LARRY GARDNER, CIRCA 1915
Whenever I go to a Lake Monsters game in Burlington, I find an occasion to declare casually to my companions that I played at historic Centennial Field for the Middlebury College nine, many years ago.
If pressed, I have to admit that it was just one game and I was the starting pitcher, and only lasted three innings. We lost 13-5 to the University of Vermont. I always add: “They were really good!”
Nonetheless, only a few years after my dismal performance, the decision was made to drop baseball as an intercollegiate sport at UVM, or more accurately to suspend the program. It left in 1971 for “...
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball action earlier this week, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley pulled out victories, but Vergennes came up short on the road.
Middlebury was set to host Division II title favorite Fair Haven on Wednesday after deadline for this edition.
On Tuesday the Eagles held on for a 51-48 victory at Enosburg, moving over .500 at 5-4 as a result.
Liam Kelliher led the Eagles with 15 points and hit three of four free throws in the late going to help Mount Abe seal the win. Henry Cogswell added 12 points for Mount Abe. Ethan Williams paced the Hornets...
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...
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Brew professional arena league football team, which will be playing its home games at Middlebury’s Memorial Sports Center starting this spring, will be holding tryouts on Feb. 8.
The tryouts will be held at Middlebury College’s Virtue Fieldhouse, beginning at 9 a.m. with a check-in time of 8:30 a.m. There is a charge to register of $50 if registration is completed on or before Jan. 25 and $65 after that date.
Coach and General Manager Claude Flynn and Assistant General Manager Michael Mazzella will conduct the tryouts.
Those interested may register online at...
NORTH CLARENDON — The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ basketball team on Monday outscored host Mill River, 57-51.
The Otters bolted to an early 19-6 lead and then weathered an MRU rally that saw the host Minutemen take a 25-24 lead. OV’s Alia Edmunds hit consecutive three-pointers to erase that deficit, and the Otters never trailed again.
Post player Livia Bernhardt led the Otters with 18 points, and Edmunds sank four threes and finished with 12. Leah Pinkowski (10), Alice Keith (nine) and Mallory Lufkin (seven) also contributed in the scoring column for OV. The Otters improved to 3-4...
WINOOSKI — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball on Tuesday breezed past host Winooski, 60-23.
Kate Gosliga (13 points) and Felicia Poirier (11) led a balanced attack as the Commodores improved to 2-3.
Kiara Mack and Amina Osman each scored six for Winooski.
The Commodores will host Mount Mansfield on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
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...
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...
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...
MONTPELIER — According to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, preliminary numbers show 16,479 deer were taken during Vermont’s 2019 deer hunting seasons, the fourth highest total since 2000.
Reports from big game check stations indicate hunters had successful deer seasons in 2019, taking 3,739 deer in archery season, 1,636 in youth season, 7,467 in rifle season, and 3,637 in muzzleloader season.
The 16,479 deer brought home by hunters this year yielded nearly 3.3 million servings of local, nutritious venison.
“The legal buck harvest of 9,982 was similar to the previous three-year...