Nordic skiers compete in Tour de Chittenden

CHITTENDEN COUNTY — Nordic skiers from Middlebury and Mount Abraham union high schools and Ripton’s North Branch School fared well at the annual Tour de Chittenden, a three-day, three-location event that concluded on Monday. MUHS FRESHMAN BETH McIntosh took second place among girls in the Tour de Chittenden, a three-leg Nordic competition that included freestyle and classic skiing and a hill climb and concluded on Monday.Photo courtesy of Joe McVeigh On the girls’ side, Tiger ninth-graders Beth McIntosh and … (read more)

Matthew Dickerson: Ode to snow (and an outdoor center)

My wife and I bought our seasons passes for the Rikert Nordic Center today. In truth, it was more of a step of hope than one based on the present reality.

Girls’ Nordic opens with win; boys 4th

The Division II Middlebury Union High School girls’ Nordic team on Dec. 15 prevailed against a team of four D-I competitors at Rikert Nordic Center, edging second-place Mount Mansfield by two points, 22-24.

Nordic trails saw a surge during pandemic

RIPTON/GOSHEN — There has been at least one arguably positive side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic: Operators of Addison County’s two Nordic skiing centers report a surge of interest in cross-country skiing during the past winter. They cite factors that i … (read more)

Students participate in skiing challenge

RIPTON — Frost Mountain Nordic skiing program this winter included a group of middle school- age skiers called the “Wildcats” that logged some serious mileage and that culminated in a multi-hundred- mile feat last weekend. “It’s a real mixed group who hav … (read more)

Girls’ Nordic third in D-II championship

CRAFTSBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ team prevailed in a tight three-way duel for third place in Wednesday’s Division II championship meet at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. The U-32 girls joined the Raider boys, who won on Monday, also at C … (read more)

Tiger boys are third in Vermont D-II Nordic championships

CRAFTSBURY — Despite top-10 finishes by skiers Elvis McIntosh, Jack Christner and Lucas Palcsik on Monday, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ Nordic ski team finished third in the Division II championship meet behind defending champion U-32 and runner … (read more)

MUHS boys ski to victory

HUNTINGTON — In a six-team meet hosted by Burlington High School at Sleepy Hollow Ski and Bike Center on Feb. 17 the Middlebury Union High School boys coasted to victory, while the Tiger girls’ team was fourth. Mount Abraham independents also excelled in … (read more)

Monday sports: Girls’ teams, Tiger Nordic boys win

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school sports in the latter half of last week the Vergennes and Otter Valley girls’ hoop and Middlebury girls’ hockey and boys’ Nordic teams picked up wins, while local boys’ basketball teams hit a rough patch. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL O … (read more)

Tiger Nordic boys ski to home victory

MIDDLEBURY — Skiing on a loop laid out on Creek Road athletic fields usually used by Middlebury Union High School soccer, softball and lacrosse teams, the Tiger boys’ Nordic squad this past Saturday breezed to a win in a three-way meet vs. BFA-St. Albans … (read more)

State expands high school sports practices, allows ski competitions

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott is easing some restrictions on school and recreational sports practices, effective today, Jan. 18. Among the changes, outdoor ski teams will be allowed to compete this winter, Scott said in his Jan. 15 news conference. Nordic … (read more)

Rikert and Snow Bowl ski centers to require reservations, other COVID precautions

HANCOCK/RIPTON — The Rikert Nordic Center and the Middlebury Snow Bowl will welcome skiers this winter with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Changes include required online reservations for skiing, equipment rentals, and lessons, as well as lodge access … (read more)

Tiger and Eagle Nordic All-Stars named

ADDISON COUNTY — Four Nordic skiers from Middlebury Union High School and one from Mount Abraham were named Division II All-Stars, and another three Tigers and one Eagle earned honorable mention. Those named all-stars earned the 10 best combined times for … (read more)

Silver for a Panther at world ski meet

OBERWISENTHAL, Germany — Middlebury College freshman Nordic skier Sophia Laukli helped the U.S. women’s junior women win a silver medal at the Nordic world championships last week in Germany. Laukli, a Maine resident, joined Kendall Kramer, Novie McCabe a … (read more)

Raiders top MUHS girls at Nordic state meet

RIPTON/JERICHO — Defending champion U-32 overcame a first-day relay-race disqualification and rallied on Monday past the Middlebury Union High School girls’ Nordic team to top the Tigers for the Division II state title, 132-153. The Raiders and Tigers out … (read more)