Panthers lose game on last-second free throws

Visiting Skidmore improved its record to 4-0 and dealt the Middlebury College women’s basketball team its first loss on Saturday, 68-66.

Men’s hoop splits at Cave Classic tournament

The Middlebury College men’s basketball team split two games at Bridgewater State’s Cave Classic tournament this past weekend, defeating Anna Maria in double overtime on Friday, 99-96, before falling to Eastern Nazarene on Saturday, 85-75.

Karl Lindholm: Caroline Leary Dowd – a free spirit and fierce competitor

Heart. Determination. Relentlessness. Effort. Caroline Leary Dowd, class of 1992 at Middlebury College, had all these capabilities in abundance.

‘It gives us hope’: Alaskan Nets

In its premiere showing at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival last April, “Alaskan Nets” won the Audience Choice Award, the festival’s top overall prize. Here in Middlebury, it won the Best Documentary Feature Award — the best among the 36 feat … (read more)

Mt. Abe hoop coach hosts basketball camp

BRISTOL — Longtime Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball coach Connie LaRose is offering basketball camps for both elementary and high school youths during the first full week of July.Morning sessions for Grades 3 through 6 will run from 8:30 … (read more)

Commodore girls’ basketball season ends with loss in D-III final

BARRE — After falling to Lake Region, 53-37, in the Division III championship game at the Barre Auditorium Saturday, the Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team finished the season with an 11-2 record. In percentage terms that is the program’s … (read more)

UPDATE: Commodore girls’ basketball sails into D-II final

VERGENNES — A Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team had not reached a playoff semifinal since 2008, and their last appearance in a final was 2006. That year the Commodores defeated Mount St. Joseph in Barre for a second straight Division II c … (read more)

High school playoffs: Girls’ hockey, Commodore girls hoop still rolling

ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team and the Vergennes girls’ hoop team are still standing after playoff games in the latter half of last week. The Tiger boys’ hockey team also won once before falling in a Division II semif … (read more)

VUHS boys’ hoop team tops Mount Abe in OT; earns home game in playoffs

BRISTOL — During Saturday afternoon’s rivalry basketball game at Mount Abraham Union High School both the Eagle boys and visiting Vergennes led by 10 points during regulation and by two points during overtime. And the Eagles took a 60-59 lead with 10 seco … (read more)

Mount Abe girls’ hoop plays hard, but falls to Colchester

BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team did a lot right vs. visiting Division I Colchester on Friday. Counting team rebounds, the Eagles earned a 39-29 edge on the boards. They had one fewer turnover than the Lakers (20-21), a … (read more)

Monday sports wrap up: High school hoop teams fare well

ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury boys’ basketball team won its third straight game, this one at the expense of rival Vergennes, to highlight high school sports action late last week. Other winners included the Eagle boys’ and Otter Valley and Tiger girls’ … (read more)

Mt. Abe JV boys’ hoop paused for COVID

BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team has canceled practices and games this week after one of its players allegedly tested positive for COVID-19. The school’s varsity and JV boys’ teams opened their season last … (read more)

County high school teams start winter sports season strong

ADDISON COUNTY — The first full weekend of the high school winter sports season was highlighted by a Friday win for the Vergennes girls’ basketball team over visiting rival Mount Abraham. In a successful stretch, the Middlebury and Mount Abe boys’ basketb … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: ‘Nancy made it fun.’ Middlebury hoop star became medical leader

This is the story of Nancy Gaden, basketball player extraordinaire. Before we tell of Nancy’s accomplishments, let’s set the context: if you look at the record book in women’s basketball at Middlebury College, one woman dominates: Sladja Kovijanic, ’93. S … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: Professor Basketball and his friends

Donald “Dee” Rowe, Middlebury College, class of 1952, died at age 91 on January 10. Dee was a major figure in basketball circles in New England and nationally: his obituary in the Boston Globe called him “the ebullient lodestar to a constellation of New E … (read more)