Girls on the Run 5K is Saturday


BRATTLEBORO >> Girls on the Run Vermont (GOTRVT) will hold its 17th annual Southern Vermont 5k Run/Walk at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Brattleboro Union High School. This celebratory event is the culmination of GOTRVT's 10-week, after school empowerment program for Grades 3-8 girls, and is open for the community to participate as a runner, walker, volunteer, or sideline supporter.

This year, the Girls on the Run program, along with the new Heart & Sole curriculum for Grades 6-8 girls, will reach more than 3,000 girls at over 160 sites in the state. Proceeds from the 5k event benefit GOTRVT's Every Girl Fund, helping to ensure that every girl in Vermont can participate in the program through subsidies to all participants and full scholarships to those girls who need them the most.

For more information about the 5k, volunteering or Girls on the Run Vermont, visit, call 802-246-1476 or email

Girls Tennis

BRATTLEBORO >> The teams of Kelsea McAuliffe-Kimberly Bau and Tre Harrison-Colette Anton swept the doubles matches to help Brattleboro to a 5-2 victory over Otter Valley.

"I thought everyone played well today. We had a lot going on: Senior Night, last home match, team photo, homemade tee shirts. But the team came out strong. I was worried with all the distraction that we might have a letdown, but they were on it," said BUHS coach Tom Weber. "Joe (Meyer) and I are happy to see so much improvement in this team. Everyone has come a long way. They have worked hard."

Claudia Craviotto Roca, Jazmin Smith and Annie Takacs added singles victories for the Colonels, who finished the regular season with a 5-6 mark.

Boys Tennis

BRATTLEBORO >> After dropping a match to Burr and Burton 5-2, the Colonels bounced back with a 4-3 decision over Hartford on Wednesday.

Josh Nordheim and Martin Sipowicz earned singles wins for the purple and white. Brattleboro also got doubles victories from the tandems of Rowan Kidder-Forest Zabriskie and Logan Affinito-Casey O'Brien.

"Wednesday's match at Hartford was a real barnburner. Host Hartford began with a ceremony honoring the seniors on both teams as it was the last regular season game for both squads," stated Colonels coach Charlie La Rosa, whose team will enter the playoffs with an impressive 11-3 record.

Little League

BRATTLEBORO >> Alex Palomba, Turner Clews and Huxley Holcombe all had two hits to pace the Reds in their 7-6 victory over the Pirates. Brett Parsons got the start and gave up just two hits. Alex Carpenter started for the Pirates and added two base hits to pace the Bucs' offense. Patrick Gagliardi and Devin Speno each scored two runs. Waylund Walsh hit a clutch two-run triple in the third.

There will be a short ceremony at the Little League Field this Saturday between games, around 12:30 p.m., honoring the 2015 11-12-year-old District 2 Champion and the 2015 10-11-year-old State Champion All Star teams.

Basketball Coaching Position

TOWNSHEND >> Candidates for the Leland & Gray varsity boys basketball coaching position should have a strong basketball coaching background with the ability to teach and motivate student athletes effectively. The school places emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship, and spirit to support athletes in healthy, competitive athleticism.

The season begins Nov. 28, 2016 and ends in early March. Practices are Monday-Friday after school and sometimes on the weekend. Times vary according to the gym availability. Attendance is mandatory at all games, practices and the postseason awards.

The application deadline is June 3. Candidates are asked to send their resume and references to Marty Testo, AAD at P.O. Box 128 Townshend, VT 05353 or email them to


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