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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...
SCOREBOARD COLLEGE SPORTS Men’s Hockey 12/7 Hamilton vs. Midd. ...................... 4-3 12/8 Amherst vs. Midd......................... 3-3 Women’s Hockey 12/8 Midd vs. Utica.............................. 4-3 Women’s Basketball 12/8 Midd. vs. Skidmore.................. 71-45 Men’s Basketball 12/8 Midd. vs. Skidmore.................. 71-54 SCHEDULE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Girls’ Hockey 12/12 MUHS at Brattleboro............... 4 PM 12/15 Colch/Burl at MUHS................ 5 PM Boys’ Hockey 12/15 Spaulding at MUHS................ 7 PM Girls’ Basketball 12/10 West Rutland at OV................ 7 PM...

MOUNT ABE SENIOR Jalen Cook, seen here carrying the ball up the field vs. Middlebury, is the 2018 Independent Field Hockey Player of the Year. Cook helped the Eagles win the Division II title, including by scoring a hat trick in the championship game. Photo by Mark Bouvier
ADDISON COUNTY — If a movie director pitched a script in which an all-star team leader capped a senior season with a hat trick in the championship game — and the third goal was the double-overtime game-winner — a studio head might reject the concept for not being believable. But that’s just what happened on the University of Vermont’s Moulton-Wynder field back on Nov. 3. And accomplishing that feat is one reason that Mount Abraham Union High School’s Jalen Cook earned another title: Addison Independent Player of the Year. Cook was one of a talented group that helped Coach Mary Stetson’s...
SCOREBOARD COLLEGE SPORTS Women’s Soccer NCAA Division III Final Four At Greensboro, NC 11/30 Midd. vs. Wash.-St. Louis.......... 1-0 11/30 Williams. vs. C. Newport........... 2-0 12/1 Williams vs. Midd........................ 1-1 ....................... Williams Wins on PKs, 3-2 Men’s Hockey 11/30 Midd. vs. Conn. College............. 4-2 12/1 Midd. vs. Tufts............................. 6-2 Women’s Hockey 11/30 Midd. vs. Conn. College............. 3-0 12/1 Midd. vs. Conn. College............... 1-1 Women’s Basketball 11/29 Midd. vs. Sage....................... 63-44 12/1 Midd. vs. Colby-...

PRESIDENT PATTON PRESENTS the Citizen’s Award to State Rep. Betty Nuovo.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Laurie L. Patton presented the Bonnie and John McCardell Citizen’s Awards for outstanding community service to State Rep. Betty A. Nuovo, D-Middlebury, and posthumously to David M. Sears, the Cornwall public servant and voice of Middlebury College athletic teams. Middlebury honors local citizens for exemplary community service, volunteerism and engagement with community issues in a tradition that dates to the college’s bicentennial year in 2000. Nominations come from members of the community, and a committee of faculty and staff makes the final...

EAGLE FRESHMAN SILAS Burgess gets to the ball before Commodore freshman Jeffrey Stearns during Friday’s game in Bristol. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
BRISTOL — It’s not that often that a team outshot by 14-0 in a first half pulls out a victory. But that is what the resilient Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer squad did at rival Mount Abraham on Friday, scoring twice in the second half on a penalty kick by junior Ben Kayhart and a direct kick by senior Max Ratti-Bicknell to stun the Eagles, 2-1. Even in the second half, Mount Abe (2-6-1) held advantages over the Commodores in shots, 7-6, and corner kicks, 6-0, but could not put away VUHS. VUHS Coach Kevin Hayes made lineup changes that helped, inserting freshman Josias Salamao at...
BRISTOL — In a hard-fought game on Saturday, the host Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team in overtime finally translated their territorial advantage over Vergennes into a 1-0 victory. The Eagles outshot VUHS, 28-9 (10-1 in the first half and 4-0 in overtime), but the Commodores created chances, especially late in the game. Ultimately, Coach Dustin Corrigan’s decision to move junior Lydia Pitts from defense to striker in overtime proved to be the difference. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login....
ADDISON COUNTY – The Otter Valley Union High School football team won a big Division III matchup on the road on Friday, but at the same time Middlebury came up short in a pivotal D-I game and the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative team saw its two-game winning streak end. OTTERS The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. If you have a print subscription, you can now add an online subscription at no additional charge! Just email us with your name and mailing...

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