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VUHS boys' basketball outlasts U-32; state final up next

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BARRE — Twenty-three down, one to go.

In a Monday Division II semifinal in the Barre Auditorium, the No. 1 Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team shrugged off a slow start to get past No. 4 U-32, 54-49, and move to within one game of the title and undefeated season that has been the Commodores’ goal not only since the first day of practice, but also since their disappointing loss in the 2012 final.

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Panther women's hockey nets playoff bid vs. Norwich

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team lost a tough, 2-1 game to Bowdoin in Sunday’s NESCAC playoff final, but the Panthers this week still find themselves in a familiar position — preparing for an NCAA Division III tournament game for the 11th time in program history.

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Sports column by Andy Kikaldy: Feedback and criticism always welcome here

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Every now and then a reminder comes my way that once again we need to explain how we do things around here — we being my editors and I — and that our relationship with readers really is, or at least ideally should be, a two-way street.

The latest reminder came courtesy of my ongoing participation on the Burlington Free Press sports blogs, which the folks up at that paper are kind enough to allow.

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VUHS girls' basketball needs OT to tame the Tigers

Posted on March 4, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — In Middlebury on Thursday, the Vergennes and Middlebury union high school girls’ basketball teams went into overtime for the second time this winter.

This time, the 4-16 Commodores made the key plays: After losing a lead in the final minute of regulation they had held for the entire second half, VUHS responded with the tying basket 15 seconds later and then dominated the extra session to win, 42-38.

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VUHS girls' basketball needs OT to tame the Tigers

Posted on March 4, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — In Middlebury on Thursday, the Vergennes and Middlebury union high school girls’ basketball teams went into overtime for the second time this winter.

This time, the 4-16 Commodores made the key plays: After losing a lead in the final minute of regulation they had held for the entire second half, VUHS responded with the tying basket 15 seconds later and then dominated the extra session to win, 42-38.

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Tiger, Eagle, Otter boys' basketball teams bow out, Commodores head to semifinal

Posted on March 4, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — In local boys’ basketball postseason play in the latter half of last week, Vergennes marched toward Barre in Division II, No. 4 Middlebury came up short in the first round of D-I play, No. 11 Otter Valley won one D-II game on the road before falling in a quarterfinal, and Mount Abraham could not pull off an upset in D-II.

VUHS BARRE-BOUND

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Panther men's basketball win first round of NCAA tournament

Posted on March 4, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team used stingy first-half defense and key late-game plays in Saturday’s first-round NCAA Division III tournament game to hold off visiting Curry, 68-66.

The Panthers will face SUNY-Cortland (24-4) this coming Saturday in the second round. The game will be played in Cortland, the time was not announced before the Independent’s deadline.

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Benton, Jin vying to lead Vergennes

Posted on February 28, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — On Tuesday, Vergennes residents will choose in a two-person race for mayor between an incumbent one-term alderman and a former multi-term alderwoman and one-term mayor who has thrown her hat back in the ring after several years away from city politics.

Each, Alderman Bill Benton and former mayor April Jin, has been active in the community and is a long-time resident of Vergennes. Both are married with three grown children who have attended city schools.

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Boys' basketball: VUHS boys get past Milton

Posted on February 28, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — As expected, the undefeated and top-seeded Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team had little trouble with visiting No. 16 Milton in Tuesday’s first-round Division II playoff game, winning by 51-32 despite what the Commodores, their coach and their fans agreed was not their finest effort of the past two winters.  

Next up for the 21-0 Commodores is a Friday quarterfinal at 7 p.m. vs. No. 9 Fair Haven (11-10). A win over the Slaters would send VUHS to Barre for a Monday semifinal at 8:15 p.m.

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Young Tiger Nordic teams third in D-­II

Posted on February 28, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WOODFORD — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ and boys’ Nordic ski teams each took third place in Division II in the two-day state championship meet, which concluded on Tuesday at Prospect Mountain in Woodford.

The Tigers’ efforts were highlighted by top-10 individual finishes by seniors Mac Groves and Lydia Allen and freshman Sophie Hodges in both the freestyle races in Craftsbury and the classic races on Tuesday in Woodford.

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