BRATTLEBORO -- When the Hinsdale High School cross-country team hosts a meet for the first time ever today, don’t be surprised if a couple of Pacers are setting the pace.
"We have two seniors -- Roxy Toussaint and Tanner Nichols -- who should be battling for the individual win," said Hinsdale coach Glenn Hammett.
Hinsdale will be taking on Monadnock, with the girls race beginning at 3:45 p.m. and the boys heat starting at 4:15 p.m. The course will be a three-loop route around campus.
The 6-0 Bellows Falls field hockey team will attempt to stay unbeaten when they visit Springfield today at 4 p.m. The Terriers are just ahead of Rice (6-0-1) and Missisquoi Valley (7-1-1) in the Division 3 standings.
Bethany Coursen’s girls haven’t given up a single goal this season. Goalies Quinn Lawrence and Shea Wilkinson have been taking turns in the cage.
The Twin Valley boys soccer team is currently atop the Division 4 standings with an 8-1 mark. The Wildcats have a slight lead over Danville (7-1), Proctor (5-1-1), Sharon (6-2-1) and Chelsea (7-2).
Coach Buddy Hayford mentioned that playmakers Nick Nilsen, Colin Lozito and Tony Tarr have been hungry to score -- Lozito has back-to-back hat tricks. The boys from Wilmington will host Stratton Mountain School in the second half of a Homecoming doubleheader on Saturday at 5 p.m.
The Leland & Gray boys soccer team has a 6-2 mark, but are ranked just fifth in the Division 3 poll behind Peoples (7-1-1), Rivendell (5-1-1), Williamstown (7-2) and Thetford (5-2). The Rebels will next host Bellows Falls tomorrow at 1 p.m.
The Bellows Falls football team is the other powerhouse in this area. The 4-1 Terriers and 1-4 Colonels are both on the road tonight at 7, with matchups at North Country and Burlington respectively.
The Hinsdale girls and Brattleboro boys soccer teams are the only other local squads in action today, as the 0-9 Pacers will host Newmarket at 4 p.m. and the 4-4 Colonels will play at Burlington at 4 p.m.
As for the other Colonel teams -- John Dimick’s harriers will host a meet on Saturday at 10 a.m., the BUHS girls (4-6) will hold their Homecoming game on the pitch versus rival MAU on Tuesday at 6 p.m., and Deb Valliere’s stickers (0-9) will welcome Burr and Burton on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
There are a couple of soccer doubleheaders going on tomorrow. In Townshend, the Bellows Falls boys (1-5-1) will take on the Leland & Gray boys (6-2) at 1 p.m. and then John Broadley’s Terrier girls (4-3-1) will face the Rebel girls (2-5-1) at 3 p.m. And in Wilmington, the Twin Valley girls (3-3-2) and boys (8-1) teams will host Stratton Mountain School at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively.
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