Bennett rakes in Brattleboro Bowl prize

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BRATTLEBORO — Using ESPN lingo, Brooke Bennett has been doing some serious raking.

The Bellows Falls varsity softball player had four hits during a 15-12 victory over Hartford and then raked in 188 votes to earn Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for May 19-25.

"Yes! Way to go Brooke!" commented Jennifer Haskell Cravinho on her online ballot.

Gus Williams, who had scored three goals and also dished out two assists for the Colonels in a lacrosse win over Stratton, finished second in the voting with 72. Baseball players Kaie Quigley (Leland & Gray) and Andrew Lindsell (Hinsdale) were next in line at the polls.

Bennett, who has been raking or hitting the ball very well this season, joins Kristin Davis (Hinsdale softball), Sammantha Pelton (Leland & Gray Unified basketball), Breanna Stockman (Bellows Falls track), Reno Tuttle (Bellows Falls track), Maggie Lonardo (Brattleboro track) and Kelsi Clement (Hinsdale softball) as winners this season. They have all earned a free night of cosmic bowling at Brattleboro Bowl.

The nominees for the May 26 to June 1 Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week are shown below. In order to vote, simply go to and "like" your choice.

Lucian Parker-Jennings

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He won the 100, triple jump, and pole vault to lead the Leland & Gray boys track and field team to a silver medal at the Division 4 state meet on Saturday in Windsor.

Liz Day

When the Brattleboro varsity girls lacrosse team topped Burlington 22-2 in a Division 1 playoff game, Day paced the Colonels with seven goals and four assists. She followed that up with a hat trick during a quarterfinal loss to Rutland.

Gabe Hakimoglu

The track and field athlete was on the winning 4x400 relay team, placed second in the 100, and also silvered in the 200 to help the Bellows Falls boys win their seventh straight state championship.

Hannah Sullivan

She picked up the win inside the circle and also homered to help the Twin Valley varsity softball team to a 31-16 rout of Arlington in a Division 4 playoff game.


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