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Keagan Dunbar gets off to fast start at Colby

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Colby College first-year guard Keagan Dunbar of Middlebury, earned the Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA) Rookie of the Week honor for the second straight week on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Dunbar, in her lone game of the week, had 24 points on 10-for-18 shooting, hit four 3-point shots, and dished four assists in Colby’s win over local rival Thomas College.

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VUHS hoop star Connor Merrill is back in town

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Connor Merrill describes the first stop on his basketball journey after graduating from Vergennes Union High School in 2010 as both the most challenging and most valuable.

Merrill, a Panton native and former Independent Player of the Year, has landed back in Addison County after an all-star hoop career at Skidmore College (he scored 1,000 points there and at VUHS), followed by stints assisting successful Vermont Academy and Springfield College programs.

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Former Vergennes Union all-star joins Panther staff

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Vergennes Union High School and Skidmore College standout basketball player Connor Merrill has been hired as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Middlebury College.

The Panton native joins the Panther program after spending the last two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

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Karl Lindholm: A most unforgettable character: Coach Alaimo

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Karl Lindholm



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In the middle of a practice scrimmage, the coach blew a shrill whistle and gathered his minions around him at mid-court. He exhorted his boys to play with greater abandon: “Every loose ball has to be ours. Get on the floor!”

He then instructed one of us with a ball (it might have been me!) to roll it on the floor and he proceeded to demonstrate. He dove on the rolling basketball … and broke his wrist.

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Karl Lindholm: San Antonio and all that hoopla!

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Karl Lindholm



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It was a giant basketball party, a fiesta de hoop: just so much hoopla in San Antonio the weekend before last — March Madness, the Final Four:

And we were there.

This was the second trip to the Final Four for the four of us, a reprise of an Atlanta adventure in 2013 when we witnessed Louisville defeat Michigan in the national championship game in a cavernous football stadium, the Georgia Dome, along with 70,000 of our closest friends.

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Boys' basketball players named all-stars

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Seven local high school basketball players and one coach have received postseason honors from their leagues.

Otter Valley senior guard Josh Letourneau and OV junior guard Dylan Mackie were named First Team Marble Valley League B Division All-Stars, while senior forward Payson Williams earned honorable mention. OV Coach Greg Hughes, who led the Otters to the Division II semifinals and 15 wins, was recognized as one of two MVL B Division Coaches of the Year.

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Four-year standouts lead Addison Independent girls' hoop all-star team

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Basketball fans have been lucky for the past four years to watch the remarkable high school basketball careers of two players who are more friends than rivals, came on the scene as freshmen, and have combined for more than 3,200 points and countless memorable moments — fast-break layups, power moves in the paint, no-look passes, steals, blocked shots, rebounds in traffic, and three-pointers hitting nothing but net.

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Dunbar leads Independent team — again: Tiger junior tops girls' all-star squad

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — We have a three-peat on the 2017 Addison Independent Girls’ Basketball All-Star Team.

After sharing the honor as a freshman and owning it outright as a sophomore, Middlebury Union High School junior Keagan Dunbar once again demonstrated the all-around game and the competitiveness to earn the nod as the Addison Independent Player of the Year.

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St. Amour, Brown and Brown tapped for college basketball honors

Posted on March 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College senior men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour was on Thursday named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Second Team All-American, a week after he and Coach Jeff Brown both earned regional NCAA Division III honors from D3hoops.com.

Both St. Amour and Brown also earned top honors from NESCAC, while Panther senior Jake Brown also earned league recognition.

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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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