Schaefer wins Lowell Holiday crown


LOWELL, MASS. — Mount Anthony's Ashdin Schaefer won the championship at 106 pounds at the prestigious Lowell Holiday wrestling tournament, leading the Patriots to a fourth place team finish.

Schaefer scored an 11-0 major decision over Cam McClure to take his bracket and to remain unbeaten on the season.

Chelmsford won with 211.5 points, followed by Newtown (Conn.) second with 181. Timberlane, N.H., was third at 176.5, then MAU at 165 points.

Tyler Raetz, at 138 pounds, was second to Burlington (Mass.) senior Tommy Lee. Lee, coming into unseeded against the top-seeded Raetz, won the match in a hard-fought 9-6 decision.

Other place finishers included Tyson Sauer's fourth place at 106. Nearly coming all the way back, he lost 3-0 to Tyler Glynn of Catholic Central (Mass.). Tyler Burgess, at 160 pounds, wrestled back for seventh place with a 7-2 decision over Minnechaug's Mike Lemoine.

Sebastian Rocher, at 220 pounds, also came back for seventh, pinning Billerica's Ryan Higgins in 1:48.

Calvin Call (120), Gage McLaughlin (132), Chris Mayer (145) and Dakota King (195) all went 3-2, while Austin Prendergast (170), AJ Wright (182) and Calvin Hayford (285) were 2-2.

Austin Condo (152) was 1-2 and Keenan Taylor (126) was 0-2.

Weather postpones events

BENNINGTON >> The first significant winter weather of the season forced some events to be postponed until today.

The Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team, participating in a tournament at the Middlebury Sports Center, was scheduled to face five-time tournament champ Lake Placid on Tuesday, but they'll play today at 3 p.m. The second game will now be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. against Northeastern Clinton (N.Y.)

The Hoosick Falls wrestling team, competing in the Berkshire Holiday Tournament, will start the event today with 10 other teams including the Mount Anthony junior varsity.

Bennington Special Olympics winter sports

BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Special Olympics cross country skiing and snowshoeing season will begin January 3 at noon at the Vermont Veterans' Home in Bennington, meeting in the large parking lot adjacent to the Park Street entrance. Practice will be held each Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m. until the State Winter Games competition, which will be held March 4 to 6.

All individuals with an intellectual disability, eight years and older are welcome. No previous skiing or snowshoeing experience is necessary and there is no cost for participating. Equipment is provided but athletes should dress warmly and wear boots.

Special Olympics' mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Questions can be addressed to Chris Lantz, 802-922-5399.


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