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November 25th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team made history this fall by earning the program’s first Division II championship, and unsurprisingly Coach Dustin Corrigan’s 14-4 Eagles are well-represented on the 2014 Addison Independent Girls’ Soccer All-Star team. Six Eagles are honored here, three from a back line that allowed just 10 goals in 18 games.
MIDDLEBURY — Postseason honors have poured in for Middlebury College football head coach Bob Ritter, his quarterback and eight other members of his team.
This week, the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston announced that Ritter was named the 2014 New England Division III Coach of the Year. The 14-year head coach led the Panthers to a 6-2 mark this fall, finishing the season ranked fifth in New England in NCAA Division III with a five-game winning streak.
MIDDLEBURY — In all, 21 young hunters were successful during Youth Hunting Weekend and had deer weighed at Vermont Field Sports in Middlebury.
However, due to the fact that state wildlife biologists had initially taken information with them that weekend after overseeing weigh-ins, only five names were available immediately after the two-day youth hunt. They were published in the Nov. 17 edition of the Independent.
Vermont’s cold, snowy January days. Vermont’s warm summer evenings.
Vermont’s warm winter afternoons. Vermont’s cool summer evenings.
Big Thanksgiving meals with relatives (especially the pies). Leftovers (especially the pies). The lunch about nine days after Thanksgiving when I don’t have to eat the leftovers again.
11/25 Midd. vs. Johnson...................... 73-36
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
12/5 Winooski at MUHS...................... 7 p.m.
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — The Middlebury men’s basketball team captured its second tournament title in as many weekends by winning the Bridgewater State Invitational this past weekend. The 4-0 Panthers defeating Clark (2-2) in Sunday’s final, 72-67. Middlebury returns to action next Sunday when it hosts RPI in the Panthers’ home opener at 2 p.m.
NEWPORT, R.I. — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team split two games last week, losing on Saturday at Salve Regina, 61-54, after edging host Castleton on Nov. 20, 64-62.
The 3-1 Panthers also hosted Johnson State on Tuesday night after the early holiday deadline for this edition of the Independent. They will also entertain Norwich this coming Tuesday at 7 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — For the first time in recent memory the first person across the finish line of Middlebury’s annual Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble race was a female competitor. The 5K race attracted 155 competitors and the 10Krace recorded 62 finishers.
Sara Dunham of Peru, N.Y., was winner of the 38th annual 5K race, which ran this past Sunday along South Street and finished near the Middlebury town gym. Her finishing time of 17:58 represented a 5:48 per mile pace.