Ellis, Whitworth shine on the college scene
BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro Union High School graduate Jacob Ellis, a sophomore at Bowdoin College, won the 800 meter race with a time of 1:49.66 at the Open New England Track and Field Championships at Westfield State University on Saturday. The Open New England Championships features Division 1, 2 and 3 colleges.
After the first 400 meter lap, Ellis was trailing the tightly packed field of competitors in eighth place and moved into the middle with 200 meters to go. Surging around the final turn, Ellis took the lead and out-kicked the field in the final 100 meters to win by a step and a half.
Ellis’s 800 time is the fastest in Division 3 this year, ranking him first nationally moving towards the NCAA Divisions 3 Track and Field Championship at Ohio Wesleyan University on May 22-24. Ellis’s time also broke the Bowdoin College school record of 1:50.68 set by Chris Down in 2000.
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Kyle Whitworth, a senior catcher for the Lyndon State College baseball team, was named to the All-North Atlantic Conference 2nd Team for the 2014 season.
The Criminal Justice major from Brattleboro batted .253 on the season with 19 hits and 16 runs scored. Whitworth had two doubles, one triple, 12 walks and 14 stolen bases. He also had a slugging percentage of .307 and an on-base-percentage of .385.
The Hornets went 10-19 overall and 9-15 in conference play.
HINSDALE, N.H. -- In Saturday’s doubleheader versus Newmarket, Hinsdale took Game 1 4-3 and won the second contest 19-2.
In the opener, the Pacers rallied from a 3-1 deficit. A two-run double by Bridget Bourne deadlocked the game and then Kelsey Spindler scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the seventh.
Hurler Elise Atkins picked up two victories. She struck out a combined 10 batters and gave up 13 total hits.
The wins improved Hinsdale’s record to 6-3 overall.
Bellows Falls 23, MSJ 1
WESTMINSTER -- The Bellows Falls varsity softball team improved to 4-2 with a 23-1 rout of MSJ.
Steph Parsons, Aly Bashaw and Allana Shaw all had three hits for the winners. Parsons and Shaw each drove in four runs.
Murphy Hicks fanned five and allowed just two hits to pick up the win for the Terriers, who will host Proctor today.
Twin Valley 15, Black River 2
WILMINGTON -- Colin Lozito, Sam Molner, Brett Swanson and Chris Robinson all had a pair of hits for the Wildcats. Lozito, Molner and Dal Nesbitt all scored a couple of runs, and Molner picked up the victory.
Grades 7-8 Baseball
TOWNSHEND -- Pat MacDonald went 3-for-3 to lead Leland & Gray past Walpole, 15-5. John Paloso drove in four runs for the winners and Carson Petty chipped in with a single.
Water Ski Club
HINSDALE, N.H. -- There will be a water ski club meeting on Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m. at the Toussaint’s house, 190 Brattleboro Road in Hinsdale N.H. The family-oriented club water skis, wakeboards, barefoots, kneeboards, and has lots of fun in general doing it. The club also has many cookouts on the river throughout the year and sponsors a Learn To Ski Day for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. New members are wanted.
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