January 21st, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school basketball action earlier this week, the Mount Abraham girls and Middlebury boys each won, while the Vergennes, MUHS and Otter Valley girls came up short.
The VUHS boys also visited Mount Abe on Tuesday; see story on Page 1B.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team won once in three recent games, including a split of weekend NESCAC road contests. The Panthers are 10-7 heading into a Thursday, Jan. 22, home game vs. Keene State, and then are off until Jan. 30.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/20 MUHS vs. Milton........................... 68-53
1/20 VUHS vs. Mt. Abe......................... 68-20
1/19 S. Burlington vs. VUHS................ 45-36
1/19 Mt. Abe vs. Missisquoi................. 52-23
RANDOLPH — The Vermont Lacrosse Officials Association (VLOA) will conduct a classroom clinic for new boys’ lacrosse officials on Sunday, March 22.
The clinic is scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon at Randolph High School in Randolph. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Classroom discussion will include foul recognition, mechanics, uniform, the basic rules and other information pertaining to officiating youth and high-school games this spring.
On-field instruction will occur about a week later in conjunction with high school scrimmages.
NORTHFIELD — Middlebury Aquatic Club swimmers fared well on Sunday at the Central Vermont Swim Club Pentathlon at Norwich University, with MAC swimmers Thomas Denton and Archie Milligan winning their age groups and Meghan Denton and Mary Ann Eastman each placing third.
The meet encouraged swimmers to swim all five of their age-group events (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and individual medley). Results were scored for each of the swimmers who swam all five events to determine the top three finishers for each age and gender group.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team won three recent homes games, including two NESCAC games over the weekend, to improve to 13-2, 2-2 in league play.
On Friday, Jan. 16, the Panthers used a 27-7 run to close the first half on the way to a 97-60 victory over Wesleyan. That surge gave the Panthers a 51-24 lead at the break that they stretched in the second half. At one point, Middlebury led by 76-34.
LEWISTON, Maine — The Middlebury College ski team finished third at the season’s first winter carnival, hosted by Bates this past weekend. Vermont won the event with 914 points, followed by Dartmouth (854), Middlebury (720) and New Hampshire (706). Alpine events were contested at Sunday River while the Nordic racers competed at Black Mountain. Middlebury returns to action this weekend at the UVM Carnival.
VERMONT — The Vermont Sports Media Association has selected Champlain Valley Union High School senior Paige Dubrul and BFA-Fairfax senior Matt Larose as its November Athletes of the Month.
In statewide balloting of VSMA members, Dubrul, a soccer player, was named the November Female Athlete of the Month, and Larose, a football player, was named the November Male Athlete of the Month.
Dubrul and Larose, both seniors, were first nominated by a VSMA member based on their accomplishments in November.