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 On Thursday the Commodore girls moved to 3-0 by topping host Missisquoi, 34-20, behind what Coach Billy Waller called another strong defensive effort. VUHS led at the half, 17-4. Kate Gosliga paced the Commodores with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Felicia P … (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)

U-32 edges Tiger boys’ Nordic team by 7 points

RIPTON AND JERICHO — Over the two days of the Division II boys’ Nordic state championship, the margin between winner U-32 and second place Middlebury Union High School came down to less than one place per skier in the individual races — seven points. When … (read more)

Panther skiers take a close second

CRAFTSBURY — The Middlebury College ski teams finished second overall at the opening carnival of the season this pat weekend, hosted by Harvard at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort. The Panthers were just four poin … (read more)

Tiger boys’ Nordic gets big victory

CHITTENDEN COUNTY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ Nordic ski team on Monday clinched the annual three-stage Tour de Chittenden race, edging Division II rival U-32, 28-34. Both teams easily defeated D-I competition. Champlain Valley (65) was third … (read more)

Winter Sports Report: MUHS Nordic skiing

MIDDLEBURY — This past winter new-look MUHS girls’ and boys’ Nordic teams each fared well at the two-day Division II state meet, each finishing second to U-32 despite the graduation of many of the skiers who had helped both of the program’s teams win titl … (read more)

Winter Sports Report: Otter Valley Nordic skiing

BRANDON — The Nordic ski team at Otter Valley is building momentum going into this season. Fourth-year head coach Devon Fuller was seeing improvement and focus in preseason as his team prepared for the season with 15 student-athletes, seven of whom are in … (read more)