Monday December 17, 2012

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

MANCHESTER -- Rutland answered Burr and Burton Academy's early go-ahead goal with five of its own en route to taking home a 7-2 win in boys hockey on Saturday night at Riley Rink.

"We weren't ready to go and Rutland kept coming at us all night," BBA coach Cory Herrington said. "It was nice to get that first goal but it was totally different after that."

The Bulldogs (1-1), playing without last year's top scorer in Sean Paradis, jumped in front less than four minutes into the contest when sophomore Nate Eisenman finished Andrew Filippi's feed from the right boards. Elijah Brown also assisted the score.

The Metro Division Raiders (1-0) then poured on five goals in a 10 minute span, taking a 5-1 lead with 13:35 left in the second period. BBA's Brock Pollard stemmed the tide with his second-period wrister off a Henry Buckley assist.

Rutland scored again late in the second and third periods to complete the win. Max Major led the Raiders with two goals. Nico Roy offered three assists.

BBA goaltender Zack Stewart finished with 45 saves while Jason MacFarlane stopped eight shots for Rutland.

Patriots first at MDS tourney

BERLIN, Conn. -- From a dual meet on Friday, the Mount Anthony Union High School traveled to Connecticut for the Pin Down MDS tournament on Saturday and didn't skip a beat, winning the event with 327.5 points, ahead of Ledyard's 189 and Springfield, Mass.' 169.5.

The Patriots had 10 finalists -- six champions and four runner-ups. Calvin Call (98), Troy Gassaway (113), Kyle Fletcher (126), Miguel Calixto (132), Austin Price (182) and Jesse Webb (285) all won titles. Garrett Derosia (120), Damon Young (160), Jack Luciano (220) and Brandon Marcoux-Schaefer (195) lost in finals.

"It was a quick turnaround from Friday's match; I like to do that to get them ready for the grind of the state and New England tournaments," said MAU coach Scott Legacy.

Among some of the top performances was Gassaway, who went 3-0 on the weekend including two pins and a technical fall. In the final, Gassaway pinned Kyle Lidner in 1:31.

"It was an impressive tournament for Troy. he looked like he was on a mission," Legacy said.

Austin Price also had a good tournament, pinning his first opponent, then winning a 1-0 decision in the semifinal and a 3-2 decision in the finals over Ledyard's Colin Grimm.

"Austin had a solid showing in a very competitive weight class," Legacy said.

Bailey Willard, Houston Shaler and Tyler Mattison each wrestled back for third, while Tyler Raetz and Dylan LaFountain each finished fourth.

Records fall at Dartmouth meet

HANOVER, N.H. -- Three separate Mount Anthony school records were broken in the indoor track team's first meet at Dartmouth College on Saturday, including one that's more than 20 years old.

In the girls 4x200 relay, the team of Raheemah Madany, Leniesha Williams, Taylor Hockemeier and Shelby McLenithan won the event in 1 minute, 50.23 seconds -- surpassing the old mark they set last season.

Marc Brandmeyer broke a year-old mark as well, his own in the 3,000-meters, winning the event in a time of 9:09.04, bettering his old time by three seconds.

And in the 55-meter hurdles, Jon Polen was second in the final with a 7.80, breaking the record of 8.04 held by Chris Mailhot since 1989.

The girls were second overall with 37 points, led by McLenithan who also won the 55-meter dash in 7.50 seconds. Shelby Whitman added a third place in the 1,000 meters and freshman Grace Page was fourth in the 300. Firdous Madany was third in the shot-put with a 29-foot, 10-inch throw.

For the boys, they were fifth with 21 points. The 4x400 relay team snagged a third with the team of Ben Seward, Brad Myers, Andy Seward and Andrew Brandmeyer finishing in 3:41.89.

Nicholson leads BBA

MIDDLEBURY -- Burr and Burton Academy bounced back from a season-opening loss to beat Middlebury 46-18 on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (1-1) were led by Hannah Nicholson's 16 points. Claudia Mosher added 12. Middlebury dropped to 0-2.

Sister act downs Eagles

WEST RUTLAND -- Morgan and Brooke Raiche combined for 25 to lead West Rutland over Arlington, 57-32, in the Eagles' season opener on Saturday. Morgan Raiche led with 15, while Brooke Raiche added 10 as West Rutland pulled away in the second half.

For Arlington, Rayleen Sherman led with 12 points and Molly Elwell added 11 with 3 threes. The Eagles drop to 0-1.

Marauders compete at Union College

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- On Saturday, 34 swimmers from the Bennington Marauders Swim Team competed at the 12&under Mini Meet at Union College.

Placing in the top 8 were: Devin Deets: 6th-50 fly; Anthony Mazzola: 8th-50 breast; Ben Medvedev: 7th-50 breast, 8th-50 fly

Also competing and posting best times for the Marauders was: Sophia Anisman, Charlie Dobson, Ryker Dorman, Camden Madison, Kendal Madison, Perrin Marion, Jackson Moore, Iris Nofziger, Jaeden Dudley, Emily Tibbetts, Jacob Tibbetts, Ian White, Grace Burhans, Elyse Altland, Kylee Hall, Sienna Brosemer, Mackenzie Livingston, Rylie Niles, Faith Orzech, Savannah Robson, Hannah Rosenburg, Liz Tarazi, Paige Marion, Emily Asciutto, Sarah Asciutto, Emily Calder, Aryn Iannuzzi, Claire Iannuzzi, Lily Spencer and Garrett Ufnar.

The Marauders will compete again in early January at RPI.