BRANDON -- The Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls tennis team blanked Otter Valley, 7-0, on Friday afternoon.
"I feel for Otter Valley. It’s not a good feeling to be shorthanded like that. Their kids that did play made our athletes fight hard to win the rest though," said BUHS coach Tom Weber. "Those three singles matches were tight."
Katie Tsukamoto, Jenn Hutton, Haley Marcil, and the doubles team of Aliza Racine-Danielle Looman all prevailed for the Colonels. The other three matches were won by forfeit.
At top singles, Tsukamoto edged Danarose Weaver 6-7 (7-5), 6-4, 10-6. Hutton cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Sarah Young at No. 2, and Marcil prevailed 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 at third singles. Racine and Looman took care of Otter Valley’s duo of Gabrielle Welsh-Jonna Kieth 6-0, 6-3 at first dubs.
The 3-7 Colonels will play at rival MAU today.
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BRATTLEBORO -- The Colonels stole a 4-0 lead in the first quarter on Friday night at Natowich Field and held on for a key Marble Valley League victory.
Leading 4-3, the hosts got consecutive goals from Sam Siegel and three burials by Jack Gagnon to build a 9-3 advantage. The Bulldogs closed to within 11-9 in the final period, but that’s as close as they would get.
Gagnon racked up four goals and Siegel finished with two goals and four assists to pace the winners. Tanner Freeman and Conner Elliott-Knaggs each tallied twice, while Evan Perkins, Owen Schneider and Brennen Zolnoski all found the back of the net once.
Goalie Ian Cebek made 16 saves for the Colonels, who improved to 8-1 overall and 3-0 in the MVL. They will play at 6-2 Woodstock on Tuesday night.
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MANCHESTER -- Gaia Uman, who played goalie in the second half for the Colonels, made five saves to keep the visitors in range. Kate Donovan and Haley George were the defensive standouts for Brattleboro.
"It was the Colonels’ teamwork and team chemistry that gave them (Burr and Burton) a hard time. We were totally unified. The communication and willingness to execute what was communicated was the most impressive. The attack did a phenomenal job reading the defense and staying hungry to score," said first-year BUHS coach Shannon Garrett. "More than anything, I am so impressed and proud to see our points coming from six different players. That’s huge -- our teamwork and our unselfishness. Where we struggled was difficulty and failure to keep possession."
Megan "Dirt" Siggins had a team-high three goals for the purple and white. Lizzie Clark (2 goals, 2 assists), Hannah Lynde (2 goals), Alex Fellows (goal), Cassidy Stebbins (goal) and Anna Burch (goal) also delivered at the offensive end. And Bre Sheehan used her speed to get the ball to the attackers, according to Garrett.
Track and field
BRATTLEBORO -- At the recent Junior/Senior meet, the Brattleboro boys placed fifth with 76 points and the Brattleboro girls placed sixth with 41 points.
Dakota Peterson (javelin), Miles Goldenbird (triple jump) and Ryan Gilligan (1600) all struck gold for the BUHS boys. Peterson added a second in the discus and third in the shot put, while Gilligan also earned a bronze in the 3200.
Asha DiMatteo-LePage (discus), Michaela Shea-Gander (300 hurdles) and Becca Freeman (800) all finished third to lead the Colonel girls.
In the Freshmen/Sophomore meet, the Brattleboro boys and girls placed third and sixth respectively. Dan Burdo (high jump) and Declan King (pole vault) each prevailed for the BUHS boys, which also got silvers from Tyler Clement (100) and Burdo (long jump). Nevada Powers placed second in the 3200 to pace the Brattleboro girls.
TOWNSHEND -- In a pair of recent contests, the Leland & Gray softball team trounced Twin Valley 12-2 on Wednesday and then lost to Fair Haven 13-9 on Friday. The Rebels now have a 2-6 record.
"Otter Valley dominated us, but we were right there in our other seven games this season," said Leland & Gray coach Tammy Claussen. "We’re playing a tough schedule this year. We’re definitely making progress. Our win-loss record is very misleading."
Jordan Gouger has been on fire at the dish, going a combined 4-for-7 in her last two games. Elizabeth Symanski was a perfect 4-for-4 against Fair Haven, while Kelsey Bruder had an RBI triple in that game. Jessi Stockwell delivered with a three-run double versus the Wildcats.
Symanski has fanned eight total batters in her last two appearances in the circle for the Rebels, who will play at Mill River on Tuesday.
BRATTLEBORO -- The Pirates defeated the A’s, 7-0, in a recent game on the South Main Street field. Adam Newton went the distance, allowing two hits and fanning 10. Hailey Derosia and Tyler Millerick each had a pair of hits to lead the offense, while Kris Carroll and Harrison Kerber each had good defensive plays. Jack Barnes ended the game with a spectacular catch in center field and doubled up the runner at first. Charlie Galanes and Shane Cyr pitched well for the A’s. Galanes and Mason Lamorder each had a hit. Keegan Givens and Morgan VanIderstine had great all-around games.
Small Fry baseball
BRATTLEBORO -- Ivan Lyons played solid defense and Jonathan Haskins had a great all-around game to lead Cocoplum to a 13-12 victory over Dompier Electric. Dorian Paquette and Lilly Bing each had a big hit for Dompier.
BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Police Department and Windham Southeast Education Association are joining forces for their first coed softball tournament on May 31 and June 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The entry fee is $150 per team. There will be a barbecue and bake sale going on during the tournament.
Send an email to Rebecca Marrero at rebecca.marrero@ state.vt.us if you are interested in registering.