Dickerson cruises to athlete of the week win

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BRATTLEBORO — Eric Dickerson rushed for an NFL single-season record 2,105 yards for the Los Angeles Rams in 1984.

Thirty-six years later, a young woman with the same last name ran away from her competition.

After pouring in 20 points to help the Bellows Falls varsity girls basketball team to a 74-19 win over Twin Valley, Halle Dickerson received 175 votes to easily earn Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for Jan. 5-11.

"Proud of you Halle Dickerson," wrote JoAnna Dent Dickerson on her online ballot.

The senior guard joins Rachael Rooney (Brattleboro), Isaac Wilkinson (Bellows Falls), Dylan Harden (Hinsdale) and Griffin Waryas (Bellows Falls) as winter winners. All five are now in the running for a $25 gift certificate from the Marina.

The nominees for the Jan. 12-18 athlete of the week are shown below. In order to vote, simply go to www.facebook.com/ReformerSports and "like" your choice.

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Megan Roberts

She knocked down six shots from downtown and finished with a team-high 26 points to power the Hinsdale varsity girls basketball team to a 47-41 win over Derryfield.

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Kate Longe

During a 40-24 victory over Poultney, the Twin Valley varsity girls basketball player had a double-double (20 points, 16 rebounds).

Liam Towle

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He erupted for 21 points and 15 rebounds to help the Leland & Gray varsity boys basketball team end a seven-game losing streak with a 53-44 decision over Long Trail.

Liv Romo

Assisted by teammates Sophia Mikijaniec and Edie Cay, the Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls ice hockey player scored the game-winning goal in overtime when the Colonels topped Hartford 2-1.

Taylor Goodell

The Bellows Falls senior recorded a double-double (14 points, 13 rebounds) when the Terriers outscored Hartford 47-42.


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