VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team relied on tough defense and a 21-point night from senior guard Liam Hayes to edge visiting South Burlington on Monday, 45-41.
The win over a Division I foe pushed the Division II Commodores to 3-0, with all three victories coming against programs that defeated VUHS a year ago, when the team finished 9-11 and earned a home playoff game.
CHITTENDEN — The Middlebury Union High School Nordic team opened on Saturday with some strong efforts at a seven-team freestyle relay meet at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden.
Two skiers on each relay team took turns covering a 1.2-kilometer course twice each, and the Tiger duo of sophomore Nick Wilkerson and freshman Sam Hodges posted the top result, coming in second in the boys’ race in 13:00, 34 seconds behind the winning Woodstock duo and 32 seconds ahead of the third-place Burr & Burton pair.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school basketball action late last week, the Vergennes and Otter Valley boys each won, the Middlebury boys split a pair of contests, and the Mount Abe and MUHS girls both dropped home games, in the Tigers’ case despite a record-setting performance. The Otter Valley girls also defeated visiting Poultney on Saturday, 44-10, in a game rescheduled from Friday; details were unavailable.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Middlebury Union High School senior Austin Robinson is one of three finalists for the PRIDE Award given annually by South Burlington’s Dolphins Foundation to a top Vermont football player.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police said four people were injured in a Tuesday morning, two-vehicle accident near Middlebury Beef Supply that closed Route 7 to traffic for more than five hours.
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.