BENNINGTON — The Vergennes Union High School wrestling team took fifth place and placed three wrestlers in the top three in their weight classes to submit the best performance among local teams at this weekend’s state championship meet at Mount Anthony.
Host MAU (278 points) topped Essex (254) and Spaulding (201) for the Patriots’ 32nd straight Vermont title.
VUHS was fifth with 116 points, Mount Abraham took eighth with 82, and Otter Valley was ninth among 21 scoring teams with 80. Middlebury did not place a wrestler on the podium and scored seven points, good for 18th.
Commodore Aiden Gebo...
MONTPELIER — No. 3 Montpelier defeated the visiting No. 6 Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team, 72-59, in a Division II quarterfinal.
The Solons improved to 18-3, while the Tigers completed another winning season at 12-10.
Jonah Cattaneo led Montpelier with 26 points, and Ben Gambill added 15 points.
Tyler Buxton excelled in his last game for the Tigers with 21 points, 15 rebounds, three steals and three assists. Karic Riche and Maxwell Alberts, the latter just back from an injury, contributed 10 points apiece.
In a Wednesday first-round game the Tiger ousted No. 11 Lamoille...
RANDOLPH — On Wednesday No. 2 Randolph (14-7) eliminated the No. 15 Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team from the Division III playoffs, 71-38, in a first-round game.
Wyatt Messier sparked the Ghosts with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Despite the efforts of seniors Kevin Jackson (13 points) and Luke Bergmans (12), the Commodores finished 0-21.
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
2/25 OV vs. Springfield.................. 59-45
2/26 Mt. Mansfield vs. MUHS......... 54-27
2/27 Enosburg vs. Mt. Abe............. 38-27
2/27 VUHS vs. Colchester.............. 37-23
2/27 OV vs. Woodstock................. 66-36
Division II Playoffs
2/26 #6 MUHS vs. #11 Lamoille..... 66-58
3/2 #3 Montpelier vs. MUHS........... 72-59
Division III Playoffs
2/26 #2 Randolph vs. #15 VUHS.......
TIGER SOPHOMORE PHOEBE Hussey bursts out of the starting gates at Rikert Nordic Center on the way to her team-best fifth-place finish in the Division II championship classic race this past Thursday. The Tigers finished second behind U-32 in Division II in the two-day competition.
Independent photo/Steve James
RIPTON/JERICHO — Defending champion U-32 overcame a first-day relay-race disqualification and rallied on Monday past the Middlebury Union High School girls’ Nordic team to top the Tigers for the Division II state title, 132-153.
The Raiders and Tigers outclassed the eight-team field in classic racing held on Feb. 20 at Ripton’s Rikert Nordic Center and freestyle racing at the Ethan Allen Range in Jericho on Monday. Lamoille was next with 194, followed by Harwood (203), Burr and Burton (214), Peoples (358), BFA-Fairfax (379) and Stowe (441).
Sophomore Phoebe Hussey led the Tigers on both days...
MUHS SENIOR WILL Carpenter crests a rise during Division II classic racing on Feb. 20 at Rikert Nordic Center. He finished 18th and helped the Tigers win relay races at Rikert and during the second day of competition in Jericho.
Independent photo/Steve James
RIPTON AND JERICHO — Over the two days of the Division II boys’ Nordic state championship, the margin between winner U-32 and second place Middlebury Union High School came down to less than one place per skier in the individual races — seven points.
When the snow settled after the freestyle competition at Camp Ethan Allen in Jericho on Monday afternoon the Raiders had claimed their second straight D-II title, 72-79 over the Tigers.
The Raiders and Tigers easily outpaced the rest of the eight-team field in the final standings: Lamoille (163) was third, followed by Burr and Burton (313), BFA-...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team celebrated its senior night on Tuesday by defeating visiting South Burlington, 3-2, before the season’s biggest crowd at the Memorial Sports Center.
The victory moved the Tigers to 11-9 heading into the Division I playoffs, and they have earned the No. 6 seed for the upcoming postseason. The Vermont Principals’ Association is set to make pairings official on Thursday morning.
MUHS will hit the road for a quarterfinal in the first half of next week, with the Tigers’ opponent unknown heading into games being played Wednesday night...
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball action earlier this week, Middlebury, Vergennes and Mount Abraham all picked up victories.
Otter Valley (7-11) was scheduled to play at Springfield on Tuesday. No information was available on that game. OV will wrap up by hosting Woodstock on Thursday, and it looks like the Otters will be the No. 10 seed in Division III.
The teams will play their final regular season games this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday morning.
On Monday the Tigers defeated host Milton, 44-27. Two...
NEWPORT — In first-round high school boys’ basketball playoff action this week, Middlebury advanced, but Mount Abraham and Vergennes were eliminated.
The Tigers, seeded No. 6 in Division II, ousted No. 11 Lamoille, 66-58 on Wednesday. The 10-11 Lancers erased the Tigers’ 35-26 halftime advantage to take a one-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but Coach John Howe said “strong defense and a few heads-up plays” allowed the Tigers to prevail.
Senior Tyler Buxton sparked MUHS with 31 points, 15 rebounds, four steals, and three assists, and classmate Tim Goettelmann added 10 points and five...
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Principals’ Association’s 2020 Hall of Fame class includes three members with strong local ties: longtime Middlebury Union High School soccer and baseball coach and teacher Richard “Doc” Seubert, former Otter Valley Union debate team advisor David Gale and former Middlebury College basketball standout and Missisquoi Valley Union three-sport star Matt St. Amour.
They were among a dozen new members announced earlier in February. The group will be formally inducted on May 1 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Montpelier.
Richard “Doc” Seubert taught and...