Mahar reaches 1,000-point milestone against Rice

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SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mount Anthony's Grace Mahar hit a career milestone on Saturday, scoring her 1,000th point in a 57-40 loss to Rice.

Mahar needed 23 points to reach the mark and ended up with 25 to lead the Patriots. The points came on a three-pointer in the fourth quarter.

"This is only my first year coaching her, but I've watched her play over the years," said MAU coach Larry Andrews. "She always works hard at practice and works really hard for all her points. She puts in 30 or 32 minutes and leaves it all on the court."

Carley Hill had 25 on six 3-pointers for Rice and Kristen Varin added 13.

The MAU JV team scored a big win over Rice in the earlier game of the day, grabbing a 60-37 victory for coach Kristen Barrett.

Patriots third at Methuen Invite

METHUEN, Mass. — The Mount Anthony wrestling team had three finalists and a pair of champions at the Methuen Invitational on Saturday.

With seven place-finishers, the Patriots finished third as a team, behind Xavier (Conn.) and Springfield Central.

Winning their brackets were Adam Frost at 160 pounds and Sam Wilkins at 182. Frost, seeded third, went 3-0 and won his final over Central's Darrien Stewart, 7-4.

Wilkins moved down a weight class from 195 and still went 4-0. He pinned his first two opponents before a 9-0 major in the semifinal.

In the final against North Kingstown, R.I.'s, Kai Gallman, Wilkins got an early takedown in the opening seconds and held Gallman off the board until the final seconds of a 6-1 decision.

At 138 pounds, Keegan Coon was the third finalist for MAU, going 3-1. He pinned his first two opponents before a 8-2 decision in the semifinal.

In the final against Salem, N.H.'s George Boudreau, Coon took a 4-2 lead after the first period, but got injured early in the second. Boudreau pounced, getting a takedown and back points.

Kyle Hurley was fourth at 132 pounds, losing by fall in the third-place match. Stephen Brillon finished fifth at 152, winning three matches in a row to get back for the placement.

Caleb Carpenter at 220 and Hayden Gaudette at 285 each finished sixth.

Non-placers for MAU included Jordan Ross, Devon Hurley, Landon Davis, Sam Blackman, Logan Sprague and Sebastian Peltier.

BBA doubles up Brattleboro

MANCHESTER — Brattleboro took a 3-1 lead five minutes into Saturday's game against Burr and Burton, but the Bulldogs got the last laugh, with five unanswered scores to grab a 6-3 win over the Colonels at Riley Rink.

Jakub Mulac and Matthew Grabher each had a pair of goals for BBA, while Johnny Miceli and Duncan Chamberlain scored as well.

Mulac got BBA on the board 2:15 in, but Brattleboro had the next three — Sam Hall, Mason Foard and Anthony Palomba all lighting the lamp.

But the Bulldogs tied the game with two goals, each from Grabher, to make it 3-3 after one. From there, it was all BBA with three more goals, including Chamberlain's the eventual game-winner.

Joey McCoy had three assists to help the Bulldogs.

Ethan Simonds had a slow start, but ended up with 20 saves in 23 shots. For Brattleboro, Austin Wood and Darek Harvey combined for 24 stops.

BBA is 8-6-1 on the year.

BBA tops Hartford

MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton's Kilo Francomb scored a power-play goal in the third period, the eventual winner in a 4-2 win over Hartford on Saturday night.

Lauren Barrows gave BBA the early lead before Kaitlin Slider tied the game.

Annette Zilhka put BBA back on top in the second, assisted by Barrows.

In the third, Francomb made it 3-1, with Zilhka and Miranda Eisenman on the assist.

Hartford wasn't done, Slider scored later in the third period but with six seconds left, Skylar Casey scored her first varsity goal, an empty-netter.

Lola Herzog had 33 stops in the win, while Hartford goalie Zoe Pfeiffer had 29 stops.

BBA is 2-11 and hosts CVU on Wednesday.

Patriots second at CVCC, qualify for regional

RUTLAND — The Mount Anthony cheer team finished second at the Central Vermont Cheerleading Championship over the weekend.

The Patriots scored 164.25 points, behind only Rutland, in the large varsity division. The result qualifies them for New Englands for the fourth year in a row.

The middle school team finished first in their division, with a score of 163.75.

The team's next meet will be on Feb. 15 at Vergennes for the state championship.

Crosier, Brunache lead MAU at N.Y. event

ALBANY, N.Y. — MAU's Rebecca Crosier won three events at the Independent league champions over the weekend.

Crosier won the 55, 55 hurdles and the 300 meters to help the girls tie for second place overall.

Isaiah Brunache added three feet to his PR in the weight throw and won both that and the shot put.

Morgan Washburn was also third in the weight throw.

Anthony Williams ties for first in high jump with a new season record. Kaiden Simpson placed third in his debut in the event.

Aneesh Kamath placed 3rd in the 1600, while Brooks Robson also had a strong day placing fourth in long jump and fifth in triple jump.

Bennington Little League Registration

BENNINGTON — Registration for the 2020 season will be held on February 6, 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 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 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

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