February 8th, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball late last week, only Mount Abraham picked up a win, as Vergennes fell at home and Middlebury and Otter Valley lost on the road.
On Friday, the Eagles earned their second straight convincing home win, 67-34, this time over visiting Mount Mansfield (7-9). Emma Carter paced the Eagles with 28 points, six rebounds and five steals, and Dani Forand chipped in 12 points as Mount Abe improved to 6-10.
WOODSTOCK — In two games last week, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey picked up a one-sided road win before earning a tie at first-place Woodstock.
At 11-4-2, the Tigers are unbeaten in their past five contests and in fourth place in Division II heading into a Tuesday home game vs. fifth-place Milton (11-5), which can pass MUHS in the standings with a win in the 7 p.m. contest. They also host Mt. Mansfield on Saturday at 7 p.m. before finishing the regular season at Mount Mansfield next Wednesday.
ESSEX — Defending Division I high school girls’ hockey champion Essex defeated Middlebury on Wednesday, 4-1, in a showdown for first place.
The Hornets moved to 12-3-1 and into first place in the quality-point standings, while the Tigers dropped to 11-3-2. Rutland stands at 12-3-1 in the three-way race for the top three spots.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury held off a determined Mount Abraham bid for the Eagles’ first win of the season to highlight local boys’ basketball play in the latter half of last week. In other action, both the Eagles and Tigers came up short, Otter Valley split two games, and Vergennes lost a key game at home.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard has ended two months of debate at board meetings and around town by voting to contract with the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, not the Vergennes Police Department, for part-time law enforcement services in the upcoming fiscal year.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/3 MUHS vs. Brattleboro 7-2
2/5 MUHS vs. Woodstock 3-3
2/3 Essex vs. MUHS 4-1
2/3 Middlebury vs. Mt. Abe 47-44
MONKTON — Kate La Riviere Gagner, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Monkton Central School, has received two honors for her innovative science and design technology teaching practices. Gagner was selected for a Winter 2016 Engineering is Elementary Teacher Scholarship, or EiE, from Boston’s Museum of Science, and as a VITA-Learn IGNITE Educator.
The future of Porter Medical Center has never been brighter.
That is a very broad, potentially provocative, statement — especially in light of all of the recent changes, challenges and difficult decisions our community has been hearing about. Nevertheless, it is a statement that is embraced by the Porter Medical Center Board of Directors, and one which we believe truly characterizes our board’s belief and commitment to the future of the organization.