Bellows Falls senior captain Emma Graham (20) takes a shot during a varsity girls soccer match against Windsor.

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BRATTLEBORO — With Election Day approaching, Emma Graham was showing Donald Trump and Joe Biden how it’s done.

The Bellows Falls senior, who had a hat-trick during her team’s soccer victory over Twin Valley, received 174 votes to earn Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for Oct. 18-24.

“Sweet game Emma,” Dan Brophy jotted down on his online ballot.

Graham, quarterback Grady Lockerby, field hockey player Maya Waryas and cross-country runner Abby Broadley are now in the running for one of the Marina’s $25 athlete of the season prizes.

The nominees for the Oct. 25-31 athlete of the week are shown below. In order to vote, simply go to and “like” your choice.

Kleay Steever

When the Hinsdale varsity girls soccer team zipped Mount Royal Academy 5-0 in the first round of the postseason, she powered the Lady Pacers’ attack with a hat-trick.

Reed Sargent

The kicker drilled a 25-yard field goal with 1.5 seconds left to give the Brattleboro touch football team a thrilling 34-31 win over Bellows Falls in Friday’s Hartford Region semifinal.

Grace Bazin

The junior tallied twice when the Bellows Falls varsity field hockey team defeated Champlain Valley Union 2-0 in Saturday’s Division 1 championship game.

Matt Emerson

He assisted on both goals when the Leland & Gray varsity boys soccer team beat Bellows Falls 2-0 in a Division 3 playoff game.

Kylie Reed

She scored in the first overtime to give the 14th-seeded Twin Valley varsity girls soccer team a 1-0 upset victory over No. 3 Blue Mountain in a Division 4 playoff game.

Shane Covey can be reached at or 802-254-2311 X163. On Twitter: @ShaneCovey.


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