Hakimoglu runs away with weekly honor

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BRATTLEBORO — Bellows Falls Union High School student Gabe Hakimoglu turned on the jets at the Division 2 state championship track and field meet in South Burlington on June 1 to capture silver medals in the two sprints (100 and 200) and a gold in the 4x400 relay race.

He would then run away with Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors by receiving 130 total votes.

"And he's a heck of a student and all around nice kid too! Yay, Gabe!" mentioned Heather Harty Waryas on her online ballot.

Brattleboro girls lacrosse player Liz Day, who had racked up seven goals and four assists during a rout of Burlington, was next in line with 89 votes. She was followed by Leland & Gray track athlete Lucian Parker-Jennings (70 votes) and Twin Valley softball player Hannah Sullivan (52 votes).

Hakimoglu is this newspaper's eighth and final athlete of the week this season. He joins Sammantha Pelton (Leland & Gray Unified basketball), Breanna Stockman (Bellows Falls track), Reno Tuttle (Bellows Falls track), Kelsi Clement (Hinsdale softball), Maggie Lonardo (Brattleboro track), Kristin Davis (Hinsdale softball), and Brooke Bennett (Bellows Falls softball) as winners of a Brattleboro Bowl prize.

The nominees for the Brattleboro Reformer Team of the Spring are shown below. In order to vote, simply go to www.facebook.com/ReformerSports and "like" your choice.

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Bellows Falls Track

Despite stepping up to Division 2 this season, the Terriers swept the state meet in South Burlington. It was the fourth championship in a row for the BF girls and seventh straight for the BF boys.

Brattleboro Softball

The Colonels went 11-5 during the regular season and earned the No. 8 seed in the Division 1 Tournament, before rallying to beat Saint Johnsbury 2-1 in round one and then falling to top-seeded Essex 5-4 in a quarterfinal.

Leland & Gray Boys Track

The Rebels finished second in the team scoring with 87 points at the Division 4 state championship meet in Windsor. The Northfield boys won the title with 141 points.


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