4 nominated for athlete of the week

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BRATTLEBORO — The defending state champion Bellows Falls girls and boys track teams exploded off the starting blocks in Friday's season opener and ran away from seven other schools.

Brattleboro's varsity baseball team also showed plenty of speed out of the gate, stealing four bases during an 11-0 rout in Westminster. And Hailey Derosia's pitches were traveling really fast on Saturday, when the BUHS senior fanned 14 and fired a no-hitter against Otter Valley.

Four other area students have also turned heads early in the season and have earned themselves a chance to win a Brattleboro Bowl prize. In order to vote for the Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week, simply visit www.facebook.com/ReformerSports and "like" one of the spring sports stars listed below.

McGregor Vancor

The Bellows Falls varsity baseball player went 2-for-3 at the plate, stole two bases, scored a pair of runs and had one RBI during his team's 12-10 victory over Mount Anthony Union.

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Olivia Pangelinan

She hit a walk-off single during the Hinsdale varsity softball team's exciting 11-10 decision over Sunapee in the season opener.

Adam Newton

The senior ace struck out 12 batters and also went 4-for-4 to lead the Brattleboro varsity baseball team to an 11-0 win over Bellows Falls.

Sammantha Pelton

Leland & Gray's guard wowed the crowd with between-the-leg dribbles and scored a game-high 16 points during a Unified basketball game in Brattleboro.


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