Women’s hockey opens with a pair of home wins

One of the first things Coach Bill Mandigo said after his Middlebury College women’s hockey team earned a pair of season-opening 4-2 wins over visiting NESCAC foe Trinity this past weekend was he had a different team this year. 

High school field hockey stars named

Fourteen members of the field hockey teams from Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Middlebury union high schools have received postseason recognition. 

Women’s basketball splits games at Va. tournament

The Middlebury College women’s basketball team split two games this past weekend at a four-team tournament hosted by Marymount in Virginia, defeating Widener on Saturday before falling to Marymount in Sunday’s final. 

Men’s hockey debuts with tough losses

Middlebury College men’s hockey dropped a pair of one-goal games at home this past weekend as the Panthers’ season opened. 

Men’s basketball wins twice

The Middlebury College men’s basketball team opened its season this past weekend by winning a four-team tournament at Westfield State, defeating the host on Friday and Nichols College on Saturday.

Scoreboard and schedule for Nov. 24

Here’s what happened in Addison County sports recently, plus the schedule of upcoming games and events.

Panther field hockey stops Johns Hopkins in overtime to claim 5th national title

It took extra time, but there was no factor — weather, field or opponent — that was going to stop the Middlebury College team.

Panthers avenge only loss, on to 5th straight final four

By defeating visiting NESCAC rival Trinity, 3-0, in an NCAA regional final at home on Sunday, this year’s Middlebury College field hockey team booked the program’s fifth straight trip to the final four this weekend.

Karl Lindholm: ‘Señor Coach’ — Panther Hall of Famer and renaissance man Sam Guarnaccia

It seemed Sam knew everybody. He was a visible presence on campus: a robust man physically, warm and expressive. He loved teaching, he loved coaching football, and above all, he loved working with students.

Boys chosen as soccer all-stars

Thirteen members of the Lake Division champion Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team received postseason recognition from the six-team league, as did nine players apiece from second-place Vergennes and fourth-place Mount Abraham.

Panther football falls in Ritter’s final game

Host Tufts outscored the Middlebury College football team on Saturday, 65-34, in Coach Bob Ritter’s final game as head of the program. 

Eagle girls’ soccer made deep run in postseason

Editor’s note: This story was slotted to run in our Nov. 3 edition, but it regrettably did not make it into the newspaper. We publish it here, slightly updated, to round out our coverage of the Eagle girls’ soccer season.

Middlebury men’s soccer nipped in first round of tournament

Rowan University defeated the Middlebury College men’s soccer team, 3-2, in a first-round NCAA Division III game on the campus of Stevens Institute on Saturday. Rowan improved to 12-5-5, and the Panthers dropped to 10-5-3.

High schoolers run in New England cross country meet

Photo courtesy of Tracey Harrington Three local harriers competed in the New England Cross Country Championships hosted by Ponaganset High School in North Scituate, R.I., this past Saturday, Nov. 12. Lincoln resident Estella Laird, a sophomore at Champlai … (read more)

Girls named soccer stars

Eleven members of the Middlebury, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Vergennes high school girls’ soccer teams have earned postseason recognition, including three who earned berths on the Division II All-State Team.