Bulldogs nearly pull off upset vs CVU

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls basketball faced CVU for the second time this season on Saturday, and after losing the first matchup by 40 points, the second attempt was much better.

BBA led at halftime, but ended up on the losing end of a 42-34 score.

BBA hung with CVU all day, trailing only by one at the end of three quarters, but the Redhawks stifled BBA offensively in the fourth, holding them to two points.

Emily Bleakie led the way for the Bulldogs (1-5) with 17 points, while Ashley Heaton added seven. Lindsey Albertelli was the top scorer for CVU with 19.

Bulldogs cruise past North Country

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys hockey team scored early and often en route to a 10-4 rout of North Country on Saturday at Riley Rink.

Alex Carpenter, Egan Schmitt, Steven Schmitt and Cam Turner all had two goals as the Bulldogs scored four goals in the first period and five in the second.

Other scorers were Hans Pederson and Jordan Eisenman.

Carpenter, Egan Schmitt, Steven Schmitt, Owen King, Eisenman, Mark Carthy, Turner and Cam Hedberg were all credited with assists for BBA, who is 3-1 on the year.

BBA falls to Missisquoi

SWANTON — Missisquoi's Alyssa Audet had two goals and an assist to lead five different scorers in a 6-0 win over Burr and Burton in girls hockey on Saturday.

Breezy Parent scored and picked up two assists while Adrianna Dostie, Mae Gates and Makayla Gilbert also scored.

The Thunderbirds are 3-2, while BBA drops to 0-4-1.

MAU swim sweeps Hudson

HUDSON, N.Y. — The Mount Anthony swim team swept their meet on Friday against Hudson.

On the girls' side, MAU won 123-14. For the boys, MAU took a 113-12 victory.

There were some strong swims by the MAU girls. Emily Calder took off a half-second in her 200 free, placing second. Caroline Worthington slashed an impressive six seconds in her 500 free. Lily Spencer placed first in the 100 breast and in the process took off five seconds on her personal best time.

The 200 free relay of Lacey Anderson, Olivia Surdam, Chayla Greenslet, and Olivia Salem swam five seconds faster than their previous best time. In addition, the 400 free relay of Lacey Anderson, Andrea Kaufer, Kat Bruneau, and Olivia Salem swam to their best time in this event.

On the boys side, Zach LaForest swam to his best time in the 200 free by taking more than two seconds off his time. Ethan Bennett also took off a second and a half in the 200 free and placed second behind LaForest. Bennett had a great night and also took a half-second off his time in the 50 free. Tristan Thomas placed second in the 100 fly and took an impressive seven seconds off his previous best time. In the 100 free, sprinter Aaron Mattison nabbed first place, swimming two seconds faster than his previous best. Caden Watson's great start in the 100 back allowed him to take off two seconds on his personal best time. He placed first in that event. The 400 free relay of Caden Watson, Devin Deets, Aaron Mattison, and Zach LaForest set a new mark of 4:06.31.

MAU is back in action on January 5 at the Bennington Rec Center against Wahconah.

MAU Nordic Ski team fundraiser

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Nordic ski team is running a Christmas tree pick-up fundraiser Saturday, January 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MAU athletes will come to interested people's homes and take their tree away to be chopped into gardening mulch.

The team is hoping to raise $2,000 for equipment and wax.

The suggested donation to the team is $5-15, or more if you would like.

To schedule pick-up, please contact Rachel at 802-681-5177 or mautrees@gmail.com.

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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