Gray's OT goal leads BBA past Otters


BRANDON — It was a tale of two halves between Burr and Burton and Otter Valley field hockey on Tuesday.

BBA scored two goals in the first half and Otter Valley scored a pair in the second half before Annabelle Gray's goal in overtime won it 3-2 for the Bulldogs.

Celsey McMahon scored off an assist from Riley Callen in the third minute to put BBA ahead, and then two minutes later Perrin Marion doubled the lead on helpers from Arden Wojtach and Abby Farrington.

In the second half, Otter Valley's Ryleigh Laporte scored 68 seconds in to cut the lead in half before Alia Edmunds tied it less than a minute later.

The game remained tied until Gray scored off a Callen assist in the opening minute of overtime.

Hannah Callen was busy in goal, but stood on her head making 27 saves. Otter Valley's Ellie Ross had six stops.

"Our goalie really kept us in the game with a number of diving saves," said BBA coach Barb Miceli. "We had very strong play in the center of the field from our center back, Efremia Geralis and our center mid, Riley Callen. Katie Crabtree brought a spark on the left side and Celsey McMahon was a constant force on the right wing."

BBA is now 1-2 and hosts Woodstock on Friday at 4 p.m.

Panthers remain perfect

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls golf team continued their season on Tuesday with a home match against Tamarac at the Hoosick Falls Country Club.

The Panthers won 4-1, improving their season record to a perfect 9-0.

Hoosick Falls' Ryan Bloomer and Tamarac's Will Ashley set the pace, each finishing with a 3-over-par round of 37.

Hoosick Falls got strong outings from Mat Smith (39), Allison Hathaway (40), Brady Hathaway (44), Miles Smith (47) and Aiden Fleming (48).

The Panthers will finish the week with a home match against Cambridge on Thursday.

Top 10 finishes at Fair Haven meet

FAIR HAVEN — The Mount Anthony and Burr and Burton cross-country runners competed at Fair Haven on Tuesday.

Burr and Burton's Liara Foley was the top local finisher, taking a runner-up finish on the 3.1-mile course. Sarah Umphlett was the top Mount Anthony finisher for the girls, finishing fifth overall.

Sophia Kipp and Chayla Greenslet were the other two MAU runners, giving them an incomplete team score.

On the boys side, Asa Burrows-Crane was fourth overall, with Andrew Ponessi sixth overall. Ved Patel, Aaron Whitman and Gabe Niles were third through fifth for the Patriots.

The next cross-country meet will be on Sept. 17 at Willow Park. The meet will start at 4:30 p.m. and is the only regular-season meet for MAU to host this season.

MAU coaching opening

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BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony Union High School is looking for a new varsity girls basketball coach.

Interested people can contact MAU athletic director Ashley Hoyt at for more information.

Sage boys basketball clinic

ALBANY, N.Y. — Sage College is hosting a Columbus Day basketball clinic for boys on October 14.

The clinic is open to boys 10 to 17.

There is free early drop off and late pick up options available.

You can register online at

Please contact Brian Barnes at 518-292-1969 or by email for more information.

St. Peter's golf tournament

BENNINGTON — Saint Peters Church is hosting a nine-hole golf tournament at Mount Anthony Country Club on Saturday, September 28 at 1 p.m.

The tournament costs $70 to take part and includes a cart, along with gifts and prizes and gathering after the tournament.

Singles, doubles, three or foursomes are welcome to compete.

For more information, call 802-447-0119.

Hoyt Charity Golf Tournament

MANCHESTER — The 28th Annual Win Hoyt Charity Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, September 18 at the Ekwanok Country Club.

Registration opens at 11 a.m., lunch is at 12 p.m. and players tee off at 12:30 p.m.

The tournament is named in memory of Win Hoyt, a long-time Manchester resident and former Director of the Chamber.

In 1970, Win took over the Caddie Scholarship Program at Ekwanok and provided leadership until his death in 1989.

Proceeds will be divided equally between Bennington County Habitat for Humanity and the Manchester Community Library.

Cost to play is $150; sponsorship opportunities are available at different levels.

For more information, to reserve a team or be paired up with a foursome, please contact Bennington County Habitat, 802-367-1000,


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