Broadley runs away with weekly honor


BRATTLEBORO — Bellows Falls cross-country runner Abby Broadley received 192 votes to earn Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for Oct. 21-27.

The speedy freshman was nominated after winning the Division 3 cross-country state championship race in 20 minutes flat to lead the Bellows Falls girls to a team title in Thetford.

"Way to go, Abby!!" wrote Terry Obuchowski on her online ballot.

Twin Valley varsity girls soccer player Sadie Boyd, who tallied twice during a postseason win, was the runner-up with 106 votes. Leland & Gray booter Jordan Persson was next on the list with 71 votes.

Broadley's prize is a night of free cosmic bowling for two at Brattleboro Bowl. She joins Maya Waryas (Bellows Falls field hockey), Gracie Frost (Brattleboro field hockey), Dylan Clark (Bellows Falls football), Natalya Forkin (Brattleboro field hockey player), Abbe Cravinho (Bellows Falls field hockey), Abby Dearborn (Bellows Falls field hockey and cross country) and Riley Barton (Leland & Gray soccer) as fall winners.

The nominees for the Brattleboro Reformer Team of the Fall are shown below. In order to vote, simply go to and "like" your choice.


The Wildcats

The Twin Valley varsity boys soccer team went undefeated during the regular season to earn the top seed in the Division 3 Tournament, shut out Green Mountain and Peoples Academy in the playoffs, and fell to six-time defending state champion Stowe 1-0 in the finals. Coach Buddy Hayford's group ended up with a 16-1 mark, including 13 clean sheets by keeper Logan Boyd.

BF Stickers

Coach Bethany Coursen and the top-seeded Bellows Falls varsity field hockey team capped off a perfect 17-0 season with a 2-0 victory over South Burlington in the Division 1 title tilt at the University of Vermont. The Terriers, who were led by captains Megan Banik, Madison Streeter, Abbe Cravinho and Molly Kelly, outscored their foes by a combined 107-2 during the regular season before knocking out a trio of northern powers in the tourney.

Bellows Falls Girls XC

The purple and white finished with just 14 points to easily win the Division 3 state cross-country girls team title in Thetford. Stephanie Ager, Abby Dearborn, Lia Clark and Broadley were the first four finishers for Bellows Falls on that day. The Terriers previously won the CVC meet at Fall Mountain for the first time in Tim Eno's 25 years as coach.


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