Brattleboro boys 3rd, girls 4th in Fenn Relays


BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Union High School boys and girls track teams placed third and fourth respectively in Friday's Fenn Relays at BUHS. The Bellows Falls boys and girls teams each wound up in the fifth position.

Nate Fairbrother, Shane Clark, Chris McKeen and DJ Snide finished second to Thetford in the 4x110 Shuttle Hurdles to lead the Bellows Falls boys. Brattleboro's 4x800 relay team of Dan Burdo, Spencer Loggia, Isaac Freitas-Eagan and Jonah Koch placed second to Keene in the 4x800, while the BUHS foursome of Tyler Clement, Liam Reynolds, Orion Stone and Jasper Reed struck silver in the 4x100 relay.

The Brattleboro girls team of Kai Boyd, Dory Abdallah, Makayla Ching and Kaitlin Ching also took second in the 4x100 relay. Reaghan Baldasaro, Jasmine Boucher, Michelle Marchica and Leia Robinson placed third in the 4x400 relay for the Bellows Falls girls.

Also competing were Rutland, MAU, Thetford, Springfield, Monadnock, Lebanon, Fall Mountain, Keene, and Newport.


WESTMINSTER >> Alex Groenwold had a pair of hits during Bellows Falls' 7-2 loss to MAU. Brady Illingworth and Clayton Groenwold each drove in a run for the Terriers. Ryan O'Neil went the distance for the win, striking out seven, walking three and giving up eight hits. Jacob Metcalf and Alex Groenwold took turns on the hill for BF.

WILMINGTON >> Catcher Chris Robinson and center fielder Brett Swanson each made a highlight catch during Twin Valley's 15-5 decision over Woodstock on Saturday. Kyle Murdock pitched 3.1 innings of no-hit ball, while Baylee Crawford went 3 for 4 and scored four runs for the 2-3 Wildcats.

Girls Tennis

AMHERST, MASS. >> Brattleboro's doubles teams of Kimberly Bau-Annie Takacs and Kelsea McAuliffe-Camille Gunzburg each prevailed in their team's 3-2 loss to Amherst.

"Kimberly and Annie played some good doubles today. These two give us a solid team for first doubles. They are relatively new as a team so it was a good win for them and us," said BUHS coach Tom Weber. "And Kelsea and Camille love to play together. It's fun for them to get a chance to play together. Generally, one or the other may need to play singles."

The 2-4 Colonels will host rival MAU today at 4:30 p.m.

WESTMINSTER >> Sarah Scarlett and Nina King won at No. 3 and No. 5 singles respectively during Bellows Falls' 5-2 loss to Springfield. Scarlett defeated Katie Worth 7-6, 6-0 and King won by forfeit.

Boys Tennis

BRATTLEBORO >> Martin Sipowicz, Gideon May, Alex Shuey and Tom Szpila all won a singles match for the Colonels during a 6-1 rout of Woodstock. Brattleboro's doubles tandems of Zeb Hathaway-Cole Merkle and Ari Essunfeld-Josh Nordheim also had their hands raised.

"This may have been our best performance so far, for actually bearing down and playing basic tennis with great execution. I'm looking forward to seeing more improvement from the guys in all aspects of the game," said BUHS coach Charlie La Rosa, who pointed out that the No. 1 singles match between Oliver Goodman and Ray Kurek was the most dramatic match of the day, with Woodstock's Kurek winning 6-1, 7-5.

The 5-2 Colonels will play at rival MAU today.

Scott Smyth's Little League recap

BRATTLEBORO >> Jack Pattison pitched 4.2 innings of one-run ball as the Red Sox dominated the Cardinals on Friday. Aaron Petrie paced the winners offensively with three hits while calling a great game behind the plate. The Red Sox also got big hits from Sam Henry and Brody Bogert. Cardinals rookie Tristan Evans was on base three times in his debut while playing third base and later pitching in relief.

Zinabu McNeice threw four no-hit innings while striking out 12 in a row as the A's blanked the Giants 8-0. He also contributed with the bat, adding three hits including a three-run homer. A's rookie shortstop Alex McClelland had three hits in his debut and scored two runs. Sam Hall had the Giants lone hit off A's reliever Alex Bingham in the 6th inning.

Derek Parsons, Alex Palomba and Huxley Holcombe powered the Reds to a 10-6 victory over the Pirates. Palomba also pitched effectively. Ian Clews relieved and held off a late rally. Devin Speno, Patrick Gagliardi, David Austin and Kaidyn Jarvis had big hits for the Pirates. Reds rookie left fielder Jasmin Vargas had her first Little League hit and super sub Brett Parsons belted a clutch triple.


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