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    (GEOFF SMITH — BENNINGTON BANNER)
    Bulldogs pull away in fourth for win over MAU

    Shehadi scores 26 to lead BBA, Vaval-Paris fires in 15 for MAU
    01/30/2015 10:53 PM EST
    MANCHESTER >> The Mount Anthony Union High School boys basketball team gave Burr and Burton Academy all it could handle through three quarters on Friday night. But in the deciding stanza, the Bulldogs flexed their muscles to pull away for a 56-42 win. The game was close throughout, with MAU (4-8) jumping out to the early lead while BBA (12-2) had to play catch-up. 
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    Panthers pound Hoosic Valley
    01/30/2015 10:53 PM EST - HOOSICK, N.Y. >> Coming into Friday night's game, Hoosic Valley's John Rooney was fourth in Section II averaging 29 points a contest. Against Hoosick Falls, senior Mark Hackett had the unenviable task of the Indians' big man. Rooney got his points, 21 of them, while Hoosick Falls had three players in double figures in a 65-40 win. Full Story

    RED SOX
    (Gregory Bull/AP)
    Red Sox looking elsewhere before Lester chose Cubs

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Even before Jon Lester chose to sign with the Chicago Cubs late Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox were exploring all their rotation options. Full Story
    PATRIOTS
    (Associated Press)
    Brady, Wilfork stand alone as former champs

    QB, defensive lineman are the only Patriots left from franchise's last Super Bowl win
    PHOENIX >> Vince Wilfork still remembers the joy of being showered with confetti on the field where the New England Patriots won their last NFL title. Full Story
    CELTICS
    Weary Celtics fall in their road finale

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Full Story




     
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    (GEOFF SMITH — BENNINGTON BANNER)
    Bulldogs pull away in fourth for win over MAU

    Shehadi scores 26 to lead BBA, Vaval-Paris fires in 15 for MAU
    01/30/2015 10:53 PM EST
    MANCHESTER >> The Mount Anthony Union High School boys basketball team gave Burr and Burton Academy all it could handle through three quarters on Friday night. But in the deciding stanza, the Bulldogs flexed their muscles to pull away for a 56-42 win. The game was close throughout, with MAU (4-8) jumping out to the early lead while BBA (12-2) had to play catch-up. 
    Full Story
    Panthers pound Hoosic Valley
    01/30/2015 10:53 PM EST - HOOSICK, N.Y. >> Coming into Friday night's game, Hoosic Valley's John Rooney was fourth in Section II averaging 29 points a contest. Against Hoosick Falls, senior Mark Hackett had the unenviable task of the Indians' big man. Rooney got his points, 21 of them, while Hoosick Falls had three players in double figures in a 65-40 win. Full Story

    Column: Basketball playoff races heating up
    01/30/2015 10:56 PM EST - All this snow outside is a great reminder why a gym is where I'd find myself as a kid. It might be frigid outside, but inside things are just starting to heat up. Across the basketball board, the playoffs are looming, and now is the time of year where the cream of the crop starts rising to the top. With a quick glance around, it is apparent that a lot of that good basketball is being played in Full Story

    Roundup: Arlington squeaks past Poultney
    01/30/2015 10:53 PM EST - POULTNEY >> An 11-of-16 performance at the foul line was the difference in Arlington's 49-45 win on Friday over Poultney. Arlington led 23-19 at half, extended the lead to 11 in the third and held on. Nathan Mattison led the way with 14 with Austin Hawley right there with 13. Sam White had 22 for the Blue Devils. Full Story

    Female wrestlers blazing a trail at BBA
    01/29/2015 10:09 PM EST - MANCHESTER >> Last year, when the Burr and Burton Academy wrestling team held their first-ever varsity home meet the inaugural competitor to take to the mat for the Bulldogs was Torrie Saunders in an exhibition match. Looking back, it almost seems fitting as BBA's varsity program has more female wrestlers than most teams. Full Story

    ROUNDUP: Mount Anthony cruises at quad match
    01/29/2015 10:09 PM EST - VERGENNES >> The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team topped three Vermont opponents in a quad match at Vergennes on Thursday night. MAU beat Mount Mansfield, 72-3, Champlain Valley 75-0 and Vergennes 72-9. Wrestlers with 3-0 records were Ashdin Schaefer, Calvin Call, Tyler Raetz, Troy Gassaway, Dylan LaFountain, Tyler Burgess, Darren Ruiz-Sauer, Noble Shaler, Jacob Woodside, Full Story

    Cambridge tuning up for Sectionals
    01/29/2015 10:08 PM EST - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> The Cambridge Central School wrestling team won four of the six contested bouts on Thursday night against Warrensburg, but seven Burghers forfeits gave them the win, 54-29, in the Indians' final tuneup before the Wasaren League tournament. "I can't stop saying it, it's hard work and hard practices, but they want it this year," said Cambridge coach Norm Telford. Full Story

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    Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's largest newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight. Full Story
    Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

    The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.