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.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Middlebury Union High School senior Austin Robinson is one of three finalists for the PRIDE Award given annually by South Burlington’s Dolphins Foundation to a top Vermont football player.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police said four people were injured in a Tuesday morning, two-vehicle accident near Middlebury Beef Supply that closed Route 7 to traffic for more than five hours.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College on Jan. 24 will induct the first class into its new Middlebury Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the opening of the college’s new field house. The inaugural class of Hall of Fame inductees will include some of Middlebury’s most celebrated and accomplished athletes.
The inductees include two women and three men who excelled in baseball, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, lacrosse, field hockey and cross-country. They come from classes as early as 1910 and as recent as 1999.
The inductees are:
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
12/15 MUHS vs. Saranac......................... 3-1
12/15 VUHS vs. S. Burlington.............. 45-41
12/16 Poultney at OV........................... 54-29
12/16 Burr & Burton vs. MUHS............. 68-45
SARANAC, N.Y. — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team defeated host Saranac Lake on Monday, 3-1, to improve to 2-1 in the first game of a busy week. The Tigers were set to play at Missisquoi on Wednesday (after the deadline for the Independent) before hosting South Burlington at 7 p.m. on Saturday in their home opener.
Tully Hescock led the Tiger offense with a pair of goals, while Abby Gleason scored once and set up one of Hescock’s strikes. The Tigers launched 41 shots on goal.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Middlebury racecar driver Todd Stone was among four honorees from area racetracks in Charlotte, N.C., this past Friday at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards.
Racers from Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven and Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y., stood on stage at the NASCAR Hall of Fame as they collect track, state and national honors for their performances in 2014.
MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School principals Tom Buzzell and Steve Lindeman didn’t have to eat their words last week, but they did have to eat bugs after the Middlebury school’s students met the principals’ challenge by reading 562,653 minutes during a month-long read-a-thon. The students erupted with screams and laughter with each crunchy bite. Students pictured are: Jolee Heffernan, Amelia Coburn, Kylie Bean, Dylan Field, Julian Cotell and Aislynne McGill.