Arlington leads all-state list

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BENNINGTON — The Vermont Soccer Coaches Association named its All-State team this week, with the Arlington girls leading the way after its first championship since 2009.

In Division IV, seven Eagles were named to the all-state squad. Offensively, Tess Belnap and Haley Mattison, a pair of sophomores who combined for 76 goals this season were chosen, along with midfielder Jamie Keel. Three members of a vaunted back line that allowed only six goals all season were also tabbed, including seniors Aimee Frank, Gracie Smith and sophomore Lilah Ward. Junior goalie Shaana Staab was named as the top keeper in D-IV.

A pair of Long Trail girls were also chosen in senior forward Sionann Harrington and junior midfielder Markie Moore. The two helped Long Trail make its second straight semifinal appearance this season.

In Division I, three Burr and Burton players were chosen, including sophomore Grace Pinkus, who led the team with 19 tallies. Seniors Hannah Pinkus and Emily Bleakie also represent the Bulldogs who reached the Division I title game for the second year in a row.

Mount Anthony's Kaidin Gauthier, the leading scorer this year for the Patriots, also earned all-state honors.

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On the boys side, Long Trail had three all-state picks after reaching the Division IV championship game for the first time in school history. Senior forward Will McCullough led the team with 28 goals, while seniors Levin Coe and Eli Sanderson fortified a back line that allowed less than one goal per game this year.

Also in Division IV, Arlington seniors Lane Nolan (defense) and goalie Bailey Cross were picked to represent the Eagles on the all-state squad.

In Division I, Mount Anthony junior forward Jeff Potter represents the Patriots on the all-state squad, Potter led the Patriots with nine goals this year. Burr and Burton midfielder Ben Stewart was also picked, Stewart had 10 goals to top the Bulldogs' list.

Laporte wins 100th at Bethlehem tournament

DELMAR, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls and Cambridge wrestling team each had success at the Bethlehem Round Robin tournament over the weekend.

For the Panthers, Logan Powers, Craig Sawyer and Matt Laporte were all undefeated and scored tournament wins. Powers and Sawyer were 6-0, while Laporte was 8-0. For Powers and Sawyer it was their first tournament wins.

"Logan and Craig were wrestling [at Catamount] this offseason and it's really benefited them," said Hoosick coach Landon Nelson.

Laporte, wrestling at 138 pounds, reached the 100-win mark as well for his career with his final win of the event.

Gabe Fisher was a winner as well, going 7-1. He finished in a three-way tie for first place, but was determined as the winner of the bracket because all of his wins were by fall.

Sam Richard was third in his bracket, going 7-2 overall. Ethan Mattison was 4-4 at 138 pounds, competing in arguably the toughest weight class of the tournament. Aiden Scott was 1-2 after an injury forced him to forfeit in his second match.

For Salem-Cambridge, Seth Turcie was first in his weight class, with Charlie Dill and Jacob Lisowski were each second. For Dill, it was his first varsity tournament wrestling at 99 pounds, while Lisowski was at 113 pounds. Zac Cummings was third, while Jamie Olvera and David McFarland were fourth.

Hoosick's next match is a dual against Tamarac on Thursday, while Salem-Cambridge has 10 days before its next match, also against Tamarac.

SVC falls to Newbury

BROOKLINE, Mass. - Southern Vermont College fell 57-35 to Newbury College Saturday afternoon in the two sides' New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's basketball opener at Pappas Gym.

The hosting Nighthawks brought a 22-14 lead into the locker room before extending it in the final 20 minutes to close out the league showdown.

Mountaineer sophomore Taylor Mallett tallied a team-high 13 points while adding four rebounds and three assists to her line. Junior Maddy Main had eight points and 10 rebounds for the visitors, and sophomore Sarah Poirier chipped in with 10 more boards and five points.

NC took a 58-46 advantage in rebounds as the Nighthawks outscored SVC 19-8 in second-chance points.

SVC (1-5) continues the Conference schedule on Tuesday with an 8 p.m. tip-off at Lesley University.

American Poolplayers Association looking for players

BRATTLEBORO — The APA Pool League, sanctioned by the American Poolplayers Association (APA), is now forming teams throughout Windham, Windsor and Bennington counties in Southern Vermont under the guidance of the new franchisee owner, Kala Fisher.

"I'm excited to bring APA League Play back to the area. Pool is a great way to have fun while getting to know new people," said Fisher.

Each APA Pool League team consists of five to eight amateur players who compete seasonally or year-round in weekly league play. The APA's copyrighted handicap system, The Equalizer, gives amateur players the opportunity to compete equally with players of different levels of skill. By participating in weekly league play, members can qualify to compete in three Championships that award over $1.5 Million in guaranteed cash and prizes every year.

The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world's largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States,as the Canadian Pool League in Canada, and the Japanese Pool League in Japan. Nearly 250,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.

The APA produces three major tournaments each year — the APA World Pool Championships, the APA Poolplayer Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship — that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 million in cash and prizes annually.

For more information or to get signed up with the APA, please contact Kala Fisher at 978-790-3251 or by email at southernvermontapa@gmail.com. Or you can visit the official APA website at poolplayers.com.


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