Patriot runners sweep at Williams

Monday January 21, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Mount Anthony Union High School track team swept the second Williams College meet of the season on Saturday.

The girls dominated, scoring 188.3 points and outdistancing Fair Haven's 66. The boys also beat Fair Haven, 129.3 to 124.

MAU's Shelby McLenithan won two individual events -- the 55-meter dash and the 300-meters. Shelby Whitman took the 600 crown and McKenzie Krawczyk won the 1,000. The Patriots also won all three relays.

In the field events, Leniesha Williams won the long jump with a 15 foot, 4-inch mark. Taylor Lussier won the high jump, while Taylor Haynes threw the shot put 32 feet, 8 inches.

On the boys side, Ben Seward won the 300-meters and the long jump while Andy Seward was tops in the 600. Marc Brandmeyer continued his impressive season with a 19-second rout in the 1,600.

Jon Polen won the 55 hurdles, while MAU took the 4x800 relay. Tucker Nicklien was the best in the shot put with a 36 foot, 9 inch throw.

MAU 4-0 at Super Quad

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team was a perfect 4-0 at the Springfield Central Super Quad on Saturday.

They defeated three of the top teams in the Massachusetts rankings: St. John's Prep (Danvers) 30-24, Lawrence 38-20 and Framingham 56-6. They also downed Bacon Academy (Conn.) 67-6.

Seven Mount Anthony wrestlers were perfect on the day, including Troy Gassaway at 113, Dylan LaFountain (120), Miguel Calixto (132), Houston Shaler (145), Tyler Matteson (170), Brandon Marcoux-Schaefer (195) and Jesse Webb at 285.

Against St. John's Prep, the No. 3 team in Massachusetts, the Patriots led 26-24 into the final match where Dylan LaFountain won by major decision.

Tonight the Patriots return to Kates Gym for the annual rivalry matchup against Danbury, Conn., starting at 6 p.m.

Patriots tops in hip hop

COLCHESTER -- In their second competition of the season at Colchester High School on Saturday, the Mount Anthony Union High School Dance team took first place in the hip hop division and fourth in jazz. Other teams taking part included: BFA-St. Albans, host Colchester, Long Trail, Missisquoi, Mount Mansfield (varsity and JV) and South Burlington.

Weierbach wins title

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. -- Hoosick Falls Central School junior Luis Weierbach remained unbeaten on the season, winning the 106-pound weight class at the Shenendehowa Invitational on Saturday.

The Panthers finished eighth out of 21 teams.

Weierbach was the Panthers' only champion, decisioning Colonie's Golan Cohen 4-3. Brad Burns lost only his second match of the season in the finals at 182, getting beat by a 5-2 decision to Yorktown's Thomas Murray.

Mike Mattat was third at 138 pounds, winning by forfeit in the consolation finals, while Bryan Sherman was fourth at 145 pounds after a forfeit in the consi.

Bulldogs rout MMU

MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team had five different scorers in an 8-0 rout of Mount Mansfield on Saturday.

Henry Buckley scored a hat trick for the Bulldogs (7-3), who also had two goals from Brock Pollard, his 11th and 12th of the season.

Sean Paradis, Bennett Timmerman and Matt Mullen also scored for BBA.

Zack Stewart and Julian Woodrow combined for 16 saves and the shutout.

Slow start dooms BBA

COLCHESTER -- Colchester scored two goals in the first four minutes, putting the Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team in a quick hole en route to a 3-1 loss on Saturday.

Kellie Lockerby and Jensen Hamblett scored to start the game for the Lakers. Kameron Burt added the final goal.

BBA's (4-5-1) Jordan Harmon scored on a power play goal.

MAU Nordic wins at Woodstock

WOODSTOCK -- The Mount Anthony Union High School boys Nordic team won the night race at Woodstock on Friday, placing all four scoring skiers in the top 10.

MAU won with 23 points, beating host Woodstock, Brattleboro, Rutland and Burr and Burton Academy.

Luke Keenan was the top skier in fourth place with a time of 14 minutes, 45 seconds. Teammates Caleb Cohen (fifth) and Jeremiah Colbath (sixth) were less than two seconds behind. Will Buckley (eighth) was the final scorer in 15:21.

Thomas Kittross was the top BBA skier in 13th with a time of 16:07.

On the girls side, Woodstock was tops with 12 points, with MAU second at 36. Rutland was third with 54.

MAU's Erin Anderson was the Patriots' top skier in fourth with a time of 17:29. Lauren Driscoll (eighth), Colleen Hendery (14th) and Kinsey Boudreau (25th) were the other three MAU scorers.

SVC volleyball takes two

BOSTON -- The Southern Vermont College men's volleyball began their 2013 campaign on a perfect note, winning a tri-match against Polytechnic Institute of NYU and host Emerson College Saturday afternoon.

Southern Vermont defeated the Fighting Blue Jays with game scores of 25-10, 25-13, and 25-12 and then took down the host Lions with set scores of 27-25, 25-15, and 25-19.

SVC outside hitter Anthony Barahona led all players with 11 kills, hitting a .474 percentage with only two errors on 19 swings. Sophomore Joey Dighton was perfect on the match with nine kills. Herson Canta had a match-high 18 assists while Barahona ripped 10 service aces.

In the final match of the day, SVC held a five-point lead twice in the opening set to Emerson, however the Lions battled back, eventually taking a 25-24 lead over the Mountaineers. Southern Vermont rallied with three straight points to take the set.

The Lions took a brief lead in the second set, yet was unable to hold it as a kill from Barahona and then a service ace from Dighton gave the Mountaineers a lead they would not relinquish through the remainder of the game.

SVC falls to Newbury

BROOKLINE, Mass. -- Southern Vermont men's basketball lost at Newbury College Saturday, 85-56.

The Nighthawk offense saw four players reach double-digits as they remain atop the conference with their second win over SVC this season.

Newbury took out to an early lead with a quick pair of 3-pointers and baskets by forwards Peterson Bernard and Anthony Bonelli but SVC kept it close, pulling within five after a Tarvaris Jenkins layup.

A run near the end of the first half gave Newbury a 12-point lead at half and the Nighthawks, who shot nearly 50 percent from the field, never looked back.

Mountaineer senior captain Taeshon Johnson led all players with 21 points and grabbed five rebounds in the effort.

Sophomore captain Travis Severs had eight points while freshman forward Evan Thompson and Hess each chipped in with seven.

Bernard had a team-high 17 points and a game-high 12 rebounds in the victory. Newbury's Steve Rosemond was right behind with 16 points, followed by Eric Watson with 15.

The Mountaineers (0-16 overall, 0-8 NECC) are back in action Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Becker College.

SVC swept by Nighthawks

BROOKLINE, Mass. -- The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team fell at Newbury College Saturday afternoon 54-37 in New England Collegiate Conference action to give the Nighthawks the season sweep over the Mountaineers.

Newbury senior center Catherine O'Connell registered the 61st double-double of her collegiate career, netting 10 points while ripping down 19 rebounds.

Midway through the second half, sophomore guard Nephie Marsh gave the Nighthawks their largest lead of the game, netting a layup in the paint to take a commanding 43-22 lead.

For SVC, first year forward Kala MacKenzie netted eight points while forward Sarah McDonald added seven points and 10 boards.

Southern Vermont (3-12 overall, 3-5 NECC) looks to get back to its winning ways on Tuesday when the Mountaineers visit Elms College for a 6 p.m. tip.


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