November 25th, 2014
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — The Middlebury men’s basketball team captured its second tournament title in as many weekends by winning the Bridgewater State Invitational this past weekend. The 4-0 Panthers defeating Clark (2-2) in Sunday’s final, 72-67. Middlebury returns to action next Sunday when it hosts RPI in the Panthers’ home opener at 2 p.m.
NEWPORT, R.I. — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team split two games last week, losing on Saturday at Salve Regina, 61-54, after edging host Castleton on Nov. 20, 64-62.
The 3-1 Panthers also hosted Johnson State on Tuesday night after the early holiday deadline for this edition of the Independent. They will also entertain Norwich this coming Tuesday at 7 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — For the first time in recent memory the first person across the finish line of Middlebury’s annual Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble race was a female competitor. The 5K race attracted 155 competitors and the 10Krace recorded 62 finishers.
Sara Dunham of Peru, N.Y., was winner of the 38th annual 5K race, which ran this past Sunday along South Street and finished near the Middlebury town gym. Her finishing time of 17:58 represented a 5:48 per mile pace.
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team split two games at NESCAC foe Trinity this past weekend, dropping the first game, 4-3, on Saturday for its first loss of the season before bouncing back on Sunday to win big, 7-2.
The 3-1 Panthers are back in action this weekend at the Panther/Cardinal Classic, hosted by Plattsburgh. The Panthers on Saturday play Elmira in the first round, and on Sunday will meet either Plattsburgh or Gustavus Adolphus in the consolation or final.
MIDDLEBURY — This winter it is the Middlebury College men’s hockey team’s turn to host the annual PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout, and Panther rivals Plattsburgh and Norwich will be joined by Minnesota NCAA Division III squad Concordia at Kenyon Arena this weekend at the 17th annual event.
Friday’s opening game at 4 p.m. features Plattsburgh vs. Norwich, while the Panthers will take on Concordia in the nightcap at 7 p.m. Saturday’s consolation game will face off at 4 p.m., with the title game scheduled for 7 p.m.
MASON, Ohio — The Middlebury College women’s cross-country team was sixth and the men were 13th, each in 32-team fields, at the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday hosted by Wilmington College in Mason, Ohio.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent proceedings in the Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division:
Jesse R. Beaver, 35, of Ferrisburgh pleaded guilty to Jan. 14, 2013, charges of drug conspiracy. Beaver was fined $141, and sentenced to 2 to 8 years, suspended, with credit given for 17 months served, and 4 years’ probation. The state’s attorney dismissed Jan. 14, 2013, charges of heroin sale or delivery, 200 mg or more, and possession of a depressant/stimulant/narcotic.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police took a pro-active step last week to inform city residents that the city’s wintertime ban on overnight parking on city streets will soon begin.
On the night of Nov. 20 Vergennes police placed notices on vehicles parked on streets that the ban begins on Dec. 1 and runs through March 31. Vehicles left on streets between the hours of 2 and 6:30 a.m. during those months are subject to being ticketed and towed regardless or whether it is snowing, police said.
In other action between Nov. 17 and 23, Vergennes police: