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February 4th, 2016
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.
CLINTON, N.Y. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team blanked host NESCAC foe Hamilton twice this past weekend to remain unbeaten and in first place in the league, but then dropped a non-league game to Norwich on Tuesday.
The Panthers, winners of six straight, are 11-4-3 overall and 7-0-3 in NESCAC action heading into a pair of games at Colby this weekend. They were ranked No. 6 in this week’s NCAA Division III poll.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team split two recent games, working overtime to win a league game on Saturday before dropping a non-league contest on Tuesday. The Panthers (11-8, 3-3 NESCAC) will visit Colby and Bowdoin this weekend.
On Saturday, the Panthers outscored visiting league foe Hamilton by 13-3 in overtime to earn a 75-65 win and even their league mark at 3-3. Hamilton fell to 6-13, 1-5 in NESCAC play.