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November 12th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — An enthusiastic local tennis community rallied to raise $1,575 in support of the nonprofit Vermont Cancer Survivor Network, or VCSN, in a tournament held late last month in Middlebury.
Middlebury Indoor Tennis (MIT) and SoJo Tennis teamed up to host the benefit tennis tournament on Oct. 24-25 at the MIT club. Franz Collas, owner of SoJo Tennis, and Heather Potter, who volunteered her time, co-directed the tournament, which featured dozens of players taking part in three days of doubles competition.
HANOVER, N.H. — Vergennes resident Ron McConnell recently wrapped up his season throwing weights in elite masters track and field events with performances that leave him in a good position on the national scene.
MIDDLEBURY — After winning its third consecutive NESCAC playoff title this past weekend, the Middlebury College field hockey team will host an NCAA Division III Regional this coming weekend.
The No. 3 Panthers (17-1) will open NCAA play at 11 a.m. on Saturday, when they will meet the winner of a game late Wednesday between Commonwealth Coast Conference champion University of New England (16-6) and Great Northern Athletic Conference winner Simmons (13-5).
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
11/15 North-South Game at Castleton State College 12:30 p.m.
NCAA Regional at Middlebury
11/15 Midd vs. Simmons/UNE.......... 11 a.m.
CASTLETON — A dozen Middlebury, Otter Valley and Mount Abraham/Vergennes union high school football players will join their counterparts from around the state this Saturday at Castleton State College, which is hosting the 2014 North-South Senior All-Star Football Game.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The defending NESCAC champion Middlebury College women’s soccer team saw its season come to an end on Saturday with a 2-0 loss to host Williams in a NESCAC semifinal.
The Ephs, ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division III, improved to 16-1, but lost to Connecticut on penalty kicks in the league final on Sunday. The Panthers, who reached the NCAA final four in 2013, finished at 10-7.
AMHERST, Mass. — No. 6 Bowdoin eliminated the No. 4 Middlebury College men’s soccer team on penalty kicks in a NESCAC semifinal at Amherst College this past Saturday. The 9-6-2 Polar Bears edged the Panthers (9-3-5) by a 3-2 count in penalty kicks to advance to Sunday’s final. Bowdoin also defeated top-seeded Amherst via PKs in that game.