won to lock down a No. 2 or 3 seed for the Division II postseason while the Vergennes boys rolled at home, but the Eagle boys and Middlebury, VUHS, and Otter Valley girls all came up short.

The girls’ teams played their final regular season games and were set to learn their playoff seeds on Monday morning. The Eagle girls will host a game on Tuesday or Wednesday, and the other teams will be hitting the road to face top-five seeds.

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