WOODSTOCK -- Oliver Pomazi placed ninth overall in 17:52 to pace the Brattleboro boys Nordic ski team at Woodstock High School. Spencer Loggia finished 20th, Colby McGinn wound up 23rd, Phelan Muller was 33rd and Declan King took 37th for the purple and white.

"Senior Oliver Pomazi had an excellent race and is gaining strength steadily," said BUHS coach Charlie La Rosa. "For the girls, our top performer all season has been Nevada Powers who is beginning to see more success on snow after being a cross country running star last fall."

Powers placed 17th overall in a time of 21:03. Eve Pomazi (25th), Catey Yost (32nd) and Katie Reynolds (41st) also competed for the Colonel girls in the 7k race,

"New skiers Jonah Koch and Dan Burdo are very strong in the JV bracket and looking forward to moving up to varsity," added La Rosa of the BUHS racers that placed second and eighth respectively in the JV boys heat.

Boys Basketball

St. Johnsbury 82,

Brattleboro 62

ST. JOHNSBURY -- Five different players scored in double figures to help the St. Johnsbury boys basketball team to an 82-62 win over Brattleboro on Tuesday night.

Tristen Ross had a game-high 24 points to pace the 4-2 Hilltoppers. Vlad Cobzaru (17 points), Brendan O’Shea (17), Josiah Kimball (11) and Taeshon Best (10) all pitched in.

Isaac Roach led the 4-3 Colonels with 22 points. Chris McAuliffe followed with 16.

Bill Koch League

PUTNEY -- The Grammar School in Putney will host a Bill Koch League XC ski race on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. The race is open to all skiers, with classes for first-second, third-fourth, fifth-sixth, and seventh-eighth graders. There is a $5 registration fee for every racer, but NENSA membership is not required for this event. Registration will open at 9 a.m. at the school.

Registration is free for children 5 and under, who ski on an untimed Lollipop course, and receive a lollipop at the finish line.

Head of School Dan Marchetti says, "TGS has hosted BKL races for many years and we are excited to welcome skiers on Sunday. Our lower fields offer an excellent stadium venue for viewing the whole race. We are looking forward to a spirited day of friendly competition."

XC skiing has been an integral part of the school since its founding in 1960. Five Olympians got their start in XC ski racing at The Grammar School, and the school’s extensive trail system provides opportunities for all students to learn to ski and improve their skills.

For more information and updates, check the Putney Bill Koch ski League Facebook page. Contact Jennifer Robb at jenrobb@gmail.com with questions.

Founded in 1960, The Grammar School is an independent school located in Putney, serving preschool through eighth grade.

Middle School Basketball

TOWNSHEND -- Julianne Leibow, Mariah Hazard and Hannah Buffum did the offensive damage for the Leland & Gray grades 7-8 girls basketball team during a 35-21 loss to Vilas on Wednesday. The 4-1 Rebels will host Bellows Falls on Friday at 4 p.m.