Sports

02/10/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball play late last week only Middlebury managed a victory. The Tigers split two games Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley all came up short. The Eagles also hosted the Commodores on Saturday; see story. TIGERS On Wednesday the Tigers defeated visiting Milton, 71-46, as Karic Riche sank nine three-pointers on the way to a 29-point night. Coach John Howe believes the nine threes to be a school record. Gabe Dunn (14 points) and Tyler Buxton (10) also reached double figures for MUHS. On Saturday host North Country (12-3) shut down the...
02/10/2020
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 2/5 Rice vs. MUHS     3-0 2/7 CVU at MUHS       Ppd. to 2/10 Girls’ Hockey 2/5 MUHS vs. Stowe  2-1 2/7 Brattleboro at MUHS               Ppd. to 2/10 Girls’ Basketball 2/6 Mill River at OV    Postponed 2/7 MMU at Mt. Abe…                   Ppd. to 2/15 2/7 MUHS at Winooski                 Ppd. to 2/10 2/8 North Country vs. VUHS         58-42 Boys’ Basketball 2/5 Enosburg vs. VUHS                53-33 2/5...

SCOTT HARDY IS spearheading an effort to bring bike trails to MacIntosh Park in Vergennes by this summer. Hardy is a member of the Addison County Bike Club board, which is helping coordinate the work. Hardy and the club will also be seeking volunteers to help build trails. Independent photo/Steve James
02/06/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes-area residents should be able to ride their mountain bikes on a new trail network right within city limits by this summer. Shelburne resident Scott Hardy — whose future plans call for a move to Vergennes — has spearheaded an effort to build new bike trails on the city’s wooded MacIntosh Park, which lies on the east side of Comfort Hill in the city’s north end. The Vergennes City Council blessed the project late last year by supporting a $5,000 grant Hardy successfully applied for along with the Addison County Bike Club (ACBC), of which he is a board member. The club and...

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
02/06/2020
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...

CAROL WESTON
02/06/2020
COLCHESTER — Former Mount Abraham Union High School multi-sport all-star and University of New Hampshire standout hockey player Carol Weston, now a soccer and hockey referee, was picked last week as one of the 10 newest members of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame announced its eighth group of inductees during a Jan. 29 news conference at Saint Michael’s College. The other inductees are cross country and track star Tara Chaplin of Middlesex, former UVM hockey coach Jim Cross, former BFA-St. Albans hockey player and coach Toby Ducolon, South Burlington gymnastics...
02/06/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school basketball action earlier this week only the Middlebury boys picked up a win, as the Vergennes and Otter Valley girls teams lost at home, and the Commodore boys lost a close road game. The Tiger girls also visited Mount Abraham on Tuesday; see story on Page 1B. The Mount Abe and Otter Valley boys both played on Wednesday after the deadline for this edition. TIGER BOYS On Monday the Tiger boys bounced back from a disappointing setback on the previous Friday to thump visiting Missisquoi, 83-57. Tyler Buxton led a balanced offense with 16 points, and Colby Hammond...
02/06/2020
JERICHO — The Vergennes Union High School wrestling team finished third, the highest among Vermont teams, at Saturday’s Jason Lowell Memorial Tournament hosted by Mount Mansfield Union High School. Five Commodores reached the podium, led by junior Aidan Gebo. Gebo won at 126 pounds and the tournament’s coaches chose him as the event’s Outstanding Wrestler. Otter Valley, Mount Abraham and Middlebury wrestlers also earned top-four finishes at the 29-team tournament. Peru, N.Y. won the tournament with 241.5 points, followed by Malone, N.Y. (108.5), VUHS (100), Champlain Valley (95.5), and OV (89...
02/06/2020
CLINTON, N.Y. — Middlebury College women’s hockey split two NESCAC games at Hamilton this past weekend before tying host non-league rival Norwich on Tuesday. The (13-2-3, 8-1-1 NESCAC) Panthers remain in first place in the league and will host league foe Trinity (5-9-4, 0-8-2 NESCAC) this Friday and Saturday. They also retained their No. 2 ranking in NCAA Division III. This past Saturday the Panthers blanked Hamilton, 3-0, dropping the Continentals to 11-7, 5-5 in NESCAC play. Panther goalie Lin Han stopped 26 shots, and the Panthers broke open a scoreless game with two second-period goals ...
02/06/2020
WATERVILLE, Maine — The Middlebury College ski team this past weekend finished third at the Colby Carnival with 827 points, behind Vermont (899) and Dartmouth (831). The Panthers will ski at the Bates Carnival this weekend. On Saturday the Panthers got wins from alpine skier Ali Nullmeyer on Sugarloaf Mountain and Nordic skier Sophia Laukli at Quarry Road Trails— Laukli for the second time in two days. Nullmeyer captured the slalom for the second straight week, covering the two runs with a combined time of 1:49.13. Madison Lord was next for the Panthers in 17th (1:53.88), followed by Sofia...
02/06/2020
MONTPELIER — Preliminary reports from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department show that hunters killed a record 750 black bears during the two-part early and late bear seasons in 2019. The previous highest harvest ever recorded in Vermont was 728 in 2004. Fish and Wildlife also says there were no hunting-related shooting incidents. The average number of bears taken over the previous 10 years was 597. The hunting season results are consistent with the goal of maintaining the bear population to within 4,500 to 6,000 bears, according to Fish and Wildlife bear biologist Forrest Hammond. In 2019...

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