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MUHS Nordic teams sweep state titles

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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RIPTON — A huge day on their home course gave the Middlebury Union High School Nordic teams a sweep of the Division II championships on Monday — for the second straight winter.

Skiing in the classic discipline in soft snow at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, the Tiger girls overcame the 21-point lead (28-49) that rival U-32 had amassed in Friday freestyle racing at Craftsbury Nordic Center to edge the U-32 Raiders, 78-84, clinching the state championship with a dominant relay performance.

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Mount Abe wrestles to fourth at Vermont meet

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON — Nobody stopped Mount Anthony Union High School from winning its 30th straight Vermont championship at Otter Valley this past weekend, but a team from another school named after a Vermont peak fared pretty well — Mount Abraham.

Coach Nick Mayer’s Eagles brought seven wrestlers to Brandon and all of them reached the podium as the Eagles placed fourth at the tournament, moving up a position from 2017 and once again finishing as the top program among schools that normally compete at a Division II level.

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Women's hockey to host NESCAC final four

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The top-seeded Middlebury College women’s hockey team brushed aside eighth-seeded Wesleyan this past Saturday, 5-0, in a NESCAC quarterfinal and will host the league’s final four this Saturday and Sunday.

Middlebury, at 18-4-3 ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III, will face fifth-seeded Bowdoin at 1 p.m. on Saturday in one semifinal, and No. 2 seed Connecticut College (15-5-5) and No. 3 seed Amherst (15-6-4) square off at 4 p.m.

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In girls' basketball: No. 2 Seed for Eagles; MUHS, VUHS ousted

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury and Vergennes union high school girls’ basketball teams bowed out of postseason play after first-round losses on Tuesday, while in a first-round Division II game played after the deadline for this newspaper No. 2 Mount Abraham hosted No. 15 Otter Valley on Wednesday.

Barring a stunning upset of the 16-4 Eagles by the 4-16 Otters, who lost at home by 18 to Mount Abe early this season, Mount Abe will be hosting a quarterfinal at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Vergennes city officials evaluate grievance against town manager, clerk

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — It remains uncertain exactly how new Vergennes Mayor Renny Perry and the city council will handle a citizen complaint against City Clerk Joan Devine and City Manager Mel Hawley, but Perry said the matter could be settled privately among the parties or behind closed doors at a city council meeting.

Perry outlined several options in a recent interview, the first of which would be a direct meeting with downtown business owner Shannon Mahoney.

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This time, Tiger boys' basketball team makes plays in stretch vs. VUHS

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Philosopher George Santayana once noted, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it,” a sentiment brought to life a bit more recently by the movie “Groundhog Day.”

But unlike Bill Murray’s weatherman in that movie the Middlebury Union High School basketball team did not need countless repetitions to learn from its mistakes this past Thursday at Vergennes.

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High school hoop wrap: Eagle girls, VUHS boys net victories

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school basketball games late last week the Mount Abraham girls won to lock down a No. 2 or 3 seed for the Division II postseason while the Vergennes boys rolled at home, but the Eagle boys and Middlebury, VUHS, and Otter Valley girls all came up short.

The girls’ teams played their final regular season games and were set to learn their playoff seeds on Monday morning. The Eagle girls will host a game on Tuesday or Wednesday, and the other teams will be hitting the road to face top-five seeds.

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MUHS dancers excel at title meet

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School dance team performed well at Saturday’s state championship competition hosted by Vergennes Union High School, taking second in the Hip Hop discipline and third in Jazz.

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Girls' hoop wrap: Eagles, Tigers earn victories

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham and Middlebury rolled to wins to highlight local high school girls’ basketball action, all on Tuesday. In other games, Vergennes and Otter Valley came up short.

Teams will play their final regular-season games at the end of this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will release playoff pairings on Monday. MUHS in Division I and VUHS and OV in D-II will play on the road in the playoffs, but the Eagles are in line for two D-II home games.

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Wrestlers to seek Vermont podium this weekend

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
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BRANDON — A number of wrestlers from Mount Abraham, Otter Valley, Middlebury and Vergennes union high schools should stand on the podium at the conclusion or the state championship wrestling meet, which OVUHS will host on Friday and Saturday.

Official seeds were not available before deadline, but according to Feb. 15 coaches’ polling at vermontwrestler.com, 13 wrestlers from the four local high schools are ranked in the top five in their weight classes.

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