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ESSEX FORWARD WILLEM Barwin wraps the puck under Tiger goalie Jeffrey Stearns in the second period of Tuesday’s game for the only goal. Essex improved to 8-1-1 by edging the 5-5 Tigers. Independent photo/Steve James
01/23/2020
MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team bit by the injury bug did almost everything it needed to do to defeat visiting Division I power Essex on Tuesday. The Tigers defended responsibly all over the ice, for the most part stayed out of the penalty box, got strong goaltending, and played hard. But what they couldn’t do — with senior captains Kam Bartlett and Devon Kearns out of the lineup due to possibly season-ending injuries and third senior forward Logan Pierson-Flagg studying abroad — was generate consistent offensive pressure or take advantage of the chances they did...
01/23/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball action on Tuesday, Middlebury and Vergennes picked up home wins, but Mount Abraham saw its winning streak snapped with a setback on the road. Otter Valley’s Tuesday home game vs. Springfield was postponed until Feb. 8. TIGERS The Middlebury Tigers earned their most one-sided victory in years, topping visiting Milton, 46-13, behind a balanced attack and stingy defense. Annie Andrus scored 10 points to lead MUHS, and Ele Sellers added nine as the Tigers improved to 3-5. They will host Colchester on Friday. Mallorie Chalmers scored five...
01/23/2020
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team swept two games from NESCAC foe Wesleyan over the weekend before falling at top-ranked Plattsburgh on Tuesday in a showdown of the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in NCAA Division III. Middlebury will host Colby on Friday and Saturday this weekend. This past weekend the 10-1-2 Panthers twice defeated host Wesleyan, 3-1, in both games scoring twice in the third period to snap 1-1 ties. The Cardinals fell to 6-6-1, 0-5-1 in NESCAC play. On Friday the Panthers took the lead in the first period on a Madie Leidt goal. Jenna Letterie forced a...
01/23/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team split a pair of NESCAC home games this past weekend. The Panthers’ record stands at 15-2, 2-2 in league play heading into a key 3 p.m. Saturday home game vs. Williams (8-8, 2-2 NESCAC). On this past Saturday Middlebury used a 31-12 second-half surge to defeat visiting Bowdoin, 93-71. The Polar Bears fell to 5-10, 1-3 NESCAC. The Panthers led, 40-34, at the half, and then went on their decisive run over the first 8:37 over the second half. During the stretch, Ryan Cahill hit three straight three-pointers, and Matt Folger and Griffin...
01/23/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team broke open its Monday home game vs. Otter Valley in the third quarter on the way to a 55-40 victory. The Tigers were already up by 10 at the break and then outscored the Otters, 15-3, in the third period to assume command. Tyler Buxton (14 points) and Jeff Lokatys (11) led a balanced scoring effort as the Tigers improved to 6-4 heading into a Wednesday game at Enosburg. The Tigers’ Saturday home game vs. Missisquoi was postponed until Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. The Otters received 13 points from Dylan Gaboriault and eight from Ben...
01/23/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team on Jan. 15 defeated visiting South Burlington, 102.25-96.6, with its best performance of the season, and followed that up with an even higher score in winning at Randolph on Monday, 106.7-104.95. Coach Natalia Harthman said the Tigers improved their score by seven points over their previous meets in picking up the victory at South Burlington.   In that meet Carly Burger earned two individual wins and Mary Johnson one for the Tigers. Fair Haven independent Julianna Williams tied or outpointed them and SBHS gymnasts in three events,...
01/23/2020
CRAFTSBURY — The Middlebury College ski teams finished second overall at the opening carnival of the season this pat weekend, hosted by Harvard at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort. The Panthers were just four points behind the University of Vermont. Vermont won the event with 867 points, followed by Middlebury (863) and Dartmouth (839). The Panthers return to action this weekend at the University of Vermont Carnival. The women’s Nordic team on Saturday placed three skiers in the top six in the 15-kilometer classic race. Alexandra Lawson took second in...
01/23/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Plattsburgh dealt the Middlebury College men’s hockey team a 4-1 setback on Friday, Jan. 17. The loss was the fourth straight for the Panthers and dropped them to 7-7. Middlebury will look to bounce back on the road this weekend with games at Bowdoin and Colby. The Cardinals were 6-8-2 after earning a 2-2 tie at Williams the next day. Against the Panthers the Cardinals broke the game open with three goals in the second period after taking a 1-0 lead in the first period on an Adam Tretowicz strike. In the second Plattsburgh scored two mid-period goals a minute apart:...
01/23/2020
Here's what happened in Addison County high school and college sports this past week. See below for this week's schedule of games and events. ***  SCOREBOARD HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Boys’ Hockey 1/21 Essex vs. MUHS........................ 1-0 Girls’ Hockey 1/22 Colch/Burlington vs. MUHS........ 5-0 Girls’ Basketball 1/21 MUHS vs. Milton..................... 46-13 1/21 VUHS vs. Colchester.............. 50-41 1/21 Mt. Mansfield vs. Mt. Abe....... 45-41 1/21 Springfield at OV............ Ppd. to 2/8 Boys’ Basketball 1/20 St. Albans vs. VUHS.............. 52-36 1/20 MUHS vs. OV...
01/23/2020
The decade of the “Teens” has come to an end. I know that most writers penned their end-of-the-year columns, or best-of-the-decade stories in late December as the decade was winding down. I’m a bit behind, as you may have noticed. But it’s not because I haven’t been thinking about it. As I reflect on the past 10 years, three themes emerge. For me it was a decade of growing awareness of the importance of protected and threatened public lands, especially as I experienced, learned more about, and increased my appreciation for numerous national parks and national forests across the country. Hand...

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