February 23rd, 2015
VERGENNES — In a hard-fought, well-played high school boys’ basketball game this past Thursday with postseason implications, visiting Middlebury surged in the second half to defeat Vergennes, 57-50.
The 16-4 Tigers completed a rare sweep of their Lake Division games, clinched the No. 5 seed for the Division I playoffs, and stretched their winning streak to 10 games.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
ADDISON COUNTY — Five local Addison County students were selected by the Alliance for a Healthier Vermont as winners of the statewide “ReThink Your Drink” poster contest. The contest challenged students to use their artistic abilities to illustrate a poster showing healthy drink choices and the importance of choosing healthy beverages — water, low-fat or fat-free milk, and 100-percent fruit juices.
BRISTOL — For the first time since 2011, the Mount Abraham Union High School basketball program will not appear in the Division II championship game in the Barre Auditorium, and the Eagles will not win their third straight title this season despite another strong season in which they earned the No. 2 seed in Division II and tied South Burlington for the Lake Division crown.
In a Friday quarterfinal that was a rematch of the 2014 final, visiting No. 7 Fair Haven used a dominant performance on the boards to upset the Eagles, 38-31, and advance to Barre.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team dropped a pair of road games on back-to-back nights last week, missing a chance to clinch the No. 4 seed for the Division II playoffs.
As of Sunday, it was not certain whether the 14-6 Otters or Vergennes (13-7) would be the No. 4 seed; regardless, the other will be No. 5 and the teams will face each other in a quarterfinal if both win their first-round games.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team received the No. 2 seed in Division I from the Vermont Principals’ Association on Thursday and will host a quarterfinal playoff game on Wednesday.
The defending Division II champion Tigers (15-5) will entertain No. 7 Rutland (7-11-2) at 7 p.m. The Raiders and Tigers met twice this winter, with MUHS winning by 5-1 and 1-0.
MIDDLEBURY — The No. 4 Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won its first-round Division II playoff game on Saturday night, 6-2, over visiting No. 13 Northfield.
The Tigers improved to 13-6-2 and will next host No. 5 U-32 (13-7-1) on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in a quarterfinal. That game will be a rematch of a Feb. 11 contest hosted and won by the Raiders, 5-2. In another first-round game on Saturday, U-32 defeated visiting Brattleboro on Wednesday, 5-4, after falling behind by 3-0.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/18 St. Albans vs. MUHS........................ 1-0
2/18 MUHS vs. Northfield......................... 4-1
2/21 MUHS vs. Northfield......................... 6-2