BENNINGTON — The Brattleboro varsity boys cross-country team recently placed second behind Burr and Burton while the BUHS girls earned a bronze medal on the Mount Anthony Union course.
Tenzin Mathes (3rd in 19:30), Noah Hed (4th in 20:12), Oskar Lehnartz (7th in 20:32), Brinly Woodcock (13th in 21:54) and Oliver Herrick (25th in 22:54) were the first five finishers for the Brattleboro boys. BBA’s Isaac Vernon prevailed in 18:47.
Leading the BUHS girls were: Ava Whitney (3rd in 22:32), Priya Kitzmiller (32nd in 29:32), Addison DeVault (33rd in 30:15), Anna Cummings (35th in 20:48) and Elena Hannigan (48th in 40:13). Annika Heintz of Mill River won the race in 22:06.
Boys’ team placing: 1. Burr and Burton, 2. Brattleboro, 3. Mount Anthony Union. Girls’ team placing: 1. Burr and Burton, 2. Mount Anthony Union, 3. Brattleboro.
In Hartford, the Bellows Falls girls ran away with the team title. Steph Ager finished second in a time that beat the previous course record.
Aubrey Maxfield was next in third, Lilly Ware placed ninth, Ashley Bartlett was 10th, Tatyana Artyukhova wound up 14th and Shelby Stoodley crossed the line in 20th.
WESTMINSTER — Bellows Falls routed Springfield 15-0 on Wednesday.
“We played really well. The team has been working on passing and cutting to the ball,” said BF coach Bethany Coursen. “The Springfield goalie did an amazing job with 21 saves.”
Eleven different players scored for the winners. Ella Clark, Julianna McDermid, Nola Sciacca, Emma Hillock and Kayleigh Illingworth all recorded their first varsity goal.
On Tuesday, Windsor outscored Brattleboro 4-1. Emma Gragen scored for the Colonels, assisted by Erika Favreau. BUHS goalie Brittney Wright stopped 30 shots.
ARLINGTON — Twin Valley defeated Long Trail 3-2 in the opening round of the John Werner Tournament on Tuesday, but didn’t have enough healthy players to compete in the championship game on Thursday.
“These girls are so young and full of potential. They are playing against some established teams. They deserved this win. They fought for it. As a coach, I couldn’t be prouder of the effort they put in to get the W,” said first-year TV coach Taryn Lawrence.
Eighth-grader Reese Croutworst had a hat-trick to power the Wildcats. Chloe Joyce delivered a pretty assist and freshman keeper Alanna Bevilacqua made some crucial saves.
Abby Towle went off for four goals as Leland & Gray defeated Mill River 10-1 on Thursday. Ansley Henderson tallied twice while Ava LeCours, Hannah Landers, Maggie Parker and Abigail Emerson also found the back of the net. Makaila Morse made three saves for the Rebels.
Bellows Falls lost to White River Valley 4-0 on Wednesday. Senior keeper Corina Mitchell played well for BF, which got a great shot on goal from Bre Stockman. McKenna Bingham, Savannah Sylvester-Neal and Julia Nystrom anchored the defense for the Terriers.
WESTMINSTER — Caleb Ghia converted on a penalty kick for Bellows Falls during its 4-1 loss to Leland & Gray. That PK was awarded after Colby Dearborn was fouled in the box on a partial breakaway.
Obstacle Course Racing
STRATTON — Dover’s Grant Bercik will compete in the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships this weekend at Stratton Mountain Resort. He placed 139th out of nearly 500 finishers in the OCR North American 15k Championships in 2018.