January 15th, 2014
HANOVER, N.H. — On Sunday at the Dartmouth Relays, Middlebury College women’s indoor track and field captain Laura Strom won the high jump with the NCAA Division III top height thus far this winter to help lead her team to a sixth-place finish (19 points) out of 14 teams.
The men’s team also competed and placed ninth (six points) out of 14 squads.
FAIR HAVEN — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team edged host Fair Haven in overtime on Monday, 54-53.
The Slaters’ Alex Fontaine forced OT with a three-pointer to beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, but the Tigers came out on top of a seesaw overtime.
Fontaine finished with a game-high 21, and Cameron Hughes chipped in with 14 for Fair Haven, which dropped to 3-4 heading into a Friday home game with Vergennes.
BURLINGTON — Five Vergennes Union High School indoor track and field athletes scored points at a Saturday meet hosted by the University of Vermont at which Division I and II athletes competed and were scored together.
The Commodore boys and girls each finished 13th overall among crowded fields of teams, with D-I powers South Burlington and Essex winning the boys’ and girls’ competitions, respectively.
WINDSOR — The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ basketball team used balanced scoring to win at Windsor on Monday night, 61-42.
Brittany Bushey and Sophia Bloomer led the OV attack with 10 points apiece as the Otters improved to 3-4 with the win over the 5-3 Jacks. The victory was the third in four outings for the Otters after an 0-3 start to their season.
ADDISON COUNTY — Slippery road conditions in the county late last week contributed to a number of traffic crashes.
Vermont State Police noted that Route 7 was icing as it was snowing on Jan. 10 at around 8:30 a.m. when an Acura MDX rear-ended a Ford box truck on that highway in Ferrisburgh near Round Barn Road.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 8 cited a Huntington man for refusal to submit to testing for driving under the influence of alcohol, an action taken after he allegedly pulled into the Champlain Farms convenience store and approached two members of the department and asked them to help him pump gas.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of an out-of-control man at Middlebury College’s Mead Chapel on Hepburn Road on Jan. 12. Police said the man — who authorities perceived to be under the influence of some kind of stimulant drug — ran from the chapel.
Police said they caught him at the college library and then took him to Porter Hospital for treatment.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department reported three recent arrests.
On Jan. 3 at 12:25 p.m. police arrested Thomas John Coleman, 18, of Bristol at a Basin Street residence on a warrant for escape. The Vermont Department of Corrections had issued the warrant on Dec. 30. Bristol police lodged Coleman at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.