LANGDON, N.H. — The Brattleboro Union High School girls and boys track teams placed third and fourth respectively at Saturday's CVC Championships at Fall Mountain.
"The competition in this league is impressive and I see both the girls and boys perfomances as a big step forward over last year," stated BUHS coach Kevin Freitas.
Sarah Gallagher (3200) and Danielle Wood (200) each won an event for the Brattleboro girls. Wood added a silver in the 100 and Gallagher would also take third in the 1600.
Reaghan Baldasaro paced the Bellows Falls girls with a third in the 800.
The girls team scores look like this: 1st Monadnock 140 points, 2nd Lebanon 127, 3rd Brattleboro 50, 4th Hanover 48, 5th Hartford 30, 6th Keene 28, 7th Kearsarge 19, 10th Stevens 18, 11th Bellows Falls 12, 12th Thetford 10, 13th Exhibit 8, 14th White Mountains 2.
Jasper Reed was the runner-up in the long jump, triple jump and 200 to power the BUHS boys. Dan Burdo added a third in the 800, John Lonardo placed third in the discus and Isiah Gilbeau earned bronze in the javelin.
D.J. Snide had another exceptional meet for the Terriers. He won the 110 hurdles, finished third in the 300 hurdles and also took third in the triple jump. Chris Doucet (pole vault), Reno Tuttle (discus) and Shane Clark (javelin) all took second for Bellows Falls.
Kearsarge won the boys team event with 109 points and was followed by Keene (103), Lebanon (72), Brattleboro (70), Bellows Falls (58), Hartford (43), Stevens (29), Hanover (22), Monadnock (22), Springfield (11), Thetford (9), Newport (7) and Fall Mountain (3).
BRATTLEBORO >> CVU defeated Brattleboro 17-3 on Friday afternoon at Natowich Field. Jack Gagnon had two tallies and Alex Fitch a lone strike for the Colonels.
"The score might not be indicative of our defensive effort, but we've been playing some strong defense the last few games. It can be a struggle when a team isn't winning games, but these guys keep showing up with effort and compete. There's a lot of lacrosse left to be played this season and we'll stay with it," said BUHS coach Chris Sawyer.
The 2-9 Colonels have a busy week ahead, traveling to Burr and Burton on Tuesday and hosting games on Thursday and Saturday versus MAU and East Longmeadow, Mass. respectively.
BRATTLEBORO >> Sam Hall went 3 for 4 with an inside-the-park home run, Reed Sargent had three extra-base hits and Magnus VonKrusenstiern had two hits to power the Giants over the Pirates on Saturday. Forrester Avard started for the Giants and struck out seven. David Austin and Kaidyn Jarvis contributed hits for the Pirates and Jack Surette made key plays at third base.
Zinabu McNeice threw a one-hitter while striking out 18 as the A's defeated the Cardinals on Saturday. He also added a late triple and two-run home run to power the offense. Bronson Finnell had two hits and two RBI's for the Athletics. Caden Wood had a strong start for the Cardinals and struck out five. Cardinals shortstop Tristan Evans' keen base running produced the Cardinals' run and T.J. St. John had a late hit for the Redbirds.
On Friday at the South Main Street field, Jack Pattison belted three doubles and scored four runs for the Red Sox who have won their last three games. Owen Gallagher relieved Pattison on the mound and threw four solid innings out of the bullpen. Will Hill contributed a big triple in the first inning. Turner Clews got the start for the Reds and threw well. The Reds lineup got hits from Alex Palomba, Huxley Holcombe and Joey Reynolds. Clews scored two runs and Willem Thurber was on base three times for the Reds.