MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team stands at 7-2-1 after posting a win and a tie in two home games this past weekend. The Panthers will take on defending NCAA Division III champion Amherst twice on the road this weekend.
On Saturday, a battle between a pair of NESCAC teams ranked in the top 10 nationally, No. 6 Middlebury and No. 9 Trinity, ended in a 1-1 tie despite the Panthers’ 24-17 shots advantage.
This past Sunday my wife, Deborah, and I put on our cross-country skis for the first time of the new calendar year. Cross-country skiing is one of our favorite outdoor activities — one of the reasons we love winter in Vermont, and are often praying for snow.
But, although we did manage to get out on our skis over the Christmas break to wrap up 2010, not long after New Year’s Day along came the thaw and heavy rains, and all the lovely snow was washed way.