Friday May 17, 2013

WOODSTOCK -- The Brattleboro boys lacrosse team beat Woodstock in a key MVL lacrosse contest on Thursday evening, 9-5.

The first half was competitive, with Woodstock scoring the final two goals to knot the game at 4-4 going into the break. Capitalizing on a man-up opportunity to begin the second half, Woodstock took a 5-4 lead but it was all Colonels after that. Brattleboro held the Wasps scoreless over the final 23-plus minutes and scored the final three goals of the 3rd and outscored the Wasps 2-0 in the 4th quarter to win the game.

"Our defense was tough tonight and played an outstanding game. We were physical and battled. David Mahoney did a nice job facing off, our goalie made key saves (13) and our shooters put the ball in the net. A great team win," said BUHS coach Chris Sawyer.

Nik Rancourt had a big night with four goals, Sam Siegel tallied twice, and Conner Elliott-Knaggs, Devon Avery and Brennen Zolnoski scored a goal each.

The 8-3 Colonels will play at Manchester Central, N.H. on Saturday.

Baseball

Leland & Gray 16,

Green Mountain 3

CHESTER -- The Leland & Gray baseball team erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning to open up a comfortable lead.

Zach Wilkins, Riley Kenney and Jeremy Bovat all had a hit during the big surge. Wade Beattie finished with three hits and Kenney followed with two, and they combined for six runs driven in.

Robbie Litchfield picked up the complete-game victory. He struck out eight on the day.

The 8-2 Rebels will face Twin Valley today at 4:30 p.m.

Softball

Twin Valley 19, Long Trail 4

WILMINGTON -- Christina Moore earned the victory and helped herself by going 4-for-4 with three RBI’s.

Colton Butler followed with three hits, while Jordan Niles and Natalie Herrick chipped in with two apiece. Butler drove in three runs and Veronika Vernon drove in two with a triple.

Shortstop Hannah Swanson and catcher Sammy Cunningham-Darrah were the gold glovers for the Wildcats, who will host MSJ a week from today.

Leland & Gray 7,

Green Mountain 3

CHESTER -- Ashley Goddard launched a two-run homer and finished with three total hits to lead the winners.

"This was our best game of the season," said Rebels coach Tammy Claussen, whose team didn’t commit any errors. "It was the most solid seven innings we’ve played, offensively and defensively."

Jordan Gouger also had three hits and Kate McAllister added two for the 9-3 Rebels, who scored three runs in the fourth to go ahead 6-3. Elizabeth Symanski (6 K’s, 3 BB, 5 hits) pitched well to get the win.

Leland & Gray will host Woodstock on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis

MAU 7, Brattleboro 0

BRATTLEBORO -- The BUHS double teams of Linnea Jahn-Kara Piergentili and Aliza Racine-Grace Willingham each took their match to a tiebreaker, but were unable to get a win for the hosts.

"The doubles matches were ours for the taking. Both teams were rolling," said Colonels coach Tom Weber, who added that MAU’s three seniors at the top all started as freshmen. "MAU is a very strong team this year."

The 4-7 Colonels will host Hartford today at 4:30 p.m.

Track

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro boys and girls track teams swept a four-school meet with Windsor, Mill River and Rutland.

Ursula Casey won the long jump and triple jump to help the Colonel girls rack up 86.5 points. Guendolyn Harris added a victory in the 400, and helped the purple and white win the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

Jonathon Burdo (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Josh Parro (long jump, triple jump) were multiple winners for the Brattleboro boys, who racked up 128.5 points.

Austin Nichols took the 200, Kadin Maile prevailed in the shot put, Sam Sherlock struck gold in the javelin, Michael Cioffi won the 3000, and BUHS finished first in three different relays.

Little League

BRATTLEBORO -- The Red Sox spotted the Royals a 1-0 lead before scoring the next 14 runs on the way to a 14-2 mercy-rule shortened baseball game played Tuesday evening at the South Main Street field.

Gray Van Hendrick tossed a nifty two-hitter, striking out seven for the win. Jack Price played another excellent all-around game for the Sox going 2-for-2, with two RBIs, three stolen bases, three runs scored, while playing great defense at shortstop. Evan Finnell added two hits, including a double. Van Hendrick and Josh Nordheim also had hits for the Sox.

Henry Thurber had a triple and scored a run for the Royals. Grady Derosia had the other hit and Anthony Polomba scored the Royals other run.

The Week 3 Brattleboro Little League scores look like this: May 10 -- Pirates 7-4 over Royals. May 11 -- A’s 5-4 over Red Sox, Giants 2-1 over Cardinals. May 13 -- Pirates 10-5 over Cardinals. May 14 -- Red Sox 14-2 over Royals. The Pirates are atop the standings at 6-0, followed by the 2-2 A’s, 3-3 Red Sox, 2-3 Cardinals, 2-3 Giants, and 1-5 Royals.

Small Fry

BRATTLEBORO -- The American Legion Small Fry baseball team beat Cocoplum 16-5 on Wednesday night. Forrest Brooke-Debock had two hits and Turner Clews had three hits for American Legion, reported coach Justin Slade. The winners scored five runs in the first, six in the third, and three in the fifth to round out their most successful innings. Jonathon Cavanaugh played great heads up ball in the field for Cocoplum.

Fun Run

BRATTLEBORO -- During the second Fun Run of the year on Upper Dummerston Road, Gregory Fitzgerald won the one-mile heat in 7:44. He was followed by Holden Hiler (8:59), Archer Parks (10:45) and Lucy Parks (11:37).

The results for the two-mile race look like this: Katherine Innis (15:00), Miles Hiler (17:53), Stacy Hiler (32:11) and Eileen Parks (32:43). Nancy Johnston prevailed in the 2.4-mile trail run in 21:10, with John Duff (21:25), Paul Kidder (23:06) and Cathy Coutu (31:26) finishing behind her.

In the three-mile showdown, Bill Dixon and Bob Parks were each clocked in 18:43. Rounding out the field were: Rachel Klaski (19:56), John Majonen (21:05), Chuck Adams (22:21), Doug McCrae (27:11), Ricia Gordon (27:58) and Serge Pouliot (32:17).

The next Fun Run is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, near the Brattleboro Country Club.