BENNINGTON -- Brattleboro’s Catey Yost and Spencer Olson each finished in the top 10 during Tuesday’s MVL Cross Country Championship at Willow Park. Yost placed fifth in 23:01 to lead the BUHS girls and Olson wound up 10th in 19:21 to pace the Colonel boys.
MAU swept the team competition. The Patriot boys scored 15 points and were followed by Rutland (51), Burr and Burton (84) and Brattleboro (89), while the MAU and Rutland girls each scored 31 points, Burr and Burton finished with 71 points and the Colonels were incomplete.
MAU’s Marc Brandemeyer took the boys heat in 16:56. The top five for Brattleboro were: Olson; Arturo Gutierrez, 14th, 19:59; Josh Parro, 24th, 20:55; Tyler Clement, 28th, 21:29; and Ryan Gilligan, 29th, 21:30.
A pair of freshmen finished first and second in the girls race, as Rutland’s Chloe Levins won in 21:48 and MAU’s Erica Hale was next in 22:04. Running for the Colonels were: Yost; Olivia Hamm, 29th, 28:36; Luci Hauty, 33rd, 29:17; and Dana Alexa, 34th, 30:49.
Leland & Gray 3, Twin Valley 1
TOWNSHEND -- The Rebels held sway over the Wildcats in a Tuesday night matchup, with two goals from Leland & Gray’s Corey Nystrom and the other from Jake Sherman.
Nystrom picked up a loose ball and booted it in from the corner five minutes into the first half. His next goal came with 58 minutes on the clock, assisted by Zach
Nystrom tucked in his team’s second goal, and Colin Lozito put away Twin Valley’s sole goal on a penalty kick.
"Both teams moved the ball well and had good control," said Leland & Gray coach Chris Barton.
Leland & Gray moves to 10-2 and hosts Proctor on Thursday at 4 p.m. Twin Valley drops to 11-2.
Bellows Falls 7, Long Trail 0
WESTMINSTER -- The Terriers scored four goals in the first half, including two from Corina Stack, to help propel Bellows Falls to a rout over Long Trail, in a matchup held Tuesday evening.
Bellows Falls also had help from Brit Moyna and Ashley Palmisano, who had one goal apiece. In the second half, Moyna added her second, Addy Dailey scored one and Stack got a third goal to complete her hat-trick.
"We’ve definitely got a home playoff spot," said Terrier coach John Broadley, whose team is ranked seventh in their division heading into the playoffs. "At this point we’re getting our game back and staying positive."
Bellows Falls is now 7-5-1 and will play its final game of their regular season at Windsor on Thursday.
Bellows Falls 3, Fair Haven 1
FAIR HAVEN -- The Terriers outplayed Fair Haven in a Tuesday night game.
"We had a fun game," said Bellows Falls coach Bethany Coursen. "Fair Haven’s corners were tough. Their team is a lot stronger than what their record reflects."
With one minute left in the first, off the corner, Kya Coursen sent it to Mariah Barnett who went in for the Terriers’ first goal.
Coursen then carried it into the circle for the dish to Cassidy Santorelli who made the score 2-1 at the break.
Coursen then set up a play on the team’s next solid drive, seven minutes into the second half, this time going to Santorelli for the BF’s third prize.
Fair Haven’s Emily Ringquest went scored four minutes after Santorelli’s winner to give her team their one goal.
In the goalie’s box, the Terriers’ Quinn Lawrence handled Fair Haven’s first half shots, while Shea Wilkinson finished out.
Bellows Falls soars to 11-1 and plays at Windsor on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro junior varsity football team went to Bellows Falls recently and lost to the Terriers 28-6. The Colonels scored midway through the fourth quarter on a 52-yard pass from Tyler McKenney to Jack Ochukpue.
In a rematch with Rutland, the Colonels were shut out 28-0. The offensive line made some nice holes, helping Ochukpue and Dakota Peterson run well inside.
The Colonels will host MAU on Monday, Oct. 22.