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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team dropped a pair of games on home ice this past weekend during the annual PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout.
The 1-3-2 Panthers will look to bounce back this weekend when they host Amherst on Friday at 7 p.m. and Hamilton on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Concordia (Minn.) (5-3-2) defeated Norwich (7-0-1) in a shootout on Saturday evening to take home the Shootout trophy after the teams skated to a 2-2 tie in the final.
Also on Saturday, Plattsburgh defeated Middlebury in the consolation game, 4-2.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team won a pair of recent games to improve to 6-0 heading into Saturday’s 4 p.m. home game vs. Skidmore, the Panthers’ last before their holiday break.
On this past Sunday, the Panthers broke open a close game with a 7-0 second-half run on the way to a 87-78 win over visiting Rensselaer in the team’s home opener.
In honor of what still may still lurk from Thanksgiving in our refrigerators, some leftover sports thoughts:
• It remains a better question to ask how have the New England Patriots managed to have winning seasons every year since 2004, not why have they not won another Super Bowl. The Patriots have been the best team overall in the NFL in that time frame despite being upset in two Super Bowls.
VERGENNES — Late last week Vergennes police dealt with several incidents of drivers impaired by alcohol and/or either impaired by or possessing drugs.
VERMONT — On this past Sunday afternoon Vermont State Police were called to investigate a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 89 in South Burlington involving a Vergennes man.
Police said that on Nov. 30 at 2:58 p.m. a southbound pick-up truck and trailer driven by 21-year-old Casey Poquette of Vergennes lost its left rear tire, when the tire separated from the axle. The tire crossed the southbound lanes and median before striking a northbound vehicle operated by 60-year-old Lucy Gil of Laval, Quebec.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a reported burglary at a Halladay Road home on Monday, Nov. 24. Police said someone forced their way into the locked, unoccupied home and stole some unspecified items.
People with any information about the case are asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to the Counseling Service of Addison County offices on Main Street on Nov. 24 after receiving a report about a client being angry with CSAC staff.
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.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School is closed today, Monday, Dec. 1, due to a steam leak that damaged several classrooms this past Friday, Nov. 28. On Monday afternoon Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials announced that school would remain closed on Tuesday, Dec. 2.
“Today, we are conducting our air quality assessment and also planning some classroom re-locations and moving of materials, equipment, etc., which is taking longer than expected,” ANwSU Superintendent JoAn Canning said in a post on the anwsu.org website.