TIGER SENIOR WILL Carpenter, seen here at Rikert Nordic Center in the classic championship race, earned Honorable Mention as a Division II Nordic All-Star after skiing to 10th- and 18th-place finishes at the two-day championship meet. Independent file photo/Steve James
ADDISON COUNTY — Four Nordic skiers from Middlebury Union High School and one from Mount Abraham were named Division II All-Stars, and another three Tigers and one Eagle earned honorable mention. Those named all-stars earned the 10 best combined times for the freestyle and classic state races over the two-day state championship competition, and honorable mentions went to those with the next best five combined times.  Three Tiger boys earned All-Star status: Jack Christner, Zach Wilkerson and Elvis McIntosh. Christner won the classic race and finished fourth in the freestyle, and also anchored...
MIDDLEBURY — Four members of the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team received postseason honors. Junior defenseman Tucker Stearns was named a First Team Division I All-Star. Three Tigers, forwards Hale Hescock and Devon Kearns and goalie Zeke Hooper were named to the Rotary Senior All-Star Game. The game was not played this year.
MIDDLEBURY — A half-dozen members of the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team received postseason honors.  Goalie Abby Hodsden was named a Tier II First Team All Star, and defender Audrey Schnoor and forward Bella Gale made the Tier II Second Team.  In addition, three seniors, forwards Merry Kimble and Taylor Moulton and Izzy Pistilli were selected for the Rotary Senior All-Star Game, although that game was not played. 
MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central School District officials on Tuesday evening confirmed a new principal for Middlebury Union High School: Justin Campbell, who currently serves as top administrator of Hanover High School in New Hampshire. Campbell, 44, emerged as the lone finalist after fellow hopeful Rebecca Tatistcheff — a district leader and administrative coach in New York City — pulled her candidacy just prior to her scheduled on-campus interview late last month. “It is with incredible enthusiasm that I welcome Justin Campbell to ACSD as the next leader of MUHS,” ACSD Superintendent Peter...

CASTLETON — Middlebury Union High School senior running back and defensive back Tyler Buxton will be the area’s only representative in the 67th Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl.  Rosters were announced last week for the annual game, which will be played on Aug. 1 at the newly named Dave Wolk Stadium at Castleton University with kickoff at 5:30 p.m.  St. Johnsbury’s Rich Alercio will coach the Vermont team. The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is played for the benefit of the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled and Burned Children and in its first 66 years has raised nearly $5 million. The game is one of 30...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received into evidence what police described as “a powdery substance and pills” found in a school bathroom on March 5. The initial police log item said the school was located on Charles Avenue. Police later told the Independent that the school was the Patricia A. Hanaford Career Center. Police said the case is under investigation. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Investigated an allegation of cruelty to a family member at a Main Street location on March 2. •  Were informed that someone had written graffiti on the Mill Street pump house on March 2...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the academic year. Students on the roll include: NINTH GRADE High Honors: Stella Andrews, Narges Anzali, Melody Berenbaum, Helen Brayton, Naomi Brightman, India Choudhury, Nyna Cole, Madison Cram, Maddie Crowne, Seina Dowgiewicz, Arianna Graham-Gurland, Dahlia Harrison-Irwin, Paige Hescock, Ainsleigh Johnson, Rebecca Orten, Lia Robinson, Vivian Ross, Eliot Schneider, Ronen Silberman and Nora Wootten. Honors: Maxwell Alberts, Kelsey Altemose, Kagen Besser-Jones, Camila Blanco, John Boglioli, Trey...
SOUTH BURLINGTON — No. 3 Rice on Wednesday eliminated the No. 6 seeded Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team from the Division I playoffs, 3-0, in a quarterfinal matchup. Rice improved to 17-4 with its third shutout victory of the winter over the MUHS. The Tigers, who were competitive all winter despite a series of injuries — including three of the season-ending variety to senior mainstays Kam Bartlett, Robbie Bicknell and Jeffrey Stearns — finished at 11-10. Connor Peet scored twice for the Green Knights and set up Sam Rubman’s goal, and goalie Cale Layman worked the shutout. The...
HARWOOD — Host No. 4 Harwood on Wednesday eliminated the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team from the Division I tournament, 2-0, in a quarterfinal matchup. Harwood improved to 14-5-2, while a young Tiger team finished 12-7-2. The Tigers’ outshot the Highlanders, 32-24, but could not dent Harwood goalie Kaylee Thayer, who worked a 32-save shutout. Harwood took a 1-0 lead on a Kailie French goal, and Eva Joslin added an empty-netter in the final seconds. Abby Hodsden made 22 saves for the Tigers. Merry Kimble, Anna McIntosh, Taylor Moulton and Izzy Pistilli are the MUHS seniors.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ and boys’ hockey teams will both open Division I tournament play in road quarterfinals on Wednesday. The 12-6-2 Tiger girls were seeded fifth in D-I and will visit No. 4 Harwood (13-5-2) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Harwood and the Tigers skated to a 1-1 tie in Middlebury in their only meeting of the winter. The winner of that game will almost certainly face top seed Burlington-Colchester (18-1-1) in a semifinal to be played on March 6 or 7. The Sealakers handled the Tigers twice this winter, 8-1 and 5-0. The D-I girls’ final will be played at...


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