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February 16th, 2017
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball action, all on Tuesday, only Mount Abraham prevailed, picking up a road victory, while Middlebury and Otter Valley dropped home contests and Vergennes came up short on the road.
The Eagles defeated host Milton, 50-38, as Emma Carter led the charge with 22 points against the 4-11 Yellowjackets.
MIDDLEBURY — After two key NESCAC home wins this past weekend, the Middlebury College men’s basketball team will begin its quest for its fourth league playoff championship since 2009 at home this Saturday as the tournament’s No. 2 seed. The Panthers also won a non-league game on Tuesday.
The Panthers, now ranked No. 10 in NCAA Division III according to D3hoops.com, improved to 21-3, 8-2 in NESCAC play, by defeating then No. 8 Amherst this past Friday and following that up by knocking off Trinity on Saturday to nail down the league’s second seed.
MIDDLEBURY — This spring, Community College of Vermont (CCV) will offer a free workshop in effective presentation methods at its Middlebury academic center. The course will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays, from 5-8 p.m., beginning March 7.
MIDDLEBURY — St. Stephen’s on the Green in Middlebury continues its “Last Thursday of the Month” concert series with a program of Scandinavian winter songs on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 12:15 p.m.
Vermont’s Republican Gov. Phil Scott should be commended for his willingness to defy President Trump’s recent immigration order that seeks to deport undocumented immigrants that have long been allowed to remain in the country under Republican President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.
MOUNT ABRAHAM UNION High School 126-pound junior wrestler Ben Murray reached the coveted 100-win milestone last week on his home mat.
Murray, who started his career at Middlebury Union before transferring to Mount Abe, defeated Middlebury’s Justin Jackson, 11-2, on Feb. 8.
Murray is one of several Eagles expected to fare well at the state championship meet at Vergennes Union High School on Feb. 24 and 25.
This week’s writer is Police Officer Christopher L. Mason, school resource officer for Middlebury.
Dedicating Ourselves to Freedom
Last month my husband, daughter and I joined the million or so other people thronging the streets of the nation’s capitol. We walked along the wide avenues, in a sea of pink knitted hats, declaring our love for humanity, and our determination that even with the previous day’s inauguration of He Who Shall Not Be Named, our bodies are our own.