Local football players named as All-State selections

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BENNINGTON — A group of local football players were honored for their play during the 2017 season, being named as Division II All-State selections.

From Burr and Burton Academy, senior Jay McCoy was named as one of the two First Team quarterbacks. McCoy was also honored for his defensive play as a First Team linebacker selection.

Three Bulldogs defensive lineman were named to the First Team for their play with Connor Simmonds, Rach Robinson and Mark Wade all receiving the honor. Simmonds was named to the Second Team for his play at tight end, while Wade was a Second Team recipient for being an offensive lineman.

Cameron Hedberg picked up a First Team honor for his punting, while being named a Second Team recipient for his play at wide receiver and as a field goal kicker.

Sophomore Joey McCoy was named a First Team defensive back for BBA as well.

From Mount Anthony, seniors Will Fischer and Aaron Mattison were named as Second Team selections for their play at wide receiver and linebacker, respectively.

Here is a full list of Division II selections:

Offense:

1st Team QB - Cam Coloutti, Jr. Fair Haven and Jay McCoy, Sr. BBA

1st Team RB - Aaron Szabo, Jr. Fair Haven, Logan Cota, Sr. Bellows Falls, Shane Clark, Sr. Bellows Falls, Seth Herrity Sr. Milton

2nd Team RB - Justin Duncanson Sr. Lyndon, Casey Kimbell Sr. Mt. Abe, Hayden Roberge Sr. U32, Logan Wedge, Jr. U32

1st team WR - Tre Sherwood, Sr. Milton, Jesse Tucker, Jr. Fair Haven, Trent Cross, Sr. Milton, Brandon Parker, Sr. Fair Haven

2nd Team WR - Will Fisher, Sr. MAU, Ethan Sarault, Sr. North Country, Cameron Hedberg, Sr. BBA, Daniel Greene, Sr. U32

1st Team TE- Austin Ellis, Sr. Fair Haven

2nd Team TE - Connor Simmonds, Sr. BBA

1st Team OL - Reno Tuttle, Sr. Bellows Falls, Seth Parks, Sr. Fair Haven, Jake Stoodley, Sr. Fair Haven, Nick Johnson, Sr. Milton, Cooper Lamb, Sr. U32

2nd Team OL - Jake Grenier, Jr. Fair Haven, Mark Wade, Sr. BBA, Jared Zobkiw, Sr. Bellows Falls, Cyrus Devine, Jr. Mt. Abe, Skylar Stone, Sr. North Country

Defense:

1st Team DL/DE - Austin Ellis, Sr. Fair Haven, Connor Simmonds, Sr. BBA, Mark Wade, Sr. BBA, Rach Robinson, Sr. BBA

2nd Team DL/DE - Kaine Gray, Sr. North Country, Jordan Luce, Sr. U32, Reno Tuttle, Sr. Bellow Falls, Jared Zobkiw, Sr. Bellows Falls

1st Team LB - Jay McCoy, Sr. BBA, Jake Stoodley, Sr. Fair Haven, Skylar Stone, Sr. North Country, Shane Clark, Sr. Bellows Falls

2nd Team LB - Gabe Ellis, Jr. Fair Haven, Justin Wade, Sr. North Country, Liam Tomasi, Sr. Fair Haven, Aaron Mattison, MAU

1st Team DB - Drew Eddy, Sr. Fair Haven, Logan Cota, Sr. Bellows Falls, Joey McCoy, Soph. BBA, Tre Sherwood, Sr. Milton

2nd Team DB - Ethan Sarault, Sr. North Country, Trent Cross, Sr. Milton, Daniel Greene, Sr. U32, Logan Wolf, Sr. U32

1st Team Kick Returner - Tre Sherwood, Sr. Milton, 2 nd Team - Brandon Parker, Sr. Fair Haven

1st Team Punter - Cameron Hedberg, Sr. BBA

1st Team FG Kicker - Parker Morse, Jr. Fair Haven, 2nd Team - Cameron Hedberg, Sr. BBA

Coach of the year - Brian Grady, Fair Haven.

SVC notches first win

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Before the season started less than two weeks ago for the Southern Vermont College women's basketball, first-year coach Christin Gowan stressed that her team would strive to be competitive.

For a team that won just one game last season, that's all anyone could ask of the Mountaineers in 2017-18.

Saturday gave the SVC fans a glimpse of the competitiveness the Moutnaineers plan to play with this year as they went on to beat Medgar Evers in the first round of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Tournament by a score of 58-49.

The win was the first of the season for SVC.

The Mountaineers were paced by a stand-out performance from junior Maddy Main, who went for her third consecutive double-double with 19 points and 19 rebounds. Sophomore Sarah Poirier also had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds, along with eight blocks.

Sophomore Taylor Mallett added 14 points and freshman Brenna Hudson scored seven points and had 10 rebounds for SVC.

Rebounding continues to be a major strong suit for the Mountaineers as they outrebounded the Cougars by a strong margin of 65-48

SVC would go on to lose Sunday in the tournament final to Old Westbury 92-32.

The Mountaineers will be back in action Tuesday against New England College at Mountaineer Athletic Center. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.

Mountaineers remain undefeated

CASTLETON — The Southern Vermont College men's basketball team continued its early season success remaining undefeated as they topped Castleton University 101-84 at Glenbrook Gym.

The game as close in the early stages with the Spartans holding a one-point lead with 7:01 left in the first half. That would be the last time Castleton would hold a lead in the game as SVC would go on a 25-12 run and not look back as they topped the Spartans.

The Mountaineers were paced by a balanced scoring effort with six different players notching double-digit points.

Tyler McLeod came off the bench and led the team on the score sheet with 18 points. He was followed by Claude Payne (17), Andre Hodo (15), Mike Pierre (13), Kyle Depollar (13) and Daemond Carter (12).

Four different Castleton players scored in double digits as well, with Ben Mrowka leading the way with 16 points.

SVC was able to get to the free-throw line at will throughout the contest, notching 35 points from the charity stripe, compared to the 15 made free throws by the Spartans.

The Mountaineers are back in action December 2 against Pine Manor at Mountaineer Athletic Center. Tip off is set for 1 p.m.




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