February 4th, 2016
FERRISBURGH — Celebrate love — and the Supreme Court ruling that struck down laws against interracial marriage — at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2 pm. “The Loving Story” will be screened, followed by discussion and refreshments, with chocolates.
BRISTOL — Mountain Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, has announced the addition of dental services coming soon in early 2016. This broadens the types of available services offered not only to current Mountain Health Center patients, but also to the community.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley union high school wrestlers fared well at a Saturday tournament hosted by Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, led by two Commodores who won their weight classes, senior Ethan Reardon and junior Brandon Cousino.
Reardon won twice by pin and then twice by convincing decisions, including by 8-2 over Taconic’s Zabion Powell in the 132-pound final to earn what was his first-ever tournament title.
CHITTENDEN — The Middlebury and Otter Valley union high school Nordic skiing teams competed on Tuesday in classic-style races hosted by OV at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden.
Tiger Amelia Ingersoll fared best overall among the girls, taking fourth.
Among the boys, Tigers Haven Tate and Harlow Punderson produced the best results, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively. Not all of the Tigers’ top male skiers competed. Amelia Ingersoll (4th place) and Isabel Rosenberg (7th) led the Middlebury girls.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local girls’ basketball play on Tuesday, Otter Valley posted a win, but Middlebury lost in overtime on the road and Vergennes dropped a home game.
Mount Abraham also played at home; see story on Page 1B.
CLINTON, N.Y. — The Middlebury College men’s team split a pair of recent games, losing a tough league game on the road on Saturday before winning a non-league contest on Tuesday. The Panthers are 12-8, 4-2 in league play, and will host NESCAC foes Colby and Bowdoin this weekend.
On Saturday, host Hamilton held the Panthers to 23 points in the second half and scored at the buzzer to defeat the Panthers, 64-62. Hamilton (10-9, 1-5 NESCAC) won its first league game and dealt the Panthers a setback that cost them a share of first place.
SWANTON — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team picked up a key road win on Monday, 65-61 at Missisquoi.
The victory pushed the Commodores to 8-9 with three homes games remaining on their regular season schedule: Milton on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and St. Albans and Middlebury next week.
NORTHFIELD — Mount Abraham Union High School sophomore Lydia Pitts won three Division II events to highlight local athletes’ efforts at Saturday’s indoor and field track state championship meet at Norwich University.
Pitts, like other Eagle and Middlebury athletes competing as non-scoring independents, won the girls’ 55-meter hurdles and the long and triple jumps.