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January 7th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school basketball action earlier this week, the Mount Abraham girls and Vergennes boys won on the road, but the Eagle boys and Vergennes and Otter Valley girls dropped home games.
The Middlebury girls’ and boys’ teams hosted games; see stories, Page 1B.
STOWE — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team blanked host Stowe on Monday, 9-0, to improve to 6-2 heading into a pair of road games later in the week.
The Tigers were set to play Rutland on Wednesday afternoon, and will visit Essex on Friday at 7:45 p.m. in a key Division I clash.
ELMIRA, N.Y. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team returned to second-semester action on Jan. 3 by earning a 2-2 tie at Elmira.
The 5-2-1 Panthers entered the game ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III, while the 9-1-1 Soaring Eagles — who defeated Middlebury earlier this season — were ranked No. 2.
The Panthers will skate at home this weekend versus Wesleyan on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m.
In a scoreless first period, both teams launched 13 shots on goal.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team opened second-semester play by splitting two games at the New Year’s College Hockey Classic, which the 3-5-2 Panthers hosted at the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid.
The Panthers opened by defeating St. Michael’s, 2-1, on Jan. 2, but dropped the finale, 4-1, to Hobart on Saturday. The Panthers are on the road this weekend at Trinity and Wesleyan.
COLCHESTER — The Addison Otter swim team, based out of Bristol, and the Middlebury Aquatic Club competed at the GMA Winter Knight Team Specialty meet at St. Michael’s College Jan. 2-4.
Eight-year-old Ethan Croke was the top finisher for the Otters, winning the boys’ 8-and-under 25-yard butterfly in 26.15.
Three of the Otters swam the 500-yard freestyle race, which is 20 laps. The were Katie Mayer, age 17, with a time of 6:54.87, Leah Croke, 12, with a time of 6:55.36, and Abigail Roy, 11, with a time of 9:05.93.
BRISTOL — Bristol police had a busy December, responding to more than 75 complaints. Three of those reports involved alleged domestic violence.
VERGENNES — In their first case of 2015, Vergennes police issued a city resident five tickets, including one for refusing to take an evidentiary test for driving under the influence of alcohol, after stopping his vehicle 28 seconds after midnight on Jan. 1.
Vergennes police said they pulled over a vehicle driven by Thomas Hunt, 31, after it failed to stop at the intersection of School and South Maple streets. Police alleged that Hunt performed poorly in roadside sobriety tests before refusing further testing.
ADDISON COUNTY — The week spanning the last two days of December and the first five of January was a relatively quiet one for Vermont State Police with only a handful of serious incidents reported by troopers during that stretch.