March 23rd, 2017
ADDISON COUNTY — The balanced and scrappy Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team enjoyed the best season among local outfits, among other things sweeping all of its games vs. Addison County competition.
But the team with the worst record in the area enjoyed the services of the top pick for the 2017 Independent Boys’ Basketball All-Star Team, Vergennes senior Adam Gill, the 2017 Independent Player of the Year.
ESSEX — Five Middlebury Union High School seniors will lace up their skates on Saturday at Essex High School in the annual Rotary All-Star Hockey Classic, which pits teams of Vermont girls and boys all-stars against one another.
Tiger seniors Julia Carone, Monroe Cromis and Molly Wetmore will play for the Harris team in the girls’ game, which begins at 4 p.m.
Tiger seniors Andrew Gleason and Brett Viens will skate for the Austin team in the boys’ game, which starts at 6:15 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team scored 10 straight mid-game goals on Tuesday, including all eight goals recorded in the second quarter, to defeat visiting Plattsburgh State, 17-10.
Middlebury, which snapped a three-game skid to improve to 3-3 and is now ranked No. 16 in NCAA Division III, will host NESCAC opponent Bowdoin at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Plattsburgh State dropped to 4-2.
The Cardinals led, 3-2, after the first quarter, with Joey Zelkowitz and Jon Simms scoring for Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team scored four times vs. visiting Rensselaer in the opening two minutes on Tuesday and held the Engineers scoreless over the final 41:21 in a 17-3 victory.
The 5-0 Panthers, ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III, will visit Bowdoin on Saturday before a trip south to face perennial powers Franklin & Marshall and The College of New Jersey early next week. RPI dropped to 2-4.
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — The Middlebury College baseball team on Saturday opened its season by splitting a doubleheader vs. New England College in games played on a turf field at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Mass. NEC stood at 1-7.
The 1-1 Panthers were hoping to play at Castleton on Wednesday before heading to Arizona for their annual spring trip.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College women’s hockey players Carly Watson and Jessica Young were last week named second-team All-Americans by the American Hockey Coaches Association. Watson, a senior, earned a spot on defense, while Young, a junior, was tabbed as a forward.
AUBURN, Maine — Three Under-16 area girls’ ice hockey players will early next month head to Michigan to compete for a national championship.
Middlebury residents Alexis Bartlett and Abby Gleason and Cornwall resident Kate Donahue all skated for the Vermont Shamrocks team that won the Tier II New England Regional Championship this past weekend in Auburn, Maine.
The trio, also members of the Middlebury Union High School hockey team this past season, helped the Shamrocks go 4-0 against other competition from around the region in Auburn.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3/21 Midd. vs. Plattsburgh.................... 17-10
3/21 Midd. vs. RPI.................................. 17-3