Saturday January 26, 2013

DERRYFIELD -- The Hinsdale girls basketball team remained perfect on the season with a 59-39 rout of Derryfield on Friday evening.

Skylar Bonnette was on fire for the 12-0 Pacers, finishing with a team-high 27 points. Allison Scott followed with 16 and Bridget Bourne added eight.

"She was hot offensively," said Hinsdale coach Terry Bonnette of his daughter, Skylar. "It wasn’t our best defensive effort of the season, but I thought we moved the ball around well offensively and shot a nice percentage."

The 12-0 Pacers will host Newport on Tuesday.

Arlington 53, Leland & Gray 18

ARLINGTON -- With star Ashley Goddard out with the flu, the Rebels turned it over 26 times and took just 18 shots.

Molly Elwell scored 13 points to pace the winners. Rayleen Sherman followed with a dime’s worth.

Alex Morrow (6 points, 7 rebounds, 5 blocks) and Haley Buffum (6 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks) were the Leland & Gray standouts. Adrienne Derry chipped in with six boards.

The 6-5 Rebels will face Green Mountain on Monday.

Boys Basketball

Derryfield 65, Hinsdale 29

HINSDALE, N.H. -- Freshman Matt Boggio went off for 23 points to lead the Pacers, who had trouble defending against Derryfield’s size inside. The 2-8 Pacers will play at Newport on Tuesday.

Soccer Skills Night

PUTNEY -- The Soccer Skills Development Night for girls in grades 6-9 will be held at the Putney School on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. From this group, a Girls U-14 BYSA Storm team will be formed.

Indoor soccer team games start March 2 and will last for six weeks. A BYSA U-14 Storm soccer team for girls in grades 6-9 will be formed, with local and travel games including one tournament. The outdoor program will start in the third week of April in Dummerston.

For information and/or registration, call coach Ron Svec at 802-387-2373 or write to rsvecdvm@sover.net.

Tough Mudder

W. DOVER -- Tough Mudders in the northeastern United States would be wise to start training now because this August they’ll have the chance to put their physical and mental grit to the test at one of the most difficult courses in the Tough Mudder challenge series.

Providing the added "obstacle" of its craggy terrain and steep mountains, Mount Snow will host the 10-12 mile obstacle course challenge event on Aug. 10 and 11, 2013. This marks the third year in a row the southern Vermont resort has been the venue for Tough Mudder’s New England event.

To register for Tough Mudder New England 2013 at Mount Snow, visit www.toughmudder.com. To make lodging reservations, call 800-245-7669 or visit www.mountsnow.com.

Squash Tournament

Due to several players coming down with the flu and others withdrawing at the last moment, Brattleboro RacquetSports’ Invitational Squash Tournament scheduled for this weekend has been postponed. As soon as it is rescheduled, RacquetSports will release the new dates.

Rec Girls Basketball

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Blue team started off the season with a 24-13 victory over Erving, Mass., and bested Montague, Mass., 33-13. Rachael Rooney scored 33 points combined in the two games to lead Big Blue. Ella Reilly (5 points) and Tobin Lonergan (4) chipped in versus Erving, while Nicky Norcia (6) and Mikayla Lawyer (4) did some damage against Montague. Erica Girroir and Norcia were Brattleboro Blue’s defensive dandies.

Middle School Hoops

TOWNSHEND -- Luc DuGrenier (10 points), Patrick MacDonald (8) and John Poloso (6) paved the way when the Leland & Gray seventh grade boys basketball team defeated Twin Valley, 36-18, on Friday. The 8-1 Rebels will play in Winchester, N.H., on Monday at 3:30 p.m.

The Leland & Gray girls swept Twin Valley, with the seventh graders winning 23-12 and the eighth graders prevailing 28-21. Julianne Liebow led the Grade 7 team with 10 points, while Rachel Borgeson scored 11 and Jessi Stockwell nine for the Grade 8 squad. Gabby Granazio and Kyla Lavoy each scored four points for Twin Valley’s seventh grade team.

Team Unified

HINSDALE, N.H. -- Hinsdale Team Unified held on to win 14-12 in its shortened basketball game home opener with last years’ NH State Unified Champion, Hopkinton.

Sam Calderwood made several defensive steals and finished with four points, while Kobe Boudreau led the Hinsdale team with six points and a number of rebounds. Trevor Grover added four points, and last year’s most improved player, John Struthers-Howe, joined the team after being out sick and showed hustle on both ends of the court.

Team Unified will travel to Hanover on Friday for a 4 p.m. game.