Colonel boys rally past rival

Ayoub Lajhar, left, tallied twice to help the Colonels to a thrilling 4-3 win over rival Mount Anthony Union on Tuesday night at BUHS.

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BRATTLEBORO — Nick Bingham and Ayoub Lajhar scored second-half goals on Tuesday evening as the Brattleboro varsity boys soccer team came from behind to beat rival Mount Anthony Union 4-3.

"Brattleboro pulled out another gritty win," noted BUHS coach Ben Brewer, whose team upped its record to 2-0.

Alex Lier and Lajhar each split the posts for the Colonels in the first 40 minutes, however the hosts would go to the break trailing 3-2.

"Going into halftime down 3-2, Brattleboro was confident. We dominated possession (in the first half) and besides a couple errors that led to goals, Brattleboro had the better chances," added Brewer.

Bingham came up with a scrappy goal in the box to deadlock the contest at 3-3 with 25 minutes remaining. Seventeen minutes later, Lajhar ran onto a cross and beat the MAU goalie to become the hero.

Boys Soccer

WOODSTOCK — Leland & Gray played Woodstock to a 0-0 tie on Tuesday. The Rebels had three near misses, hitting the crossbar twice and a post once. Visiting goalie Hunter Fillion made three saves to earn a shutout.

Gymnastics Classes

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department will now be accepting registrations for Gymnastics Classes for everyone 18-months-old and up. Classes will be held at the Gibson-Aiken Center from Oct. 12 to Nov. 5.

Classes will be in four-week sessions and the fees are $45 for Brattleboro residents and $60 for everyone else per session. Checks should be made out to "Brattleboro Recreation and Parks." Participants should wear snug clothing and bring a full water bottle to classes.

To register or for more information, call 802-254-5808 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1-5 p.m. If there are special needs required for this program, you should let the Rec Department know by five days in advance. For all programs, events and online fillable registration forms, go to

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