Pesky storms put damper on playdowns


BENNINGTON -- Rocking afternoon thunderstorms killed all of the area's playoff action on Tuesday, forcing suspensions of games in progress or postponements to a later date.

Mount Anthony Union High School had two games suspended -- the boys lacrosse against BFA St. Albans and the softball game against Rutland.

At the Vets Home Field, MAU and BFA started early to get most of the first half played before the thunderstorms came. MAU leads 4-2 with 5:46 left in the first half, with Avery Peck scoring twice and Damon Young and Nick Altland tallying once.

The game will resume at that point, right after Altland's goal, at 3 p.m. today, also at the Vets field.

The softball team had a 3-0 lead in the sixth inning before that game was stopped as well against the Raiders.

The game will continue at MAU at 4 p.m. in the top of the sixth inning with no one out and a berth in the quarterfinal on the line

Away from Bennington, the Mount Anthony baseball team got in less than half an inning, and lead 2-0 in the top of the first over Rice.

Pat Powers started the game with a walk, stole second and scored on a passed ball. Marcus Laflamme reached on a bunt hit, stole second and scored on a Shea Mooney base hit.

They'll continue that contest at 4:30 today at Rice, in South Burlington.

Burr and Burton Academy started only one game on Tuesday, choosing on Tuesday morning to postpone the boys lacrosse matchup against Harwood until today at 4:30 p.m. at Applejack Field in Manchester.

The BBA baseball team, scheduled to travel north to face Burlington, had its game pushed back to today at 4:30 p.m. as well.

The softball team started its game against Missisquoi, but it was quickly stopped with the rain, the Thunderbirds ahead 5-0 in the second inning in Swanton. The game is scheduled to continue today at 4:30.

The one contest that did finish on Tuesday was the girls' golf championships. MAU's Emalie Bushee and Rachel Rogge each carded 105s at Williston Country Club to finish fourth overall as a team. Their scores were good for sixth-best on the day.

Burr and Burton's Madison Wollen was the top local finisher, shooting a 99. Her score qualifies her for the New England championships on June 23 in Keene, N.H.


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