RUTLAND -- The Brattleboro boys lacrosse team remained undefeated with an 8-6 victory over Rutland on Tuesday.
Tied 4-4 at halftime, the Colonels gained some breathing room by outscoring the Raiders 3-0 to take a 7-4 lead into the final quarter.
"We hurt ourselves with penalties in the first half, and made it difficult for ourselves at times, but we stayed with it and were able to take advantage of some second-half opportunities," said BUHS coach Chris Sawyer, whose team improved to 9-0 overall.
Travis Elliott-Knaggs paced the Colonels with four goals and three assists. Colin Campbell added two goals, while Sam Finnerty and Nik Rancourt put in one each. Romello Lindsay (11 saves) made several key stops in the win.
The Colonels will travel to face a talented Amherst, Mass. team on Thursday.
Brattleboro 9, Keene 8
KEENE, N.H. -- Karley Fortier scored with 10 seconds left, after Maddie Rollins won a crucial draw, to break an 8-8 tie.
"I’m proud of the way the Colonels came through when it mattered the most," said BUHS coach Maud Lonergan, whose team improved to 3-6.
Brattleboro took a 2-1 advantage to the intermission and had an 8-4 lead with 13:47 remaining. But the hosts scored four unanswered goals to deadlock the contest at 8-8 with 32 ticks left on the clock.
Fortier finished with a hat trick and also dished out two assists. "Mad Dog" and Mariah Lesure each tallied twice, Becca Bird had one goal and one assist, and Kyle Sewing also split the posts.
Kali Roberts made 10 saves on 18 shots for the Colonels, who will host Woodstock on Thursday night at 7.
Rutland 16, Bellows Falls 1
BELLOWS FALLS -- Bellows Falls pitcher Emma Shaw was hit in the forearm with a line drive and then taken to the hospital. Coach Pete Fry hadn’t yet heard any updates on her condition when he phoned in his game results.
"We made some nice plays defensively," said Fry, whose team dropped to 0-9.
The Terriers finished with four hits. Megan LaBeau, Ally Davis, Shawna Coutu and Tasha Long all had one.
Mount St. Joseph 0
BRATTLEBORO -- The Colonels swept the Green Wave for their first victory of the season.
"It’s always nice to get the first win. We’re pretty strong. We played really strong teams in our first four matches," said BUHS coach Tom Weber.
Brattleboro dominated the five singles matches. Lauren Mabie, Hayley Ryan and Mary McLoughlin all won 6-0, 6-0. Caroline Dinicola-Fawley prevailed 6-0, 6-1 at first singles, while Miranda Moseley took care of MSJ’s Sabrina Quimby 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5.
MSJ forfeited the second doubles match. Aiden Earley and Katie Tsukamoto won at No. 2 doubles 6-2, 6-2.
The 1-4 Colonels host Springfield today at 4:30 p.m.
Hartford 7, Bellows Falls 0
HARTFORD -- The Hurricanes got a forfeit victory at fifth singles and won every other match on the court.
Hillary Willard played a strong first set for the Terriers, but eventually lost to Emily Fariel 6-3, 6-0. At first singles, Hartford’s Alanna Ojibway took care of Ruth Rowell 6-2, 6-2.
The 1-3 Terriers will play at Woodstock on Thursday.
Track and Field
SANBORTON, N.H. -- The Hinsdale girls and boys track teams placed second and fourth respectively in a six-team meet at Saint Bani.
Melanie Smith won the 100 hurdles to lead the Pacers, while Shannon Cole added a pair of silvers (javelin, 200) and Tina Lazelle chipped in with two bronze medals (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles). Tessa Pierce was the runnerup in the discus, and the 4x100 relay team of Smith, Cole, Elissa Ross and Mattie Veal also finished second.
Hillsboro-Deering won the girls meet with 186 points and Hinsdale was next with 85. Hillsboro-Deering also took the boys crown with 129 points and the Pacers wound up fourth with 92.
Striking gold for the Hinsdale boys were: Markee Frazer, 110 hurdles; Dylan Morse, 200; and Tanner NIchols, 400 and 800. Andres Callazo (shot put), Daniel Bruce (800) and the 4x400 relay team of Nichols, Bruce, Evan Dunkley and Michael Maciel all placed second. Michael McCosker took third in the 110 hurdles and Joseph Atwood did the same in the 3200.
"We had a solid meet against similar-sized schools," said Hinsdale coach Glenn Hammett. "We had many athletes compete in events outside their normal expertise in order to try and win more points for the team. Coach (Rocky) Stone and I were very pleased with both teams’ energy and grit."
Drury 9, Brattleboro 2
DRURY, Mass. -- The Colonels dropped to 5-4 with a loss in the Bay State on Monday night.
"We had a lot of people on base, but we didn’t get the hits when we needed them," said Brattleboro coach Chris Groeger.
Sawyer Olson had three hits to pace the purple and white. Evan Parro and Kevin Paciulli had two apiece, and Tommy Heydinger added an RBI double.
Heydinger, who Groeger said was struggling with his control, suffered the loss. He walked two, fanned two, allowed nine hits and gave up eight earned runs.
The Colonels will play at Rutland (9-2) today at 4:30 p.m.
Burr and Burton 2
BRATTLEBORO -- Danny Richardson fanned 12 and threw a one-hitter, and helped himself with two hits. Adam McPhail tripled twice for the 4-0 Frosh Colonels and Tony Moodie drove in two runs.
Little League Baseball
BRATTLEBORO -- Emmanuel Keppel went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs to help the Reds defeat the Athletics, 4-3. Ian Fulton-Black fanned a dozen and battery mate Tanner Bell gunned down a potential base thief to squelch a rally. Dan Petrie struck out nine and also hit a two-run blast to pace the A’s.
The Red Sox went off for eight runs in the sixth and beat the Marlins, 14-4. Jake Lyon went 4-for-4 to lead the winners, while Zeb Lesure had three hits and Will LaPorte added two of his own. LaPorte and Scott Perlberg each saw time on the hill for the Sox. Treston Jordan tripled for the fish, which got a pair of hits from both Adam Curtis and Kolton Revenna.
Small Fry Baseball
BRATTLEBORO -- Katheryne Wocell and Jordan Gilbert each went 3-for-4 to help Fleming Oil beat Dave’s Painting, 24-14. Ethan Mayhew had an outstanding defensive game for the winners, while Trevor Kipp, Isaac Weeks and Riley Dean were the standouts for Dave’s.