MIDDLEBURY — An Addison Central School District search committee has picked two finalists to contend for the impending principal vacancy at Middlebury Union High School, and those two individuals will be visiting the campus next week for tours and interviews. ACSD Superintendent Peter Burrows on Tuesday identified the finalists as Justin Campbell, now in his eighth year as principal of Hanover High School in Hanover, N.H., and Rebecca Tatistcheff, a district leader and administrative coach in New York City who has previous experience as a building principal and co-principal. Of Campbell,...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team blitzed visiting Missisquoi on Tuesday, 8-1, in a key Tier II matchup. The win moved the Tigers to 11-6-2 with one game left in their regular season. They remained in second place in Tier II, right behind Harwood (11-5-1). Missisquoi dropped to 9-7-1 in Tier II, but remained in third place. The top two teams in Tier II will compete in the Division I tournament, while the remaining Tier II teams and all Tier III teams will compete in the D-II tournament. The Tigers will conclude their regular season by hosting Rice on Friday at 7...
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School dance team took third in the Hip Hop discipline at this past Saturday evening’s championship competition, which was staged at Vergennes Union High School. The judges placed the Tigers behind only first-place Mount Mansfield and runner-up Lamoille. All three teams qualified to attend the New England Dance Championships on Saturday, March 14, in Enfield, Conn. Mount Mansfield also won the Jazz discipline followed by Lamoille, and South Burlington. South Burlington prevailed in Pom, with Colchester second and Mount Anthony in third.

TIGER FORWARD BELLA Gale gets ready to launch a shot at the U-32 net during Friday’s home girls’ hockey game. Gale scored one of the Tigers’ four goals as they rallied to tie the visiting Raiders. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team on Friday rallied late to overcome a slow start and salvage a 4-4 tie against visiting U-32. The Tigers are in the regular season’s final week and will host two games that could determine their playoff fate. MUHS (10-6-2) is battling with Harwood (11-4-1) and Missisquoi (8-5-1) for the top two spots in Tier II of the three-tier girls’ hockey structure. Tier II’s top two teams will join the Division I tournament, while the rest will compete in the D-II tournament along with Tier III. The Vermont Principals Association will...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team came up short twice late last week, including in a pivotal home loss on Friday that jeopardized the Tigers’ chances for a home quarterfinal with three games remaining. MUHS plays at Colchester and Essex this week and wraps up the regular season by hosting South Burlington on Feb. 25. In that game visiting Stowe (11-6) defeated the Tigers, 6-5, dropping MUHS to 9-8. A win would have moved the Tigers into fourth place in Division I, but instead they trail both the Raiders and fifth-place Spaulding (9-5-1) in sixth. The Tigers were...

CVU GOALIE JASON Douglas stretches to make a pad save on Tiger forward Ryan Nadeau during the second period of Monday’s boys’ hockey game in Middlebury. Nadeau later scored in the Tigers’ 3-0 victory. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — It’s possible the Tigers’ two tougher games this week could tell a different tale for the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team, but on Monday they looked like they were ready to take on all comers in Division I. Granted, visiting Champlain Valley (2-12-1) is not the cream of the D-I crop, but the Tigers excelled in all phases of the game in Monday’s 3-0 victory. They moved the puck, forechecked and back-checked carefully, won puck battles, allowed only six shots on goalie Zeke Hooper, and, most importantly according to Coach Derek Bartlett, skated hard and constantly. “...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team edged Brattleboro, 3-2, in overtime on Monday in a game postponed from the previous Friday. The victory pushed the Tigers’ record to 10-5-1, good for second place in Division II heading into a Wednesday game at Essex, D-I’s second-place team. The Tigers will return home on Friday for a 5 p.m. game vs. U-32. On Monday Avery Gale netted the overtime game-winner, assisted by Bella Gale. Bella Gale gave the Tigers the lead in the first period, with an assist from Audrey Schnoor. Kenene Otis, assisted by Camille Malhotra, made it 2-0...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team used a late goal to defeat host Stowe, 2-1, this past Wednesday, to improve to 9-5-1. The Tigers’ Friday home game vs. Brattleboro was postponed to Monday at 6 p.m. This week the Tigers, battling for the top spots in Division II, will also visit D-I’s first-place team, Essex, on Wednesday and host U-32 on Friday at 5 p.m. At Stowe last week Avery Gale gave the Tigers the lead with a first-period goal, assisted by Ella Tucker. Stowe’s Abbie Rice knotted the score at 6:32 of the third period. At 12:08 Tucker netted the game-winner...

EAGLE SENIOR GUARD Chloe Johnston goes high over Tiger defenders Cady Pitner, left, and Hannah Turner to get a shot off in the lane during Tuesday’s basketball game at Mount Abraham. Johnston scored 15 points in the Eagles’ victory Independent photo/Steve James
BRISTOL — Pressure defense by the host Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team proved to be too much for visiting Middlebury on Tuesday, when the Eagles forced 17 first-half turnovers and 28 total in a 45-21 victory. The 8-5 Eagles also showed signs of the more balanced scoring that Coach Connie LaRose has been seeking to support senior guard Chloe Johnston, especially now that it is official that sophomore forward Grace Harvey will not return from a Jan. 23 knee injury. Johnston still led the way with 15 points, but four other Eagles contributed between five and nine points...

MUHS SENIOR GUARD Tim Goettelmann controls the ball in traffic during Friday’s boys’ basketball game at MUHS. Visiting St. Albans rallied to defeat the Tigers. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — Both boys’ basketball teams at Middlebury Union High School on Friday evening used tough man-to-man defense and full-court presses, and both the host Tigers and visiting BFA-St. Albans probably also could have taken better care of the ball against that pressure. For three quarters the Tigers were more successful applying and dealing with defensive pressure, but in the fourth quarter the Bobwhites amped up their press and forced seven turnovers. The Bobwhites also scored 26 of their 62 points in the period to wipe out an 11-point Tiger lead and come away with a 62-57 victory. MUHS...


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