RIPTON >> The Brattleboro Union High School Nordic ski teams opened up on Monday at Rikert Nordic Center, with the varsity skiers competing in classic style on a 5K course.

The Brattleboro boys placed fifth and the BUHS girls finished seventh. The Middlebury boys and CVU girls each struck gold.

Isaac Freitas-Eagan wound up seventh in 21:23 to lead the Colonel boys. Jonah Koch (31st), Spencer Loggia (32nd), Declan King (35th) and Dan Burdo (38th) rounded out the team's top five.

Liz Morse paced the Brattleboro girls by taking 10th overall in 28:07. She was followed by teammates Isabella Thurber (16th), Sarah Gallagher (49th), Elery Loggia (58th) and Evy Williams (62nd).

Boys Basketball

W. RUTLAND >> Justin Hicks and Skyler Boyd each pumped in 13 points to lead Twin Valley past West Rutland, 63-37, on Monday. Brett Swanson added 11 points for the 8-5 Wildcats. Jacob Dow had a team-high 12 points for the Golden Horde.