LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
MIDDLEBURY -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team battled back from one-goal deficits twice on Saturday to tie with Northfield 3-3 in the championship game of the Middlebury Tournament, winning the tournament by a half-point in the tournament’s scoring system.
Burr and Burton took the lead to start early in the first, with Daisy Sullivan scoring on a pass from Ryder Ferrone.
Northfield would recover in the second, though, and take a 2-1 lead with goals from Lindsey Bergeron and BJ Downey. In the second, Northfield outshot BBA 12-3.
Burr and Burton was able to tie it up towards the end of the second, with Megan Grabher scoring on an assist from Sullivan and Kristi Lewicki.
Northfield would take the lead again, though, midway through the third when Bergeron found the net again.
Northfield went on the power play later in the third, but the Bulldogs were able to kill off the penalty without giving up another goal.
Then, late in the third, Northfield was whistled for a penalty, giving the Bulldogs the advantage to close out the game.
BBA would pull Benson from net with little time remaining, and the 6-on-4 advantage paid off as Jordan Harmon was able to find Aggie Bisselle for the game-tying goal with 11 seconds left.
In the overtime, Northfield had a goal pulled back when Benson was pushed into the net with the puck and the goal came off its pegs.
BBA coach Ed Lewicki praised Benson for her strong goaltending in the second period, and noted the heart of his team to battle back twice, including in the dying seconds of the third period.
While the game ended in a tie, BBA was awarded the tournament trophy through the point system in place. BBA had a half-point more than Northfield.
Benson repelled 24 shots in the tie, while Northfield goalie Markie Delude made 13 saves.
BBA moves to 6-1-1, and Northfield is 7-1-1.
MAU girls track enjoys strong day
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Mount Anthony Union High School girls indoor track team recorded its second win in three meets on Saturday, finishing first out of 16 teams with 42 points at Dartmouth College.
The 55-meter dash saw the Patriots finish one-two, with Leniesha Williams finishing first in 7.55 seconds while Raheemah Madany right behind in 7.61. Taylor Gruber made the final heat and finished sixth in 7.90.
In the 300, Williams (44.25) and Madany (45.15) finished third and fourth, while Gruber was fourth in the high jump, jumping 4 feet, 4 inches.
In the shot put, Firdous Madany finished fourth with a throw of 32’9.25", and Taylor Haynes finished fifth (31’ 4.25")
The Patriots were first in the 4x200 relay, with the team of Gruber, Raheemah Madany, Chelsea Corrow, and Williams running a 1:50.93. The 4x400 relay team of Asuka Kosaki, Abbie Crosier, Hayley Richmond and Grace Page was fifth in a time of 4:32.27.
The boys finished fifth out of 22 teams with 20 points.
The 4x400 team took home the only first-place finish, with the team of Andrew Brandmeyer, Andy Seward, Brad Myers and Ben Seward running a 3:40.61.
Ben Seward was third in the long jump, jumping 18’8". Nathaniel Durfee was sixth in the 55 hurdles in 8.68, and Matt Strano was sixth in the 1000 in 2:57.39.
Patriot boys edge CVU in Nordic
SUTTON -- Placing three skiers in the top 10 on Friday was enough for the Mount Anthony Union High School boys Nordic ski team to get a win at Mt. Hor.
The Patriots won with 36 points, while CVU finished in second with 43 and U-32 was third overall with 51 points.
Luke Keenan finished third in the race in a time of 16 minutes, 40 seconds to lead Patriot finishers, while Will Buckely and Andy Barlow helped to secure the win by finishing sixth and seventh, respectively.
Nick Altland was the fourth placer, finishing in 20th with a time of 19:01.
Charlie Maitland of CVU was first in the race in a time of 16:33.
In the girls race, CVU won with 21 points and Mount Mansfield was second with 27. MAU finished fourth overall, third in Division I, with 56 points.
CVU finished first and second in the race behind Autumn Eastman (18:27) and Cally Braun.
MAU’s first finisher was Abby Malmborg in 10th place. Allie Boudreau finished in 16th, Molly O’Callaghan finished in 23rd, and Erica Hale finished in 27th.
Eagles clipped by Proctor
PROCTOR -- The Arlington Memorial High School boys basketball team led for most of the way against Proctor on Saturday, but the Eagles could not hold onto the lead and the Phantoms made their move in the fourth quarter to go home 66-52 winners.
With the Eagles leading 26-25 at half, the Phantoms took advantage of an injury to Nate Madison (9 points) in the third quarter to wrestle the lead back before ballooning the lead out to 14 by the end of the game.
"It was back and forth for most of the game," Arlington coach Chris Taft said. "[Proctor] hit some big shots down the stretch. The score doesn’t do the game justice."
Austin Hawley led the Eagles with 21 points, while DJ Jennings chipped in with 12.
Proctor was led by Cody Landon, who scored a game-high 26 points in the victory.
Arlington falls to 0-2, while Proctor moves to 2-2.
Panther wrestlers go 4-4
DOLGEVILLE, N.Y. -- Wrestling over a two-day tournament at the Mountain Duals, the Hoosick Falls Central School wrestling team went 4-4 against competition from around New York state.
The Panthers won matches against Peru, Ausable Valley, hosts Dolgeville and Canastota, while the team fell to Baldwinsville, South Jefferson, Averill Park and Adirondack.
Luis Weierbach and Nolan Foster both went 8-0 for Hoosick Falls during the tournament, while Mike Mattat was 6-2 and Colby Davendonis was 5-3.
Weierbach notched a notable win against Adirondack’s Derek Spann at 120 pounds, winning in a 2-0 decision. Last year, Weierbach was the state champion at 106 while Spann was the state champion at 99.