ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury edged visiting Mount Abraham to highlight local boys’ basketball action last week. In other games Vergennes came up short at home, while Otter Valley split two games at a neutral-site tournament.
Monday games were played after the early deadline for this holiday edition of the Independent.
TIGERS EDGE EAGLES
On Dec. 23 the host Tigers staved off a tough challenge from the Eagles, 60-58. The Tigers led by as many as 18 in the third period before full-court pressure and scoring from Eagles Henry Cogswell (23 points) and Liam Kelliher (17 points) gave Mount Abe a 55-...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team split two games this past weekend, as the Tigers hosted the Fletcher “Buster” Brush Holiday Classic.
On Friday the Tigers (3-2) defeated Rutland, 2-1, in overtime in the opening round, and on Saturday they fell to Spaulding in the second round, 3-2, also in overtime.
On Friday Bella Gale scored the game-winner in extra time as the Tigers edged Rutland. Taylor Moulton scored for MUHS and Isabel Crossman for Rutland in regulation. Raider goalie Kristen Pariseau made 27 saves, while the Tigers’ Abby Hodsden stopped 15 shots. Anna...
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball games played last week, Mount Abraham split two games, while Otter Valley came up short twice.
Monday games were played after the early holiday edition for this paper. Vergennes was set to visit Richford on Monday and will visit Lamoille on Thursday.
Middlebury was idle and will travel to play Missisquoi on Thursday, Jan. 2, and host Randolph on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
On Dec. 23 host Fair Haven scored the final 10 points of the game to defeat the Eagles, 44-31. The Slaters improved to 4-0. Slater post player Courtney Brewster...
BURLINGTON — Vergennes Union High School runners picked up three more Division II wins on Saturday at an indoor track and field meet a the University of Vermont.
Senior Julio Quiles prevailed in the 300-meter race, senior Erich Reitz took the 1,500, and junior Ben Huston won at 3,000 meters. In all, a Commodore took either first or second in all five races in which at team member competed.
Coach Brad Castillo said time constraints prevented relays from being contested. The Commodore runners have been consistently winning middle-distance relay events.
The Commodore boys’ results were:
ICE FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ARE close by, no matter where you are in Vermont. Ice fishing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in winter, offering a fun, unique winter experience.
Photo/Shawn Good, VTF&W
RUTLAND — As winter sets in, many Vermonters are preparing for one of the most popular cold weather pastimes in the state — ice fishing. Anglers spend over 400,000 days each winter ice fishing in Vermont, and the state’s Fish & Wildlife Department is encouraging more people to give this accessible past-time a try.
Department fisheries biologist Shawn Good says ice fishing is a fun, social, family-oriented activity, and that there are many great reasons for Vermonters new to the sport to try it this year.
“Ice fishing is generally more accessible than open water fishing,” says Good. “...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team split two games this past weekend at the Tigers’ own Fletcher “Buster” Brush Holiday Classic. The Tigers (2-3) on Friday lost to Brookline, Mass., 2-1, and on Saturday defeated Saranac/Lake Placid, N.Y., 6-3, in the consolation match.
In Friday’s opener the Tigers took the lead on Ryan Nadeau’s first-period power-play goal, which was assisted by Devon Kearns. Brookline struck back for a pair of goals, by Ellis Vish and Grayson Badger, in the second period, and goalie Gil Markman stopped 17 MUHS shots to make those scores stand up...
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
12/27 Brookline, MA vs. MUHS.......... 2-1
12/28 MUHS vs. L. Placid/Saranac.... 6-3
12/27 MUHS vs. Rutland............ 2-1 (OT)
12/28 Spaulding vs. MUHS........ 3-2 (OT)
12/23 Fair Haven vs. Mt. Abe......... 44-31
12/23 Proctor vs. OV...................... 64-39
12/27 Mt. Abe vs. U-32................... 42-31
12/28 West Rutland vs. OV............ 56-53
12/30 VUHS at Richford...
If nothing else, here at the Independent Sports Desk we believe in accountability above all else.
Well, second to spelling high school athletes’ names right, anyway — here’s to you, Name Hall of Famer Sean Grzyb. You will never be forgotten.
Back on task: In September I wrote a column assessing the state of the four main Boston sports teams and predicting how they might fare this fall and beyond.
Rather than ignore my gaze into the crystal ball, it seemed only fair to see what predictions were playable, and which were regrettable swings and misses. Excerpts from that piece and self-...
MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School ninth-grader Mary Johnson prepares to make a difficult transition on the uneven bars during the Tiger gymnastics team’s opening meet at Middlebury Union Middle School vs. St. Johnsbury and Montpelier. Johnson was the Tigers’ top scorer in the bars with a 6.1. MUHS returns to action on Friday in Randolph.
Independent photo/John S. McCright
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team opened its season on Saturday by hosting St. Johnsbury and Montpelier at Middlebury Union Middle School.
The more experienced St. Johnsbury and Montpelier squads finished first and second with 115.95 and 97.95 points, respectively, while the young Tigers scored 92.2 points.
MUHS Coach Natalia Harthman said the Tigers, whose only upperclassman is senior Carly Burger, learned skills and unique elements from watching the Montpelier and St. Johnsbury gymnasts, who have more experience because they participate on club teams as well as...
VERGENNES — A back-and-forth girls’ basketball game on Saturday at Vergennes Union High School ended with visiting Harwood dominating overtime and dealing the Commodores a 51-40 setback in the opener for both teams.
Harwood and VUHS traded the lead five times before six Highlanders put up points as they outscored the Commodores, 11-0, in the five-minute overtime.
Both teams had chances to win in the final 15 seconds of regulation. VUHS sophomore Felicia Poirier rebounded one Harwood miss, Highlander Mia Cooper stole an errant VUHS pass, and the Commodores forced a desperation shot by Ashley...