3 nominated for male athlete of the school year
BRATTLEBORO — If you believe that "the best" is the one with the most championship rings, your check mark is likely going next to Bellows Falls big man Reno Tuttle's name on the ballot.
If you lean toward the one that makes those around him better, Brattleboro's Tyler Millerick is probably your pick.
And if you are all about the stat sheet, Twin Valley's Jack McHale seems like your best bet.
Those three standouts have been nominated for the Brattleboro Reformer Male Athlete of the School Year. In order to vote, simply go to www.facebook.com/ReformerSports and "like" your choice.
McHale pumped in 25 points to help the Wildcats to a thrilling 48-46 win over Rivendell in a Division 4 boys basketball quarterfinal. The junior guard averaged 12.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game for coach Chris Brown's team that went 16-7 overall.
On the pitch, McHale scored 15 goals and dished out seven assists for a powerhouse that ended up losing to Stowe 1-0 in the Division 3 finals.
Tuttle was also dominant in two different sports.
The senior struck gold in the discus and shot put, helping the Terriers to a seventh consecutive boys track and field state championship. His discus heave of 168-03 broke the school record.
As an interior lineman for the Purple Gang, Tuttle opened up gaping holes for Bellows Falls running backs and also plugged them up as a defender. During a playoff game against U-32, he finished with eight tackles and a sack.
Millerick was easily one of the top players for the Colonels during all three seasons.
As a quarterback, "Puppy" ran for 101 yards and threw for 96 more when Brattleboro beat rival Mount Anthony Union 10-7 to retain the Elwell Trophy. As a point guard, he poured in a career-high 31 points during a game against Woodstock. And the first-year catcher pounded out three hits when the BUHS varsity baseball team mercied Hartford.
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