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February 11th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball play, all on Monday, Middlebury won a key Lake Division game, but Vergennes was upset on the road and Mount Abraham dropped a home contest.
VERGENNES — Five Vergennes Union High School wrestlers placed on Saturday at Mount Mansfield’s Jason Lowell Tournament as the Commodores took fifth out of 18 teams competing.
Brandon Cousino led the way by winning at 170 pounds, edging Spaulding’s Sam Kuckuk in the final, 7-5.
Also for VUHS, Trevon Smith was second at 126, Kyle Kingsley took third at 113, Ethan Reardon was fourth at 132, and Ryan Paquin finished fourth at 182.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/9 MUHS vs. St. Albans...................... 67-60
2/9 Milton vs. VUHS............................. 43-42
2/9 Missisquoi vs. Mt. Abe................... 78-45
2/9 OV at Leland & Gray............ Ppd. to 2/21
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team won once in three recent tries, prevailing on Tuesday in a non-league home game after dropping two NESCAC road games this past weekend.
The Panthers are 16-6 overall, but just 3-5 in league play. They are tied for the eighth and final league playoff spot with home games this weekend on tap vs. first-place Trinity on Friday at 7 p.m. and third-place Amherst on Sunday at 2 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College men’s hockey coach Bill Beaney became just the 12th coach in NCAA history to earn 600 career wins when his Panthers defeated visiting Wesleyan on Saturday, 3-0.
Beaney’s teams’ mark of 600-257-59 over his 35-year career represents the most wins for an NCAA Division III mentor. Most of those victories have come during his 28 years at the helm of the Panthers, during which his teams have compiled a 514-181-51 record.
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team won twice this past weekend at NESCAC foe Connecticut to extend its unbeaten streak to 16 games and improve to 16-2-3 overall, 11-1-2 in league play. The Camels’ record fell to 11-8-3, 6-6-2 in NESCAC.
The Panthers moved up a notch to No. 3 in the NCAA Division III poll and are in first place in league play ahead of Amherst (9-1-2 NESCAC), which is ranked No. 8 in D-III.
HANOVER, N.H. — The Middlebury College ski team took fourth in this past weekend’s Dartmouth Winter Carnival with 695 points. UVM won with 926, followed by the Dartmouth (841) and New Hampshire (791). Alpine events took place at the Dartmouth Skiway, while Nordic events were contested at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.
The Panthers host their own carnival this Friday and Saturday at the Middlebury Snow Bowl and the Rikert Ski Touring Center.
VERMONT — The Vermont Sports Media Association has selected North Country Union High School senior Whitney Bernier and Spaulding senior Sam Kuckuk as its December Athletes of the Month.
In statewide balloting of VSMA members, Bernier, a hockey player, was named the December Female Athlete of the Month, and Kuckuk, a wrestler, was named the December Male Athlete of the Month.
Each was first nominated by a VSMA member based on his or her accomplishments in December