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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Brattleboro Union High School varsity baseball team erupted for 11 runs in the first frame and defeated Hartford 11-0 in five innings on Thursday.

“We got off to a really good start. After that big first inning, we kind of lost focus,” said winning coach Chris Groeger, whose team improved to 7-1 on the season.

Turner Clews, Zinabu McNeice and Alex “Moose” Bingham all finished with two hits to lead the way. Willem Thurber contributed with a triple.

“Zinabu played extremely well offensively and defensively,” Groeger mentioned.

Bingham went the distance for the victory. He struck out eight, walked two and allowed just two hits.

“He was very solid,” said the BUHS skipper.

Jackson Emery, who was on the hill when Brattleboro beat defending state champion CVU, will start for the Colonels in Saturday’s home game against Fair Haven (4-6).


BRATTLEBORO — Ella Kennedy, Waylund Walsh, Desmond Longsmith, Ronan Kennedy and Aleco Hancock-deSela all scored a pair of goals in Brattleboro’s 14-10 loss to Long Trail on Thursday.

“It was another fun and competitive game against Long Trail,” said BUHS coach Tokeem Talbot, whose team fell behind 5-1 early and then rallied to within 8-6 by halftime.

Walsh led the Colonels with six assists. Kailo Course had a team-best five passes defended.

Girls Tennis

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Bellows Falls rolled to a 6-1 victory over Hartford on Thursday.

The Terriers swept the first four singles matches in straight sets, with Grace Gould, Anya Taylor, Ariana Wunderle and Kathleen Dole earning those victories. In doubles play, the BF duos of Sapphire Joy-Dani Robinson and Maddison Morancy-Mary Wallace both prevailed.

Bellows Falls improved to 5-4 overall.


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — On Wednesday, Brattleboro beat Hartford 6-1.

Leah Madore fanned 17, walked four and gave up three hits to get the win. Catcher Brittney Wright was the team’s defensive standout.

“She has been improving behind the plate and becoming more comfortable with each game we play,” said BUHS coach Kelly Markol.

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Madore helped herself with three hits and one RBI. Taylin Bauer, Logan Austin, Aliza Speno and Wright all hit safely.

“We did not do a very good job at the plate. We chased too many pitches outside the zone and watched third strikes. We definitely need to be more disciplined at the plate,” Markol pointed out.

The 5-3 Colonels will host Fair Haven on Saturday at 11 a.m.

In Whitingham, Twin Valley lost to West Rutland 40-1 on Thursday. Peyton Guay and Bella Coombs combined for 11 strikeouts in the win.

Track and Field

MANCHESTER — Leland & Gray’s Hunter Fillion was the runner-up in the javelin and discus at Knapp Field on Tuesday.

Jackson Fillion earned a bronze medal for the Rebels in the 110 hurdles. The foursome of Trevor Hazelton, Nick Petronic, Andrew Tolbert and Hunter Fillion finished third in the 4x100 relay.

In the girls’ 4x100, Leland & Gray’s Avery Hiner, Raena Sanderson, Emma O’Brien and Kate Petty wound up fifth.

Women’s College Lacrosse

STANDISH, Maine — Saint Joseph’s College defeated Johnson & Wales 10-9 to capture the Great Northeast Athletic Conference title.

Brattleboro Union High School graduate Brianna Paul set up Carson Battaglia’s game-winning goal with 3:10 remaining. Paul has 28 tallies and 15 assists in her freshman season.

The Monks (20-0) will compete in the NCAA Division 3 Tournament on Saturday, facing Geneseo at 1 p.m. in Middlebury, Vt.

Rec News

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department and Vermont Voltage Soccer Academy will be offering two weeks of Voltage Soccer Camp for ages 5-14. Session One is scheduled for July 5-8 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while Session Two will take place on Aug. 1-5 from 9 a.m. to noon.

This camp will be held at the West River Park Field on Route 30. The fee is $135 for Brattleboro residents and $150 for everyone else. Discounts are available if desired for multiple kids/weeks of Voltage Camp. If you would like the discounted price, call 802-254-5808 for more information. The discounts are not available for online registrations.

All participants are required to bring their own shin guards and water bottle. Attention will be given to the instruction of good ball control habits and movement techniques in challenging drills and simulated match situations. Conditioning methods and training ethics are also stressed to prevent injuries and improve the young athletes’ coordination and flexibility. Voltage understands the needs of youth in soccer and stresses the development of a positive self-image, mental stimulation and a sense of respect and sportsmanship among players.

You may register in-person Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. at the Gibson-Aiken Center or online at

For all programs, events, facility information and more, visit Once you are on this page, hover over the “Sport and Recreation” tab found on the blue horizontal bar and click “Recreation and Parks.” If there are special needs required for this program, let the Recreation and Parks Department know by five days in advance. For more information, call 802-254-5808.

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