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EAGLE JUNIOR GRIFFIN Paradee attacks the paint as Tiger junior Gabe Dunn defends during Tuesday’s boys’ basketball game at Mount Abraham. The visiting Tigers prevailed in overtime to highlight high school basketball play earlier this week. Photo courtesy of Mark Bouvier
02/13/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury boys made it a season sweep of Mount Abraham in local high school basketball action early this week. Elsewhere, the MUHS girls split two games, a D-I visitor knocked off the Vergennes boys, and the Otter Valley girls lost on the road. TIGERS-EAGLES In a back-and-forth contest, the Tiger boys’ basketball team got two free throws apiece from Jeffrey Lokatys and Karic Riche late in overtime to nail down a 60-57 victory at Mount Abraham. The Eagles outscored the Tigers, 18-5, in the third period as Liam Kelliher scored seven of his 19 points. Mount Abe led, 41-36,...

MOOKIE BETTS
02/13/2020
One hundred years ago last month (Jan. 5, 1920), the Red Sox unloaded their best player for financial reasons. They sold the best left-handed pitcher in the American League, a versatile 25-year-old who had begun to play in the field on occasion because he could also hit: George Herman “Babe” Ruth.  How’d that work out? Will my children and their children be lamenting the Curse of Mookie after I’m gone? Mookie Betts is one of my favorite Red Sox players ever. I place him in the exalted company of Nomah and Pedro. I like him even better than Papi, and that’s a high bar. Mookie looks like a high...
02/13/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team swept visiting Trinity this past weekend, 1-0 on Saturday and 4-1 on Friday, to retain first place in NESCAC. The Panthers, ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III, improved to 15-2-3, 10-1-1 in league play, while Trinity dropped to 5-11-2, 0-10-2 NESCAC. Middlebury has four games to go in the regular season before the NESCAC playoffs open. The Panthers can clinch first place and the top seed for the league postseason if they can sweep defending champion Williams in a home-and-home series this weekend. The Ephs (11-6-4, 8-4-2) are in a close...
02/13/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team edged Brattleboro, 3-2, in overtime on Monday in a game postponed from the previous Friday. The victory pushed the Tigers’ record to 10-5-1, good for second place in Division II heading into a Wednesday game at Essex, D-I’s second-place team. The Tigers will return home on Friday for a 5 p.m. game vs. U-32. On Monday Avery Gale netted the overtime game-winner, assisted by Bella Gale. Bella Gale gave the Tigers the lead in the first period, with an assist from Audrey Schnoor. Kenene Otis, assisted by Camille Malhotra, made it 2-0...
02/13/2020
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball took a big first-half lead and cruised to a 95-79 win on Sunday over host NESCAC rival Wesleyan. The Panthers improved to 19-3, 5-3 in league play, while the Cardinals dropped to 13-9, 2-6. Middlebury’s record is good for a fourth-place tie with Trinity in the NESCAC standings, but Trinity owns the head-to-head tiebreaker for a home quarterfinal if the teams finish tied in the standings. The Panthers close out the regular season by hosting Tufts (18-4, 8-0) on Friday at 7 p.m. and Bates (11-10, 3-5) on Saturday at 3 p.m. Trinity is...
02/13/2020
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team split two NESCAC road games this past weekend, with Saturday’s victory at Wesleyan marking both the end of a nine-game winless streak (0-3-6) and the return of senior goalie Brian Ketchabaw from a Jan. 3 injury.  Ketchabaw improved his record to 5-1 by making 29 saves in the Panthers’ 4-1 win over the Cardinals, and has a .940 save percentage. The Panthers (8-9-3, 6-5-3 NESCAC) remain in the hunt for a top-four seed for the NESCAC postseason, but have a tough schedule.  This weekend they play second-place Williams (13-6-1, 10-4...
02/13/2020
VERMONT — Vermont’s spring snow goose hunt will be held from March 11 through April 24.  Since 2009, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has annually issued a Conservation Order to allow the reduction of the population of migrating greater and lesser snow geese as well as Ross’ geese. The numbers of these geese have grown so high that they are destroying habitat for themselves and other species.  Eight states in the Atlantic Flyway (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Vermont) will hold a similar Spring Snow Goose Conservation Order in 2020. ...
02/13/2020
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 2/10 MUHS vs. CVU........................... 3-0 2/12 St. Albans vs. MUHS.................. 3-1 Girls’ Hockey 2/10 MUHS vs. Brattleboro......... 3-2 (OT) 2/12 Essex vs. MUHS........................ 4-1 Girls’ Basketball 2/10 Winooski vs. MUHS............... 40-23 2/11 MUHS vs. Missisquoi............. 35-31 2/11 Windsor vs. OV...................... 80-28 2/12 Mt. Abe vs. Milton................... 47-14 2/12...

EAGLE JUNIOR FORWARD Koby LaRose gathers himself between Commodore defenders Gage Lalumiere and Jake Russell before going up for two points during the Mount Abe boys’ hoop team’s win over VUHS on Saturday. Independent photo/Steve James
02/10/2020
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ basketball team on Saturday used tough defense and full-court pressure to limit visiting Vergennes to 25 points through three quarters on the way to a 57-46 victory. The 8-8 Eagles were not always crisp in their set offense, but they were more effective than the Commodores — who also played well defensively — in creating points from turnovers. Ten Eagles scored, four between nine and the team-high 11 points tossed in by senior Liam Kelliher. A surge early in the fourth quarter pushed their lead to 25 points, enough to withstand a late surge...
02/10/2020
VERGENNES — Visiting North Country got at least nine points from four players on Saturday and defeated the host Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team, 58-42. Falcon McKenna Marsh scored 13 points to lead the Falcons as they improved to 8-5. NCU hit seven three-pointers in its win. Kate Gosliga tossed in 14 points to pace the Commodores, who slipped to 7-6, but remained in 8th place in the Division III standings. VUHS heads on the road this week to take on D-I Mount Mansfield on Tuesday and Mount Abraham on Friday. The Commodores will be looking to sweep the season series with the...

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