Eli Cohen pumped in 16 points last Friday in Milton to lead the Middlebury Tigers to a 57-45 win over the Milton Yellow Jackets in boy's high school basketball. Will Pitkin contributed an additional 10 for the Tigers, who improved to 9-3 with the win. Corey Chase and Mike Bordeaux led the 2-8 Yellow Jackets with 12 and 11 points respectively.
In girls basketball the Vergennes Commodores played back-to-back nights last weekend, getting their second win of the year over Missisquoi, after losing their seventh of the year at home against Mount Mansfield on Friday night.
Sara Church scored 16 points to lead Mount Mansfield to an easy 48-23 win in Vergennes last Friday evening. Erin Simm contributed another seven to the Cougar win. Danni Stapleford and Brittany Quattrocci had six apiece for the 1-7 Commodores.
But Vergennes did improve to 2-7 the very next day in Swanton when Allison Provost poured in 15 points to lead them past the Missisquoi Thunderbirds 43-36. Casey Boucher and Grace Parks led the Thunderbirds in defeat with nine points apiece.
The Middlebury Tigers girls team were in action on the road last Saturday, in South Burlington, where the Rebels put together a 12-4 fourth quarter to hold off the Tigers 48-38. Kelsey Beynnon scored 23 points, hauled in 18 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead the Rebels. She was aided by Natalie Wimett who contributed another 13 points for South Burlington, who improved to 7-4 with the win. Katie Ritter recorded 18 points in defeat for Middlebury.
Tigers dramatic comeback nets win
The Middlebury Tigers boys high school hockey team got a huge win last Saturday in Middlebury when they came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Montpelier Salons 3-2.
Dylan Newton led the Tiger comeback by scoring a pair of goals, and Cooper Thompson scored the game winner late in the second period. Goalie Craig Camara preserved the win with a dozen saves for the 9-3-2 Tigers. Shane Smith scored both goals for Montpelier, while their net minder Bennett Augustoni kept them in the game by stopping 32 shots.
The Tiger girls weren't so fortunate. Julie Pearl scored six times as the Montpelier Salons blanked the Tigers in Middlebury 9-0. Lauren Cabanaw added a pair, and Lindsey Norris scored once to round out the scoring for Montpelier, who improved to 10-1-1 with the win. Salon goalie Ricci Celia needed to make just seven saves to earn the shutout. Ashley Howlett made 27 saves in the net for the Tigers, who fekk to 2-11 with the loss.
Lake Monsters 50/50 raffle
The Vermont Lake Monsters still have 50/50 raffle spots available for the upcoming season at historic Centennial Field.
Any local nonprofit organization can take part in the 50/50 raffle by submitting a letter requesting to do the 50/50 at a Lake Monsters game and a brief description of what their organization does.
If interested, contact Denny Madigan in the Lake Monsters front office at 802-655-4200 or by email at email@example.com
Breast Cancer hockey tournament
Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Do you enjoy hockey? What about dinner and dancing? If so, come on out to the 10th annual Face Off Against Breast Cancer hockey tournament.
Several women teams from all over Vermont will compete in two full days of hockey action. Their will even be a separate division for friends and families of the original eight teams to compete themselves.
The teams entering this year's tournament include the Burlington Ice Breakers, the Green Mountain Thunder, the Brattleboro Riverhawks, the Rutland Cutting Edge, the Waterbury Wicked, and the Manchester Rusty Blades, as well as the hosting Middlebury teams, the Otters and the Mystix.
In addition to the hockey action their will be a tournament party to be held on Saturday night at the Two Brothers' Lounge. A local band, the Horse Traders, will don referee jerseys and play, charging the charity nothing for their services.
In addition the Two Brothers Lounge, in a true show of community spirit, is donating the cover charge, and 10 percent of all their sales all day long (even at their restaurant upstairs). At the party, the charity organizers will raffle off ski passes, dinners out, and fancy hockey sticks autographed by our Middlebury College Panthers hockey teams.
Their goal for this year is to break the $30,000 barrier. So why not help and have a great time doing so. If you are interested contact Liza Sacheli Lloyd for event information such as times, venues and prices. Contact: Liza Sacheli Lloyd at Middlebury College, 443-3169, firstname.lastname@example.org.