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February 2nd, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College recently dedicated its new field house, a spectacular, 110,000-square-foot facility off South Main Street that will host sporting events from the intramural level all the way through varsity contests and NCAA championships.
The $46 million Virtue Field House completes a state-of-the-art athletics complex that includes Pepin Gymnasium, Kenyon Arena, the Natatorium and the Squash Center, all under the umbrella of the Peterson Family Athletics Complex.
MIDDLEBURY — Patrons of Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library now have an extra reason to go into their respective attics to dust off their old slides, photos and LP records. That’s because the Ilsley, in tandem with Middlebury Community Television (MCTV), will soon unveil its new digital media lab, a facility that will, among other things, allow folks to bring their favorite memorabilia, music and entertainment into the 21st century.
MIDDLEBURY – The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team on Friday won for the ninth time in 10 tries, but it wasn’t easy.
The visiting Eagles (11-5) had their hands full in a 37-25 win against a young Middlebury team, which has a 1-14 record that does not show the progress the Tigers have made in recent weeks.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes defeated rival Mount Abraham to highlight local boys’ basketball play in the latter half of last week. In other games, Middlebury kept on winning, Otter Valley split two games, and the Eagles fell on the road.
VUHS OVER EAGLES
ARLINGTON — The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ basketball could not snap its losing streak last week, as the 3-12 Otters lost two close road games.
On Wednesday, host Hartford avenged an earlier loss to OV with a 37-28 decision. Laura Beth Roberts scored 11 points to lead OV.
On Saturday, host Arlington’s Brooke Hawley hit the tie-breaking free throw with just seconds to go and OV came up short, 35-34. Amy Jones scored 12 to lead the Otters, who will look to break through when they visit Windsor on Monday.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games late last week and stands at 4-11 heading into a Monday, Feb. 2, home game vs. Missisquoi.
On Thursday, host Milton rallied for a 43-39 win over the Commodores thanks to 23 points and 11 rebounds by Selena Patterson. Patterson also hit five of six fourth-quarter free throws to help the 6-8 Yellowjackets secure the victory.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/28 MUHS vs. S. Burlington.................... 7-2
1/28 MUHS vs. Woodstock...................... 4-2
1/31 MUHS vs. Burlington........................ 5-1
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won twice last week, once on the road vs. first-place Woodstock, as the Tigers improved to 8-4-2 and solidified their hold on second place in Division II.
On Wednesday, the Tigers jumped on top of Woodstock, 2-0, in the first period and held on for a 4-2 victory behind 24 saves from goalie Doug DeLorenzo. The Wasps dipped to 12-3 with the setback.