Thursday May 2, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro boys tennis team won its fifth consecutive match, beating rival MAU 5-2 on Wednesday at BUHS.

"We started the season with some tough opponents. Now, we are in our league," said Colonels coach Justin Duncan, whose team started off 0-4 and now has a 5-4 record.

Brattleboro’s top three singles players -- Isaiah Ungerleider, Asa Lane, Benson May -- all prevailed versus their Hartford opponent on Tuesday and also against their MAU foe on Wednesday. No. 5 singles player Oliver Goodman also had back-to-back victories.

In Tuesday’s sweep of the Hurricanes, Hartford forfeited both doubles matches. On Wednesday, Luke Cionci and Jake Gartenstein teamed up for a Brattleboro victory at second doubles.

Tony Acevedo, who plays No. 4 singles for the Colonels, cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory on Tuesday and then suffered a loss to Brian Murphy of MAU on Wednesday.

The 5-4 Colonels will host Burr and Burton on Monday.

Baseball

Twin Valley 18, Black River 9

LUDLOW -- Kyle Murdock had nine strikeouts over five innings, Jason Moore went 3-for-5, and the Wildcats beat the Presidents on Monday night.

Twin Valley’s Sam Molner was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Hunter Therrien was 2-for-5 with one RBI. Moore relieved Murdock in the sixth and fanned five. Black River scored all their runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

"Black River is inexperienced, but gave us a good game" said Twin Valley coach Jim Burke, whose team will host Black River today at 4:30 p.m.

Track

BELLOWS FALLS -- Brit Moyna and Enny Mustapha each won three events to help the Bellows Falls girls take an eight-team meet with 149 total points. Moyna swept the hurdles and also took the pole vault, while Mustapha prevailed in the shot put, discus and 100.

The Brattleboro girls got victories from Ursula Casey and Olivia Hamm. Casey finished first in the triple jump and Hamm crossed the wire first in the 3200, helping the purple and white place fourth overall.

In the boys meet, the Terriers struck gold with 142 points and Brattleboro took second with 137.

TJ Bernier won the 100, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and discus to lead Bellows Falls. Paxton Reed captured the long jump and triple jump to pace the Colonels. Austin Nichols chipped in with a victory in the 400.

Softball

Monadnock 17, Hinsdale 7

SWANZEY, N.H. -- Skylar Bonnette had three hits for the Pacers, who dropped to 5-3 overall. Elise Atkins and Taylor Roberts chipped in with two hits apiece for the visitors.

"We had been playing good D, but we just made way too many mistakes. You can’t do that against a good team like this," noted Hinsdale coach Terry Bonnette.

The Pacers will host Derryfield on Friday.

Fun Run

BRATTLEBORO -- Katherine Innis was the only one to choose the two-mile race during the Fun Run opener on Wednesday on Upper Dummerston Road, finishing in an impressive time of 15:22.

In the one-mile heat, Gregory Fitzgerald ran away to win in 7:39. He was followed by Cadance Gilbert (8:44), Julia Fedoruk (9:58), Annellise Fedoruk (10:20), Alix Fedoruk (10:21) and 3-year-old Macie Gilbert (21:10).

Nine runners participated in the three-miler, which was won by Dan Barile in a blazing time of 18:26. Rounding out the field were Michael Cioffi (18:32), Brian Lashway (22:00), Chuck Adams (22:07), Leo Schiff (23:36), John Gurney (25:35), Doug McRae (28:06), Cathy Coutu (29:58) and Serge Pouliot (32:43).

John Duff and Dale DiMauro did the 2.4-mile trail run, with the speedy Duff prevailing in 21:33 and DiMauro next in 23:00.

The next Fun Run will take place on Wednesday, May 15, near the Brattleboro Country Club.