March 19th, 2015
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Middlebury College’s Rob Cone claimed the men’s giant slalom national title on March 12 at the 2015 NCAA skiing championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., to highlight the Panther team’s efforts in the multi-day competition.
The Panthers finished eighth overall, with 230 points, in the NCAA event, which was won by the University of Colorado with 505 points, followed by Denver (478), Utah (471) and Vermont (443).
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Middlebury College senior Alison Maxwell won the women’s mile on Saturday to highlight her team’s efforts at the 2015 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Maxwell finished in 4:56.17, just ahead of Eastern Mennonite’s Hannah Chappell-Dick (4:56.81) in a sprint to the finish line.
BRANDON — Fifteen members of the Vergennes Area Youth Wrestling Club won age-division titles on Saturday at the Rumble in the Valley, a tournament at Otter Valley Union High School. The Vergennes team also won the tournament.
Club officials said the organization has 51 members this season, of whom 47 attended Saturday’s tournament. Of those athletes, 37 placed in the top three in their divisions.
Club members earning first-place finishes, listed by division, were:
“Just what is an outdoor sport, anyway?”
That is the question I am often asked when people discover that I am a famous outdoor sports columnist. Which is to say, if I ever become a famous outdoor sports columnist, I imagine somebody might ask me that question. Indeed, I spent a great deal of time imagining the questions my devoted fans will one day ask me if I ever have any devoted fans. Do I use steroids? Have I ever blood-doped? How long before I retire?
Therefore, I thought it would be prudent to prepare a few answers. Just in case.
ADDISON COUNTY — A half-dozen local girls’ high school basketball players earned postseason recognition from the Lake Division or the Marble Valley League B Division.
Middlebury Union freshman Keagan Dunbar received first-team honors from the Lake Division and was also named to the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association “Dream Dozen” team of outstanding underclassmen, while Otter Valley junior Amy Jones was named an MVL B Division first-team all-star.
3/17 Midd. vs. Endicott......................... 11-10
3/21 Bowdoin at Midd.......................... 1 p.m.
BRISTOL — The Bristol-based Addison Otter Swim Team, coached by Peter Bicknell, competed at the Gold Championship March 13-15 at the RPI pool in Troy, N.Y.
The Gold Championship is the final meet of the season for the Otters. To qualify for this meet swimmers must have swum in at least two Adirondack meets in the season and achieved a qualifying time.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team opened its season on Saturday with a pair of home wins, defeating Stevens Institute of Technology, 8-1, and Brandeis, 7-2. The Panthers were ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III in preseason polling. They return to action with two matches on Saturday in California.