VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ lacrosse team earned a big win on Tuesday, staving off a dramatic rally by visiting Mount Abraham to prevail, 10-9.
The result left both teams tied for third place in Division III at 7-5, but the schedule favors the Commodores in the battle for the No. 3 seed.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team thumped visiting South Burlington on Tuesday, 16-4, in the Tigers’ final regular-season home game.
MUHS moved to 11-2 with games left at Rutland (6-8) on Thursday and at first-place Mount Mansfield (13-2) on Friday. They are in a fight for top Division I seeds and could finish as high as first or as low as fifth depending on their and other teams’ results.
The Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday.
SOUTH DUXBURY — In the teams’ final match of the spring, host Harwood dealt the Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team a 6-1 setback that was the 9-0 Tigers’ first loss of the season, but did not count in the official Division I standings.
According to MUHS athletic director Sean Farrell, the Vermont Principals’ Association’s tennis committee ruled the match, which had been postponed from an earlier date, had been played after the cutoff date for regular season play.
ADDISON COUNTY — All four area high school softball teams posted key wins earlier this week as the regular season neared its end. The regular season ends this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday.
MIDDLEBURY — On Monday, for the second straight game the Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team gave a Division I power all it could handle, but came up just short, this time to third-ranked South Burlington, 8-7.
Two days before, the 6-8 Tigers lost to visiting first-place Champlain Valley, 7-6. And that result followed a convincing, 9-5 win at Mount Mansfield, a team the Tigers needed overtime to defeat at home on May 9.
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school baseball action earlier this week, Middlebury dropped a home contest, while Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley lost on the road.
The regular season ends this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Top-ranked Emory defeated the Middlebury College women’s tennis team, 5-1, in an NCAA Division III semifinal on Tuesday. The semifinal appearance at Kalamazoo’s Stowe Tennis Center marked the second for the Middlebury women and first since 2005. Middlebury, ranked No. 5, ended its season with a 16-5 record, while Emory improved to 27-5.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College on May 2 announced its third class of inductees into the Middlebury Athletics Hall of Fame, one that includes graduates from five different decades, from as early as 1944 and as recent as 2001.
The class includes four men and two women who, combined, played eight different sports for the college, and one who also coached at the college. The induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The inductees announced were:
• Gordon “Gordi” Eaton for Alpine Skiing.