Bellows Falls playmaker earns weekly honor

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BRATTLEBORO — Abbe Cravinho has captured the second leg of the Triple Crown.

After earning Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors on Oct. 8 (for her field hockey hat trick) and again today, the Bellows Falls senior is one step closer to the trifecta. She just needs to win a third Brattleboro Bowl prize in the spring in order to make it happen.

And it's doubtful that anyone is betting against the defending hurdles state champion to pull off the sports page three-peat.

Cravinho, who scored seven points and dished out a dozen assists when the Terriers beat Twin Valley 70-35 in a varsity girls basketball game, finished up with 140 total votes. Brattleboro's Jack Price (106 votes) and Twin Valley's Jarrett Niles (84) were also in the mix.

"The best!!!!! Abbe Abbe Abbe!!!!!!" wrote Nancy Souza on her online ballot.

The Clark University commit joins Joe Terry (Bellows Falls boys basketball), Christian Thomsen (Leland & Gray boys basketball), Taylor Goodell (Bellows Falls girls basketball), Anthony Palomba (Brattleboro boys hockey), Gavin Howard (Brattleboro boys hockey), Tyler Millerick (Brattleboro boys basketball) and Eliya Petrie (Brattleboro girls hockey) as this winter's winners.

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The nominees for the Feb. 3-9 Reformer Athlete of the Week are shown below. In order to vote, simply go to www.facebook.com/ReformerSports and "like" your choice.

Brandon Doyle

The classy Hinsdale Unified basketball player didn't technically get an assist, but he got quite an ovation for grabbing three straight defensive rebounds and then handing the ball to Conant opponent Isabelle Tenters each time in hopes that she would be able to score from her wheelchair.

Ryan Kelly

He racked up 20 points to power the Bellows Falls varsity boys basketball team to a 57-39 win over Leland & Gray.

Austin Wood

The Brattleboro varsity boys ice hockey team's goalie stopped 31 shots as the Colonels nipped Burlington 3-2.


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