April 2nd, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College softball team tallied a 6-6 record during its spring trip to Clermont, Fla. The squad won five of its first seven games, but dropped four of the final five including a pair of one-run losses.
The Panthers are scheduled to play a three-game set at NESCAC West foe Amherst on Friday and Saturday, their first three league tilts of the spring. Their Wednesday home games vs. Johnson State were postponed indefinitely.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team returned from its spring break trip with six wins in eight matches, with both losses to teams ranked in the top 10 among NCAA Division III or NAIA teams.
The Panthers, last week ranked No. 10, are 8-2.
Their losses last week came to No. 7 Emory, 5-4, and Georgia Gwinnett, ranked No. 3 by the NAIA. On the trip they defeated No. 9 Kenyon, 7-2.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team improved to 6-2 in dual matches this spring with a 3-2 record during its spring break trip to California. The Panthers are ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division III.
The Panthers’ setbacks came via an 8-1 tally against 12th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer and fifth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by a 5-4 margin.
The Panthers defeated three teams by 8-1 scores, U.C. Santa Cruz, Westmont, and Chicago, which had moved up to No. 12.
AMHERST — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team split a pair of games against top-10 teams late last week, in the process taking their first loss. The Panthers are 7-1, 4-1 NESCAC, and began last week ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III.
On Saturday, then No. 8 Amherst’s Elizabeth Ludlow netted the game-winner with 3:35 remaining in regulation to give her team an 11-10 victory over Middlebury.
This year the Legislature has successfully crafted a viable bill, H.883, that focuses the public’s attention on education reform. That’s no easy task, and it’s to the credit of the House Education Committee under the leadership of Rep. Johannah Donovan, D-Burlington. That committee, along with its Senate counterpart, has been studying ways to bend the curve on education spending for the past several years, and, as importantly, craft a system that uses the money spent educating Vermont students more effectively.
3/29 Amherst vs. Midd.......................... 11-10
3/29 Midd. vs. Amherst............................. 8-7
3/28 Chicago vs. Midd............................. 9-2
SAN DIEGO — The Middlebury College track and field team recorded a quartet of individual event victories on Saturday as the Panthers concluded their annual spring trip at the Point Loma Nazarene University Invitational in California.
In men’s competition, the Panthers notched three victories. Kevin Wood won the 5,000-meter run by nearly 27 seconds in 14:54.16. Jake Wood won the 400 hurdles (55.21), while Brandon Cushman finished third (57.43) and Kevin Chu was fourth (58.05).
WOODSTOCK — Special Olympics Addison County Nordic, alpine and snowshoe teams recently wrapped up another great season at the Winter Games in Woodstock. The event was hosted by Suicide Six on March 8 and 9.
Members of the Nordic team included Hugh Kennedy, Mary LaFountain, Amy Vachon, David Bishop and Abby LaFramboise. The skiers competed in three events apiece, which ranged from 100 meters to 1 kilometer, as well as the 3X1K relay.