PROCTOR — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team won its opener on Thursday by scoring the final five points of the game to defeat Windsor, 61-57, in a game played at Proctor.
Dylan Mackie hit a late three to give OV a two-point lead after the Otters had trailed for most of the game. Patrick McKeighan blocked a shot at the other end and OV rebounded and hit two free throws to nail down the win.
Mackie finished with 22 for OV, and McKeighan and Tyler Rowe added 12 apiece.
For Windsor, Robert Slocum scored 24, and Hunter Grela had 21.
The Otters were set to take on Proctor on...
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ basketball team used a big second quarter to knock off visiting Missisquoi, 67-60 on Thursday. The result evened the Eagles’ record at 1-1.
Eagle Liam Kelliher scored nine of his team-high 18 points in the second period, during which Mount Abe outscored the T-Birds, 25-9, to take a 39-28 lead at the break. MVU fought back with an 18-8 third quarter, but Mount Abe held on despite some foul trouble.
Parker Hines (14 points) and Shain Sargent (10) also reached double figures in what Coach Martin Clark called a balanced scoring effort.
BRATTLEBORO — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team opened the season on Wednesday with a 9-1 victory over host Brattleboro. The Tigers were also set to host Colchester-Burlington on Saturday after the deadline for this issue, and Woodstock will visit Memorial Sports Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Six Tigers scored in a balanced attack against the Colonels this past Wednesday. Aleta Mathers and Carlisle Brush each scored twice and set up a goal, and Audrey Tembreull netted two goals.
Taylor Moulton scored once and picked up four assists, Merry Kimble notched a goal and two...
EAST MONTPELIER — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team lost a lead in the final seconds and fell to host U-32 on Thursday, 29-27.
U-32’s Payton Gariboldi’s basket scored to tie the game with five seconds left, and then Casey Flye stole the inbounds pass and set up Rachel Lawson for the winning basket.
Lawson scored 10 points to lead the Raiders, and Chloe Johnston scored nine to pace Mount Abe in the Eagles’ opener.
Mount Abe will host Otter Valley on Tuesday.
MANCHESTER CENTER — The Middlebury Union High School wrestling team lost dual meets at Burr & Burton to the host Bulldogs and Otter Valley on Wednesday due to forfeits, but the four Tiger wrestlers won four out of six contested matches. The three Tiger freshmen also all picked up their first varsity victories.
The Otters defeated the Tigers, 24-18. In contested weight classes, OV sophomore David Williams pinning freshman Tucker Kennett at 145 pounds, Tiger senior Justin Jackson pinned sophomore Carson Bertrand at 132, and Tiger freshman Calvin Kennett pinned freshman Dom Davis at 152.
FAIR HAVEN — Host Fair Haven, a Division II finalist a year ago, eased past the visiting Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team on Tuesday, 43-18.
The Slaters used pressure defense to score 18 points in the second period on the way to a 30-7 lead at the half. Slater Ryleigh Coloutti had 12 of her game-high 19 points in the second quarter.
Courtney Brewster chipped in nine points for the 2-1 Slaters.
Ashley Sunderland paced the Tigers with five points. MUHS (0-2) will visit Otter Valley on Thursday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
12/12 MUHS vs. Brattleboro................. 9-1
12/13 Fair Haven vs. MUHS............ 43-18
12/13 U-32 vs. Mt. Abe..................... 29-27
12/13 VUHS vs. Fairfax................... 58-52
12/13 Mt. Abe vs. Missisquoi.......... 67-60
12/13 OV vs. Windsor...................... 61-57
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
12/19 Woodstock at MUHS.............. 7 PM
12/22 St. Albans at MUHS................ 7 PM
12/19 MUHS at Lake Placid............. 6 PM
12/22 MUHS at Burr & Burton...
MIDDLEBURY CENTER ERIC McCord hauls down one of his 16 rebounds against Skidmore on Saturday. He was also top scorer for the Panthers with 18 points in the 71-54 win.
Photo by Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — After giving up more than 90 points in back-to-back losses and being outrebounded at Plattsburgh on Tuesday, the Middlebury College men’s basketball team restored order vs. visiting Skidmore on Saturday.
While snapping that brief two-game skid with a 71-54 victory, the Panthers held the 4-3 Thoroughbreds to 32 percent shooting and outrebounded them, 48-44.
With Tuesday’s loss at No. 10 Plattsburgh, the Panthers stand at 6-2 heading into two road games on Dec. 17 and 18. And they probably will drop from last week’s No. 18 ranking in NCAA Division III.
But more importantly,...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team coasted past visiting Skidmore on Saturday, 71-45, as the Panthers concluded their first semester with an 8-0 record. The Thoroughbreds fell to 2-7.
The second quarter was pivotal. After a late bucket by Alex Huffman put the Panthers up by 19-16 after the first period, Middlebury outscored Skidmore by 20-6 in the second quarter, including an 18-2 run over the final 7:48, during which Catherine Harrison scored six points.
Skidmore came no closer than 17 points at any point during the second half as the Panthers pulled steadily away....
ADDISON COUNTY — Thirteen members of the Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Middlebury union high school field hockey teams received postseason recognition from the Metro Conference or Marble Valley League B Division coaches.
Mount Abe senior forward Jalen Cook and senior goalie Chessley Jackman earned First-Team Metro honors.
Three Otters were named to the MVL B Division First Team: junior forward Alia Edmunds, senior defender Gabriella LaGrange, and senior forward/midfielder Sophie Markowski, and OV junior goalie Elinor Ross earned Second Team recognition.
Two Tigers, senior midfielder Abby...