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January 5th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Spas are one barometer of a community’s mental and physical health, and last winter the staff at Waterfalls Day Spa, on the lower level of the Middlebury Inn, saw that their clients were suffering.
“Last winter was brutal,” says Sara Daly, one of the spa owners. “It was so icy; we noticed an increase in fractures. People didn’t want to be in Vermont.”
So Daly, along with Waterfalls aesthetician and co-owner Laurie Webb, and massage therapist Sarah Kuhl, got to work.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury junior Nathan Gebo and Vergennes junior Jeb Hodsden wrestled their way to titles at this past Tuesday’s 42nd annual Hubie Wagner Invitational at Middlebury Union High School.
Gebo pinned all five of his opponents in dominating the 113-pound weight class, while Hodsden recorded one pin, one major decision, and three tough wins in demanding tactical matches.
Also reaching a final was Otter Valley sophomore Tyson Cram, who lost a tight, 3-1 decision and settled for second.
BRISTOL – Early-season trends continued when the Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ basketball team hosted Otter Valley on Saturday.
The 6-1 Otters, who returned most of their key players from last winter’s winning team, picked up their sixth straight victory, 65-39, leaving the rebuilding Eagles still searching for their first positive result.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham defeated visiting Vergennes to highlight last week’s local high school girls’ basketball action.
In other games, Mount Abe won, while Middlebury and Otter Valley dropped contests.
EAGLES VS. VUHS
On Friday, host Mount Abe topped VUHS, 46-30, as the Eagles reached .500 at 4-4. The Commodores dropped to 1-4 despite what Coach Billy Waller called a competitive effort.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball action last week, Otter Valley won, Vergennes took its first loss but won another game, Middlebury dropped a game to a top Division I team, and Mount Abraham lost on the road.
The Eagles also hosted the Otters on Saturday; see story.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
12/30 MUHS vs. Northfield....................... 4-0
1/3 N. Country at MUHS......................... Ppd.
12/30 Northeast Clinton vs. MUHS........... 3-2
1/3 MUHS at Lyndon.............................. Ppd.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team on Dec. 30 dropped the finale of its own holiday tournament, 3-2, to Northeast Clinton Central, N.Y.
Second-period goals by Tyler Crowningshield, from Colton Leno, and Marty Niemo, (his first career goal) from Nathan Lalonde, gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead.
But NCCS scored twice in the third period for the win despite 15 saves from Tiger goalie Sawyer Ryan.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School on Dec. 30 dealt visiting Northfield its first loss of the season, 4-0. The Tigers improved to 5-2, while the Marauders dropped to 7-1 as the Tigers avenged an opening game loss to Northfield.
The game was the last in the Tigers’ holiday tournament. Northfield earned the tourney title over Burr & Burton and Spaulding. Each team finished 1-1, but Northfield prevailed on total points in the event’s scoring system.