WESTMINSTER -- The Bellows Falls field hockey squad hosted Fair Haven on Friday and clipped them, 1-0. Sarah Wells had the BF goal on a tap-in, with Kya Coursen and Mariah Barnett on the feed, with 10 minutes on the clock in the second half.
"Wells worked well out there for us tonight," said Terriers coach Bethany Coursen. "She’s our leading scorer, but most of those shots have been a result of assists by her teammates."
It was deadlocked through the first because either team did so well clearing out the center. "They all feed the ball to each other," said Coursen about her team, who remains unbeaten at 11-0-1. "The girls had about seven or eight shots each from the circle."
Fair Haven’s goalie Jenna Alexander made 25 saves against a relentless Terrier force. Shea Wilkinson was in goal for Bellows Falls.
The Terriers will play at Springfield on Monday at 4 p.m.
Springfield 3, Brattleboro 1
BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro field hockey team fell to Springfield on Senior Night at BUHS.
Kayla Savage scored on a breakaway with seven minutes remaining on what coach Deb Valliere referred to as a "very pretty goal." Jen Dyer made sever saves for the hosts, including a stop on a penalty stroke.
Honored were seniors Kayla Savage, Jen Dyer, Daisy Giroux, Haley George, Jenna Martin, Marissa Semenovich and Kebrina Howard.
The 1-10-1 Colonels will host Burr and Burton on Monday at 6 p.m.
Twin Valley 5, Bellows Falls 1
WESTMINSTER -- Chris Walling’s Wildcats got another win on Friday against the host Terriers, as coach John Broadley’s bunch found it hard to fight back from a 3-1 deficit after the break.
"We looked good," said Twin Valley coach Chris Walling, whose team climbs to 7-4.
Savannah Nesbitt and Katelyn Hunt teamed up as usual, and Nesbitt would score the team’s first with Hunt’s feed during the opening half. Hannah Swanson was up next, and would put a goal away unassisted, at the 19:50-mark. "She hit it from about 30 yards out," noted Walling.
The final first half make came from Jordan Niles, with the assist by Nesbitt.
The score stayed like that for about 10 minutes, until Bellows Falls finally had their sole goal courtesy penalty-shot expert Lydia Pedigo. Hunt had a second goal--with help from Sammy Cunningham--and then Nesbitt helped to clean up, for the two remaining TV goals.
Twin Valley plays at Stratton on Saturday during their Homecoming.
Clinic for Vermont coaches
set to take place at UVM
BURLINGTON -- The Vermont Basketball Coaches’ Association will hold its annual clinic on Oct. 26-27 at UVM Patrick Gymnasium. The excitement begins with a 4 p.m. UVM vs. St. Michael’s College women’s game, followed by a 7 p.m. UVM vs. St. Michael’s College men’s contest on Saturday.
After the second game, at the Best Western Conference Center, Tom Brennan will speak on various basketball topics. There will be a cash bar for beer and wine. The center offers a special clinic rate for coaches of $79 for a room with two double beds. Call 1-800-371-1125 to register, as rooms are limited.
The fun continues on Sunday beginning at 8:15 for registration and free breakfast. Throughout the day, guest speakers will host professional discussions.
The weekend’s events will be sponsored by Keiths II Sports, Pepsi of Brattleboro, Bennington Sports and Graphics, Burlington Area Coke, and ghousen.
Snowmaking efficiency upgrades and good grub local mountain’s new focus
DOVER -- Mount Snow Resort underwent a number of capital enhancement projects over this past summer that focused on improving both the on-mountain and off-mountain guest experiences for the upcoming winter season. Snowmaking upgrades that will make the resort’s powerful snowmaking system more efficient while increasing output were completed to enhance the on-mountain experience; and a number of new and newly renovated food and beverage offerings await hungry skiers and riders.
The mountain operations team replaced nearly four miles of aging snowmaking pipe on ten different trails; some of which are served by the resort’s 253 high output fan guns. This new pipe, which ranges in size from 4" diameter to 16" diameter, will dramatically improve how efficiently the water gets to the snow guns and in turn increase the snow output.
Middle Exhibition is now home to 11 new pedestals that will provide electricity to run portable fan guns. This upgrade reduces the amount of air needed to be sent up the mountain and will allow the Snowmaking Department to put the highest quality snow possible on one of the mountain’s most popular trails.
The installation of a new Anderson Moisture Separator to the air compressor system is expected to remove four to five times more moisture from the air than the previous technology the resort had in place. When it’s cold, moisture freezes which in turn creates rime on the inside of the air hoses. This reduces the amount of space air has to travel through them, which results in less air making it to the snow guns. Now, more air pressure will reach the air/water snowguns which will increase their output and allow crews to run more guns.
Dates announced for Tough Mudder New England 2014
WEST DOVER -- Tough Mudder and Mount Snow Resort announced that the global endurance event leader will return to the southern Vermont resort for the fourth straight year in 2014, with the two-day event scheduled to occur Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Mount Snow is one of the longest running venues on Tough Mudder’s schedule, which will feature more than 75 events in at least 13 countries in 2014.
The Tough Mudder course traditionally takes participants on a 10 mile jaunt up and down Mount Snow; obstacles set throughout the course feature mud, water, electric shocks, barbed wire and other challenges. When participants complete the course, they are awarded a trademark orange headband and a cold beer before enjoying the post-party in Mount Snow’s Main Base Area. To register for Tough Mudder New England 2014 at Mount Snow, visit toughmudder.com.
Home for children holds
successful XC meet
WESTMINSTER -- To a backdrop of brilliant autumn foliage and perfect weather, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children held its two Invitational Cross Country Meets on Sept. 18 and Oct. 2.
Thirteen different schools participated and over two hundred runners participated in each event. Schools in the local region were invited to participate in three divisions for groups of students, aged six through fourteen, to run a selected course.
This is the twenty-second year Kurn Hattin has sponsored the community event. Family members, faculty, friends, and cheerful spectators all convened to support the children to promote fun, healthy competition and community spirit.
For the three divisions, children aged 6-8 years old ran a half mile, aged 9-11 ran a mile, and 12-14 year olds ran a mile and a half. On Oct. 2, the winners in the half mile girls and boys divisions respectively were Riley Paul from Lebanon Elementary, with a time of 3:54; and Rodolfo (Rudy) Blake from Kurn Hattin, who finished with a time of 3:58.
In the one mile division, Torin Kindopp from Chesterfield, N.H. won the boys division with a time of 6:25 and Amelia Opsahl from the Grammar School recorded the best time for the girls with a 7:45 finish. In the mile and a half division, Erika Farhm from Marlborough, N.H. recorded a 10:39 time for the girls’ race, and Isaac Freitas-Eagon from Brattleboro Middle School recorded a 8:51 time for boys, both finishing first.
set to tee off
BERNARDSTON, Ma. -- The 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Men’s Golf Championship tees off in Bernardston, Ma. this weekend, as Springfield College and the Crumpin-Fox Club play host to the 14-team-field. The two day tournament will begin on Oct. 12 and conclude on Oct. 13.
Springfield College is co-hosting the tournament for the second consecutive year at Crumpin-Fox and third year overall. Of the 14-teams in the championship, ten are returning participants.
Western New England University heads back to Crumpin-Fox after posting a team score of 648 in 2012, good enough for a third place finish. Golden Bears’ senior Patrick Donahue (Southington, CT/St. Paul Catholic) was the individual champion last year and is back to defend his title. The 2009 ECAC Division III New England Men’s Golf Champion Endicott College Gulls aim improve on a fourth place finish from a year ago, posting a team total of 649, just one stroke out of third place. Nichols College is in search of its first ever tournament title after finishing in fifth place in 2012 with a combined score of 658.
Considered to be one of the most challenging golf courses in the Northeast, the Crumpin-Fox Club is a 7,007 yard, par 72 course located along the Massachusetts-Vermont state border. Tee times for the championship will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Curling club open house
PETERSHAM, Ma. -- Remember the intrigue of watching Curling during the 2010 Olympics? What is this game all about and why are they sweeping in front of the stone? The Olympics are coming again in Feb. 2014 and you can bet curling will once again be the talk of the Games.
But this year, you can brag to your friends that you play an Olympic sport--if you are a member of the Petersham Curling Club, that is.
Often called "the hottest game on ice", curling is a game of finesse and strategy. And the Petersham Curling Club, one of only four in Massachusetts, is holding an Open House on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m to give attendants a taste of what the sport is all about.
Club members will be on hand to teach you the basics of the sport and you will have a chance to go on the ice and deliver a stone. Just bring clean, rubber-soled shoes such as sneakers and wear warm, but loose fitting clothes.
The Petersham Curling Club has sheets sheets of dedicated curling ice and has been in operation since 1960. There is a warm and welcoming clubhouse and there is currently just under 100 members. Come try curling, make some new friends and watch the winter fly by.
The Club is located at 150 North Main Street (Rte. 32) in Petersham, and is only minutes off of Exit 17 of Rte 2. For more information, go to petershamcurling.org or call 978-724-3210.