Sports Notes11/26/08

Nov. 26, 2008

Middlebury College falls short of Div. III Final Four

With former Champlain Valley Union High soccer standouts Tyler Macnee, a freshman, and Carson Cornbrooks, a sophomore, playing key roles, the Middlebury College Panthers advanced to the regional finals of the national Division III playoffs. But facing Stevens Institute of Technology on Sunday night, the Panthers bowed out on a penalty kick shootout in Hoboken, N.J.

Cornbrooks helped force the tie that led to the shootout when he assisted on a Middlebury goal midway through the second half, knotting the game at 1-1.

Macnee, who led the Panthers with 13 goals, scored the lone tally Saturday in Middlebury’s 1-0 third-round triumph over Carleton.

Meier helps Midd to cross country title

Former Champlain Valley Union High cross country runner Hannah Meier, a Middlebury College sophomore, helped the Panthers win a fifth NCAA women’s cross country title on Saturday. Meier placed 39th among 279 runners and second for her team in the title event at Hanover, Ind.

Volleyball title

Helped by some local residents, the Vermont Commons girls volleyball team took home the state title on Nov. 1. The Vermont Commons team defeated Enosburg Falls High School, 25-13, in the championship match. Team members included sophomore Mikela Boudette of Williston and senior Celina Hickson of St. George.

Vermont Commons is an independent college preparatory school in South Burlington.

Rec League basketball registration

Registration is open for the Williston Recreation Basketball League. The league runs from December to February. Register through Williston Town Clerk, 878-5121. Coaches are needed. For more information e-mail Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Finnegan at