ACTORS MICHAEL KOUTELOS, Madison Middleton and Charlotte Katz rehearse for the Town Hall Theater/Middlebury College Dept. of Music co-production of “The Light in the Piazza.” The show will take the THT stage on Jan. 24-27.
MIDDLEBURY — Adam Guettel’s Tony Award-winning musical “The Light in the Piazza” comes to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater as the 15th Winter Term production — the annual collaboration between THT and the Middlebury College Department of Music. Douglas Anderson will direct the show.
The musical follows a mother and daughter vacationing in Florence, Italy, in 1960. The daughter falls into an intense love affair with an Italian boy, forcing the mother to reconsider both her daughter’s future, and her own.
The production stars students from Middlebury College as well as talented local performers...
PANTHER POINT GUARD Jack Farrell pushes the ball up the court during the Middlebury men’s basketball team’s game vs. visiting Albertus Magnus. The Panthers won, 84-76, to improve to 15-1 heading into weekend home games vs. Colby and Bowdoin.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team bounced back from its first loss — on the road this past Friday — to win a pair of games, one in dramatic fashion on Saturday and another with a strong defensive performance at home on Tuesday.
All three games came against tough competition. Middlebury lost at Amherst, No. 22 in NCAA Division III, on Friday, 81-69; edged host Hamilton (a team with an 11-3 record) on Saturday, 77-76; and defeated visiting No. 18 Albertus Magnus, 84-76 on Tuesday.
The Panthers improved to 15-1 and are ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division III heading into home...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team dropped three close games in recent action, two to highly ranked teams, to drop to 7-6, 3-3 in NESCAC play. The Panthers will look to bounce back when they host Plattsburgh State on Friday at 7 p.m.
This past Friday the Panthers came up short in their bid to upset No. 1 Trinity for a second time this season, as the 11-1 Bantams edged them, 4-3.
Middlebury opened the scoring in the second period, when Alex Heinritz netted the rebound of a Bret Pastor shot. The Bantams took the lead on two James Callahan goals, and then made it 3-1 late in...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball won two out of three recent games, prevailing on the road on Tuesday in a non-league contest after the Panthers split their first two NESCAC games of the year this past weekend.
The Panthers (12-3, 1-1 NESCAC) will next host league foes Colby and Bowdoin on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m., respectively.
This past Friday visiting Amherst (13-1, 2-0) topped Middlebury, 60-38. The Panthers hung with the Mammoths until early in the third period, when Amherst used a 7-0 run to stretch its lead to 15.
Maya Davis and Kira Waldman each...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College indoor track and field teams opened their season on Saturday by hosting a six-team meet in which the Panther women (135 points) finished second and the Panther men (83) were fourth. The Franklin Pierce women (143) and men (147.5) swept the meet.
On the women’s side, Grace Desmond took top honors in the 60-meter hurdles (9.38 seconds) and the long jump (17’-1.5”). Leah Granger won the pole vault at 10’-0”, while Cady Barns prevailed in the triple jump (34’-7”).
Phoebe Colvin Oehmig paced the field in the 3,000-meter race in 11:09.98, and Middlebury closed...
BEVERLY, Mass. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team picked up two road shutouts in non-league play this past weekend to improve to 8-0-2.
The Panthers, ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III entering this week behind Plattsburgh, head to Wesleyan this weekend for a two-game series. Through 10 games this season, the Panthers have allowed only four goals and have posted six shutouts.
On Saturday goalie Lin Han stopped 27 shots as the Panthers earned a 3-0 win at Endicott (12-2).
Middlebury took the first 13 shots of the contest, and Made Leidt scored on the 13th. Leidt took a feed from...
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE JUNIOR Celia Gottlieb leads several hundred students past Old Chapel in a Dec. 5 protest calling for higher wages for the college’s lowest-paid workers. This week the college said it raised hiring minimum pay by as much as 27%.
File photo by Benjy Renton
MIDDLEBURY — Nearly 80 Middlebury College employees got an automatic wage increase on Dec. 30, after the college determined that compensation for their positions had “fallen behind the market.”
Most of the affected employees work in Facilities Services and Dining Services.
“President (Laurie) Patton remains very committed to paying our staff a competitive wage for the incredible work they do day in and day out, serving our students,” said Executive VP for Finance and Administration David Provost in an email to the Independent. “We are very glad that were able to address this now since it was...
MIDDLEBURY FORWARD OWEN Powers watches as a shot from Antoine Belisle beats the Manhattanville goalie for the fourth goal in Saturday’s 5-2 win in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers, seeking their first winning season in several years, improved to 7-3. They will host Wesleyan and Trinity this weekend.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — In their annual holiday tournament, the Middlebury College men’s hockey team suffered a disappointing, 4-3 overtime loss to St. Michael’s this past Friday. But the Panthers bounced back to defeat Manhattanville, 5-2, in Saturday’s consolation game.
Saturday’s effort has been more typical of the season for the Panthers, who stand at 7-3 as they enter a challenging four-game stretch.
This weekend the Middlebury men, tied for second in NESCAC play at 5-1, host two tough league teams, fourth-place Wesleyan on Friday at 7 p.m. and first-place Trinity on Saturday at 4 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team defeated Plattsburgh on Tuesday, 99-60, to remain undefeated. The result followed two wins in Springfield’s annual holiday tournament over the weekend.
The 13-0 Panthers, ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III, open NESCAC play this weekend by visiting Amherst (9-3) and Hamilton (10-2).
On Saturday Middlebury won Springfield’s holiday tournament by outlasting the host, 74-71. Springfield suffered its second loss.
Springfield led by 15 in the first half before the Panthers cut it to 38-37 at the break. A 9-0 second-half run put the Panthers...
MIDDLEBURY — Four of the nation’s most respected basketball observers will gather at Middlebury College on Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, to talk about their favorite sport in an event that is free to the public.
A panel discussion in Room 216 of McCardell Bicentennial Hall will feature Jackie MacMullan of ESPN, Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe, and longtime Sports Illustrated writers Jack McCallum and Alexander Wolff, the latter of whom is also known as a Cornwall resident.
Billed as a “A Night of Hall of Fame Hoops,” the panel discussion offers four winners of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt...