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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.
FERRISBURGH — A recently awarded state grant will help a Ferrisburgh slaughterhouse stay in business and preserve its dozen jobs while it seeks to expand into a new, larger plant in Middlebury, said Middlebury Business Development Director Jamie Gaucher.
The Ferrisburgh selectboard this summer agreed at Gaucher’s suggestion to apply for a $25,000 Regional Economic Development Grant from the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. Those economic development grants are intended to improve infrastructure to help a business in a town.
BRANDON — Brenda Fleming, SFO, a school business official with Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union in Brandon, was recently awarded the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO) certification by the Association for School Business Officials International (ASBO International).
MIDDLEBURY — The board of directors of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) announces the appointment of J. Michael “Mike” Smiles as the museum’s new executive director. Smiles assumes the role from Erick Tichonuk, who is stepping down from the position. He begins the leadership role on Jan. 5.