Patriots open season with sweep
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Mount Anthony Union High School indoor track teams swept the first meet of the season at Williams College on Saturday.
On the girls side, MAU won seven different events, including all three relays (4x200, 4x400 and 4x800).
In the 4x200, Raheemah Madany, Leniesha Williams, Taylor Hockemeier and Shelby McLenithan dominated, finishing in 1 minute, 52.84 seconds. The time was less than two seconds slower than the school record.
MAU swept the top three places in two events: the 55-meter dash and the shot-put. In the 55, McLenithan won in 7.74 with Madany (7.84) and Williams (8.04) close behind. In the shot put, Firdous Madany threw more than 28 meters to beat teammates Brittany Brochu (27-11) and Taylor Haynes (27-7).
Other winners for the girls were Shelby Whitman in the 600 meters, McKenzie Krawczyk in the 1,000 meters.
The boys relays were successful as well, winning the 4x400 and 4x800 and placing third in the 4x200.
In the 1,000 meters, MAU went 1-2 with Matt Strano winning and Zach Redden close behind.
Winners also included Marc Brandmeyer in the 1,600 and Jon Polen in the 55-meter hurdles. Tucker Nicklien was second in the shotput with a 34-8 throw.
Arlington had a couple of top finishes as well. In the boys 600 meters, senior Aden Fischer was third in 1:36.14, while Peter Macksey was fourth in the shotput with a 32-5 throw.
MAU takes Marino title
WEBSTER, N.Y. -- The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team took on some of the best competition New York state has to offer this weekend and beat all of them.
The Patriots had three champions and 13 place-finishers out of 18 competitors to win the Matthew Marino Tournament 421-302 over second-place Fredonia. Twenty teams competed in the event.
"It's a very rugged tournament that tests your mind and body over two days against physical teams from [New York]," said MAU coach Scott Legacy. "I'm happy with the performance from such a young group."
Senior Miguel Calixto, in his first match for MAU after transferring from Connecticut, had the most dominant performance, going 8-0 with eight pins at 132 pounds. Calixto beat Gates-Chili's Sam Giovino in 4:28 in the final.
At 285, junior Jesse Webb was perfect as well, winning all five of his matches, four of the five by pin. In the final, he defeated Greece's Ian James, 2-1.
Freshman Garrett Derosia, at 120, was also 8-0, scoring three falls and four decisions, the final one a 4-2 win over Lou Deprez from Hilton High School.
"It was a big win for Garrett, he listened well and battled back in matches," Legacy said.
Troy Gassaway (113), Austin Price (182) and Brandon Marcoux-Schaefer (195) were all runners-up, only losing in the finals.
Kyle Fletcher and Jack Luciano wrestled all the way back for third place finishes. Fletcher lost his second match, then won five in a row. Luciano was 6-3 in the tournament.
Calvin Call, Bailey Willard and Tyler Mattison all earned fourth place finishes.
"The freshmen stepped up and every point counted," Legacy said. "It was an impressive tournament, especially for the upper weights."
MAU falls in opener
SOUTH BURLINGTON -- Rice held the Mount Anthony Union High School boys basketball team to 14 first-half points and caused 14 turnovers in a 61-37 win over the Patriots on Saturday night.
Marcus Willingham scored a game-high 29 and Casey Tipton added 11 for Rice (1-0). Mount Anthony (0-1) was led by Jason Redden's 10 and Aaryngston Bibens' 8 points and 11 rebounds.
The Patriots return home for their opener at Kates Gym on Wednesday against Harwood.
BBA girls shuts out Bratt
BRATTLEBORO -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team started off the season on the right foot with a 4-0 win over Brattleboro on Saturday.
Four different players tallied for BBA (1-0). Lucy Bisselle and Erin Thompson gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 advantage, then Hannah Dingley and Aggie Bisselle scored their first varsity goals to finish the rout.
Jenn Dorr earned the shutout and win in goal. BBA's home opener is on Wednesday in Manchester at Riley Rink against Rutland.
Five score goals for BBA
MONTPELIER -- Five different Burr and Burton Academy Bulldogs lit the lamp in a 6-4 win on the road at U-32 to open the season. Up 4-1, BBA (1-0) allowed three goals to tie the game at 4-4. Then Jack Ams scored his first varsity goal as the game-winner and Bennett Timmerman scored the last goal.
Matt Mullin scored first for BBA, his first varsity goal. Sean Paradis added two goals and Brock Pollard scored for the Bulldogs.
Zack Stewart had 26 saves. BBA has their home opener on Saturday against Rutland at Riley Rink.
SVC falls to Newbury
BENNINGTON -- Two Newbury College men's basketball players accounted for 40 of the team's points in a t68-64 win at Southern Vermont College on Saturday.
SVC (0-9, 0-2) closed to within two with less than a minute remaining, but Newbury held on.
Sophomore captain Travis Severs helped ignite the Mountaineer momentum off the bench in the first half, getting all seven of his points in the period. It helped close the gap, but Newbury was able to hold off the SVC surge and came away with its second NECC victory of the season. Mountaineer senior captain Taeshon Johnson led the team with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
SVC freshman Evan Thompson saw the most action of his young collegiate career, recording a personal-best 10 points in 31 minutes.
The Mountaineers visit MCLA Thursday in non-conference action for a 7 p.m. rematch from earlier in the season
Newbury drops SVC
BENNINGTON -- A strong second-half helped the Newbury College women's basketball team pull away from Southern Vermont College Saturday afternoon to grab a 58-45 NECC win.
Southern Vermont (1-5, 1-1 NECC) took an early lead by converting free throws in a game which saw a total of 49 fouls. Newbury led by three at the half. A quick start to the second half put Newbury up 15 and the Nighthawks finished the win.
SVC freshman captain Amber Flagg was a perfect 7-for-7 from the line, finishing with a game-high 18 points on the afternoon. Mountaineer freshman Javasha White grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds. The Nighthawks were led by Rosario with 11 points, while freshman guard Alex Pezzella recorded nine off the bench.
The Mountaineers (1-5, 1-1 NECC) face Green Mountain College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
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