Clutch shot earns Graham weekly honor


BRATTLEBORO — The Bellows Falls Homecoming Dance started at around 6 p.m. on Sept. 27, right in front of the Sharon Academy goal.

Emma Graham gave her teammates reason to whip and nae nae when she poked the ball over the line to give the BF varsity girls soccer team a thrilling 2-1 victory over the visiting Phoenix in double overtime.

She would then receive 173 votes to earn Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for Sept. 22-28.

"Yay Emma Graham," wrote Johannah Parker on her online ballot.

Graham joins Brattleboro quarterback Tyler Millerick, Brattleboro booter Ayoub Lajhar, and Bellows Falls field hockey player Grace Wilkinson as fall winners. They are all in the running for one of the Marina gift certificates.

The nominees for the Sept. 29 to Oct. 5 Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week are shown below. In order to vote, simply go to and "like" your choice.

Ellie Longo

She tallied twice to lead the Leland & Gray varsity girls soccer team to a 2-0 decision over Rivendell on Friday.

Trinley Warren

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The junior wide receiver caught five passes for 130 yards and a couple of touchdowns to help the undefeated Brattleboro varsity football team to a 56-16 victory over Spaulding on Saturday night.

Maya Waryas

When the Bellows Falls varsity field hockey team played in its first overtime period in four years, she buried the game-winning shot as the Terriers topped Rutland 4-3. The sophomore super also had a goal and an assist in regulation.

Ezra Christie

He erupted for five goals to propel the Saint Michael High School soccer team to a 10-0 victory over White Oak Charter School at SIT.

Maggie St. John

Hinsdale's senior speed demon won her fourth consecutive Hillcat Invitational by holding off a hard-charging Isabel Pentony down the stretch of Friday's 5k cross-country race in Hillsboro, N.H. It was her first sub 20-minute clocking of the season.

Owen Grinold

Just two minutes into overtime, "O.G." put away a left-footed rip to give the Twin Valley varsity boys soccer team a thrilling 4-3 win over Rivendell. He also found the back of the net in the first 40 minutes of action.


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