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Tiger girls' hockey falls in Division-II semifinal

Posted on March 11, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



JAY PEAK — Despite a 34-10 advantage in shots on goal in Saturday’s Division II semifinal, the No. 6 Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team came up short at No. 2 North Country, 3-2.

The Tigers finished at 13-9, including an overtime playoff win at No. 3 Rutland and a win at No. 1 Harwood in their regular season finale that showed they were a threat for the D-II title.

Coach Tim Howlett said the team also played well on Saturday, but ran into some bad luck and a hot goaltender, the 16-5 Falcons Mikaella Doran.

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Vergennes defeats new police station in close vote

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes residents on Tuesday dealt the $1.85 million proposal for a new North Main Street police station a narrow defeat, 302-292, a result that left city officials up in the air about their next step.

Mayor-elect Bill Benton said aldermen would take up the issue at their next meeting, probably March 26. He does think most residents believe the city’s police force needs to move out of its tiny City Hall headquarters.

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Local police — and dogs — get cameo on network TV show

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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NEW YORK CITY — Three local police officers and two police canines are set to make cameos on an episode of “Golden Boy,” a new CBS television show that made its network debut on Feb. 26 and will next be seen this Friday at 9 p.m.

Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel and his dog, Akido; Vermont State Police Sergeant Eugene Duplissis and his canine, Argus; and Vergennes detective Jason Ouellette were all invited to New York City in October to film brief appearances in the show.

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Eagle girls' basketball cruises to playoff win

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — As expected, any resistance No. 16 Missisquoi offered to the No. 1 Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team in Tuesday’s first-round Division II playoff game was futile.

The 20-1 Eagles forced 13 first-quarter turnovers in taking a 17-1 lead after eight minutes, and then put it on cruise control on the way to a 60-17 win over the 3-18 T-Birds.

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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.

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