Broadley voted athlete of the week

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BRATTLEBORO — There were 90 runners that were unable to catch Abby Broadley in the Division 3 girls state cross-country meet in Thetford on Oct. 26.

The Bellows Falls sophomore would then run away in the polls to win Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors with 151 total votes.

"Woot! Yay, Abby!" wrote Heather Harty Waryas on her online ballot.

Broadley was nominated after she defended her individual state title in a time of 19:39. She has also led the Terriers to back-to-back team championships.

The nominees for the Oct. 27 to Nov. 2 Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week are shown below. In order to vote, simply go to and "like" your choice.

Maggie St. John

The Hinsdale senior placed 19th overall in the Meet of Champions in a time of 19 minutes flat to become the first cross-country runner in school history to qualify for the New England Championships.

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Lucas Messing

He had a hat trick to lead the Twin Valley varsity boys soccer team to a 4-1 victory over Arlington in the Division 4 state championship game on Saturday in Westminster.

Jaia Caron

When the sixth-seeded Bellows Falls varsity field hockey team upset No. 2 Champlain Valley Union 1-0 in a Division 1 semifinal, she made 11 saves to earn the shutout.

Henry Thurber

The junior caught touchdown passes of seven and 21 yards during the Brattleboro varsity football team's 41-6 victory over Fair Haven in Friday night's Division 2 playoff game. He also had a tackle for loss for the 10-0 Colonels.

Izzy Ameden

She scored with five minutes left, assisted by Arin Bates, when the third-ranked Leland & Gray varsity soccer team was nipped by second-seeded Vergennes 2-1 in a Division 3 semifinal.


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