Opening Day: 6 area teams open on Friday


BRATTLEBORO -- The Bellows Falls boys cross country team, which placed third in the Division 3 state meet last season, will open up at Fall Mountain on Friday at 4 p.m.

The Terriers finished behind Stowe and Rice in the 2013 finale. Willie Moore paced Bellows Falls in that Division 3 state meet by placing 10th in 18:51. Rounding out the team’s top five were: Timothy Jones (19:51) in 21st, Jonah Bolotin (20:01) in 22nd, Jackson Purdy (21:02) in 38th, and Jacob Metcalfe (24:50) in 63rd position.

The Bellows Falls girls cross country team will also debut at Fall Mountain on Friday at 4 p.m. Lucy Lawlor finished 32nd overall in 25:20 to pace the Terriers in the Division 3 girls state meet a year ago.

Five other area varsity teams will also begin their season on Friday, including the Bellows Falls field hockey and boys soccer teams and all three Hinsdale teams -- girls soccer, boys soccer, cross country.

The Bellows Falls field hockey team, which will host Springfield in its season opener at 4 p.m., went 12-1-1 last season and earned the No. 1 seed in the Division 3 Tournament before losing to Stowe 2-1 in the championship game. Sarah Wells (26 goals), Mariah Barnett (15 goals) and Kya Coursen (15 assists) did the majority of the damage for the Terriers in 2013.

The Opening Day schedule for Friday looks like this:

Bellows Falls boys soccer at West Rutland, 4:30 p.m.

Bellows Falls field hockey hosts Springfield, 4 p.m.

Bellows Falls cross country at Fall Mountain, 4 p.m.

Hinsdale girls soccer hosts Epping, 4 p.m.

Hinsdale boys soccer hosts Epping, 4 p.m.

Hinsdale cross country at Fall Mountain, 4 p.m.


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