Archive - Mar 2013
ADDISON COUNTY — In local boys’ basketball postseason play in the latter half of last week, Vergennes marched toward Barre in Division II, No. 4 Middlebury came up short in the first round of D-I play, No. 11 Otter Valley won one D-II game on the road before falling in a quarterfinal, and Mount Abraham could not pull off an upset in D-II.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team used stingy first-half defense and key late-game plays in Saturday’s first-round NCAA Division III tournament game to hold off visiting Curry, 68-66.
The Panthers will face SUNY-Cortland (24-4) this coming Saturday in the second round. The game will be played in Cortland, the time was not announced before the Independent’s deadline.
WATERBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team earned a dramatic, 4-3 win at first-place Harwood on Wednesday to finish the regular season at 12-8.
The Tigers won five of their final seven games, including three wins over teams that finished higher than them in the Division II standings.
There should be a warning sign attached to this year’s vote on the state’s schools’ budgets. It should read: “Costs are higher than expected, and will go higher still, despite the fact that we are educating fewer students. No end in sight.”
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/27 #13 Mt. Anthony vs. #4 MUHS .... 51-45
2/27 #11 OV vs. #6 Mill River .... 77-72 (OT)
2/27 #2 B.& Burton vs. #15 Mt. Abe .... 71-39
3/1 #1 VUHS vs. #9 Fair Haven.......... 47-37
3/2 #3 Lake Region vs. #11 OV ......... 77-48
BRISTOL — Voters in the five towns that make up the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on Tuesday will weigh in on a proposed Mount Abraham Union High School budget for the 2013-2014 year that features $13,812,984 in spending.
That figure represents and increase of just under 2 percent, compared to the $13,542,142 approved for the current fiscal year.