March 19th, 2015
“Just what is an outdoor sport, anyway?”
That is the question I am often asked when people discover that I am a famous outdoor sports columnist. Which is to say, if I ever become a famous outdoor sports columnist, I imagine somebody might ask me that question. Indeed, I spent a great deal of time imagining the questions my devoted fans will one day ask me if I ever have any devoted fans. Do I use steroids? Have I ever blood-doped? How long before I retire?
Therefore, I thought it would be prudent to prepare a few answers. Just in case.
ADDISON COUNTY — A half-dozen local girls’ high school basketball players earned postseason recognition from the Lake Division or the Marble Valley League B Division.
Middlebury Union freshman Keagan Dunbar received first-team honors from the Lake Division and was also named to the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association “Dream Dozen” team of outstanding underclassmen, while Otter Valley junior Amy Jones was named an MVL B Division first-team all-star.
3/17 Midd. vs. Endicott......................... 11-10
3/21 Bowdoin at Midd.......................... 1 p.m.
BRISTOL — The Bristol-based Addison Otter Swim Team, coached by Peter Bicknell, competed at the Gold Championship March 13-15 at the RPI pool in Troy, N.Y.
The Gold Championship is the final meet of the season for the Otters. To qualify for this meet swimmers must have swum in at least two Adirondack meets in the season and achieved a qualifying time.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team opened its season on Saturday with a pair of home wins, defeating Stevens Institute of Technology, 8-1, and Brandeis, 7-2. The Panthers were ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III in preseason polling. They return to action with two matches on Saturday in California.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team improved to 3-1, 2-1 in NESCAC play, by defeating host Wesleyan on Saturday, 15-8. The Panthers finished the week ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division III and will play at No. 5 Bowdoin this Saturday.
This past Saturday, the Panthers relied on the offense of Katie Ritter (four goals and an assist) and Laurel Pascal (four goals).
Ritter now paces Middlebury with 15 points on 10 goals and five assists, while Pascal has 12 goals and two assists for 14 points.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team won two recent home games to improve to 5-1, 2-1 in NESCAC play. The Panthers entered this week’s NCAA Division III rankings at No. 17 and have won five straight after an opening loss to No. 1 Tufts. The Panthers host Bowdoin at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
ADDISON COUNTY — A Hinesburg man faces a long slate of charges after Vermont State Police allege he tried to outrun them in a pursuit that ran through three counties on the night of Tuesday, March 10, and into the early morning of March 11.