May 13th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Neil Sinclair, a 1993 Middlebury College graduate and former Panther hockey All-American, was named on Tuesday as the coach of the Middlebury men’s hockey program, replacing longtime program head Bill Beaney, who recently retired.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes softball team kept a winning streak alive at Mount Abraham’s expense to highlight recent local high school softball and baseball play earlier this week.
In other games, Otter Valley edged both visiting Windsor and an oncoming thunderstorm, Middlebury softball dropped another extra-innings heartbreaker, and the OV and MUHS baseball teams came up short.
The Eagle baseball team also hosted VUHS; see story on Page 1B.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s and women’s tennis teams both advanced in their respective NCAA tournaments this past weekend.
The men’s tennis team on Sunday defeated Bowdoin, 5-3, in an NCAA Division III Regional final, earning a berth in a quarterfinal match next week.
The 20-3 Panthers will meet No. 7 Trinity (Texas) in an Elite Eight matchup to be played on Monday in Mason, Ohio. They have reached the NCAA quarterfinal round in 12 of the past 13 years, winning titles twice. The Polar Bears finished their season at 15-6.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team defeated visiting MIT on Sunday, 19-9, in a second-round NCAA Division III game and thus advanced to an NCAA Regional this weekend that will be hosted by Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.
On Saturday at 2:30 p.m. the Panthers will meet NESCAC foe Hamilton (12-5), while host Gettysburg (16-3) and York (14-5) will square off at 11:30 a.m. The winners will meet on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ lacrosse action earlier this week, Vergennes earned a dramatic, two-day Division II victory over Otter Valley, and South Burlington edged Middlebury in a battle of D-I heavyweights.
Lightning and rain forced Monday’s game in Bristol between Mount Abraham and U-32 to be postponed. It was rescheduled for May 26.
Mount Abe was set to play at Montpelier on Wednesday before hosting Burlington at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
VUHS VS. OV
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/11 Essex at MUHS............................. Ppd.
5/13 MUHS vs. Burlington.................... 12-11
5/11 U-32 at Mt. Abe................... Ppd. to 5/26
5/12 VUHS vs. OV........................... 7-6 (OT)
ADDISON COUNTY — On May 11 Vermont State Police looked into a complaint from Panton.
Troopers report that Othoniel Deceano Bravo, 28, of Panton punched a co-worker the previous morning, and that the victim was treated for his injuries at Porter Hospital and released.
Police cited Deceano Bravo for aggravated assault.
In other recent activity, state police: