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January 2nd, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local boys’ basketball action, Mount Abraham edged Otter Valley for its first victory, Middlebury also earned its first win, and Vergennes picked up its second victory while splitting a pair of games.
EAGLES VS. OTTERS
This week’s writer is Deb Markowitz, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.
Last month, I met with a group of high school students who were thinking about what they could do in their schools and communities to help combat climate change. One of them asked whether what we do in Vermont to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions matters since climate change is a problem on a global scale. This caused another student to shout out the Mahatma Gandhi adage that we must “be the change we want to see in the world.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team pulled away early in the second half on Sunday for a 56-44 win over visiting Oberlin. The 3-4 Panthers led 24-22 at intermission and opened the second half with a 12-2 run.
This past July I typed out a column picking the top 15 high school teams I’d seen in my nearly two decades of covering sports here at the word factory.
It didn’t take long for that list to become dated. As a fellow pickup basketball player pointed out this fall after the undefeated Middlebury Union football team steamrolled its way to the Division I title, it’s already time for a do-over.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
12/27 Northfield vs. MUHS Girls ............. 4-1
12/27 Northfield vs. MUHS Boys ............. 4-2
12/28 MUHS Girls vs. Mt. Mansfield ...... 5-0
12/28 NE Clinton vs. MUHS Boys . 3-2 (OT)
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team dropped both games of its own holiday tournament, both of them closely contested. The Tigers’ record dropped to 2-4.
On this past Friday, visiting Northfield topped the Tigers, 4-2. Justin Stone and Rio McCarty scored for the Tigers, and goalie Sawyer Ryan made 19 saves. Northfield goalie Riley Corey stopped 15 shots.
STARKSBORO — Jeffrey Keeney, the Starksboro man who was having trouble with the Vermont Health Connect website and the focus of an article in our Dec. 19 issue, told the Independent this week that he completed the application for himself and his family Dec. 24. Keeney said a VHC representative told him that his family’s insurance should begin on time on Jan. 1.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team split a pair of games at the Tigers’ own holiday tournament last week, losing a key matchup to a D-II rival before bouncing back for a shutout victory. The Tigers are 6-2.