Sports

01/20/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team swept two games last week to improve to 7-3. The Tigers are on the road this week at Burlington-Colchester on Wednesday and Woodstock on Saturday. On this past Wednesday the Tigers scored late to snap a 1-1 tie and defeat host Burr and Burton, 3-1. Bella Gale broke the deadlock with 3:30 remaining and added a pad goal 29 seconds later. Audrey Schnoor scored the first MUHS goal earlier in the third period, and goalie Lydia Deppman made 20 saves. Stella Turner scored for BBA, and goalie Lola Herzog made 45 saves. On Friday the...
01/20/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team on Saturday picked up its fourth win in five outings, 3-1 over visiting Colchester. The 5-4 Tigers will host Essex (5-1-1) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The Tigers took a 2-0 first-period lead on power-play goals by Bode Rubright, assisted by Ryan Nadeau, and Andy Giorgio, set up by Hale Hescock and Robbie Bicknell. Colchester’s Jake Corman made it 2-1 at 12:17 of the second period, but with 16 seconds left in the period Daniel Hodsden netted an insurance goal, from Rubright. Tiger goalie Zeke Hooper made 15 saves, and Colchester goalie...
01/20/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team split a pair of games late last week and stood at 5-4 entering play this week. On Wednesday undefeated Fair Haven outlasted the Tigers, 44-41. In a back-and-forth game, the Tigers took a three-point lead entering the fourth period after a 26-26 halftime tie, but the 10-0 Slaters earned the six-point edge in the fourth. Kohlby Murray (13 points) led Fair Haven, followed by Joey Gannon with 11. Mason Kaufmann and Tyler Buxton paced the Tigers with 13 and 11 points, respectively. On Friday the Tigers avenged an earlier loss at...
01/20/2020
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 1/17 MUHS vs. Colchester................. 3-1 Girls’ Hockey 1/15 MUHS vs. Burr & Burton............. 3-1 1/17 MUHS vs. CVU........................... 3-2 Girls’ Basketball 1/16 Mt. Abe vs. MUHS.................. 36-22 1/18 Mt. Mansfield vs. VUHS......... 35-34 1/18 Fair Haven vs. OV.................. 43-32 Boys’ Basketball 1/15 Fair Haven vs. MUHS............. 44-41 1/17 MUHS vs. Colchester...

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
CHITTENDEN COUNTY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ Nordic ski team on Monday clinched the annual three-stage Tour de Chittenden race, edging Division II rival U-32, 28-34. Both teams easily defeated D-I competition. Champlain Valley (65) was third, with Mount Mansfield (109) and Burlington (124) next in 10-team scoring field. Tiger skier Jack Christner won individual events on Thursday at Colchester High School, a short freestyle race, and Saturday, a longer classic-style race at the Ethan Allen Firing Range, and finished first overall with a cumulative time of 28:04. Tiger Elvis...

LARRY GARDNER, CIRCA 1915
01/16/2020
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 “...
01/16/2020
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. EAGLES 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...
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 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...

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