LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
NANUET, N.Y. -- The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team travelled to Nanuet, N.Y. over the weekend to compete in a meet with Section I and Section VIII schools, and the Patriots returned home with five victories.
The Patriots topped Seaford 55-10, North Rockland 82-0, Nanuet 70-3, Clarksown South 82-0, and Babylon 77-6.
Ashdin Schaefer (99 pounds), Calvin Call (106), Tyler Raetz (5-0), Dylan LaFountain (132), Bailey Willard (138) Damon Young (70), Tyler Mattison (195), Jack Luciano (220) and Jesse Webb (285) all went 5-0 on the day and finished as individual champions.
Rachel Hale (126), Darren Ruiz-Sauer (145) and Noble Shaler (152) went 4-1 and finished in second place in their respective weight classes, and Jacob Woodside went 3-2 and was third.
The Outstanding Wrestler award went to Webb, who also earned a victory over nationally-ranked opponent James O’Hagan from Seaford in a 5-2 decision. Both are ranked in wrestling polls across the country.
Tyler Mattison had the most pins in the least amount of time, taking down all five opponents in a combined eight minutes, 24 seconds.
Hale also took home a personal record, scoring the 100th victory of her career.
MAU moves to 12-0 overall in dual meets, and wrestles again on Monday in a dual meet against Connecticut rival Danbury at Danbury.
Bulldogs keep rolling
MIDDLEBURY -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team maintined its perfect start with a 52-37 win over Middlebury on Saturday.
Joey Shehadi led the Bulldogs with 14 points, while Tyeshawn Gadson added 10 points and Conor Harrington had nine.
BBA moves to 10-0 on the year with the win while Middlebury falls to 4-4.
Eagles clipped at home
ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Memorial High School boys basketball team fell to Leland and Gray 61-50 on Saturday.
The game was tight in the opening quarter, with Leland and Gray taking a 13-12 lead into the second. But in that second period, the Rebels outscored the Eagles 17-4 to take a 30-16 lead into the half.
The Eagles would tie the game up late in the third, but the Rebels were able to take the lead back going into the fourth and hang on for the victory.
Austin Hawley had 13 points for Arlington in the loss, while Nathan Madison added 13 and DJ Jennings had 14.
Arlington falls to 0-7 with the loss.
Panthers fifth at tournament
SHENENDEHOWA, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School wrestling team finished fifth at the Shenendehowa Invitational on Saturday, with Luis Weierbach winning an individual title at 120 pounds.
Shenendehowa won its own invitational with 172 points, Colonie was second with 125.5 and John Jay/East Fishkill was third with 118.5 points.
Weierbach topped Kevin Dunshee of Sherburne Earlville on a tech fall to win the title at 120 and give the Panthers their only individual titlewinner.
At 145, Colby Davendonis finished second in the weight class after falling to Warwick Valley’s AJ Aeberli in the finals in a 6-2 decision.
Nolan Foster (113) and Tom Peabody (132) brought home fourth-place finishes for the Panthers on the day.
SVC men fall
WESTON, Mass. -- The Southern Vermont College men’s basketball team fell to New England Collegiate Conference foe Regis College 71-62 on Saturday.
Sam Jean-Gilles posted a game-high 23 points and 13 rebounds for Regis in the win.
DeShawn Hamlet led SVC with a 23 point, 13 rebound effort while Dolapo Olugbile added 13 points.
Regis led 29-26 at halftime, and the score would remain close when Brandon Casella hit a three to cut the deficit to 53-52. SVC called timeout after the play, but the Pride responded by going on a 9-1 to take ahold of the game.
SVC falls to 11-5 and 5-2 in league play. Regis improves to 4-10 and 3-3 in the league. SVC plays next on Tuesday at NECC leader Mitchell College.
SVC women downed at home
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College women’s basketball team fell to Daniel Webster College 70-54 on Saturday at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.
Daniel Webster guard Ashley England posted a game-high 19 oints in the win, while Katherine Johnson added 18 for Daniel Webster off the bench.
SVC was led by Kala MacKenzie with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Sarah McDonald had 15 points and 17 rebounds in the loss.
SVC falls to 4-12, 2-7 in the New England Collegiate Conference while Daniel Webster improves to 7-8, 5-4 in the NECC. SVC plays next on Tuesday at home against Bay Path College.
MAU track third at Norwich
NORWICH -- The Mount Anthony Union High School track team finished third in the girls’ and boys’ meets on Saturday at Norwich University.
The girls finished with 53 points, 23 behind winners Essex while St. Johnsbury finished with 74.5 points. The boys tallied 43 points, with South Burlington winning with 91 points and Lebanon finishing second with 57.
For the girls, Grace Page took home first in the 300-meter race in a time of 44.84, while the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams also took home first-place finishes for the Patriots. In the shot put, Firdous Madany took first with a throw of 32 feet, 3 inches and Taylor Haynes finished third and Brittany Brouchu was fifth in the event.
Taylor Gruber was fourth in the high jump, clearing 4’6", and Asuka Kosaki was sixth in the 1000.
On the boys’ side of the meet, Andrew Brandmeyer (1:28.1) finished first in the 600 by four-tenths of a second over Fair Haven’s Matt Clark. The Patriots also won the 4x800 relay.
In the 1000, Andy Seward and Pat Cody finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while in the 55 hurdles Nathaniel Durfee was fourth. Durfee also finished fourth in the triple jump. The team’s 4x200 team took second.
Bulldogs fall to Woodstock
WOODSTOCK -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team fell to Woodstock 8-0 on Saturday night.
Two goals apiece from Dillon Kuhn and Connor Joyce helped lead Woodstock to the win.
Burr and Buron was down 4-0 after the first period.
The Bulldogs fall to 2-10-0 on the season.
MAU youth wrestling
BENNINGTON -- Wrestling sign-ups are still taking place for youth wrestlers in the area.
For those interested, contact Wayne Call at 802-952-8932.
Mack Attack AAU sign-ups
ARLINGTON -- The Mack Attack AAU girls’ basketball season will begin practicing on March 9, and sign-ups are ongoing.
The team provides participants with an opportunity to improve basketball skills and knowledge through a challenging level of play. Girls ages 8-17 who are interested in participating should contact coach Kerry Csizmesia at email@example.com or call 860-326-5024. Information about the season can be found at www.mackattackaau.org.
Girls can register ahead of March 9 or meet with coach Csizmesia at the first practice.