BRISTOL -- The Bellows Falls-Hartford wrestling team placed second out of 21 teams in the annual Jason Lowell Invitational at Mt. Mansfield High School. Saranac, N.Y. took the title with 237 points, Bellows Falls-Hartford was next with 184, and Northern Adirondack, N.Y. was third with 164.
Austin Viens (113 pounds), Nolan Viens (145) and Jake Lober (220) all won individual crowns for Bellows Falls-Hartford. And junior Kyle Record became the fifth wrestler in school history to break the 100-win barrier.
"Winning your 100th match in only his junior year is quite an accomplishment," stated Bellows Falls-Hartford coach Claude Weyant.
Record went 2-1 in the tournament, while teammates Patrick Libuda (3-1), Steve Cerrone (3-2) and Brendan Kendall (4-1) also had above .500 marks on the day.
"It has been an unbelievable year. To have placed in the top three positions in all seven tournaments would be something totally unthinkable in the past," added coach Weyant.
Bellows Falls-Hartford travels next to Fair Haven on Wednesday where they will face Fair Haven, Burr and Burton, and MAU. Wrestling is expected to start at 5:30 p.m.
Bellows Falls 68, Poultney 23
WESMINSTER -- Chelsea Wilder (17 points), Steph Parsons (16) and Molly Dufault (10) all reached double figures for the Terriers. Hannah Kelly and Emily Dufault netted nine apiece. It was the third consecutive victory for Bellows Falls.
The Terriers had previously defeated Arlington, 42-34. Emily Dufault and Hannah Kelly each scored 10 points to pace the victors.
Twin Valley 67, Black River 45
WESTMINSTER -- The Wildcats improved to 14-0 on the season. Colin Lozito paced the winners with 16 points, Dal Nesbitt followed with 14 and Eli Park added a dozen. Ben Veysey scored 14 points to pace the Presidents.
On Sunday, Feb. 9, the Vipers A.A.U. Girls Basketball Program will be hosting its annual Registration Day and Open Gym at the Hinsdale High School Gymnasium in Hinsdale, N.H. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. - noon, regardless of weather conditions.
The Vipers AAU program, formerly known as the Brattleboro Vipers, is committed to the personal skill development of its participants. Girls in grades 5-11 are encouraged to participate. All players are placed on teams based upon their grade level and abilities. No child is turned away.
AAU Basketball is competitive and demanding. The Vipers travel to tournaments throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and other bordering states. Tournaments are held on weekends, with individual team practices during the week. The AAU season runs from late March through May, with teams playing in 4-5 tournaments during that time period.
For additional information or answers to any questions, contact one of these program directors: Matt Henry - firstname.lastname@example.org, Jeff Buffum - email@example.com, or John Pinkney - firstname.lastname@example.org.