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Wrestlers from Vergennes, Mount Abe and OV claim state titles

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Three area high school wrestlers, senior Brandon Cousino of Vergennes, senior Tyson Cram of Otter Valley and sophomore Roman Mayer of Mount Abraham, earned state championships this past weekend at Vergennes Union High School.

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Boys' hoop: Tigers, Eagles out; Otters host

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — As the high school boys’ basketball playoffs got under way this week, on Tuesday high seeds eliminated Middlebury and Mount Abraham, while Otter Valley and Vergennes were set to play on Wednesday after the deadline for this edition of the Independent.

The 10-10 Otters, seeded No. 8 in Division II, were ready to host No. 9 Milton (9-11).

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Women's hockey to host league final four

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — After a 4-1 win over No. 8 Wesleyan in a NESCAC quarterfinal this past Saturday, the top-seeded Middlebury College women’s hockey team is again hosting the league’s final four this weekend.

On Saturday, the 17-6-2 Panthers, ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division III, will face sixth-seeded Bowdoin (13-8-4) at 1 p.m., and at 4 p.m. No. 2 Connecticut (15-7-3) meets No. 5 Amherst (13-7-5).

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Panther men's hoop claim NESCAC crown to host in NCAAs

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — After winning the NESCAC playoff title this past weekend at Tufts, the Middlebury College men’s basketball team will host an NCAA Division III Regional this Friday and Saturday as the program makes its eighth trip in 10 years to the NCAA tournament.

The 24-3 Panthers will face Farmingdale (N.Y.) State (20-7) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, after Lycoming (23-4) and Cabrini (19-7) meet at 5:30 p.m. The winners will play on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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More input in civic affairs sought for city youth

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A Vergennes resident has asked city council members if they would consider ways to better involve the city’s young adults and students in civic affairs, and council members at their Feb. 14 meeting took seriously the suggestion.

Erin Roche — also the wife of Alderman Mark Koenig — said she had one short-term suggestion and also hoped the council would work to find longer-term solutions about how to create opportunities for younger citizens “to become more engaged in the political process and the work of the community.”

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Ferrisburgh makes final plans for town charter

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
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FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard plans to review its proposed town charter with voters at Ferrisburgh’s annual town meeting, and the board will also recommend to residents that hearing and vote dates on the charter be set for as soon in the spring as possible, according to Selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence.

If residents agree, that could mean a charter adoption vote in early May, and the two town public hearings required by state law before the vote could be held in early and late April, with town-wide balloting to follow in early May.

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Ferrisburgh, VTrans explore future of Stage Road-Rt. 7 intersection

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
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NORTH FERRISBURGH — At their Feb. 21 meeting, members of the Ferrisburgh selectboard reviewed the latest response from the Agency of Transportation to the board’s request for a study of the Route 7-Stage Road intersection that could lead to its signalization.

Residents have petitioned the board to lobby VTrans for a light, and the board had even before gone back and forth with agency officials on the issue.

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Tiger girls' hockey nails down second seed

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ team defeated two of its three main rivals for the Division I title last week as the regular season ended to finish at 15-4-1 and earn the No. 2 seed.

On Wednesday the Tigers knocked off first-place Essex, 3-1, and on Saturday the Tigers went to St. Albans and halted fourth-place BFA-St. Albans’ eight-game winning streak, also by 3-1.

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MUHS boys' basketball team wins tight battle with VUHS

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY —  On Friday at Middlebury Union High School saw two boys’ basketball teams, the host Tigers and visiting Vergennes, with a combined seven wins battled hard to finish their regular seasons on a high note.

And battle they did. Both rallied from deficits, and the fourth quarter saw five lead changes and six ties before the Tigers eked out a 73-70 win to finish at 5-15.

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Three locals win state wrestling titles

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
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VERGENNES — Three local wrestlers who won state titles at this weekend’s Vermont high school championship wrestling meet at Vergennes Union High School.

Mount Abraham Union High School sophomore Roman Mayer claimed the 120-pound title, Brandon Cousino of the host Commodores prevailed at 182, and Otter Valley’s Tyson Cram earned the 145-pound crown.

Middlebury Union High School’s Dustin Davio finished second at 138.

In team scoring, Mount Abraham earned the best team finish among the local schools by taking fifth.

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