Wilkinson wins weekly prize

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BRATTLEBORO — Finishing first is nothing new for members of the Bellows Falls varsity field hockey program, which put together an amazing 58-game winning streak from 2015-2019.

BF's Grace Wilkinson gets to experience the thrill of victory again after receiving 218 likes to capture the Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week prize for Sept. 15-21.

"Yay Gracie!!!! So proud," wrote Abigail Dearborn on her ballot.

Wilkinson was nominated after tallying twice to lead the Terriers to a 4-0 field hockey win over Brattleboro. Also in contention were Brattleboro running back Chris Frost (186 votes), Leland & Gray soccer player Abby Towle (98 votes), and Twin Valley booter Colin McHale (43 votes).

Wilkinson joins Brattleboro students Tyler Millerick and Ayoub Lajhar as winners this fall.

The nominees for the Sept. 22-28 Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week are shown below. In order to vote, simply go to www.facebook.com/ReformerSports and "like" your choice.

Owen Grinold

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"O.G." scored in regulation and also converted his penalty kick to help the Twin Valley varsity boys soccer team to a shootout win over Arlington for the team's seventh consecutive John Werner Tournament title. He was then named the annual event's MVP.

Rachael Rooney

The Brattleboro Union High School varsity field hockey player had a hat trick during a 4-1 win over Fair Haven on Homecoming Weekend. She dished out three assists earlier in the week as the Colonels zipped Springfield 4-0.

Riley Barton

He put away a pretty pass from Liam Towle with 39 seconds remaining to give the Leland & Gray varsity boys soccer team a 2-1 victory over Springfield.

Emma Graham

She poked the ball over the line in the second overtime to give the Bellows Falls varsity girls soccer team a thrilling 2-1 decision over Sharon Academy on Homecoming Day.


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