Sports

11/26/2019
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Middlebury College women’s cross-country team finished 15th at the NCAA Division III championship meet hosted by Spaulding University in Louisville on Saturday, while the Panther men were 29th in the 32-team field.  Johns Hopkins captured the women’s NCAA crown with 125 points, followed by Washington University (138) and Williams (168). Parley Hannan of Ithaca won the 6-kilometer race in 20:53. Cassie Kearney was the first Panther to finish, taking 26th in 22:01. Next up for the Panthers was Talia Ruxin in 60th place in 22:30, followed by Meg Wilson in 125th (23:01),...
11/26/2019
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 COLLEGE SPORTS Field Hockey NCAA Final Four In Manheim, PA 11/23 Midd. vs. Salisbury................... 1-0 11/23 Franklin & Marshall vs. Johns Hopkins........... 3-1 11/24 Midd. vs. F&M.......................... 1-0 Men’s Basketball 11/21 Midd. vs. SUNY Canton........ 89-68 11/23 Midd. at Skidmore................. 73-56 11/26 Midd. at Johnson.................... Late Women’s Basketball 11/23 Midd. at Skidmore................. 74-...

A BON SECOUR Green-Backed Heron. Photo courtesy of Matt Dickerson
11/26/2019
My wife Deborah and I stood in shorts and t-shirts on a wildlife viewing platform in the midst of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge near Gulf Shores, Ala. The platform roof shielded us from the heat of mid-afternoon sun on an October day with temps in the 80s, but allowed a refreshing salt breeze to blow across us. A kilometer to our south, fine white sand beaches stretched out of sight in both directions along the Gulf of Mexico, and pelicans sailed low over the waves, occasionally dropping into the water for a snack. (Keep that mental picture in mind if the early onset of single-digit...

OLIVA WHITE, CENTER, with her parents John and Lori White, at her Nov. 13 media event announcing her intent to play soccer for UVM on a full athletic scholarship next fall. The Otter Valley senior is the first student from the school to be offered a full athletic scholarship to UVM in any sport. Independent photo/Angelo Lynn
11/25/2019
Believe the hype.  That’s what most people say after watching Olivia White play soccer.  White, 17, is the only Otter Valley Union High School student to be offered a full ride to the University of Vermont on an athletic scholarship. In any sport, boy or girl.  White announced her decision to play soccer for UVM at a press conference on Nov. 13. The news came two years after White verbally committed to the school as a sophomore and was courted by the likes of Middlebury, Princeton, Ohio State and Northeastern.  So, after years of being a standout player on every team she’s been on, and being...
11/25/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Due to an apparent computer glitch at New Haven wildlife reporting station Rack ’N Reel, more than two-dozen successful bow hunters were not initially reported to the Addison Independent in early November. The exclusions do not appear to be operator error: The dates of the missing deer range from the Oct. 5 opening day of the archery season through Oct. 26, close to its Nov. 1 conclusion, and weights range from a fawn to the largest deer reported in the county during the season, a 199-pound, 7-pointer Paul Deering brought down in Bridport and brought to Rack ’N Reel on Oct....
11/25/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Many members of the Middlebury, Mount Abraham/Vergennes, and Otter Valley high school football teams earned postseason recognition from Division I, II and III coaches. Three Tigers earned First Team D-I recognition, two of them on both offense and defense, Tyler Buxton and Trysten Quesnel. Buxton was honored both as a running back and defensive back, and Quesnel as an offensive and defensive lineman. Thatcher Trudeau joined them on the first team as a linebacker. Three Otters earned First Team D-III honors. Jared Denis was recognized as both an offensive and defensive lineman...
11/25/2019
MONTPELIER — On Jan. 1, 2020, new baitfish regulations will go into effect aimed at providing anglers with additional opportunities to use and harvest baitfish. “We spent the last two years listening to the public and working with the Fish and Wildlife Board to improve regulations while limiting the spread of fish diseases and invasive species,” said Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department Fisheries Biologist Shawn Good. “I think anglers will be pleasantly surprised by these new regulations.” Some changes include: •  Baitfish transportation receipts will be valid for 10 days instead of 4 days...
11/25/2019
MONTPELIER — Vermont’s hunters will get one final chance for a deer this year during the muzzleloader deer season and the second part of the archery deer season. The two seasons run at the same time — Dec. 7-15. A muzzleloader hunter may take one legal buck anywhere in the state. In addition, a hunter who received a muzzleloader antlerless deer permit may take one antlerless deer in the Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) designated on the permit. An archery hunter may take a legal buck anywhere in the state, provided they didn’t take one in the earlier part of archery season. An archery hunter...

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STRIKER Simone Ameer flies down the right wing past Stevens Institute of Technology defender Nicole Veraja during Sunday’s NCAA Division III Regional final. The Panthers lost to visiting Stevens despite outshooting the Ducks, 21-7. Independent photo/Steve James
11/21/2019
MIDDLEBURY — After Sunday’s NCAA Division III Regional final, Coach Peter Kim of the host Middlebury College women’s soccer team called his six seniors the most successful class in the program’s history. The six seniors — goalie Ursula Alwang, forward Ellie Greenberg, and midfielders Virginia Charman, Olivia Miller, Caitlin Magruder and Sabrina Glaser, all but Glaser starters on Sunday — had helped the Panthers to make four consecutive NCAA appearances, including a run to the 2018 final, and win the 2018 NESCAC playoff championship. But after what proved to be a heartbreaking, 2-1 loss to...

PANTHER JULIA RICHARDS raps in a rebound for the go-ahead goal past Babson College goalie Cassidy Riley during Saturday’s NCAA Division III Regional semifinal. Middlebury prevailed, 2-1, and defeated Kean, 4-1, in the Regional final on Sunday to reach the NCAA final four this coming weekend. Independent photo/Steve James
11/21/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team is going back to the NCAA Division III Final Four in Manheim, Penn., this weekend. There the Panthers will be trying to win the program’s third straight national championship, fourth in the past five years, and fifth overall. The Panthers this past weekend, in an NCAA Division III Regional they hosted, defeated both Kean University in Sunday’s final, 4-1, and Babson College in Saturday’s semifinal, 2-1. Middlebury Coach Katharine DeLorenzo also earned the 400th win of her collegiate coaching career this past weekend. Her record now stands...

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