January 15th, 2014
I was pleased to read your recent front-page article on Winter Term (J-term) at Middlebury College.
This term made its debut in 1969 under the leadership of Dr. James I. Armstrong, college president at the time, who is quoted in a recent issue of the Middlebury Campus as having stated that “both students and faculty would benefit from the flexibility and freedom offered by the month-long reprieve between fall and spring semesters.”
MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury College women’s basketball team with a lineup finally looking more like what the Panthers hoped for surged to open Tuesday’s second half on the way to a 65-58 victory over visiting Colby-Sawyer.
The game marked only the second game this season that last season’s leading rebounder, senior forward Katie Pett, and second-leading scorer and rebounder, Scarlett Kirk, had taken the floor together.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/13 MUHS Girls vs. Stowe ................... 3-2
1/13 MUHS vs. Fair Haven ........ 54-53 (OT)
1/13 OV vs. Windsor .......................... 61-42
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s and women’s squash teams both boosted their records on Tuesday with victories at home.
The Middlebury men’s squash team improved to 5-3 on the year with an 8-1 win over No. 22 Amherst in the Panthers’ final home match of the season.
STOWE — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team rallied for a key Division II road win on Monday, 3-2 at Stowe.
The Tigers trailed the Raiders, 2-1, in the third, but goals by Timi Carone and Molly Wetmore gave the Tigers the victory.
CareyAnne Howlett notched the other score, and goalie Baily Ryan made six saves for MUHS, which improved to 8-3. The Raiders, fourth place in D-II, fell to 5-6 despite 54 saves by goalie Danielle Mayo.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team won two of three recent games to improve to 8-5, splitting its first two NESCAC games at home this past weekend before claiming a non-league contest on Tuesday.
On Sunday, Middlebury held Tufts (6-6, 0-1 NESCAC) without a field goal for the game’s final 8:31 in an 80-66 win.
Editor’s note: Independentsports columnist Karl Lindholm is filing his reports this year from Yaounde, Cameroon, West Africa.
Are the Boston Celtics trying to lose games on purpose?
Well, not exactly.
It’s clear the Celtics’ effort on the floor in games is admirable, but the team is not competitive with the best in the league.