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February 16th, 2015
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team led host Vergennes by 10 points in the fourth period on Friday, but had to hold off a Commodore rally to come away with a 50-46 victory.
The Tigers won two of three games last week to finish at 3-17 and unofficially earn the No. 14 seed. The Vermont Principals’ Association set playoff pairings early on Monday, and it appears MUHS will meet No. 3 Mill River on Tuesday or Wednesday.
ADDISON COUNTY — Otter Valley senior John Winslow reached the 1,000-point milestone to highlight local boys’ basketball action in the latter half of last week.
Overall, OV won two of three games, while Middlebury won to clinch the Lake Division title and Vergennes and Mount Abraham came up short.
SOUTH DUXBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team on Wednesday wrapped up its regular season and continued its success against similar, smaller teams outside of Chittenden County by defeating host Harwood, 114.85-103.9.
The Tigers were buoyed by first-place finishes by Hannah Stoll and Emma Snyder-White and a second and a third from Leah Raymond.
MANCHESTER — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team won twice last week to apparently clinch at least a tie for the top seed in Division I. The Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Thursday.
NORTHFIELD — Vergennes Union High School senior Chris Castillo won the Division II boys’ triple jump at 37 feet, 8 inches to highlight efforts by local athletes at Saturday’s indoor track championship meet, which was held at Norwich University.
Other local athletes who earned top-three placings were VUHS senior Ally Stearns in the girls’ shotput and Willem Landis, a member of Middlebury’s club indoor track team, who took third in the boys’ 3,200-meter race.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/11 MUHS vs. Spaulding........................ 3-1
2/14 MUHS vs. Burr & Burton................... 3-0
2/11 U-32 vs. MUHS................................. 5-2
2/14 MUHS vs. Missisquoi....................... 5-3
MILTON — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team outlasted host Milton on Friday, 34-29, to finish the regular season at 14-6. Eagle Emma Carter scored 10 points to lead all scorers in the victory over the 8-12 Yellowjackets.
The two-time Division II defending champion Eagles will enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed, a status that the Vermont Principals’ Association was set to make official early on Monday.
FAIR HAVEN — The Otter Valley Union High School dropped its final two games of the regular season late last week to finish at 3-17.
It appears the Otters will be the No. 16 seed in the Division II playoffs and play at No. 1 Lake Region (18-2) early this week. The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to announce pairings early on Monday.