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February 9th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Defending Division I girls’ hockey champion Essex outlasted host Middlebury on Saturday by 4-1, a score that included two empty-net goals for Essex in the final 46 seconds.
The defending D-II champion Tigers, who moved up to D-I this winter, outshot the Hornets, 28-22, including by 24-10 after a first-period that saw the Hornets take a 2-0 lead.
The result tightened up the D-I standings with home playoff ice at stake as the regular season nears its end.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury won its sixth straight game, this time at Mount Abraham’s expense, to highlight local high school boys’ basketball action late last week. In other action, Otter Valley won on the road and Vergennes split two games.
TIGERS OVER EAGLES
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes split a pair of games to highlight a tough stretch for local high school girls’ basketball teams late last week, when Mount Abraham saw a winning streak end and Otter Valley and Middlebury each lost twice.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won two of three recent games to improve to 10-5-2. The Tigers entered this week still in fourth place in Division II with a pair of tough road games on tap, at U-32 (9-7-1) on Wednesday and at first-place Missisquoi on Saturday.
On this past Wednesday the Tigers blanked host Hartford, 4-0, behind the 16-save goaltending of Sawyer Ryan. Nathan Lalonde, Tyler Crowningshield, Andrew Gleason and Brett Viens scored for the Tigers.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/4 MUHS vs. Rutland.............................. 1-0
2/7 Essex vs. MUHS................................ 4-1
2/4 MUHS vs. Hartford.............................. 4-0
2/6 Shaker-Colonie vs. MUHS ................. 3-2
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent activity in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, the following took place:
Jessica Badger, 29, of Middlebury pleaded guilty to an Oct. 31 charge of forgery-uttering/publishing an instrument, and was sentenced to four years, suspended, was ordered to complete the Reparative Board program and 80 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay $300 restitution.
BRISTOL — Bristol police had a busy month in January, in which they responded to a variety of calls.
On Jan. 8 at 8:05 p.m. police arrested town man Dustin W. Quade, 23, on suspicion of sexual assault. Police, with the assistance of the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations, believe Quade sexually assaulted a woman at his apartment the previous evening.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont Gas Systems, opponents of its Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline and state regulators have all filed briefs attempting to influence how the Public Service Board conducts an investigation into the project’s second multi-million-dollar cost hike.