BENNINGTON >> The Brattleboro girls and boys cross-country teams each captured a Marble Valley League Large School Division championship on Tuesday. This was the first MVL crown ever for the BUHS girls and second in a row for the Colonel boys.
The girls' team turned in a great show of depth, with all five of their scoring runners placing in the top 12. Sarah Gallagher, Liz Morse and Annie Takacs all earned a medal and an All-MVL honor.
In the boys' race, Isaac Freitas-Eagan continued his dominance in the league, racing away at the start to a first place finish that was only 12 seconds off the course record. Spencer Loggia, Colin Costa-Walsh and Trevor Kipp also received All-MVL honors and medals by placing 4th, 6th and 7th respectively. Dan Jaro raced well to finish out the team scoring in 45th place.
The BUHS teams will compete next at the Pickering Invitational on Wednesday and then will ready themselves for the state meet on Nov. 5.
Girls team scoring — Brattleboro (42), Rutland (74), MAU (75), BBA (110), Woodstock (118), Thetford (143). Brattleboro scoring — Sarah Gallagher, 3rd, 21:45; Liz Morse, 6th, 22:53; Annie Takacs, 10th, 23:24; Alexandra Miskovich, 11th, 23:29; Elery Loggia, 12th, 23:36.
Boys team scoring — Brattleboro (58), MAU (73), Rutland (80), Bellows Falls (93), Thetford (123), BBA (157), Fair Haven (158), Woodstock (173), Brattleboro scoring — Isaac Freitas-Eagan, 1st, 17:10; Spencer Loggia, 4th, 18:11; Colin Costa-Walsh, 6th, 18:41; Trevor Kipp, 7th, 18:52; Dan Jaro, 45th, 22:28.
WESTMINSTER >> Dani Marchica scored and also set up Molly Kelly's goal to help the Bellows Falls varsity field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Woodstock on Tuesday.
"It was a slow game, lots of whistles and each team slipped around a lot," said Terriers coach Bethany Coursen.
The Terriers honored seniors Aly Bashaw, Leia Robinson, Fallon Vancor, Murphy Hicks and Dakoda Carter.
"In their four years at BFUHS, we have won the MVL championship all four years. We went from barely a JV team to great numbers. These girls are amazing on and off the field. And I am going to miss them very much," noted Coursen.
The 13-0 Terriers will visit Hartford on Friday.
BENNINGTON >> Matt Dulmaine and Jeremy Rounds each scored as the Brattleboro varsity boys soccer team trumped host MAU 2-1 on Tuesday. It was the seventh straight loss for the Patriots, while the Colonels improved to 6-6-1 overall.
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WILMINGTON >> Logan Park tallied twice as the Twin Valley varsity boys edged Windsor 2-1 on Tuesday. Gunnar Nilsen had an assist and Logan Boyd made six saves for the 12-1 Wildcats. Dylan Hodgdon did the damage for the YellowJackets.
BRATTLEBORO >> The Bellows Falls junior varsity football team blanked Brattleboro, 22-0. Brady Clark and Hunter Holmes each had a touchdown run for the 4-1 Terriers, while Noah Wilkinson recovered an onsides kick and then connected with Dylan Clark for a TD strike. Garret Dolloph and Aidan Smith chipped in with conversion runs.
Area Sports Schedule
Twin Valley girls soccer at Green Mountain, 4 p.m.
Bellows Falls field hockey at Hartford, 4 p.m.
Bellows Falls girls soccer hosts Windsor, 4 p.m.
Leland & Gray boys soccer at Windsor, 4 p.m.
Leland & Gray girls soccer at Otter Valley, 4 p.m.
Hinsdale girls soccer hosts Concord Christian, 4 p.m.
Hinsdale boys soccer hosts Concord Christian, 4 p.m.
Twin Valley boys soccer hosts Green Mountain, 6 p.m.
Brattleboro football hosts MAU, 7 p.m.
Bellows Falls football hosts BBA, 7 p.m.
Brattleboro boys soccer at Rutland, 11 a.m.
Brattleboro field hockey at Fair Haven, noon
Brattleboro girls soccer hosts Rutland, 5 p.m.