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-...

TIGER FORWARD BELLA Gale gets ready to launch a shot at the U-32 net during Friday’s home girls’ hockey game. Gale scored one of the Tigers’ four goals as they rallied to tie the visiting Raiders. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team on Friday rallied late to overcome a slow start and salvage a 4-4 tie against visiting U-32. The Tigers are in the regular season’s final week and will host two games that could determine their playoff fate. MUHS (10-6-2) is battling with Harwood (11-4-1) and Missisquoi (8-5-1) for the top two spots in Tier II of the three-tier girls’ hockey structure. Tier II’s top two teams will join the Division I tournament, while the rest will compete in the D-II tournament along with Tier III. The Vermont Principals Association will...

MOUNT ABE JUNIOR guard Savannah Scrodin presses U-32 Raiders’ Shannon McGinley in the first half of the Eagles’ 45-34 home win on Tuesday. The Eagle defense forced 34 turnovers in the victory. Independent photo/Steve James
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team started slowly against visiting U-32 on Tuesday, but the Eagles’ defensive pressure, depth, and free-throw shooting carried them to 45-34 victory. The win was the fourth straight for a young team that returned only one player who saw significant minutes a year ago, senior point guard Chloe Johnston, and it improved their record to 4-2 heading into Friday’s home game vs. Lyndon. Both Johnston and Coach Connie LaRose pointed to chemistry and work ethic as major factors in the Eagles’ good start despite returning only three...
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.

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