February 18th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Despite sub-freezing temperatures this time of year, some Vermonters are bundling up extra warmly and making their way to work without the comfort of a heated car.
For myriad reasons that include health and fitness, environmental responsibility, and financial savings, many members of the Addison County community choose to rely on bicycles as their primary form of transportation.
“It’s the way we enjoy getting around,” said Middlebury resident Rebekah Irwin, of her family’s dedication to biking.
MIDDLEBURY — On Friday, a Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team in a stretch drive for a top Division I playoff seed got past a visiting Mount Abraham team that continues to have few wins to show for its efforts, 85-29.
The Eagles trailed by just 9-7 late in the first quarter, but the Tigers closed the period with a 6-0 run and then dropped a 27-9 second quarter on Mount Abe.
MUHS Coach Chris Altemose said the 14-4 Tigers’ goal is to play the best they can regardless of the opponent, a target they hit on Friday.
MIDDLEBURY — For the first time since 2002, the Middlebury College women’s basketball team is going to the NESCAC final four, courtesy of the No. 4 Panthers’ 75-64 home quarterfinal win over No. 5 Bates on Saturday.
Middlebury (14-11) will meet No. 3 Williams (21-4) on Saturday at Amherst, while No. 8 Bowdoin (14-10) will take on the No. 2 host school Amherst (24-1). The winners meet Sunday.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team pulled away down the stretch of Saturday’s NESCAC quarterfinal vs. Wesleyan to win, 61-49, and potentially set up rematches with both teams that have defeated the Panthers this winter.
Give Progressives in Montpelier an A-plus for consistency in their appeal to add more taxes on the rich, and a D- for their failure to advance budget ideas that stimulate growth and get a handle on state spending.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will host its 90th annual winter carnival this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16. The Nordic races will be contested at the Rikert Nordic Center on the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton, while the alpine events will be held at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl up Route 125 in Hancock.