Thursday January 10, 2013

SWANZEY, N.H. -- Leading by nine points, the Monadnock boys basketball team forced the issue in the fourth quarter and cruised to a 54-32 victory over the shorthanded Pacers on Wednesday evening.

"With just seven full-time players available, we just ran out of gas," said Hinsdale coach Brad Venice.

Andrew O’Keefe led Venice’s team with 16 points. Hunter Nichols contributed with 11.

The 1-5 Pacers will face Mascenic on Wednesday.

BHA news

BRATTLEBORO -- The BHA Peewees ran into two very hot goaltenders over the weekend. On Saturday they lost to the Nonotuck Knights 4-1, with the offensive punch supplied by Jacob Bailey, assisted by Aubrey Goodband. The next day, Westfield downed Brattleboro 6-1, as Dylan Reilly scored once.

The BHA Mite North team played a great game against Amherst on Sunday, Jan. 6. Darek Harvey played another solid game between the pipes and was aided defensively by Alex Palomba and Jack Rockefeller. The passes started to zip around the offensive end of the ice with goals and assists coming from Will Taggard, Jack Pattison, Lauren Carpenter and Leo Bodett.

Brattleboro squirts goalie Austin Wood stood on his head again during Saturday’s game against the Easthampton’s Nonutuck Knights to get his third shutout of the season. The final score of the game was 14-0.


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Goal scorers were Andrew Peloso (3), Gabe Heiden (2), Alex Hudon (2), Mason Foard (2), Ethan Young, Ernesto Antonucci, Nathan Powers, Ezra Loevy-Reyes and Ryan Gerard.

Sundays game against Ludlow, Mass., was a 3-3 tie, with two goals coming from Alex Hudon -- both assisted by Nathan Powers -- and an unassisted goal from Andrew Peloso.

The Bantams dressed only seven skaters for their showdown in Greenfield against Franklin County on Sunday. Bradley Fellows scored the icebreaker in the first period, assisted by Pete Paasche. Daniel McMahon, Miles Hiler, Kenny Olchowski, and Zeb Lesure kept up relentless pressure. The defensemen were heroic in their stamina. Pete Paasche and Jakob Curtiss each played all but one minute of the contest, with Curtiss scoring the equalizer with 1:21 left in the third period to make it 2-2. Milou Rigollaud turned away two dozen shots in goal.

Kurn Hattin hoops

WESTMINSTER -- Jahyde Bullard went off for 24 points and seventh grader Amza Issa scored 12 as Kurn Hattin Homes routed Chesterfield 55-19 to remain undefeated. KHH will play at Westmoreland, N.H., today at 5 p.m.

Kurn Hattin’s girls A-team lost to Chesterfield, 38-7. Brianna Coble, Brianna Staggers, Shandae Cruz and Kaylee Cherbonneau did the scoring for Kurn Hattin. They will play at Westmoreland today at 3:45 p.m.

Middle School basketball

TOWNSHEND -- Skylar Boyd hit a pair of clutch free throws down the stretch and Twin Valley’s eighth grade boys held on for a 43-40 victory over Leland & Gray. Boyd finished with a game-high 19 points and teammate Troy Felisko followed with 18. Jake Wilkins, who buried four trifectas on the day, paced the Rebels with 18 points.

Winter Trails Day

Winter Trails Day is a tradition in Vermont that encourages the community to get outdoors and enjoy winter in all its glory with the help of free lessons and passes at Nordic and snowshoe resorts.

Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center in Grafton is one of the six locations involved in Saturday’s event.

"People of all ages, shapes and abilities can be physically active throughout the year, and Vermont’s winter landscape provides ample opportunity to get moving," said Governor’s Council Chair, Janet Franz.

For more information on Winter Trails Day and contact information for participating ski areas, visit http:// www.snow link.com/wintertrails.aspx