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November 13th, 2013
NEW HAVEN — There is a special kind of excitement in a young Vermonter’s voice when he or she tells you about the first time they bagged a deer. One 15-year-old who shot his first deer this past Saturday during Vermont Youth Hunting Weekend had a unique twist — he is an exchange student from Spain visiting Vermont for a year.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team will make its eighth NCAA Division III tournament appearance this weekend when the Panthers host an NCAA regional for the second consecutive season.
The 13-1-3 Panthers, ranked No. 13 in last week’s poll, will take on Bridgewater State on Saturday at 11 a.m., and Scranton will meet Endicott at 1:30 p.m. The winners will meet in the regional final on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
MEDFORD, Mass. — The Middlebury College football team thumped host Tufts on Saturday, 52-10, and by doing so earned a share of the NESCAC championship.
The Panthers finished in a three-way tie with Amherst and Wesleyan for the title, all with 7-1 records. Amherst defeated Williams on Saturday, while Wesleyan’s chances for an outright championship fell by the wayside with a one-sided loss at Trinity.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team won the NESCAC playoff title at Amherst this past weekend and was named the host of one of four NCAA Division III regionals this coming weekend.
The 15-2 Panthers will be making their 11th consecutive and 14th overall appearance in the NCAA tournament this weekend. At 11 a.m. on Saturday they will take on the winner of a Wednesday game between Castleton and Utica.
ADDISON COUNTY — Five graduates of Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley union high schools are on teams that are competing this week in the NCAA Division III field hockey tournament.
Four of them play for North Atlantic Conference champion Castleton State College, and one for New England Women and Men’s Athletic Conference champion Wellesley College.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Middlebury College women’s volleyball team saw its season come to an end on Nov. 8 with a 3-1 (21-25, 29-27, 25-21, 25-18) loss to Amherst in a NESCAC quarterfinal match played at Williams College. The Panthers finished the season with a record of 18-7.
MIDDLEBURY — On Monday, Middlebury police cited Brian P. Renaud, 38, of Middlebury for second-degree domestic assault, following an alleged incident at a Thomas Street residence. Police said Renaud was lodged without bail.
In other action over the last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted a Cross Street man who was having some mental health problems on Nov. 4.
• Responded to a report of some juveniles yelling at vehicles traveling on the Cross Street Bridge on Nov. 4.