February 26th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team capped off two solid weekends by scoring four third-period goals vs. visiting Hamilton on Sunday to win, 5-2, and clinch a first-round NESCAC home playoff game.
The Panthers, who also knocked off second-place Amherst, 3-2, on Saturday at Kenyon Arena, finished their regular season at 11-10-3 overall and 9-7-2 in NESCAC play.
MIDDLEBURY — No. 3 Middlebury College men’s basketball played a terrific first 25-plus minutes against visiting No. 6 Hamilton in Saturday’s NESCAC quarterfinal, and it proved to be enough as the Panthers outlasted the Continentals, 81-77.
The 17-8 Panthers led, 46-33, at the break. And when senior guard Joey Kizel fed junior Dylan Sinnickson for a dunk at 14:38 of the second half, they led by a game-high 61-39, and appeared to be well on the way to this weekend’s final four at Amherst.
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School dance team earned third in the Hip Hop competition and fourth in the Jazz discipline at Saturday’s Vermont championships, which were held in a packed Vergennes Union High School gym.
South Burlington proved to be the evening’s big winner, prevailing both in Jazz and Pom, while Lamoille earned the Hip-Hop crown.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a break-in at a North Pleasant Street residence on Feb. 17. Police said the culprit(s) had broken the front door and someone had walked on the victim’s kitchen counter. Nothing was apparently stolen, but the matter remains under investigation, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are still trying to identify the driver of a vehicle that fled from them on a snowy Friday night, but that they later tracked down in Middlebury.
At about 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, Vergennes police pulled over a car that failed to stop at the downtown traffic light. When police got out of the cruiser to speak to the driver, the car took off southbound on Green Street toward Route 17.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/26 #1 MUHS Girls vs. #8 U-32 ........... 10-1
2/26 #1 MUHS Boys vs. #9 U-32 ............. 4-2
Boys’ Basketball Playoffs
MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday evening voted 306-118, by paper ballot, to allow the UD-3 board to negotiate a lease with the town of Middlebury for a Creek Road parcel that would host an 11,500-square-foot recreation facility.
BRISTOL — Police arrested a Starksboro woman on Feb. 23 and cited her for larceny in connection with a theft that occurred a week earlier.
Police allege Chastity A. Pecor, 29, stole a wallet from a vehicle parked at the First Baptist Church in Bristol on Feb. 16. Police said that after taking the wallet, Pecor took $72 in cash from it, and then left the wallet next to the front door of the police station.
Pecor is due to answer the charge in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on April 7.