HARTFORD -- The Colonel girls cross country team was carried by Nevada Powers, who led for most of the race before Rutland's top runner passed her, winning by just six seconds. Becca Freeman also ran very well for a fifth place dive at the line. Catey Yost, Eve Pomazi, and Gwen Harris rounded out the scoring for the teams' second place finish.
Ryan Gilligan also had an excellent race finishing seventh in a large and fairly strong field. He was followed by Tyler Clement, Oliver Pomazi, and Jon and Dan Burdo for a fourth place team finish. The boys team showed quite a large improvement over their last two meets, according to Brattleboro coach John Dimick.
The teams will travel to Bellows Falls on Friday for the Pickering Invitational.
Proctor 4, Brattleboro 1
PROCTOR -- The Phantoms proved to be too much for the Colonels on Tuesday, but Brattleboro held the hosts until 15 minutes into the second half when Curtis Tomlinson buried Proctors' first goal. He would score once more to lead his team on offense.
"Proctor was a good team," said Colonels coach Paul Sather, whose team drops to 2-1-1. "If we had scored again, things may have turned out different."
Miles Goldenbird gained some leverage and had a nice individual goal for the purple and white with six minutes remaining in regulation.
The Colonels will host Burr and Burton in their home opener at Natowich Field on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Mill River 2, Leland & Gray 1
TOWNSHEND -- Patrick Mumford scored on a cross kick and Elijah Akin put a goal away at the 47th minute to carry their team to a win over the Rebels on Tuesday afternoon.
"It was a pretty evenly matched game," said L&G coach Chris Barton. "We moved the ball well and created opportunities but couldn't come up with the goals."
It was 1-0 at the break. With three minutes left in the game, freshman Bryce Karg scored the Rebs' sole goal, unassisted.
The 0-3 Leland and Gray team will host Stratton on Friday at 4 p.m.
Fair Haven 5, Bellows Falls 1
WESTMINSTER -- On Monday, freshman Julia Carone scored three goals, and one each from Kayla Stoodley and Nicole McCardle was enough to see off the Terriers.
Chelsea Wilder and Stephanie Parsons had good early chances to score. Finally, six minutes from time, freshman Rose Cobb scored with a side foot tap in.
Bellows Falls are 1-4 and their next game will be at Arlington on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Hartford 3, Brattleboro 1
BRATTLEBORO -- Allison Courtemanche, Megan Newton and Jenna Yee all scored as the Hurricanes improved to 4-1 overall.
It was the Colonels that struck first, midway through the opening half, on a penalty corner. Daisy Giroux sent it in to Kayla Savage, who dumped it down to Katie Damian for the point-blank burial.
But the visitors pulled even a couple minutes later and got goals from Yee and Newton in the second half to pull away.
Brattleboro (1-3) will host Bellows Falls on Thursday night.
See Shane Covey's complete Hartford-Brattleboro game recap along with pictures from Kayla Rice in Thursday's sports section.
Flag football for big kids
BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept. is pleased to announce a new Adult 7 vs. 7 Flag Football League. This program will be on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, starting Oct. 20 running through Nov. 24 at the West River Park Field, on route 30.
An informational meeting for managers and players will be held on Oct. 3 at the Gibson Aiken Center at 6 p.m. The player's fees are due with the rosters on Oct. 10. There are no sponsor fees required. Fees are $35 for residents and $60 for non-residents. Contact Program Coordinator Tom Cote at 802-254-5808, x104 for further details and copies of the rules.