Sports

01/09/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Four of the nation’s most respected basketball observers will gather at Middlebury College on Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, to talk about their favorite sport in an event that is free to the public.  A panel discussion in Room 216 of McCardell Bicentennial Hall will feature Jackie MacMullan of ESPN, Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe, and longtime Sports Illustrated writers Jack McCallum and Alexander Wolff, the latter of whom is also known as a Cornwall resident.  Billed as a “A Night of Hall of Fame Hoops,” the panel discussion offers four winners of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt...
01/09/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team opened second-semester play by winning three of four non-league games between Dec. 31 and Tuesday. The 10-2 Panthers open NESCAC play this weekend by hosting Amherst at 7 p.m. on Friday and Hamilton at 3 p.m. on Saturday. On Dec. 31 the Panthers outscored visiting Mount Saint Mary College, 26-7, in the fourth quarter to rally for a 58-47 victory. Betsy Knox recorded 14 points and career-high 16 rebounds. Alyna Baharozian scored 14 points, while Kira Waldman recorded 13 points and three steals. Maya Davis contributed nine points,...
01/09/2020
BURLINGTON — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ indoor track team on Saturday won six events and finished third in a 12-team Division II field at a meet staged at the University of Vermont. Senior Julio Quiles won at 55 and 300 meters, junior Ben Huston won the 600-meter race, and junior Gabe Praamsma prevailed at 1,000 meters. Huston and Praamsma joined seniors Erich Reitz and Luke Bergmans to win the four-by-800-meter relay, and Huston, Praamsma, Quiles and junior Xander DeBlois won the 4x400 relay. Spaulding (89) edged Thetford (81) and VUHS (78) for the top spot in D-II. One Commodore...
01/09/2020
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 1/7 St. Albans vs. MUHS.................... 2-1 Girls’ Hockey 1/7 MUHS vs. Hartford........................ 5-3 Girls’ Basketball 1/7 Missisquoi vs. VUHS............... 39-32 1/7 OV vs. MUHS........................... 54-31 1/7 Mt. Abe vs. U-32....................... 45-34 Boys’ Basketball 1/6 Mill River vs. MUHS................. 59-52 1/8 MUHS vs. Milton....................... 56-39 1/8 Enosburg vs. VUHS...

COMMODORE SENIOR FORWARD Kevin Jackson successfully defends Tiger junior guard Karic Riche on a drive to the basket during Friday’s boys’ basketball game at VUHS. The Tigers prevailed in the local rivalry, 53-36, to improve to 3-1, while the Commodores remained winless against a tough early schedule. Independent photo/Steve James
01/06/2020
VERGENNES — Full-court pressure in Friday’s first quarter proved decisive as the Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team defeated host Vergennes, 53-36. The Tigers spotted the Commodores three points before unleashing a press. It forced 10 first-quarter turnovers and sparked a 14-0 run during which MUHS senior swingman Tyler Buxton scored eight points and assisted junior Gabe Dunn’s three-pointer. That surge spanned 4:30 and ended only when VUHS senior forward Kevin Jackson beat the pressure for a transition hoop at 1:50. The quarter ended with the Tigers on top, 19-6, after Tiger...

EAGLE SENIOR GUARD Chloe Johnston ducks under the defense of Otter Valley seniors Julia Eastman, left, and Leah Pinkowski during Mount Abraham’s home victory on Thursday night. Johnston led the Eagles with 12 points and added 10 rebounds. Photo courtesy of Mark Bouvier
01/06/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high girls’ basketball play last week, Mount Abraham won twice, once over Otter Valley, to move over .500; Vergennes lost a close road game; and Middlebury cruised to a home victory. EAGLES – OTTERS On Thursday the host Eagles pulled away in the second half to defeat the Otters, 48-27. Mount Abe led at the half by just 18-13, but broke loose for 30 points in the second half behind a balanced attack and aggressive defense. Chloe Johnston (12 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, six steals) and Grace Harvey (seven points, 11 rebounds, eight steals) led a team-wide Eagle...
01/06/2020
SPRINGFIELD — Host Springfield held on to edge the Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team on Saturday, 44-43. The Cosmos led by 38-25, in the third quarter, before the Otters rallied in the late going. They had a shot at game-winning three at the buzzer that wouldn’t drop as the fell to 2-3. Dylan Merrow led the 3-2 Cosmos with 16 points. Cole Letourneau scored 12 to pace the 2-3 Otters, who will host Proctor on Wednesday.
01/06/2020
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team picked up a Division I road win on Saturday, defeating Champlain Valley in overtime, 2-1. The 3-3 Tigers face another big game on Tuesday, when they will host undefeated BFA-St. Albans at 7 p.m. On Saturday Devon Kearns netted a shorthanded goal 4:29 into overtime to give the Tigers the victory. Tucker Stearns picked up the assist on the game-winner. The Tigers took the lead on a Kam Bartlett goal early in the second period, assisted by Kearns and Joey Niemo. The 2-5 Redhawks equalized on Aiden Achilles’ power-play strike...
01/06/2020
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team edged host South Burlington on Saturday, 1-0, to improve to 4-2. The Tigers will host Hartford on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Ella Tucker scored at 7:12 of the third period to provide the game-winner. Bella Gale and Ryley Olsen assisted Tucker. Goalie Lydia Deppman worked an 11-save shutout for MUHS, while Lyssa Tan stopped 25 shots for the Wolves.  
01/06/2020
BRISTOL — Visiting Milton came back against the Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ basketball team on Friday night to win, 60-47. The Eagles took a 29-19 lead into the locker room at halftime, but the Yellowjackets outscored them, 21-9,  in the third period and then hit 11 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Kyle Brown scored 18 points to lead Milton. Liam Kelliher paced the 2-4 Eagles with 17 points, and Quincy Cook and Griffin Paradee added 10 apiece. Mount Abe will host Missisquoi on Wednesday and visit Vergennes on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  

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