Colonel girls prevail on ice

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WHITE RIVER JCT. >> Despite battling the flu, captain Sarah LaPorte contributed with one goal and three assists to help the Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls ice hockey team to a 5-2 victory over Hartford on Saturday.

"We got stronger in all aspects as the game went on. It was a great effort. I hope the players are as proud of themselves as the coaching staff is of them. They worked hard and got the best result possible," said BUHS coach Linda Burke.

Emma Rueter, Jamie Mahoney, Axis Balsley and Kylee Shatrau all tallied once for the Colonels. Chulie Vinton and Mahoney each set up a goal.

"We started out slow in the first period and Keagan Jameson made a couple of early saves that kept us in the game until we got our legs going in the second," noted coach Burke, who added that defenders LaPorte, Balsley and Hannah Curtiss did a great job of controlling play in front of Jameson.

Hartford actually outshot the purple and white 21-17. Jameson finished with 19 saves.

The Colonels (3-6-1) will play at Keene on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

Twin Valley boys basketball

LUDLOW >> DJ Lazelle racked up 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Wildcats walloped Black River, 87-29, on Saturday.

Brett Swanson had a team-high 22 points for the victors. Skyler Boyd and Kyle Murdock added 11 points each, while Justin Hicks pitched in with eight dimes.

The 4-4 Wildcats will host Long Trail on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Bellows Falls wrestling team

KEENE, N.H. >> The Terriers wound up eighth in a field of 22 schools at the Minickiello Holiday Tournament on Saturday.

Lucas Saunders (106 pounds), Brendan Kendall (145) and Jake Lober (220) all placed second for BF in their weight class, and DJ Snide (195) earned a bronze medal. In his first tournament, Bryce Smith (132) impressed by winning three of his five matches.

Bellows Falls will host Mill River and Rutland on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

College news

CASTLETON >> The Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls basketball team visited Glenbrook Gym on Saturday to watch BUHS grads Ari Harrison and Abbie Lesure face off on the court. Harrison had 10 points, six rebounds and three assists to help Norwich to a thrilling 53-51 decision over Lesure's Castleton Spartans.


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