Colonels crush Otters on diamond


BRATTLEBORO -- Chris McAuliffe went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs to power the Brattleboro Union High School varsity baseball team to a 9-0 rout of Otter Valley on Monday at Tenney Field.

"Overall, I thought we played pretty well," said BUHS coach Chris Groeger, whose team improved to 8-5 with the victory.

Hunter Smith had two hits for the winners. Kevin Tao and Jimmy Mills each had one RBI.

Mills went the distance for the win. He struck out two, walked one and allowed six hits.

"He didn't have his best stuff, but he battled through it. It was a gritty performance," said Groeger of the winning pitcher.

SLIDESHOW: BUHS vs. Otter Creek, basebase.


Twin Valley 8, MSJ 6

WILMINGTON -- Dal Nesbitt, Sam Molner, Brett Swanson and Ethan Fox all had two hits for Twin Valley in Saturday's victory. Colin Lozito crossed the plate twice for the 8-4 Wildcats, who will play at Green Mountain today. Molner picked up the victory.

Track and Field

BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro swept a pair of four-team meets on Monday.

The BUHS girls scored 134 points and were followed by: 2. Woodstock (89), 3. Rutland (38) and 4. Twin Valley (13).

Eve Pomazi won the 100 and 200, while Asha DiMatteo-LePage took the discus and shot put, to lead the Colonels. Also earning gold were: Nevada Powers (3000), Gwen Harris (400), and the 4x100 relay team of Kiwi Lewis, Aisha Schor, Christol Long and Danielle Wood.

The BUHS boys scored 102.5 points, Woodstock was the runner-up with 73.5 points, Rutland was next with 64, and Twin Valley finished fourth with three points.

Jonathon Burdo swept the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles to lead the purple and white. Other BUHS victories came from: John Lonardo (discus), Declan King (pole vault) and Ryan Gilligan (3000).

Girls Tennis

Woodstock 6, Brattleboro 1

BRATTLEBORO -- Taylor Bird defeated Marsay Hartman 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-3 for Brattleboro's lone victory on Monday.

"Taylor ended a two-hour affair exhausted and with our only win. I do not believe anyone should try to out rally her. She'd stay out there all day. She won another match with toughness and determination," said BUHS coach Tom Weber.

The Wasps cruised in the majority of the other matches, but Brattleboro's Danielle Looman and Greta Larson put up a serious fight early on at second doubles. Woodstock's tandem of Emma King-Elice Gescharte eventually won 7-6 (10-8), 6-1.

The 4-9 Colonels will face Bellows Falls today.

Brattleboro Heat

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Heat are looking for dedicated girls aged 13-14 as of Jan. 1, 2014, to play travel softball. The Heat play 4-5 travel tournaments each year in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. The Heat are an ASA registered team and are looking for 4-5 girls to round out their roster. If you are interested in playing competitive softball, ontact Albert Wood at 802-380-0413 ( or Mark Bodin at 802-342-2170 ( You can also visit the team's website at The deadline to register to play for the Heat is May 23.


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