BBA victorious at Manchester

Saturday May 11, 2013


MANCHESTER -- Hunter Caler fired a 78 and Colin Becker a 79 to lead Burr and Burton Academy to a 15 stroke victory in high school golf action at Manchester Country Club on Friday.

Joey Shehadi also carded an 82 for the host Bulldogs, who posted a 329 total for 18 holes to beat Rutland and Hartford, which tied at 344. Mount Anthony was fourth at 368.

Rutland’s Max Major claimed medalist honors with a 72.

Ethan Anderson paced the Patriots with an 81. Logan Ripley (91), Alec Little (96) and Henry Salem (100) also scored for MAU.

MAU shuts down BBA

MANCHESTER -- Pitching a shutout for the game’s final 15 minutes, the Mount Anthony Union High School girls lacrosse team scored a 13-8 victory over rival Burr and Burton Academy on Friday afternoon.

"They played great team defense. Really shut down some of their players," MAU coach Tom Otero said.

Emily Cross pumped in five goals and an assist, and Colleen Hendery added three goals and an assist for Mount Anthony (5-4), which had assists on eight goals and pulled away in the game’s final minutes.

MAU led 6-4 at the break and upped it to 7-4 before BBA (7-2) scored four straight goals. Madison Paro netted two goals and three assists for the Patriots, who got 11 saves from goalkeeper Samantha Mayer.

Hayley Sabol led BBA with two goals and two assists, while Kate Montague and Morgan Bazyk also scored twice.

Patriots drop Springfield

SPRINGFIELD -- The Mount Anthony Union High School softball team won its seventh straight game, beating Springfield, 5-1, on Friday night.

Baylee Ports tossed a complete-game one-hitter for the Patriots (7-2), striking out three and issuing no walks.

Mount Anthony scored three runs in the fifth to take the lead and one in the sixth set the score at 4-0 before the Cosmos scored.

Makayla Farrara led MAU with two doubles and an RBI. Kate Goodell (one RBI) and Jamie Murphy also doubled. Keira Goodell and Ports also drove in runs.

Mount Anthony hosts Brattleboro on Monday.

Patriots edge Terriors

BELLOWS FALLS -- Mount Anthony Union High School swept the top four singles matches to beat Bellows Falls, 4-3, on Friday.

Robert Murphy (6-1, 6-0), Curtis Petitt (6-2, 6-3), Brian Murphy (6-1, 6-2) and Hao Guo (6-1, 6-3) earned their victories in straight sets for the Patriots, who improve to 5-4.

Chris Boisse, playing his first singles match, went to a tiebreaker before falling 6-2, 6-7, 7-10.

Bulldogs dump Wasps

WOODSTOCK -- Burr and Burton Academy posted three singles victories and swept the doubles matches to beat Woodstock, 5-2, in boys tennis on Friday.

Brennan Webb won at No. 1 singles, while Tim Geskes (No. 3) and David Shehadi (No. 4) also won in straight sets.

Conor Harrington and Nick Fayette went to a tiebreaker to triumph in their doubles match, as did Justin Walla and Justin Tegen.

The Bulldogs improve to 4-3, while the Wasps fall to 3-4.

BLR scholarship

BENNINGTON -- The Blue Lollipop Road scholarship due date is coming on May 15. The scholarship is for girls in 9th through 11th grade that play soccer at Mount Anthony Union High School.

The BLR Play It Forward event is July 13 with a Welcome Back party the night before at Madison’s Brewery on Main Street.

For more information, call Diane Peacock at 804-339-6514.

MALA camp returns

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Youth Lacrosse Camp returns to Willow Park in Bennington from July 15-18 for boys ages 5-16.

Players from ages 5-8 (cost $75) attend a half day session from 9 to 11 a.m. Players from ages 9-16 (cost $150) attend a full day session from 9 AM to 3 PM. Equipment is available. Email Chris Shea at Heyshea100@gmail, call 802-779-4837 or go to for more information.

Bennington Basketball School

BENNINGTON -- The 42nd year of the Bennington Basketball School for boys ages 7 to 15 will run from July 8 to 12 at Mount Anthony Union High School. For more information, email

Catamount Bow Hunters

SHAFTSBURY -- The Catamount Bow Hunters is hosting a 3-D archery competition called ‘Shooting for a Cure’ on Saturday, May 11. All registration fees will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Registration will go from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $10 for anyone 13 and older. Members and non-members are welcome.

The competition will be held on Fuller Road in Bennington. For more info, call 802-442-3667.

Shires marathon

BENNINGTON -- The third annual ‘Shires of Vermont Marathon,’ a classic point-to-point 26.2 mile road race connecting the southern Vermont towns of Bennington and Manchester, is accepting registrations for the race on May 19. Race applications and online registration are available at

Runners from about 30 different states and foreign countries love the course, which will be the same this year as before. It starts at The Bennington Center for the Arts and finishes at Hildene Meadows in Manchester.

For information on registering, volunteering or sponsoring the race, contact Robert Pini, race director, at or 802 442-5491, x281.

World class soccer school starts in July

SHAFTSBURY -- The World Class Soccer School returns to Shaftsbury for another summer, running July 8-12 at Howard Park.

The week-long camp, run by former MAU soccer star and current University of South Carolina head coach Shelley (Addison) Smith, teaches players ages 5-12 about the fundamentals of the game, working closely with their coach and camp directors.

At the end of the week, there is a World Cup parade and tournament play throughout the day.

Smith, the 2011 Southeastern Conference coach of the year, has led her team to five straight NCAA appearances and two SEC titles.

The cost for the camp is $105, which also includes a T-shirt and soccer ball. For more info, visit or call 803-777-1353.

Storm seeking players

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm football team is seeking players and volunteers for coaching. They are also looking for people who may be interested in helping out at home games at Applejack Field in Manchester. For more information, call 802-681-9058.

Benn Horseshoe club

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Horseshoe Club is looking for players for leagues that start in May. The club plays every Monday night at 6 p.m. at Willow Park.

The cost is $3 each or $6 for a team. Sign-ups will start on Saturday at 1 p.m. after a club meeting at 11 a.m. Upcoming tournaments include the Leon O’Dell Classic on June 23. For more information, call Tournament Director David Dickinson at 802-430-4852.


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