Karl Lindholm: Women’s hoop has a record breaker: Alexa Mustafaj

In the quarterfinals of the NESCAC women’s basketball tournament on Feb. 17, Middlebury was down by four in the third quarter to the dreaded Amherst Mammoths. 

Girls’ basketball stars named

A number of athletes from the Mount Abraham, Vergennes, Middlebury and Otter Valley union high school basketball teams received postseason recognition. 

Boys’ hoop all-stars recognized

Eleven members of the Vergennes, Mount Abraham, Middlebury and Otter Valley union high school boys’ basketball teams received postseason recognition. 

VUHS girls’ basketball splits in postseason

The 7th-seeded Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team had little trouble in their first-round Division III playoff game on Feb. 28, defeating visiting No. 10 Winooski, 69-37. But, in a March 1 quarterfinal, the Commodores came up short in what … (read more)

OV boys’ hoop falls in D-II semifinal

The sixth-seeded Otter Valley boys’ run through the Division II basketball postseason came to an end on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in a semifinal in the Barre Auditorium. There, the No. 2 seed and three-time defending champion Montpelier erased a 15-point halfti … (read more)

Otter boys’ basketball reaches semifinal

The No. 6 Otter Valley boys’ basketball team rode a big fourth quarter past No. 3 Harwood in a Saturday Division II quarterfinal, 70-49.

Tide ousts Mt. Abe girls’ hoop in first round

Tuesday’s first-round Division II opponent for the No. 6 Mount Abraham girls’ basketball team wasn’t just anyone — the 13-7 Eagles and No. 11 Spaulding, who came in 9-11 against a tough schedule, have a lot of recent history. 

VUHS girls’ basketball #7; others out

The Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high school girls’ basketball teams both earned seeds that granted them home-court advantage in the first round of postseason play, while Middlebury and Otter Valley opened on the road. 

VUHS boys’ basketball nets one playoff win

The Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team was awarded the No. 5 seed in Division III and won one playoff game at home before coming up short in a defensive battle in a quarterfinal on the road.

OV boys ground Eagles in D-II match

There were good reasons to expect a competitive first-round Division II boys’ basketball playoff matchup on Tuesday between host No. 6 Otter Valley and No. 11. Mount Abraham.

Enosburg benefits from MUHS girls’ off night

The Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team had only one win to show for its improved play over the past four games heading into Monday’s home tilt with Enosburg, that positive result being away from home against a decent Missisquoi team. 

Women’s hoop advances in postseason

MIDDLEBURY — The fourth-seeded Middlebury College women’s basketball pulled away from visiting No. 5 Amherst in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s NESCAC quarterfinal to prevail, 59-48. The Panthers thus advanced to this coming weekend’s NESCAC final four a … (read more)

Panther women’s hoop defeat Mammoths in NESCAC quarterfinal; Mustafaj all-time scoring leader

The Middlebury College basketball, seeded No. 4, figured out No. 5 seen Amherst in the second half of Saturday’s game.

Lakers get past Eagle girls’ hoop

The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team did a lot of things right during Tuesday’s nip-and-tuck home game vs. Colchester, including taking care of the ball, outrebounding the taller Lakers, playing strong man-to-man defense, and getting … (read more)

Boys’ hoop teams all win

In recent local high school boys’ basketball action, Middlebury won twice, including a home victory over Otter Valley; Vergennes also won twice, keeping the Commodores’ hopes for a top-four Division III seed alive; Mount Abe picked up a big win on the roa … (read more)