Nardolillo named athlete of the week

BRATTLEBORO — Hinsdale varsity girls basketball player Angelina Nardolillo received 90 votes to earn Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for Feb. 25 to March 3.

The freshman center had a double-double (16 points, 12 rebounds) and also anchored a defense that held top-seeded Littleton to just 30 points during a Division 4 state championship victory in Plymouth, N.H. She had previously scored 22 points in a semifinal.

"Good job Angelina," wrote Claire Lavender on her ballot.

She joins Delaney Wilcox (Hinsdale), Shane Clark (Bellows Falls), Ryan Kelly (Bellows Falls), Taylor Goodell (Bellows Falls), Halle Dickerson (Bellows Falls), Madison Streeter (Bellows Falls), Adam Newton (BUHS), Lila Alexander (BUHS), Hailey Derosia (BUHS), Rachael Rooney (BUHS) and Anthony Palomba (BUHS) as winter winners. Her prize is a night of free Cosmic Bowling for two at Brattleboro Bowl.

The nominees for the Reformer Team of the Season are shown below. Readers are encouraged to vote by "liking" their choice on the page.

Hinsdale Girls Basketball

After losing their season opener to Colebrook, the Lady Pacers won 21 games in a row to capture their second state title in five years. Coach Terry Bonnette's team held all four postseason foes to under 35 points and finished with a 21-1 record. Hinsdale beat previously undefeated Littleton, 32-30, for all the marbles.

Brattleboro Nordic Skiing

The Colonel girls and boys each finished second in the state meet. Isaac Freitas-Eagan won individual gold in both the freestyle and classic disciplines to power the Brattleboro boys. Sarah Gallagher, Isabella Thurber, Elery Loggia, Bella Takacs, and Liz Morse all placed in the Top 21 for the BUHS girls during the classic portion.

Vermont Academy Girls Basketball

The Wildcats were the runners-up in the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class D Tournament, losing to Holderness 65-54 in the finals. The VA team, which went 18-13 overall, was coached by Karen Henry. Players included Guilford's Allie Buckley, Brattleboro's Syd Henry, Dummerston's Ani Kapral, Hinsdale's Kyra Rideout, Chesterfield's Ally Erunski, and Ella Bushee of Walpole.


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