March 16th, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — There’s no question graduation hit the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse program hard after the Panthers won the NCAA Division III and NESCAC playoff titles a year ago.
Among the nine seniors who graduated were seven who started in the NCAA championship game, numbering among them five of the team’s top six scorers, including Middlebury native Chrissy Ritter, and goalie and Cornwall native Katie Mandigo, the Final Four MVP.
MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District is sponsoring its Annual Tree/Seedling Program for area residents and cooperators. This program was developed for the convenience of area residents and proceeds help support on-going conservation projects.
Possible uses for the seedlings are home orchards, windbreaks, Christmas trees, ornamental and wildlife habitat.
MIDDLEBURY — Human stem cells are a relatively new discovery in biomedicine. How were these cells discovered and what is their potential?
Harvard University’s Douglas Melton will address this question in a March 20 lecture at Middlebury College titled, “The promise of stem cells for cures and improved human health.”
This talk will consider the biology of stem cells and point to potential applications for new treatments of diabetes, brain and other diseases as well as enabling longer and healthier lives.
CANTON, N.Y. — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team dropped two close recent road games to teams ranked last week in the top five in NCAA Division III, 11-10 at St. Lawrence on Monday and 16-13 at No. 3 Tufts on Saturday.
The 2-2 Panthers will host NESCAC foe Wesleyan, weather permitting, at 2 p.m. on this Saturday.
MONTPELIER — Longtime Middlebury Union High School football coach Peter Brakeley and former Mount Abraham baseball standout Tyler Pelland were among the 14 inductees into the Vermont Principals’ Association Hall of Fame announced last week.
DURHAM, N.H. — The Middlebury College ski team finished 14th with 94 points at last week’s four-day NCAA ski championship, which concluded on Saturday and was hosted by the University of New Hampshire at Cannon Mountain and the Jackson Ski Touring Center.
Utah took home the title with 541.5 points, followed by Colorado (525), Denver (524) and Dartmouth (400). The Panthers earned 94 points to finish in 14th place.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Middlebury College 400-meter runner Jimmy Martinez and the men’s distance medley relay team of Nathan Hill, Alex Nichols, James Mulliken and Kevin Serrao earned All-American honors at the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships, held on Friday and Saturday at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
During Saturday’s 400-meter championship final, Martinez finished in 49.41, good for sixth overall.
BURLINGTON — To comply with Act 64, Vermont’s water quality bill, all custom manure applicators must become certified in order to apply manure on farms and cropland in the state.
To help them earn their certification, University of Vermont (UVM) Extension will offer training sessions at three locations in February and March. Although free to attend, registration is required by Feb. 10. A light lunch is included.