Winter Sports Report: Tiger teams gear up with returning champs on snow and mats

As always, winter is a busy time for Middlebury Union High School athletics, with eight offerings to keep students occupied doing healthy and hopefully fun things through the long cold months. 

Winter Sports Report: Eagles boast some new coaches and a new varsity sport

Mount Abraham Union High School sports teams enter the winter with a few changes: Two programs have new coaches, one after winning a state championship, and there is a new varsity team, indoor track, which moves up from club status. 

Winter Sports Report: Commodore teams are setting their sights high this winter

Will this winter reverse the oh-so-close trend of tough playoff losses on the road, overtime setbacks and unlucky injuries?

Winter 2021 Sports Report: MUHS

The short 2021 winter season brought mostly good news to the Middlebury Union High School programs.

Winter 2021 Sports Report: VUHS

What was arguably the most successful team at VUHS returning this winter? Indoor track. But that was two winters ago (there was no indoor track in Vermont last winter) and none of the runners who helped the Commodore boys win five races in the 2020 state … (read more)

Winter 2021 Sports Report: Mount Abe

The winter of 2020-2021 was not the kindest to Mount Abraham sports teams. The COVID pandemic forced the school’s basketball programs, like those elsewhere, to play abbreviated seasons, and neither managed winning records.

Winter 2021 Sports Report: Otter Valley

The COVD-shortened winter of the 2020-21 high school sports season is behind us, and the teams at Otter Valley are happy about that.

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: MUHS boys’ basketball

MIDDLEBURY — This past winter the Middlebury Union boys’ basketball team played well enough to win 16 games and earn the No. 4 seed in Division I, only to be upset at home in the first round of the playoffs. Two starters and a key role player graduated fr … (read more)

Winter Sports Report: MUHS gymnastics

MIDDLEBURY — With seven athletes in the fold this winter, Middlebury Union gymnastics coach Natalia Harthman will be emphasizing versatility to her team. Harthman would like the Tigers to expand their horizons and test themselves in as many of the gymnast … (read more)

Winter Sports Report: MUHS girls’ hockey

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union girls’ hockey team is coming off a 12-win season in which the Tigers were the top team in the state’s new three-tier girls’ hockey alignment. In that alignment basically all the Division II teams play all the other teams … (read more)

Winter Sports Report: MUHS girls’ basketball

MIDDLEBURY — A young Middlebury Union girls’ basketball team took its lumps this past winter, but Coach Jen Heath is hoping for at least a modest step forward this season as the Tigers begin to mature. Certainly, Heath was able to list some positives abou … (read more)

Winter Sports Report: MUHS boys’ hockey

MIDDLEBURY — This past season the Middlebury Union boys’ hockey team battled to a 9-8-3 regular season, good for the No. 4 seed in Division I, and then won a quarterfinal matchup before falling to eventual champion Essex in a semifinal. With nine seniors … (read more)

Winter Sports Report: MUHS wrestling

MIDDLEBURY — With a varsity team roughly tripled in size from a year ago and another 16 wrestlers in the middle school program, Middlebury Union wrestling Coach Ethan Raymond felt optimistic about his program during the preseason. “I’m excited, obviously. … (read more)

Winter Sports Report: VUHS indoor track & field

VERGENNES — This past winter the boys on the Vergennes Union indoor track and field team won four races at the Division II championship meet, at 600 and 1,000 meters and the four-by-400 and four-by-800 relay races. The 600-meter champion and two of the ru … (read more)