April 2nd, 2014
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.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College men’s lacrosse used a strong zone defense and 14 saves from goalie Nate Gaudio to knock off visiting Amherst on Saturday, 8-7.
The Jeffs, who had been ranked No. 18 in NCAA Division III and were averaging more than 15 goals a game, dropped to 6-2, 2-2 in NESCAC play. The Panthers improved to 3-5 and 2-2 with the second consecutive league win. They have faced five ranked opponents in their first eight games.
VERMONT — An undefeated Mount Anthony Union High School wrestler, an outstanding St. Johnsbury Academy track athlete and a high-scoring Norwich University women’s hockey player were chosen as the Vermont Sports Media Association Athletes of the Month for January.