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Ski team ranked No. 1 in Ski Racing Magazine Power Rankings

The UVM ski team has risen to the first spot in Ski Racing Magazine’s power ranking after their impressive showing at the St. Lawrence Carnival. The Catamounts were able to beat Dartmouth and end Dartmouth’s three-year streak of winning 15 consecutive EISA regular-season contests. The Catamounts’ 1,046 points at the St. Lawrence Carnival sets the record for most points in a carnival by a collegiate ski team.

Men’s basketball rebounds against New Hampshire

First year Sandro Carissimo scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half as UVM defeated New Hampshire 61-53 on Thursday, Jan. 20 in Durham, N.H.. The Catamounts, who improve to 13-5 (4-2), held a two-point lead at the break before opening the second half with a 15-5 run. After another somewhat sluggish start to the game — shooting only 37 percent from the field in the first half — Vermont was able to pull away in the second, shooting 52 percent from the floor.

Women’s basketball wins second in a row

After beginning the season with 17 straight losses, the women’s basketball team has won two straight games after their victory at home against Maine. Tonya Young led three scorers in double figures with 16 and grabbed seven rebounds in the 57-48 victory.

Men’s basketball adds Gonzaga transfer Keegan Hyland

Keegan Hyland announced last week that he will transfer to the University of Vermont, leaving Gonzaga University. Hyland is regarded as one of the best players to come out of the state of Maine recently, as he averaged 27.7 ppg as a junior at South Portland High School before missing most of his senior season to injury.


Quote of the week

“He [Brady] looked scared straight, and you can quote that.”

—­James Ihedigbo

New York Jets’ safety

Don’t worry James, we did. And New England … can you honestly argue against that?

Boss of the week: Rex Ryan

He outcoached Bill Belichick at Foxboro in the divisional round of the playoffs. What else do you need to know? In his two years as Jets head coach Ryan has a record of 20-12 in the regular season and a 4-1 postseason mark, all of which were played away from New York. Could have put Mark Sanchez as the boss of the week for tying the all-time postseason record for wins on the road as a quarterback. Oh well. 

Goat of the week: New England Patriots

Hate to break it to you Pats fans, but the Jets victory validated the trash-talking strategy of the Jets and Rex Ryan. You could have ended it forever, for New England and the rest of the NFL. Now, it will take multiple playoff defeats over the Jets in their building to crush the Rex-Ryan-led-swagger-laden Jets.