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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
01/16/2020
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...
01/16/2020
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...
01/16/2020
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...
01/16/2020
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...
01/16/2020
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 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
01/09/2020
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. But after...
01/09/2020
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...
01/09/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team opened second-semester play by winning three of four non-league games between Dec. 31 and Tuesday. The 10-2 Panthers open NESCAC play this weekend by hosting Amherst at 7 p.m. on Friday and Hamilton at 3 p.m. on Saturday. On Dec. 31 the Panthers outscored visiting Mount Saint Mary College, 26-7, in the fourth quarter to rally for a 58-47 victory. Betsy Knox recorded 14 points and career-high 16 rebounds. Alyna Baharozian scored 14 points, while Kira Waldman recorded 13 points and three steals. Maya Davis contributed nine points,...

PANTHER JUNIOR ERIN Nicholas was recently named the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Player of the Year for the second straight season. Nicholas helped the Panthers win their third straight NCAA championship this fall. Photo courtesy of Middlebury Athletics
12/19/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College junior field hockey player Erin Nicholas has been named the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Player of the Year for the second-consecutive season. Nicholas helped lead the Panthers to a 21-1 record en route to their third straight NCAA Division III championship and fourth in the last five years. She was named the NCAA tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Now a two-time All-American, Nicholas recently became the first NESCAC player to be named Rookie of the Year and then win back-to-back league Player of the Year honors. She finished the season tied...
12/19/2019
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — On Tuesday the Middlebury College women’s basketball team got a last-second putback from Maya Davis to edge host Nazareth, 83-82, in overtime. The game concluded first-semester play for the 7-1 Panthers, whose only loss came when two starters sat with injuries. They will return to action on Dec. 31 with a 2 p.m. home game vs. Mt. St. Mary. Nazareth fell to 6-2. Davis’s spinning left-handed offensive rebound conversion with 1.9 seconds to go came was her 16th board of the game. Betsy Knox, returning to the lineup from injury, then blocked a Nazareth shot to seal the win. Knox...

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