MAU comes back to beat Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — Down nine points in the fourth with five minutes to go against Brattleboro, it looked as if the Mount Anthony girls basketball team would lose its second consecutive game.

MAU wouldn't quit though and they fired back in the final minutes to edge Colonels 45-43 on the road.

Grace Mahar did Monday what she's done on numerous occasions this season, as he notched another double-double. The sophomore scored 23 points and had 19 rebounds. She also had five steals. Mahar scored 11 of her points down the stretch, according to Patriots coach AJ Mahar.

Anna Iannotti had a nice game as well with seven points and nine rebounds.

A major difference in the game was the amount of opportunities MAU got from the foul line. Though they weren't efficient at 18-for-33 from the charity stripe, they did have 29 more attempts than Brattleboro, due to 23 committed fouls by the Colonels.

The win was a nice bounce back after a blow out loss to CVU Saturday.

MAU is back in action next Monday at home against Burr and Burton.

Eagles blow out Granville

GRANVILLE, N.Y. — The Arlington girls basketball team made easy work of Granville Monday night with a 47-26 win.

The Eagles had a balanced scoring attack and knocked down seven 3's in the contest.

Sophomore Haley Mattison led the way with 12 points. Kierstyn Hess had nine points, while Gillian Calkins added eight and Katie Berger had seven.

The win moves them back to the .500 mark at 8-8.

Arlington is back in action on Friday against Poultney.

BBA tops Middlebury

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls basketball team topped Middlebury 56-42 in a game that was continued Monday night after the original contest was suspended due to floor conditions.

The Bulldogs had a balanced scoring attack to top the opponent.

Senior Emily Bleakie led the way with 15 points, while Cassie Pearce scored 13 for BBA. Margo Grapshi added eight and Ashley Heaton scored seven for the Bulldogs.

BBA moves to 7-10 on the season and play Rutland at home Thursday.

MAU Nordic ski competes

MONTPELIER — The Mount Anthony boys won its meet and the girls took third at the meet at Union 32 this past Saturday.

On the girls side U-32 won the meet, edging CVU by six points. MAU just barely inched out the Redhawks on the boys side with a score of 44 to CVU's 45.

Jack Drew had another big day for the Patriots in the boys race. Drew placed third with a time of 18:54.

Other top boys MAU skiers were: Noah Payne (8th), Austin Buttle (13th), Garrett Joly (21st) and Josua Schmid (26th).

On the girls side, the Patriots top performance came from Sarah Umphlett, who placed sixth with a time of 23:59.

Other top girls skiers for MAU were: Maggie Payne (11th), Kylee Hall (21st), Bethany Hassett (24th) and Bridgette Keenan (30th).

Two MAU middle schoolers competed in the middle school state championship at the meet. Charlie Dobson placed fourth, while Finn Payne placed 20th.

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — The Bennington Marauders were back in action on Sunday at the Piranhas Pentathlon in Clifton Park, NY.

Six of the 22 swimmers from the Marauders placed in the top eight of their respective race.

Placing for the Marauders was:

Emily Tibbetts (6th-50 back, 9th-50 free, 9th-100 IM), Kendal Madison (8th-50 free, 8th-100 IM), Elyse Altland (3rd-100 free), Alexina Dolmetsch (4th-50 fly, 7th-50 breast, 3rd-50 free), Zach Laforest (2nd-100 fly, 3rd-100 free, 4th-100 back, 5th-100 breast), Devin Deets (5th-100 fly, 6th-100 back, 7th-100 breast, 7th-10 free, 6th-200 IM)

Also swimming and posting best times for the Marauders were Grace Burhans, Sarah Asciutto, Hannah Cyr, Perrin Marion, Amelia Zazzaro, Dominic Allen, Zoey Zazzaro, Sadie Obenauer, Gabe Nesbit, James Murphy, Sebastian White, Raven French, Nora Heffernan-Smith, Logan Parizo, Adeline Manning and Shay Callanan.

The Marauders will compete again at home this Saturday against the Dalton Otters.

SVC XC honored

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Southern Vermont College women's cross country program displayed academic excellence once again over the last two semesters as the Mountaineers garnered their third-straight U.S. Track& Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honor as announced by the organization on Friday.

To be eligible for the accolade, a team's roster must post a combined cumulative grade point average of at least 3.1 following the fall term and meet the NCAA criteria for cross country sponsorship (participation in no less than five meets with five runners competing in each of those events).

The SVC women's crew chalked up a 3.67 through this past fall semester.

"It means a lot for our team to receive this award," said SVC first-year head coach Jarrett Blankenship. "It is not uncommon for student-athletes to focus on being an athlete first; I have always stressed that academics, and each athlete's future professional careers, will always take precedence over our sport. Whenever you are able to get the job done in the classroom, it is typical for breakthroughs to naturally happen for the athlete. Hats off to the women's team for all of their hard work throughout the course of the fall semester!"

SVC was joined by fellow New England Collegiate Conference members Elms College and Wheelock College in collecting the accolade on the women's side.

Among the hundreds of women's teams honored, SVC was tied for the 25th-best GPA this year.

MALA registration

MALA is a youth lacrosse program from kindergarten to 8th grade for boys and girls representing Bennington, North Bennington, Woodford, Pownal and Shaftsbury.

Their boys and girls U9 instructional team season starts on April 9th and practices two days a week. Their boys and girls U11, U13 and U15 travel teams practice three to four days a week and their season starts on April 2nd.

For more information and to register online, please go to If you have any questions, please contact Chris Shea at


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