AMHERST, Mass. -- Nik Rancourt racked up three goals and three assists to lead the Brattleboro boys lacrosse team during a 16-9 loss to Amherst on Thursday.
Devon Avery and Tanner Freeman each tallied twice for Brattleboro. Avery also set up a pair of winners, while Conner Elliott-Knaggs and Jordan Wong each scored once.
Andy Harris also played well for 3-2 Brattleboro. The purple and white will play at Spaulding on Saturday.
Bellows Falls 11, Springfield 0
SPRINGFIELD -- Terriers starter Mike LaBeau fanned a dozen, walked just one and fired a two-hitter in six innings of work. Chris Armstrong then pitched a scoreless seventh.
"Mike had done that since the spring began and he’s proven to be Mr. Consistent for us. He has given us a chance to win by the way he is pitching," stated Bellows Falls skipper Bob Lockerby, whose team opened up a 7-0 lead in the first frame.
The winners finished with eight hits, with Stewart Shaughnessy being the only player to get more than one. Lockerby said he’s hoping to see his players hit the ball harder, with more authority.
The 3-2 Terriers will play at Green Mountain on Wednesday.
Bellows Falls 7, Brattleboro 0
BELLOWS FALLS -- The Colonels swept the Terriers on Thursday night, as Isaiah Ungerleider won 6-0, 6-0, in No. 1 singles, Asa Lane took second singles, 6-0, 6-0, Benson May battled to a 6-2, 6-0 win in No. 3 singles, Tony Acevedo grabbed a 6-1, 6-0 victory in fourth singles, and Oliver Goodman won on a tie-breaking 6-1, 6-2, 10-5 match.
Luke Cionci and partner Jake Gartenstein got the win in No. 1 doubles with a 6-1, 6-1 victory, and Gideon May and Kenny Baker fought for a No. 2 doubles 5-7, 6-1 finish.
Brattleboro will host Woodstock today at 4:30 p.m.
Fun Run Series
BRATTLEBORO -- The Red Clover Rovers Running Club will hold its annual Fun Run Series, with the race dates being May 1, May 15 and May 29, June 12 and June 26, July 7 and July 24, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21, and Sept. 4 (that final run is an Australian Pursuit, and two people will receive a gift certificate for a new pair of shoes).
The free, 10-race series takes place Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on Upper Dummerston Road, across from the country club. Runners can choose the one, two, or three mile race, with each being on an out-and-back course.
All ages and abilities are welcome. Homemade cookies and water will be available at each run.
Middle School Baseball
TOWNSHEND -- John Peloso and Pat McDonald each had multiple hits as Leland & Gray edged Brattleboro, 16-15. Luke Dugrenier picked up the victory and also delivered the game-winning hit for the 1-2 Rebels.