Umphlett, Greenawalt go 2-3 at BBA meet


MANCHESTER — Mount Anthony's Sarah Umphlett and Paige Greenawalt finished second and third at the Skinner Hollow Farm cross-country, hosted by Burr and Burton.

Umphlett was second overall to Anna Lehmann from Stratton Mountain School, finishing in 21 minutes, 7 seconds. Greenawalt was the next to cross the finish in third, running the course in 22:14.

Sarahi Villa Arreguin was the next finisher for the Patriots in 17th overall, while Makayla Gelheiser (24th) and Bri Zipprich (29th) rounded out the scoring.

For the host Bulldogs, Ann Fisher was sixth overall in 23:15, while Lara Virsik was 13th, Emma Tschaikowsky was 14th, Natalie Sommons was 27th and Emma Stefurak was 28th.

Brattleboro won the team event by one point over Rutland, with MAU and BBA third and fourth overall.

In the boys race, Evan Page was fifth overall for MAU in 18 minutes, 48 seconds. He was followed closely by Shawn Tobin in sixth, 18:50. The two finished second and third in the Marble Valley League standings as a trio of Stratton Mountain runners were second, third and fourth overall.

Cooper Mason was 14th overall, with Dominick Testo 23rd and Ben Doucette 24th.

For BBA, Joey Conti was the top runner in 19:17, finishing ninth overall. Alex Marciendo was 19th with Tim Kiernan 28th and Nate Severance 29th.

As a team, Brattleboro won the event, with MAU close back in second. Rutland, BBA and Long Trail finished the scoring.

Patriots drop to Terriers

BENNINGTON >> The Mount Anthony field hockey team dropped to Bellows Falls, 6-0, on Tuesday afternoon.

The Terriers led 2-0 at half and sealed it from there. MAU goalie Savannah Rogers had eight saves and coach Amber Cottrell praised her defense for not allowing any goals on Bellows Falls' eight corners.

MAU is 2-6-2 and hosts Rutland on Friday at 4 p.m. for their Senior Day.

BBA doubles up Minutemen

NORTH CLARENDON >> The Burr and Burton girls soccer team improved to 10-1 on the season with a 4-2 win over Mill River on Tuesday.

Brooke Woodard scored three times to lead BBA, while her sister Sky scored the fourth goal and added an assist.

Brooke scored off a corner kick to make it 1-0, then Sky doubled the lead to make it 2-0 at the half.

Mill River tied it early in the second, Rylee Nichols and Olivia McPhee tallying for the Minutemen, before Woodard scored her last two goals, one assisted by Georgia Lord and the other off a cross from Grace Pinkus.

Bill Koch info meeting

BENNINGTON >> The Prospect Mountain Bill Koch Youth Ski League will hold an informational meeting for new and returning families on October 23 at 2 p.m. at Prospect Mountain Nordic Center on Route 9 in Woodford. A ski and clothing swap/sale will follow the meeting at approximately 2:30 p.m.

The meeting will be an opportunity for prospective families to learn about the Bill Koch Youth Ski League, a cross country ski program for youth ages 4-13. The program introduces young people to the life-long sport of cross country skiing with all of its recreational, social, fitness and competitive opportunities. The program attracts children and families from nearby communities in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York.

The Prospect Mountain Bill Koch League practices every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at Prospect Mountain in Woodford. Practices will begin on Tuesday, December 13th and will run through early March.

For more information, please contact Katie Swabey at 413-664-7711 or

Football Youth Night is set for Oct. 14

BENNINGTON >> MAYAA Football Youth Night will be held at Mount Anthony's Spinelli Field on Oct. 14 when the Patriot football team plays host to Champlain Valley Union at 7 p.m. All boys playing in the area youth football league will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

Parents are asked to please accompany their children at the game or arrange supervision by a coach or another parent.

A drawing for a free football ball signed by the varsity team will be held at halftime for all MAYAA football players in attendance.

Running of the Turkeys returns

ARLINGTON >> Runners, walkers, and kids of all ages are invited to participate in the 21st Annual Running of the Turkeys held on Thanksgiving morning in Arlington, Vermont. The event includes a 5K (3.1 miles) run and walk as well as a Kids' Fun Run. The race will be hosted by the Batten Kill Valley Runners Club and is a traditional Bennington County, Thanksgiving Day family event.

The run and walk take off promptly at 9 a.m. on November 24 at the Fisher Elementary School. The Kids' Fun Run is scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m.

Entry forms are available at the Batten Kill Valley Runners website, and online registration is at http:// RunningoftheTurkeys.itsyourrace. com. Runners are encouraged to register in advance. Discounts are available for all entries, including families, postmarked by November 15. Standout commemorative, long-sleeved, logoed shirts are available for an additional cost and can be ordered on by November 5.

We encourage you to bring friends and family to experience this unique event and to work up an appetite for your Thanksgiving dinner. Other surprises are planned, so come join the fun! For more information, call Anita at (518) 677-8333 or send an e-mail to agabalski@


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