Monday January 7, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team had 10 of their 14 wrestlers reach the final of the Chelmsford tournament over the weekend to propel the Patriots to the team championship.

MAU paced the field with 291.5 points, well ahead of the hosts, who were second with 201.5. Noble (Maine) and Salem (N.H.) were third and fourth respectively.

MAU had three individual champions -- Miguel Calixto at 132 pounds, Austin Price at 182 and Jesse Webb at 285.

Calixto, who is still unbeaten at 27-0 on the season, had two pins and two major decision en route to a 17-7 win in the final. Price racked up two pins and two decisions and won his final 6-2 over Jeff King (Exeter, Mass.).

Webb, also perfect so far this season, had two pins and a major decision, winning 13-2 in the final. The junior captain was named as the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler.

Seven other Patriots finished runner-up, gaining valuable team points. They included Troy Gassaway at 113 pounds, Dylan LaFountain (120), Kyle Fletcher (126), Bailey Willard (138), Damon Young (160), Brandon Marcoux-Schaefer (195) and Jack Luciano (220).

Willard, a senior scored three pins, taking the award for the most pins in the shortest amount of mat time.

"Austin and Bailey wrestled awesome," said MAU coach Scott Legacy. "Webb and Calixto stayed on track and Brandon Marcoux-Schaefer continues to be a savior for our team at 195, wrestling outstanding while giving up 20 pounds in some cases.


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MAU is back on the mats Thursday against West Springfield, Mass.

Paradis leads BBA

ESSEX -- Burr and Burton Academy senior Sean Paradis led the boys hockey team with two goals and two assists as the Bulldogs skated past Mount Mansfield, 5-2.

Brock Pollard and Andy Filippi each tallied a goal and an assist, while Henry Buckley added the final goal. BBA has won three in a row after a 1-3 start to the season.

For MMU, Travis Benson and Nils Miesterling were the goal-scorers and Adam Oler added two assists.

Zack Stewart earned the win in goal as the Bulldogs improve to 4-3.

T-Birds squeak past BBA

MISSISQUOI -- Missisquoi's Katie Campbell scored both goals, including the Thunderbirds' winner with 3:44 left as they downed Burr and Burton Academy 2-1 in girls hockey on Saturday.

BBA's Olivia Warren tied the game late in the second period, but Campbell and Missisquoi (4-3-1) got the last laugh in the Metro battle.

Meg Chandler had 27 saves for BBA, who dropped to 4-2-1 on the year.

MAU drops game to Rice

SOUTH BURLINGTON -- Three Rice Green Knights reached double figures as Rice took down Mount Anthony Union High School, 55-40, in girls basketball action on Saturday.

Hailee Barron led all scorers for unbeaten Rice with 16, bringing her two-game total against MAU this year to 37 points.

6-foot center Cassidy Derda and Tomi Akinpetide each added 11 for the 6-0 Knights.

Brinkley Legacy was the top scorer for the 1-6 Patriots, pouring in 11 points.

Bulldogs downed by Tide

SPAULDING -- Playing their third game in three days, the Burr and Burton Academy girls basketball team ran into a well-rested Spaulding team in a 44-27 defeat on Saturday.

The Tide's Katie Thygesen scored 18 to lead all scorers as they improved to 3-2 on the season.

For BBA (3-4), Olsen Humphrey was the leading scorer with nine points and 10 rebounds. Maggie Oliver added six for the Bulldogs, who have a 13-day wait until their next game against Otter Valley.

SVC squanders lead

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College freshmen Amber Flagg and Kala McKenzie each scored 19 points, but the outburst wasn't enough to prevent an 80-67 defeat against Pine Manor College on Sunday at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

After McKenzie scored 11 in the first half, the Mountaineers trailed by one at intermission. Southern Vermont (1-8) started the second half on a 14-0 run, capped by a three from sophomore Jyline Varin.

But Pine Manor tied the game at 52-52 with eight minutes to go and freshman Alexis Lee scored the final 12 points to give PMC the win.

Lee finished with a game-high 28 points, 18 in the second half, along with five rebounds and five assists.

To go with her 19 points, McKenzie added 16 rebounds.

Mariah Anthony added 10 points for Southern Vermont.

Panthers runner-up
at Burgher Duals

WARRENSBURG, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School wrestling team finished 4-1 overall at the Warrensburg "Burgher" Duals, finishing runner-up in the event.

The Panthers beat the host Burghers 42-29, then beat Section III's Morrisville-Eaton, 60-22.

In round 3, Hoosick Falls beat Albany Academy 48-29, then took down Hudson Falls 46-30.

In the final round, they were eked out by Beekmantown (Section VII), 36-34.

Haynes, Madany lead MAU at Vermont

BURLINGTON -- Without a full team for either the boys or girls with the Dartmouth Relays upcoming a week from now, the Mount Anthony Union High School track team still put together a formidable effort at the University of Vermont on Saturday, with the girls finishing third of 19 teams and the boys seventh of 20.

On the girls side, MAU took the top two spots in the shot-put, with Taylor Haynes winning with a throw of 31 feet, 5 inches and Firdous Madany coming in runner-up with a throw of 30 feet, 11 inches.

Shelby McLenithan was the other winner for MAU, earning the victory in the 55-meter dash in 7.44 seconds. Other top performances included: Shelby Whitman's third in the 300, Leniesha Williams finishing third in the 55 and fifth in the long jump and the 4x800 relay taking third place with the team of McKenzie Krawczyk, Nikki Comalli, Jazmine Hollister and Whitman.

For the boys, Jon Polen was the winner in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 7.94 seconds. The 4x800 relay of Andy Seward, Zach Redden, Matt Strano and Marc Brandmeyer won in 9:03.9 as well. Nathaniel Durfee was fifth in the 55 hurdles to round out the Patriots' top finishes.

Monument Soccer signups

BENNINGTON -- The Monument Soccer Club has sign-ups next week at the Bennington Sports Center. Monument is a soccer club that participates in the Capital District Youth Soccer League in the spring and runs from April-June with a 10-game season.

Any interested boy or girl from U8-U18 can sign up. More information can be found online at www.voltagesportsclub.com under the Bennington Sports Center's news section where people can download a registration packet. For more informaion, call the main office of the Sports Center at 802-681-7151.