BBA's Hannah Pinkus named to All-New England soccer team

MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton senior midfielder Hannah Pinkus finished up a strong soccer career with the Bulldogs last month, helping her team make it back to the state championship game in Burlington.

On Monday, she was honored for efforts this season as she was named to the All-New England Region team by the United Soccer Coaches.

Pinkus scored nine goals for BBA, good for second on the team and only trailing her sister Grace, who scored 19.

This is the second consecutive year that a Bulldogs player was named to an All-New England team. Last year, Breukelen Woodard was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-New England team. Woodard just finished up her freshman season at South Carolina, where she had four assists on a team that went all the way to the NCAA tournament semifinals.

Other Vermont soccer players to be honored Monday included: Patrick O'Hara of South Burlington (All-American), Cricket Basa of Montpelier (All-American), Natalie Durieux of Champlain Valley Union, Noah Swainbank of Enosburg Falls and Amerlin Nemeye of South Burlington.

Panthers' Hickey honored

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls field hockey's Lillian Hickey was named to the New York State field hockey team.

Hickey was the offensive catalyst on a Panthers team that finished 16-2 and made it to the Class C sectional final, before falling to Schuylerville.

Two other Wasaren-Adirondack League players made the team, with Sydney Gagnon of North Warren and Charity Rushinski of Salem both being honored.

Catamount wrestling sign-ups

BENNINGTON — Catamount Wrestling Club sign-ups are December 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mount Anthony Union High School in the cafeteria.

There is a MAU wrestling match that night and all the wrestlers that sign up will get in free.

The starting date for the club is the first week of January.

They are also looking for volunteers to help with coaching. For more information, contact Paul Monick at 315-263-3517 or go to Facebook and search Catamount Wrestling Club.

American Poolplayers Association looking for players

BRATTLEBORO — The APA Pool League, sanctioned by the American Poolplayers Association (APA), is now forming teams throughout Windham, Windsor and Bennington counties in Southern Vermont under the guidance of the new franchisee owner, Kala Fisher.

"I'm excited to bring APA League Play back to the area. Pool is a great way to have fun while getting to know new people," said Fisher.

Each APA Pool League team consists of five to eight amateur players who compete seasonally or year-round in weekly league play. The APA's copyrighted handicap system, The Equalizer, gives amateur players the opportunity to compete equally with players of different levels of skill. By participating in weekly league play, members can qualify to compete in three Championships that award over $1.5 Million in guaranteed cash and prizes every year.

The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world's largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States,as the Canadian Pool League in Canada, and the Japanese Pool League in Japan. Nearly 250,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.

The APA produces three major tournaments each year — the APA World Pool Championships, the APA Poolplayer Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship — that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 million in cash and prizes annually.

For more information or to get signed up with the APA, please contact Kala Fisher at 978-790-3251 or by email at Or you can visit the official APA website at



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