October 20th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team split two NESCAC games this past weekend and stood at 9-3, 5-3 in the league heading into a Wednesday game at RPI after deadline for the sports section. The Panthers will wrap up their regular season by hosting Bates at noon on Saturday and visiting Williams on Tuesday. Their league record puts them in a five-way tie for third-place, a game behind 6-2 Tufts and a half-game behind 6-3 Amherst in a crowded race.
SOUTH DUXBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams each finished second at Saturday’s Harwood Invitational, one spot ahead of runners from Vergennes. The Mount Abraham boys took fourth, while the Eagle girls lacked enough runners to score as a team.
Ross Crowne finished third to lead the Tiger boys, while Spencer Hurlburt was ninth to pace VUHS and Aidan May was 22nd to become the first Eagle boy to cross the finish line.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team earned a home win and a road tie in NESCAC play this past weekend and then won a non-league road game on Tuesday to improve to 9-1-3 and 4-1-3 in the conference. That record is good enough for third place in NESCAC play heading into the Panthers’ final two games, at home on Saturday at 11 a.m. vs. Bates and at Williams on Tuesday. The Panthers are ranked No. 15 in NCAA Division III.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Middlebury College football team knocked off host Williams, 49-23, on Saturday to improve to 4-0 and remain in a first-place tie in NESCAC with Trinity. The win over the 0-4 Ephs was the Panthers’ fifth in five years over Williams, and the 49 points marked the most the program has ever scored against Williams.
The Panthers host Bates at 1 p.m. this Saturday and on Oct. 29 will visit Trinity, which defeated previously unbeaten Tufts on this past Saturday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/17 MUHS vs. Essex............................ 2-1
10/18 OV vs. Mt. Anthony........................ 2-1
10/19 CVU vs. Mt. Abe..................... 1-0 (OT)
10/19 S. Burlington vs. MUHS.................. 3-0
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Editor’s note: Early educators throughout Addison County are raising awareness of the importance of early brain development, and positive child experiences. Expanding our understanding will help us all become the best parents, caregivers and teachers we can be. This is the first of two articles about early brain development and how conditions in very early life, beginning in pregnancy, can affect individuals far into adulthood.
COLCHESTER — Green Mountain Power and Waterbury solar power company SunCommon this month announced a partnership that will allow GMP customers to store solar electricity for use during a power outage — by taking advantage of the power company’s existing partnership with Tesla Motors Inc.