November 26th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Local Nordic skiing coach Cam MacKugler has been named the head coach of the team that will represent New England at the Junior National Championships at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe from March 1-8. MacKugler is executive director and head coach of the Frost Mountain Nordic Club
The March races, sanctioned by the United States Ski Association (USSA), will be held on the Lodge’s 100-kilometer network of cross-country ski trails.
OWENS MILLS, Md. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team dropped its first two games of the season against tough competition at the Stevenson College Hoopsville Classic this past Saturday and Sunday. The 3-2 Panthers were ranked No. 18 in NCAA Division III before the losses. They return to action on Dec. 1 at RPI.
On this past Saturday, the Panthers fell, 80-69 to host Stevenson in the Hoopsville Classic. Stevenson (2-1 after a 70-69 loss to Birmingham Southern on Sunday) scored 29 points on 25 Panther turnovers.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball on Saturday saw its 27-23 halftime lead over visiting Emmanuel vanish early in the second half as the Saints spoiled the Panthers’ home opener with a 65-43 win at Pepin Gym.
The Panthers, who are without senior Scarlett Kirk during the women’s soccer team’s postseason run, will host Castleton State on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
HULL, Mass. — Teams from the Vergennes Union High School rowing club posted top finishes on Nov. 19 at the Icebreaker New England Youth Rowing Championships in Hull, Mass., an event that drew 200 high school and middle school rowers on teams from as far away as New York City.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police late last week announced that they had cited a 30-year-old Brandon woman for a felony count of financial exploitation after troopers had completed a four-week investigation into an incident that occurred at a private home in Addison.
VERGENNES — Incidents for the Vergennes police department between Nov. 18 and 24 included retail theft, a domestic dispute, two phone problems and one allegedly drunk driver.
During that week-long period, Vergennes police:
• On Nov. 18 spoke to a woman who came into the station and was concerned about her son’s apparent use of illegal drugs.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Friday, Nov. 22, responded to a noise complaint at a Woodland Park residence that turned out to be an underage drinking party. Police are serving court diversion paperwork to those involved and will contact the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office about possible charges against an individual for furnishing alcohol to minors.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a trespassing complaint at a Route 7 North residence on Nov. 18.
RIPTON — Vermont State Police are asking for help from the public in finding a Ripton man who is missing.
Police on Monday received a report that James Daignault, 54, was missing.
Daignault was seen on Saturday, Nov. 23, at approximately 10 a.m. when he was leaving his residence in Ripton en route to a food shelf in Burlington. He never returned.