BRATTLEBORO >> The East Longmeadow varsity boys lacrosse team rallied for five goals in the last five minutes to beat Brattleboro 11-8 on Saturday at Natowich Field.
"It was a sluggish first half, but we got some things going only to have it turn the other way fast. Not a lot you can say to the team. It was a tough loss, but our season is still in front of us — two wins in our final two games gets us into the playoffs. At the least, we have an opportunity to play together two more times. These guys have fought through a lot this season and it would be great to see them experience some success in this last week," said Colonels coach Chris Sawyer.
Jack Gagnon finished with a hat trick and two assists for Brattleboro, which fought back to take an 8-5 lead with six minutes remaining. Evan Perkins tallied twice, while Alex Fitch, Matt Gaboriault and Mason Powers scored one goal each. Durin Hoyer and Alejandro Cornman had strong efforts in the face off game, and goalie Griffin Lynde made five saves.
After a 90-minute weather delay on Thursday night, the Colonels lost to MAU, 13-6. Fitch led the purple and white with two goals and three dimes, Gagnon struck twice, and BUHS also got goals from Perkins and Nate Tyler. Lynde, who had his best game of the season, anchored a strong defensive effort with nine saves.
Brattleboro will host Rutland on Tuesday, which will be the team's Senior Night, and play at rival MAU on Friday.
WILMINGTON >> Justin Hicks crossed the plate twice for Twin Valley, which lost to Green Mountain 3-2.
"We played well defensively and the pitchers did an outstanding job," said Wildcats coach Brian Monroe, whose team dropped to 5-7 overall.
Trailing 2-1, the Chieftains struck twice in the seventh for the victory. Joey Rafus and Kyle Murdock took turns on the bump for the hosts.
The Wildcats will welcome Poultney today.
TRACK AND FIELD
SWANZEY, N.H. >> The Hinsdale boys and girls placed fifth and sixth respectively at the Monadnock Invitational on Saturday.
Zeke Spaulding paced the Hinsdale boys team by winning the 110 hurdles and taking fourth in the javelin. Ryan Boggio placed second in the long jump and high jump, Elijah Simeon was the runner-up in the javelin, Caleb Steever earned bronze in the triple jump, and the school's 4x800 relay team prevailed.
Skyler LeClair silvered in the javelin to lead the Pacer girls. Elizabeth Ryan (javelin) and Rachael Girroir (1600) each wound up fifth.
On Friday, both Hinsdale teams took second in a three-school meet in Bow, N.H. Simeon (javelin) and Danny O'Melia (800) struck gold for the Hinsdale boys, while Ryan (javelin) and Girroir (3200) finished first for the Lady Pacers. Zach Lepisto (shot put), Katelyn Comonoli (100 and 300 hurdles) and Spaulding (110 hurdles) added silvers.
BRATTLEBORO >> Caden Wood had three hits, including a line drive home run in the first inning, during the Cardinals' 14-2 drubbing of the Pirates on Saturday. Elias Gradinger stroked an inside-the-park home run and added a late single. Aden McMahon added two triples for the Cards. Redbirds rookie Forrest Brooke-deBock had his first Little League hit. The Pirates benefited from a strong relief outing from Waylund Walsh and two hits from veteran Alex Carpenter. Walsh added a big double and Devin Speno scored a run for the Bucs.
Also on Saturday, Zinabu McNeice pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out eight as the A's smashed the Red Sox, 13-0. He also hit two majestic home runs while plating four. His five home runs lead the league. The A's also got a three-hit game from Cameron Frost and two hits each from Charlie Clark and Karson Elliot. The Red Sox' two hits came from Brock Longe in the second inning and Aaron Petrie in the fourth. Jack Pattison pitched well out of the Sox bullpen and rookie Harper Cutler made several impressive plays at the hot corner.
Lead-off hitter Turner Clews scored four runs to help the Reds to a 13-7 victory over the Giants. Alex Palomba and Huxley Holcombe contributed two big hits each while Willem Thurber threw three key innings of relief in the win. Sam Hall had another huge game for the G-men, falling a homer short of hitting for the cycle. Forrester Avard had two hits and Reed Sargent hit a clutch two-out double in the fourth inning. Magnus VonKrusentiern had two hits and scored three runs out of the lead-off spot.
BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Area Baseball Camp has set its schedule for the 2016 season. The eight-day camp for ages 9-12 will start on June 22. It will run June 22 through June 24 and June 27 through July 1 from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The camp is directed by Alan Libardoni on Tenney Field at Brattleboro Union High School. It is held in cooperation with the Brattleboro Recreation Department. If you have any questions or need more information, call Libardoni at 802-257-4203.
Today's Area Sports Schedule
Hinsdale baseball at Wilton, 4 p.m.
Hinsdale softball hosts Wilton, 4 p.m.
Brattleboro girls lax at MAU, 4:30 p.m.
Leland & Gray softball hosts Mill River, 4:30 p.m.
Leland & Gray baseball hosts MSJ, 4:30 p.m.
Bellows Falls baseball hosts Windsor, 4:30 p.m.
Twin Valley baseball hosts Poultney, 4:30 p.m.
Brattleboro baseball hosts Burr and Burton, 7 p.m.