Thursday February 21, 2013

TOWNSHEND -- Leland & Gray coach Gregg Morrow is getting used to losing to Green Mountain. On Wednesday, his record dropped to 0-8 against the Chieftains -- the only team he’s faced but hasn’t defeated in his four years at the helm.

Katie Hazeltine scored 16 points and Maddie Huntley added 14 to lead Green Mountain to a 50-41 victory over the Rebels, who turned the ball over 36 times and missed nine layups.

"Our team started out with a lot of heart," said Leland & Gray’s Alex Morrow, who scored 12 of her 13 points in the fourth quarter. "When I did finally show up, it was too late."

Ashley Goddard (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Morrow (13 points, 14 rebounds) paced the Townshend team. Haley Buffum contributed with eight points and reserve Abby Winrich grabbed a couple of caroms.

The 7-10 Rebels will host Bellows Falls in a Senior Night game this evening at 7:30.

"It will be bittersweet. It will be the end of four years on varsity. We have become a family," noted senior Alex Morrow. "But I also know that I’ve given everything I could to this team."

Boys Basketball

Twin Valley 59, Green Mtn. 41

WILMINGTON -- The seniors showed off Wednesday in Wildcat country.

Colin Lozito had a game-high 23 points, and Hunter Therrien had a season-high 15 points, to carry Twin Valley over Green Mtn., as the team took a win during their last regular season decision.


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Jeremy Hunt and Dylan Johnson scored their first goals from the field, and Jason Moore chipped in with four.

Jake Cavacas led the Green Mtn. team with 11 points.

The Wildcats will proceed to the Div. 4 playdowns with an 8-12 record.

Rec News

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept. will be holding a new session of the Coed Adult Indoor Soccer Program. This program will take place on Tuesday nights from 7-9 starting March 5 and will run through April 23. Participants of all abilities, ages 18 and up are welcome. Pick-up games will take place in the Gibson-Aiken Center Gym. There will be no teams or officials. Indoor balls and pennies will be provided. The cost for this eight-week session of soccer is $20 for residents & $40 for non-residents and the drop-In fee is $10. Participants are asked to wear shin guards and clean, appropriate footwear. Registration will take place the first night, but others are welcome to join at any time if space is available. Call 802-254-5808 for more information or visit www.brattleboro.org.

Also being offered by the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept. are: Adult Coed Badminton, Adult Coed Volleyball, Youth Indoor Soccer, Zumba Classes, Gymnastics Classes, a Chess Class, a Parent and Tot Open Gym session, and the Running Fist Kung Fu Class. Information about each of those programs follows.

1)Adult Coed Badminton will be held in the second-floor gym at the Gibson-Aiken Center, on Thursdays from 8-10 p.m., going from Feb. 28 to April 25. The program is designed for adults of all abilities, and is a great way to meet new people and improve on your game. It is a freelance program with no instructor. Pick-up games will be played. All levels and abilities are welcome. Participants must wear sneakers and bring their own racquet. The fee is $25 for Brattleboro residents and $45 for non-residents. If there are special needs required for the program or more information is needed, call the Recreation & Parks Department at 802-254-5808. The Building is handicap accessible. For a complete listing/description of events, go to www.brattleboro.org.

2)Adult Coed Volleyball will take place on Thursday evenings at the Gibson-Aiken Center from 6-8, starting March 7 and ending April 25. The cost of the session is $25 for Brattleboro residents and $45 for non-residents. Instructor Mike White will give guidance and instruction throughout the length of the program. The program is for all levels of players who want to gain knowledge, experience and improve on their game. Sneakers must be worn in order to participate. If there are special needs required for this program or more information is required, call 802-254-5808. For a complete listing/description of events, go to www.brattleboro.org.

3)The Youth Indoor Soccer Program for children in grades K-6 will begin March 5 and last five weeks. The schedule looks like this: Grades K-2 Coed -- Mondays 5-6 p.m., Grades 3-4 Coed -- Tuesdays 5-6 p.m., Grades 5-6 Coed -- Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. Children will be broken up into small groups and pick-up games will be played. The focus will be on having fun. Scores will not be kept. Shin guards and sneakers are required. The cost is $10 for residents and $25 for non-residents. For more information, call 802-254-5808 or visit www.brattleboro.org.

4)Zumba Classes will begin March 11 and run for 11 weeks. This Latin Dance Fitness program has been getting the whole world moving to international rhythms and Latin beats. This great workout is suitable for all levels, and will give you cardiovascular and body-shaping benefits while strengthening your core and increasing your balance. Maribeth Fonda, Licensed Zumba Instructor, will instruct these fun classes from 5:15-6:15 on Monday nights and 5:30-6:30 on Thursday nights. The cost of the program is $75 for Brattleboro residents and $95 for non-residents for once a week or $125 for Brattleboro residents and $145 for non-residents for twice a week, and drop-in is $10. For more information or if special needs are required, call the 802-254-5808 or visit www.brattleboro.org.

5)Registration for Session III Gymnastics Classes will be held on March 14 from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Gibson-Aiken Center. The six-week program will begin on March 18. The cost of the six-week program will be $40 for Brattleboro residents and $60. for non-residents. Late registrations will be pro-rated. Classes will run Tuesdays-Saturdays for ages 18 months and up. Pick up a copy of the Fall/Winter Brochure for a complete listing of class times. There is also an Open Gym time available on Thursdays for ages 1-5 with parent for $4 or Saturdays for ages 6 and up for $6. Lorraine Cote will direct the Gymnastics Program. She has a B.S. in Physical Education and Health and has taught gymnastics for 16 years in private clubs. She has been associated with Brattleboro Gymnastics for the past 18 years. Amanda Montgomery is the team coach and an instructor. For more information or if any special needs are required, call the Recreation & Parks Department at 802-254-5808 or visit www.brattleboro.org.

6)A new session of Chess Class will begin on March 8. Chess helps children develop their problem solving skills and increase their attention span. The improved ability to focus and concentration gained from playing chess usually transfers to academics. Instruction will introduce basic principles of chess to participants, along with simple strategies and tactics, and provide a venue for them to play practice games. Eric Strickland will be the class instructor. Beginners: assumes no prior knowledge of the game (ages 8 and above, or if younger than 8, must already know how to play, and have shown some interest in the game). Intermediate: for players who know the basic checkmates, and at least a few tactics and strategies. Fridays: 3:30-4:45 p.m. (Intermediate) and 4:45-6 p.m. (Beginners -- maximum of eight students) at the Gibson-Aiken Center. The cost of the eight-week program is $25 for residents and $40 for non-residents. To register for the class and reserve your spot, call 802-254-5808, weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon or 1-5 p.m.

7)The Parent and Tot Open Gym program for parents and preschoolers, ages 5 and under, will continue to run through April 25. This is an unstructured program where the parent is responsible for their child. The gym will be available for this program Mondays and Thursdays from 10-11:45 a.m. Open Gym is a place for parents and tots to get in out of the cold and enjoy playing with blocks, a playhouse, cars, toys, puzzles, a tunnel, a play kitchen, and big rubber balls. The fee is $1 per child per day. For more information, call 802-254-5808 or visit www.brattleboro.org.

8)The Running Fist Kung Fu Class will be held in the Blue Room at the Gibson-Aiken Center on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8. You may register at any time and join the class. Sifu Lew Henderson, the instructor, has studied Martial Arts for 37 years, and is also a Charter Member of the American Federation of Martial Arts. He also has achieved the Silver Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Federation of Martial Arts. Running Fist Kung Fu is an eclectic style of Kung Fu that is taught through a series of concepts rather than a technical approach of martial arts. This approach ensures that the students can easily adapt to the variables of a given situation. The Mission of Running Fist Kung Fu is to help the students develop spiritually, mentally, and physically so that he or she can readily adapt to many challenges of everyday life. The classes are run as month-to-month lessons and are $85 per month for Brattleboro residents and $105 for non residents. Classes run through the end of April. For information and registration, please call Sifu Lew Henderson at 802-365-4514 or e-mail him at RunninFstMonk@aol.com