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2017 brought drama, heartbreak and excitement through sports

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — As 2017 closes, the Independent takes a look back at the top local sports stories of the year.

JANUARY

In our first paper of the year we reported that the Mount Abraham and Middlebury union high school wrestling teams finished second and third at the Tigers’ 45th annual Hubie Wager Invitational Tournament. Three Eagles — sophomores Roman Mayer and Gary Conant and senior Ben Murray — and one Tiger — junior Dustin Davio — won titles.

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Mt. Abe wrestlers defeat CVU, Otter Valley

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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HINESBURG — Mount Abraham wrestlers made history on Dec. 20 when they traveled to Hinesburg for dual meets with host Champlain Valley and also with Otter Valley.

For the first time in many years Eagles wrestlers defeated CVU in a head-to-head dual, 54-24. A total of eight matches were contested, with the rest of the weight classes decided by forfeit. Mount Abe won five of the matches wrestled and CVU won three.

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In boys' hoop: OV nips Tigers, other teams fall

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Before bad weather wiped out weekend boys’ basketball games, in Wednesday action last week Otter Valley held off a challenge from Middlebury to highlight local play. In other Wednesday action both Mount Abraham and Vergennes came up short.

MUHS AT OV

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VUHS, snow storms win in girls' hoop

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In the only local high school girls’ basketball action late last week, Vergennes broke into the win column with a home victory.

Middlebury’s home game vs. Otter Valley was postponed until Jan. 15, and Mount Abraham’s annual appearance at Fair Haven’s holiday tournament was moved from last week to this Wednesday.

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BFA tops Tiger girls on ice

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Host BFA-St. Albans blanked the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6-0. The Tigers dropped to 1-2. Their Saturday home game vs. Essex was postponed.

MUHS will host its annual holiday tournament this Thursday and Friday. The Tigers have a pair of 5 p.m. games, vs. Champlain Valley/Mt. Mansfield on Thursday and vs. Spaulding on Friday.

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Karl Lindholm: Sir Alf, Nobby and Johnny America

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Karl Lindholm



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Reminiscing:

It was not so much a lonely existence as it was solitary.

During the week, I was surrounded by people, co-workers in the factory, Italians mostly, though we were in the German part of Switzerland in the town of Brugg, 25 kilometers from Zurich, and I could speak neither Italian nor Swiss-German.

I quickly learned the standard greeting, “Gruezi-vol!” and the universal valediction, “Ciao.”

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Scoreboard and Schedule for Dec. 28

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Girls’ Hockey

12/20 BFA vs. MUHS............................... 6-0

12/23 Essex at MUHS................. Postponed

Boys’ Hockey

12/23 U-32 at MUHS..................... Postponed

Girls’ Basketball

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Vergennes Police Log: Grinch breaks into city vehicles on Christmas

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating a rash of car break-ins, thefts and vandalism that they said stretched from late Christmas Eve through early Christmas morning.

On Tuesday police said they were still cataloguing items taken from at least 14 cars, including cash, credit cards, personal information, a camera and more. They described the investigation of the bad-weather holiday crime spree as active.

In other actions between Dec. 18 and 24, Vergennes police:

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