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 ...
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...
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.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College men’s hockey settled for two ties at home this past weekend vs. NESCAC opponents.
The Panthers are 7-8-3 overall, 5-4-3 in the league, heading into road games at second-place Trinity (12-5-1, 7-4-1) and sixth-place Wesleyan (9-8-1, 5-6-1) this weekend. The following weekend brings a home-and-home series with first-place Williams.
This past Saturday the Panthers and visiting Connecticut (8-8-2, 4-6-2) tied, 3-3.
The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a Brendan Dawson blast from the left point. In the second period Middlebury goalie Adam Wisco...
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team split two NESCAC road games this past weekend and stand at 18-3, 4-3 in league play with three league games remaining in the regular season.
The Panthers are in fifth place, one spot away from earning a home NESCAC playoff game. Remaining on their schedule are a game at Wesleyan (13-7, 2-4) this Sunday and home games the following weekend vs. first-place Tufts (16-4, 6-0) and Bates (10-9, 2-4).
This past Friday the Panthers pulled away in the second half to defeat host Connecticut, 77-61. Junior guard Jack Farrell scored 17...
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.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/5 Rice vs. MUHS............................. 3-0
2/5 MUHS vs. Stowe.......................... 2-1
2/4 Mt. Abe vs. MUHS.................... 45-21
2/4 Enosburg vs. VUHS.................. 55-50
2/4 Burr & Burton vs. OV................ 41-23
2/3 MUHS vs. Missisquoi............... 83-57
2/3 Twinfield vs. VUHS.................. 53-48
2/5 Enosburg vs. VUHS...
This coming June, the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) is hosting their annual conference at Jay Peak up in northern Vermont. It’s a great gathering of outdoor communicators: writers, photographers, filmmakers, editors and publishers, and others affiliated with the industry including reps of various manufacturers.
I’ve been to this conference twice in the past four years: when it was held in Montana in 2016 and then again in Arkansas in 2019. As enjoyable as those locations were, and as much as they had to offer in outdoor recreation, I’m even more excited to have the conference...
MUHS SENIOR GUARD Tim Goettelmann controls the ball in traffic during Friday’s boys’ basketball game at MUHS. Visiting St. Albans rallied to defeat the Tigers.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — Both boys’ basketball teams at Middlebury Union High School on Friday evening used tough man-to-man defense and full-court presses, and both the host Tigers and visiting BFA-St. Albans probably also could have taken better care of the ball against that pressure.
For three quarters the Tigers were more successful applying and dealing with defensive pressure, but in the fourth quarter the Bobwhites amped up their press and forced seven turnovers. The Bobwhites also scored 26 of their 62 points in the period to wipe out an 11-point Tiger lead and come away with a 62-57 victory.
RUTLAND — On Saturday the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team romped past host Rutland, 8-1.
The Tigers improved to 8-5-1 and are in a four-way battle for the top spots in Division II with Harwood (9-3-1), Missisquoi (7-4-1) and Champlain Valley (7-6). The top two teams at the end of the regular season will compete in the Division I playoffs.
This week the Tigers will visit Stowe on Wednesday and host Brattleboro at 5 p.m. on Friday.
Against the Raiders seven Tigers scored, led by Bella Gale with two goals and an assist. Scoring a goal apiece were Ella Tucker (two assists), Hana...
VERGENNES SOPHOMORE FELICIA Poirier attacks the Middlebury defense in the Commodores’ 44-21 victory over the host Tigers on Saturday afternoon. Poirier scored a game-high 12 points for the Commodores.
Photo courtesy of Holly Weber
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes swept games vs. Otter Valley and Middlebury to highlight local high school girls’ basketball action late last week.
In other action, Mount Abraham split two games, OV bounced back with a win, and MUHS lost to a Division I foe.
On Wednesday the Commodores staved off an OV rally to prevail, 51-46. VUHS used balanced scoring to lead by 14 in the second half. But OV senior Livia Bernhardt scored 13 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter, and the Otters also hit from behind the arc to slice the lead to two in the late going. Then Commodore Lauren Curtis...