Boys LAX defeat Keene


KEENE, N.H. -- The Brattleboro boys lacrosse team defeated Keene High, 13-3, at Scripture Field.

The Colonels broke open a tight game in the second quarter, taking a 7-1 lead into the break.

"Keene played with intensity, but we rose to the challenge and gave a great effort. A lot of players were able to get into the action, our defensive unit played with composure and it was nice to have our midfield lead the way scoring," stated Brattleboro coach Chris Sawyer, whose team improved to 6-1 overall.

Colonel goalie Ian Cebek played well in the net, making 15 saves. Sam Siegel, Brennen Zolnoski and Conner Elliott-Knaggs scored three goals each, with Robyn Avery, Johnny Curtis, Jack Gagnon and Perry Legg adding single goals. Keene goalie Matt Winchester finished with 23 saves.

Colonels track team takes gold

WESTMINSTER -- The Brattleboro track team swept at a meet held Monday at BFHUS, with the boys and girls taking top honors to inch out Bellows Falls and overcome Woodstock, Sharon, Hartford, and BBA.

The boys’ Dakota Peterson placed second in shot put (39-5.5), 100 (12.0), and discus (95-3). Jonathon Burdo stole the show in 300 hurdles (46.2), and placed third in 110 hurdles.

Ryan Gilligan qualified for state in 1500 and 3000 and was fourth in both events, and Miles Goldenbird took a silver in triple jump (36-2), third in discus, and fourth in shot put.

Josh Parro placed first in triple jump (36-6.5), and first in long jump, while Dan Burdo took second in high jump (5-4). Tyler Clement grabbed a bronze in 100, and Declan King took first in pole vault (9-6).

Eve Pomazi struck gold in 100 (13.2), 200 (27.4), long jump (13-4), and second in 400 (64.7) for the girls. Nevada Powers took silver in 3000 (12:11), second in 1500 (5:35), and first in high jump.

Elizabeth Lussier took a third place finish in 100 (13.6), third in long jump (12-11), and fourth in 200. Gwendolyn Harris finished in second in long jump (13-2), and third place in 400.

Danielle Wood (14.1) and Aisha Schor (14.1) also posted fast times in the 100, both meeting the standard for the New England Qualifier.

Wildcats take a loss, and a win

WILMINGTON -- On Wednesday, the Rebels softball team got a 12-2 win over the Wildcats softball team.

The one Wildcats highlight, reported Twin Valley coach Aaron Wood, was Hannah Swanson’s solo blast over the wall, the first he has seen in his three years coaching the team.

L&G cleared the bases on a double and never relinquished the lead.

"We made a dozen errors," noted Wood.

Abby Putnam went 1-for-3 for the ‘Cats.

On Tuesday, the Wildcats beat Poultney, 12-4. Starter Colton Butler got the win, pitching for four innings, striking out four and walking three batters. Jordan Niles fanned two in relief pitching.

"Savannah Nesbitt was ripping hits all day," said Wood. "And we played solid defense this game, compared to our last one."

Nesbitt went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, and four RBIs. Sammy Cunningham went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs. Putnam had a hit for TV.

The 3-3 Wildcats will play a double-header at Black River on Saturday.

Putney and Newport get wins in latest CRVBL action

BRATTLEBORO -- The Putney Fossils moved to the top of the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League standings with its second victory, while the Newport Polar Bears picked up their first win of the year in the most recent CRVBL games.

Putney relied on strong pitching by Danny Lichtenfeld and Richard Bissell, to beat the Claremont Cardinals, 6-4. Offensive contributions were team-wide for the Fossils with Chris Jensen collecting two RBIs and Steve Kapral, Steve Stanley, and newcomer Chris Larro each collecting a hit and two stolen bases respectively. For Claremont, Jon Nicholas banged out three hits and scored a pair of runs, while John Grainger collected two hits and drove in two runs.

In Walpole, the Newport Polar Bears pounded out 14 hits to defeat the league’s newest team, the Walpole Maples. Newport plated six runs in the fifth inning to cement the win, but Walpole fought to the end, scoring three times in the bottom of the ninth.

This weekend’s action begins on Saturday at 4 as the Walpole Maples host Claremont. Three games are set for Sunday; with Putney taking on Keene at Dummerston Field at 10, followed by Brattleboro hosting the Walpole Wild Blue on the same field at 1. At 11, the Sunapee Old Lakers host Newport.

For admission to all CRVBL leagues, and to learn more about the area’s town teams, visit the league website at

CRVBL standings


Putney 2 0

Walpole WB 1 0

Sunapee 1 0

Newport 1 1

Claremont 1 1

Brattleboro 1 2

Keene 0 1

Walpole M 0 2


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