Bulldogs bounce back to beat MVU
SWANTON — Burr and Burton junior forward Jakub Mulac had a hat trick, and senior defenseman Quinn Murnaghan had two assists leading the Bulldogs to a 4-1 win over Missisquoi on Saturday.
Play was evenly matched in the first, but BBA broke the tie five minutes into the second period. Playing a man down on an interference penalty, junior defenseman Zach King sent the puck into the Thunderbirds' zone. When Bouchard misplayed the puck, Mulac came in fast on the forecheck to score a shorthanded goal to put BBA on the board first.
MVU answered two minutes later when Steven King scored on a rebound from a shot by Jake Benjamin. They kept the pressure on, but big saves from Simonds kept the Thunderbirds at bay.
With one minute remaining in the period, Mulac got past two Thunderbird defenders to put the puck low past Bouchard's glove for his second goal, breaking the tie yet again and making it 2-1 after two periods.
The third period belonged to the Bulldogs. Sophomore forward Matt Grabher added a power play goal, and a wrister from Mulac sealed it with four minutes remaining.
"The long travel up north is always an added challenge, but relentless effort is always rewarded and we're happy to come home from this one with a win," said BBA coach Mark Slade.
With this victory, Burr and Burton improves to 9-7-1. The Bulldogs have a break before hosting St. Johnsbury Academy at Riley Rink on February 19.
— Report from Banner correspondent Elise Fielding
Patriots make noise at St. J
ST. JOHNSBURY — Mount Anthony sophomore Brooks Robson finished fourth in the triple jump at the opening day of the indoor track state championships.
Robson had a personal best jump of 38 feet, 6 inches, topping his previous best by a foot.
At St. Johnsbury, Morgan Washburn and Isaiah Brunache each finished second overall in the weight throw.
Washburn added three feet to her school record with a throw of 33.8 feet, while Brunache had a heave of nearly 48 feet.
Kaiden Simpson hurt his hip early on, but still got a throw that finished seventh overall.
The state championship is next weekend at the University of Vermont.
Indians remain perfect
BERNE, N.Y. — The Cambridge girls basketball team improved to 17-0 after a 68-36 win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo on Saturday.
Three players finished in double figures for Cambridge, led by Fiona Mooney's 15 points. Lilly Phillips added 14 as she creeps closer to 1,000 career points and Sophie Phillips added 13.
The Indians travel to Mechanicville on Wednesday.
Undermanned MAU competes at U-32
MONTPELIER — The Mount Anthony boys finished eighth overall and the girls were 10th at a meet at U-32 on Saturday.
Without many of their top skiers on both sides, Gabe Niles led MAU with a 21st place finish.
Owen Hansen, Andrew Giorgi and Peter McKenna finished the scoring for the Patriots.
Molly Cohen was 59th to lead the MAU girls, with Elyse Altland, Zoe Palisano and Bridget Beal the other scorers.
Salem-Cambridge fourth at Class D
WHITEHALL, N.Y. — The Salem-Cambridge and Hoosick Falls wrestling teams combined to send nine wrestlers to next week's Section II, Division 2 championships at the Cool Insuring Arena.
Jacob Haynes at 113, Charlie Dill at 120, Matthew Gardner at 120, Doug Pennington at 160, Hunter Day at 170, Lucas Martindale at 195 and Evan Day at 220 will represent Salem-Cambridge, while Mason Boyd at 113 and Liam McGarvin at 182 pounds, will represent Hoosick Falls after finishing in the top four on Saturday at the Whitehall Athletic Club.
Registration open for Bennington Little League
BENNINGTON — Registration for the 2020 season will be held on February 12, 13 and 20 at the Fire House on River Street in Bennington from 6-8 p.m.
All players' ages 5 to 12 years of age in the Bennington school district looking to play baseball this year need to register on one of these four dates.
Online registration is also available, go to benningtonlittleleague.com for more information.
Registration fee is $80 per player with a family maximum of $110. For any questions, please contact either Geoff Metcalfe at 442-5465 or Mark Tibbetts at 681-3249.
Spaghetti dinner for AAU team
MANCHESTER — The Manchester Mavericks AAU basketball team is hosting an endless pasta night on Feb. 29 at the Arlington American Legion.
The cost for the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The event goes from 4-7 p.m. and all money raised goes to the Mavericks. The players will be serving meals as well.
The Legion is located at 54 Legion Road in Arlington.
BBA looking for boys soccer coaches
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton athletic department is looking for boys soccer coaches at both the junior varsity and varsity levels.
In addition to being knowledgeable about the sport and having the ability to teach sport-specific skills, candidates should be able to provide vigorous educational experiences, teach respect for individual differences, demand the highest standards of performance and behavior, foster a mindset of perseverance, and establish a supportive and caring community. The ideal candidate views coaching as an opportunity to help young people develop into healthy adults.
Please send letter of interest, a statement of philosophy, resume, and three letters of recommendation to: Dave Miceli, Director of Athletics, P.O. Box 498, Manchester, VT 05254
MAU coaching positions
BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony athletic department is looking for coaches, including varsity girls tennis and varsity girls soccer coaches. They are also looking for a middle school softball coach, two middle school baseball coaches, a JV girls lacrosse coach and a middle school boys soccer coach.
Anyone with interest should contact MAU athletic director Ashley Hoyt at 447-1899 or email Ashley.email@example.com with any questions or to submit a letter of interest and coaching resume.
BBA hockey raffle
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys and girls hockey teams are once again selling cash raffle tickets. These tickets will be drawn on senior night later in the season. Only 500 tickets will be sold.
There are three cash prizes: 3rd place wins $500, 2nd place wins $1,000, and the grand prize is $2,000.
For more information, contact the Burr and Burton hockey teams.
Sage soccer clinic
ALBANY, N.Y. — Join Sage's men's soccer team for their 2020 Boys' Soccer ID Clinic on February 15. The ID Clinic will take place at the Armory at Sage in Albany and will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is open to the first 28 registrants. The cost is $60 per attendee. Registration starts at 3 p.m. in the Armory. The event is open to boys' soccer players graduating in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
For additional questions, please contact Head Sage Men's Soccer Coach Matt Esposito at 203-589-3065 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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