January 21st, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team won three recent homes games, including two NESCAC games over the weekend, to improve to 13-2, 2-2 in league play.
On Friday, Jan. 16, the Panthers used a 27-7 run to close the first half on the way to a 97-60 victory over Wesleyan. That surge gave the Panthers a 51-24 lead at the break that they stretched in the second half. At one point, Middlebury led by 76-34.
LEWISTON, Maine — The Middlebury College ski team finished third at the season’s first winter carnival, hosted by Bates this past weekend. Vermont won the event with 914 points, followed by Dartmouth (854), Middlebury (720) and New Hampshire (706). Alpine events were contested at Sunday River while the Nordic racers competed at Black Mountain. Middlebury returns to action this weekend at the UVM Carnival.
VERMONT — The Vermont Sports Media Association has selected Champlain Valley Union High School senior Paige Dubrul and BFA-Fairfax senior Matt Larose as its November Athletes of the Month.
In statewide balloting of VSMA members, Dubrul, a soccer player, was named the November Female Athlete of the Month, and Larose, a football player, was named the November Male Athlete of the Month.
Dubrul and Larose, both seniors, were first nominated by a VSMA member based on their accomplishments in November.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on Jan. 16 arrested a Bristol man who was wanted by the Department of Corrections.
Around 11:45 p.m. last Friday evening, police pulled over a vehicle for driving with defective equipment. Dylan Devoid, 19, was a passenger in that vehicle, police said, and they arrested him on a warrant from the Department of Corrections for escape.
Police lodged Devoid at the Chittenden County Correctional Center without incident, and issued the driver a warning for the motor vehicle violation.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police issued two citations for driving under the influence of alcohol this past weekend.
On Saturday night, they stopped a vehicle driven by Joshua Barrett, 22, of Brandon near the intersection of Routes 7 and 22A. Police said they saw the vehicle weaving from side to side on the road. They cited Barrett for DUI and alleged his evidentiary blood-alcohol content test recorded 0.149 percent, almost twice the legal limit of 0.08.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police this past week were called to two very bad one-car crashes in which, in both cases, a person sustained fractures to both legs.
On Thursday, Jan. 15, at 11:17 p.m. police and rescue officials rushed to a one-vehicle crash on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh near the intersection of Robinson Road. Trooper Young reported that Brandon Bush, 23, of Burlington was driving a 2005 Jeep Cherokee southbound on Route 7 when, for an unknown reason, his vehicle crossed the center line and went off the east side of the roadway.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of an unresponsive man inside of a vehicle parked off Route 7 North on Jan. 13.
Middlebury Regional EMS took the man to Porter Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The man has been identified as Clarence C. Miller, 73, of Morrisville.
Police said there were no signs of foul play, and they believe the death was due to a medical episode.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
GRANVILLE — Vermont State Police jailed a Granville woman early Sunday morning for allegedly trying to set her rented home on fire.