Five champions lead Patriots to win Mohonasen Tournament


ROTTERDAM, N.Y. — The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team began the season in fine fashion, winning the Mohonasen tournament on Saturday.

MAU rolled past the field with 245.5 points, more than double better than second-place Schenectady's 122.5. Saratoga, Mohonasen and Mechanicville-Stillwater were the rest of the top 5.

Individual champions included Tyler Raetz at 138 and Calvin Call at 126, along with first-time varsity champions Tyson Sauer at 106, Dakota King at 195 and Calvin Hayford at 285.

Raetz and Call each pinned their way through with three falls, while the others had two after a first-round bye.

"I was really proud of the kids today, especially all the freshmen who stepped in and performed," said coach Scott Legacy. "Wrestling without some starters, the team used the next man up mentality and really performed well."

Other MAU finalists included Dylan Ross at 99, Ashdin Schaefer at 113, Austin Condo at 152 and AJ Wright at 170. Wrestling back for third were Keenan Taylor at 120, Chris Meyer at 160, Colin Crowley at 182 and Sebastian Rocher at 220 pounds. Fourth-place finishes were Gage McLaughlin at 132 and Zach Sauer at 145.

"I was pleased with Mayer, Taylor and Gage McLaughlin, along with [Tyson] Sauer, all of whom were very good in their first varsity event," Legacy said.

MAU travels to Central New York next weekend for the General Brown Duals.

Bulldogs drop Riell tournament final

HINESBURG >> Laurel Jaunich scored 20 points to lead CVU to a 63-24 victory in the championship of the Keven Riell Memorial tournament.

CVU outscored BBA 16-1 in the first quarter and continued from there.

Tessa Roberts led the Bulldogs (1-1) with seven points.

Roberts and Hannah Nicholson were named to the all-tournament team.

BBA falls against Middlebury

MANCHESTER >> Natalia Sowulewska and Charleigh Carthy lit the lamp for the BBA girls hockey team, but the Bulldogs fell to Middlebury, 7-2, on Saturday at Riley Rink.

Helen Anderson and Lauren Bartlett each had two goals to lead the Tigers. Tully Hescock, Tajah Marsden and Andi Boe added single tallies.

BBA goalie Molly Dingley turned away a whopping 32 shots for the Bulldogs, who drop to 1-1.

Raiders put Bulldogs on ice

RUTLAND >> The Rutland boys hockey team took a first-period lead it wouldn't relinquish, skating past BBA, 5-2, on Saturday at Spartan Arena.

Rutland took a 2-0 lead after one period, but BBA cut the lead in half with a goal from Cottrell. The Bulldogs tied it with 3:32 left in the second period on a goal from Jay McCoy, assisted by Tom Grabher.

But Rutland scored the eventual winner with eight minutes left in the game and scored two insurance goals in the final period.

BBA is 0-1 and hosts Brattleboro on Wednesday at Riley Rink.

Panthers split at tournament

CONKLIN, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls girls basketball team went 1-1 during the weekend at the Susquehanna Valley tournament. In the opening game against Canton on Saturday night, the Panthers won 50-36 as junior Kelly Pine led the way with 16 points. Anna Wysocki added 11 for Hoosick Falls.

In the championship against Susquehanna Valley on Sunday — a rematch from last March's Class B state crown — the Sabers got the upper hand again in a 56-37 victory.

Hoosick Falls trailed 27-11 at the half, but made a game of it in the second before Susquehanna Valley pulled away.

Meg Flynn and Kelly Pine combined for 31 points, Flynn led with 17 and Pine had 14.

The Panthers' home opener is Wednesday against Mechanicville.

Laporte, Foster champions at Bethlehem tournament

DELMAR, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls wrestling team had two champions at the season-opening Bethlehem tournament over the weekend.

At 99 pounds, Matt Laporte went 7-0, while Nolan Foster was a perfect 7-0 at 126 pounds in his pool.

Two more Panthers were third in their pool, Sam Richard at 126 and Jake Pine at heavyweight. Pine was 6-2 during the two-day event.

Gabe Fisher tied for third at 106, but lost the full placement on criteria. He was 3-2 in the tournament.

Hoosick Falls travels to Tamarac on Thursday.

Hoosac basketball rolls

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> The Hoosac School opened up the season in a big way, blasting past Bradford Christian Academy, 108-69, on Saturday in a New England Prep School Athletic Conference AA contest.

University of Massachusetts commit Unique McLean returned for the Owls and led with 33 points. Paul Person added 21, while Mert Sert pitched in 19 points and 21 rebounds. Josh Hyon was also in double figures with 16.

Hoosac is 1-0 and travels to Wilbraham and Monson on Wednesday.

Hoosac hockey wins twice

BERWICK, MAINE >> The Hoosac School boys hockey team traveled to Maine and won a pair of games over the weekend.

They first topped host Berwick, 4-2, on Friday, then cruised past North Yarmouth, 7-2, on Saturday.

Hoosac is 2-4 overall and 2-1 in conference.

SVC women remain unbeaten in conference

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. >> Trailing by two after the opening quarter, Southern Vermont stormed to a 16-point halftime lead Saturday night en route to a 73-53 win at Lesley University in New England Collegiate Conference women's basketball action.

The Mountaineers came back to make it a two-point deficit after the first period before outscoring the Lynx 26-8 in the second for a sizable advantage at the break.

Southern Vermont senior Amber Flagg led the Mountaineers with 18 points, adding seven rebounds, six steals and four assists. She now has 1,481 career points, sitting 12 shy of breaking the program's all-time scoring record; the captain has a chance to hit the milestone on her home floor as SVC next hosts New England College on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

A three-game winning streak gives Southern Vermont its second straight 3-0 start in NECC action, the team improving to 5-2 overall on the year. It's the most wins before the winter break in 15 years for the Mountaineers.

Mountaineer senior Turquoia Johnson came off the bench to score 15 points in 14 minutes of action, adding 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the year. Classmate Shaniquewa Barnes scored nine points to go with her game and career-high 14 rebounds.

Mountaineers run past Lynx

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. >> Six Southern Vermont College players reached double digits Saturday evening as the visiting Mountaineers downed Lesley University 98-75 in New England Collegiate Conference men's basketball action.

Mountaineer senior Casey Hall went 6-of-7 from the floor and 4-of-5 at the free throw line for 16 points, while Rayshawn Taylor tied Hall's 16 points off the bench for a season-high, adding seven rebounds and four assists. Nate Goldsmith was right behind with a season-best 15 points in 14 minutes.

William Bromirski put down 13 points with three baskets from beyond the arc while DeShawn Hamlet) scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Daemond Carter had a strong first half, going 3-of-4 from downtown and adding a pair of free throws to tally 11 points on the night.

SVC started strong, going on a 29-2 run early for what would be a 28-point lead at halftime (54-26). The Mountaineers continued to shoot well in the second period, coming just two points shy of reaching triple digits for the third time this year.

Southern Vermont improves to 4-2 on the season with a three-game win streak, moving to 2-0 in NECC action after the final league contest before the winter break. The victory extends the Mountaineers' NECC regular season winning streak to 20 games, dating back to February 12, 2014, while SVC has now won its last five meetings with the Lynx.

SVC is next is next in action on Wednesday, visiting Vassar College for a 7 p.m. non-conference matchup.


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