March 5th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — A quarterfinal upset on Saturday ended the Middlebury College women’s hockey hopes for the NESCAC playoff championship and the league’s automatic NCAA Division III tournament bid, but the Panthers could still earn an at-large bid to the national championships on Monday.
BENNINGTON — The Vergennes Union High School wrestling team saw senior 160-pound wrestler Kaegan Pearsall win the state championship as the Commodores took fifth at this past weekend’s state championship meet.
The Commodores scored 102 points and were the top team that normally competes in Division II in the standings; Vermont wrestling does not recognize divisions.
MEDFORD, Mass. — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team opened its season on Saturday with a 12-8 win over host Tufts. The Panthers were ranked No. 3 in the preseason NCAA Division III poll and will travel to Connecticut College this coming Saturday.
Middlebury took to a 10-2 halftime lead and withstood a Tufts rally in what was the NESCAC and season opener for both teams on this past Saturday.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team split a pair of games to open its season, dropping its home opener to a NESCAC foe on Saturday before winning a non-league road game on Tuesday. The Panthers will host league foe Connecticut on this coming Saturday at 1 p.m.
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team’s season ended on Saturday with a 78-75 loss to Williams in a NESCAC semifinal played at Amherst College.
The 17-9 Panthers led at the half, 50-39, but the 23-4 Ephs rallied in the second half. Williams fell to host Amherst in the NESCAC final on Sunday. Both those teams received NCAA Division III tournament bids, but the Panthers’ six-year NCAA streak was snapped.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting No. 5 seed Bowdoin knocked the No. 4 Middlebury College men’s hockey team out of the NESCAC playoffs on Saturday, 6-3, in a quarterfinal matchup.
The result ended the Panthers’ season at 11-11-3 and halted their four-game unbeaten streak. Bowdoin (15-8-3) will head to this weekend’s NESCAC final four at No. 1 Trinity.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police — who as of Tuesday were more than halfway moved into their new North Main Street headquarters — dealt with a variety of incidents between Feb. 24 and March 2, including fireworks tossing, car accidents and online harassment.
In that seven-day period, city police:
• On Feb. 24 dealt with a minor two-car accident on Adele Drive.