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March 12th, 2014
Many thanks for Matt Dickerson’s most recent column on Nordic skiing. It was a good reminder, as the close of winter draws into at least hazy view, of just how hard the crew at Rikert worked all year.
Skiing began in mid-November, but for most of the first half of the season it was an almost impossible job to keep the trails covered, with every small drop of snow followed by a driving rainstorm. Still, Mike Hussey and his crew worked long hours to make sure there was always something to ski on.
Thank you to voters for electing me to serve on the Middlebury selectboard. I seek to collaborate with and listen to all residents, fellow selectboard members, town officials and stakeholders to reach solutions that work for the good of the town and its taxpayers. I will support an open participatory process that allows you to be informed and to share your ideas or questions. This is my top priority. I look forward to listening to you in as many ways as possible.
MIDDLEBURY — Five members of the Middlebury Union High School girls’ and boys’ hockey teams earned Division II league recognition, and all five will also play in Saturday’s Essex Rotary Key Bank All-Star Hockey Classic at the Essex Skating Facility.
MIDDLEBURY — For only the second time since 2002, the Middlebury College women’s hockey team is on the outside of the NCAA Division III tournament looking in.
Upsets in Western tournaments posed the biggest problem for the 17-4-4 Panthers’ hopes of getting an at-large bid on Monday for this year’s tournament — at least after they were upset in a March 1 NESCAC quarterfinal after earning that tournament’s top seed.
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team improved to 2-0 by topping host Connecticut College on Saturday, 12-4. The Panthers were ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III last week.
Laurel Pascal scored three goals for the Panthers, Mary O’Connell scored two goals while assisting on three others, and Liza Herzog and Katie Ritter added two apiece against the 1-1 Camels.
Editor’s note: Independent sports columnist Karl Lindholm is filing his reports this year from Yaounde, Cameroon, West Africa.
There I was, last Saturday morning, sitting in a small grove at the Rain Forest International School (RFIS), at an all-day girls’ soccer and boys’ basketball tournament. The day was hot and muggy, and I was glad to be in the shade.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team opened its spring season by picking up a pair of 8-1 home victories against Colby and Brandeis in the Duke Nelson Recreation Center. Middlebury, ranked No. 10 in NCAA Division III, is off until March 23, when it plays during its spring break in Atlanta.