3 nominated for athlete of the week

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BRATTLEBORO — It was definitely a shock when Bellows Falls varsity field hockey coach Bethany Coursen called the sports desk to say "we lost" after her team's second game this season.

After all, her Terriers had won 58 consecutive games and four straight state titles.

What the Brattleboro varsity football team has done since dropping into Division 2 isn't exactly "the unexpected." The Colonels are averaging 55 points per game and are one of just two undefeated teams in the standings.

And is anyone really surprised that the Twin Valley boys are a perfect 2-0 on the pitch? The Wildcats went an unbelievable 80-3-1 during the regular season over the past six years.

The first three nominees for Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week, which are shown below, have been shocking opposing coaches since they arrived on the high school scene. In order to vote, simply go to www.facebook.com/ReformerSports and "like" your choice.

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Abby Broadley

The Bellows Falls cross-country runner won the season opener on her home course in a time of 18:52. Broadley, who is the defending Division 3 champion, was going up against runners from Woodstock, Springfield, Green Mountain, Windsor, Hartford, Thetford, and Sharon Academy. She joined up with Steph Ager, Victoria Bassette and Ashlynn Boucher for team gold.

Tyler Millerick

In his first two games combined this season, the Brattleboro quarterback is 18 of 31 passing for 486 yards and six touchdowns. He has also run the ball 24 times for 269 yards and four scores. The Colonels are 2-0, with a 49-26 victory over Bellows Falls and a 61-12 rout of Windsor.

Arin Bates

She had a hat trick to lead the Leland & Gray varsity girls soccer team to a 7-1 win over Twin Valley in the season opener. The senior now has 43 goals and 36 assists in her high school career.


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