LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

STOWE -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team picked up another win on Saturday, topping Stowe 4-0

Kristi Lewicki opened the scoring with an unassisted effort in the first period, then 42 seconds later Mary Leech doubled-up the lead when she finished off a sequence of passes from Aggie Bisselle and Jordan Harmon.

Megan Grabher made it 3-0 in the first period when she finished off a pass from Lewicki and Ryder Ferrone.

"Stowe has a really good goalie in Danielle Mayo, so to get three goals in the first period was important," coach Ed Lewicki said.

Less than a minute into the second period, and BBA would round out the scoring when Bisselle scored on a goal from a tight angle.

Mayo finished with 33 saves for Stowe in the loss, while Kaylie Benson stopped all eight shots that were sent her way.

BBA moves to 3-1 with the win, and play again on Wednesday at Woodstock.

Bulldogs top Otters

RUTLAND -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team opened the season with a resounding 69-29 win over Otter Valley in the Mt. Saint Joseph tip-off tournament.

11 players scored for the Bulldogs in the win. The team was led by Joey Shehadi with 16 points, while Simeon Iglinski added 10 points. Tyeshawn Gadson and Connor Harrington each added nine and Jack Bunker had eight in the win.

BBA will play MSJ in the final of the tournament on Tuesday night.

MAU competes at Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H. -- The Mount Anthony Union High School indoor track team opened the season at Dartmouth College on Saturday, and the girls came home as meet winners while the boys finished in third.

The girls won with 44.5 points, with Leniesha Williams finishing first in the 55-meter dash in 7.66 seconds while the 4x200 relay team of Taylor Gruber, Raheemah Madany, Chelsea Corrow and Williams also took home a first-place finish, running the relay in 1 minutes, 55.26 seconds.

Taylor Haynes finished second in the shot put with a throw of 31 feet, 8 inches, while Firdous Madany (31’4") and Brittany Brochu (31’3.25") finished in third and fourth, respectively.

Raheemah Madany was third in the 55m dash in 7.78, Gruber was third in the high jump at 4’4". Williams took fifth in the long jump at 13’6.5" and the 4x400 team of Asuka Kosaki, Corrow, Abbie Whitman and Grace Page finished fifth in 4:40.55.

The Patriot boys finished in third out of thirteen teams with 29 points. Andrew Brandmeyer finished first in the 1000 with a time of 2:48.92, and he was also apart of the 4x400 relay team that took first in 3:39.39 along with Andy Seward, Brad Myers, and Ben Seward.

Ben Seward was third in the 300 with a 38.56, Andy Seward was fourth in the 600 with a time of 1:30.67, Nathaniel Durfee was fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.69, and the 4x200 relay team of Tanner Jelley, Alan Bernard, Owne Page, and Durfree finished sixth in a time of 1:44.01

BBA boys fall at home

MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team was called for 13 penalties against Missisquoi on Saturday, keeping the Bulldogs from building any momentum in a 5-2 loss.

Jacob Hubbard and Timmy Flournier each netted twice for Missisquoi in the win, while Andy Ishu and Nathaniel Eisenman scored the two goals for BBA.

"We have been getting off to slow starts, and that has been killing us," BBA coach Joe Ferrara said. "We couldn’t get into any rhythm the whole game because we were in the box so much."

BBA falls to 0-4 with the loss, while Missisquoi moves to 1-3.

Hoop shoot contest

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Elks Lodge will be holding its annual hoop shoot contest on Sunday, December 29. The event will take place at the Mount Anthony Union High School gymnasium.

Registration starts at 12:30 p.m., and the competition will start at 1.

The contest is for boys and girls ages 8-13, with their age being determined by how old they are on April 1, 2014. A birth certificate is required at registration.

There is no cost for the event. For more information, contact Dale Corbett at 802-447-0958.

MAU youth wrestling

BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony youth wrestling sign-ups will be held in the high school cafeteria on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and Friday, Dec. 20 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Both sign-ups are prior to MAU wrestling matches.

Registration is $40 per wrestler with fundraiser, or $65 without fundraiser, and $30 for each additional family member.

For more info, call Wayne Call at (802)-952-8932.