MAU wrestling sweeps field at quad meet

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Mount Anthony wrestling team won all four dual meets at the Springfield quad meet on Saturday.

MAU earned victories over Agawam, Mass, 70-12, Keene, N.H., 66-6, Pinkerton Academy, 58-18 and North Attleboro, 48-18.

Nine of the Patriots were 4-0 on the day including: Keenan Taylor, Noah Call, Gage McLaughlin, Keegan Coon, Tyler Burgess, Adam Osha, Sam Wilkins, Colin Crowley and Calvin Hayford.

Burgess, at 152 pounds, had pins in all four of his matches, including one in seven seconds. His combined time on the mat was less than six minutes. Osha had three pins and a 8-1 decision at 160 pounds.

Call, Coon, Wilkins and Hayford all had two pins on the day. One of Hayford's falls was in five seconds, one of the fastest in MAU history.

Chris Mayer was 3-1 at 182 pounds, including a pin and major decision. Julian Granger was 3-1 as well, while Steven Brillon was 2-2. Brodie Krawczyk was 1-1 in the event.

Mount Anthony travels to Methuen, Mass., on Saturday for a tournament.

BBA loses game, starters

ST. JOHNSBURY — The Burr and Burton boys basketball team trailed throughout as St. Johnsbury rushed past the Bulldogs, 72-48.

Alex Carlisle led all scorers with 19 points, including three 3-pointers. Antonio Carlisle added 17 and Logan Wendell chipped in with 12 for St. Johnsbury.

Jake Nicholson led the Bulldogs with 14 points. BBA lost two starters, Jay McCoy and Bryce Little, to injuries in the first half.

The Hilltoppers improve to 3-4, while BBA drops to 3-4.

Bleakie leads BBA past Williamstown

MANCHESTER — Emily Bleakie had a breakout game as the Burr and Burton girls basketball team topped Williamstown, 45-24, on Saturday.

Bleakie went off for 20 points, her highest total of the year, while Carol Herbert nearly had a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.

Samantha Hepsley had 12 points for Williamstown.

BBA improves to 2-7 with the victory.

BBA boys hockey drops second straight

ESSEX JUNCTION — The Burr and Burton boys hockey led through the first period of their game against Essex on Saturday, but the Hornets scored six unanswered goals in the second and third periods to grab an 8-3 win over the Bulldogs.

Egan Schmitt, Steven Schmitt and Cam Hedberg all scored in the opening period to give the Bulldogs a 3-2 lead after one.

But they were kept out of the goal for the rest of the game by Essex goalie Sam Foster, who had 15 saves.

Eight different scorers lit the lamp for the 8-2 Hornets — Chris Blanco, Tyler Millette, Sam Couture, Grady Cram, Waylon Almeida, Tobie Martin, Ryan Young, Maverick King.

Jordan Eisenman had two assists as well for BBA, who drops to 7-3 after its second loss in a row.

MAU cheer finishes top two

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Mount Anthony cheer team finished second in the large school division on Saturday at the University of Albany.

The middle school team finished first in its division at the same event.

The teams will compete again on Saturday when they travel to Guilderland High School.

Newbury rolls past SVC

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team fell 74-36 to Newbury College Saturday afternoon at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

The Nighthawks went on top 41-16 by the end of the first half, and they extended the separation through the final 20 minutes to pick up their fourth-straight win.

SVC's Maddy Main saw her streak of double-doubles end at five in-a-row as she just missed adding to it with team-highs of 13 points and nine rebounds; she also had four steals and two blocks on the day. Freshman Brenna Hudson chipped in with nine points and three boards while sophomore Taylor Mallett had another nine points, four rebounds, and four steals in the effort.

Newbury senior Destiny Spears notched a game-best 24 points while adding seven rebounds and seven steals to her line, and freshman Jaymesha Sanders chalked up 16 points and a game-high 15 rebounds for the double-double. Junior Savannah Olsen provided 13 points and another seven boards in the win.

The Mountaineers (3-15, 2-7 NECC) face off with Lesley University in their next game — welcoming the Lynx to the SVC campus on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tip.

SVC men squeak past Elms

BENNINGTON — It was a low-scoring affair, but Southern Vermont College's performance got the job done as its men's basketball team claimed a 59-44 NECC win over Elms College Saturday afternoon at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

SVC doubled-up the Blazers through the opening 20 minutes to bring a 36-18 lead into the break, and the Mountaineers then held off each of EC's attempts at a comeback to grab their seventh-straight victory against Elms.

Saturday's score was the fewest points the Mountaineers have been credited with since a 60-59 loss to Salisbury University in 2015. However, SVC's defensive effort accounted for the fewest points registered against SVC since a 106-44 Mountaineer win over MCLA on December 12, 2015.

Mike Pierre scored a game-high 20 points for his fourth-straight game with at least that many, and he also registered six rebounds, two assists, and two steals.Andre Hodo pitched in with nine points and three boards while classmate Josh Borders tallied eight points, three rebounds, two assists, and a pair of steals. Aaron Murray came off the pine to record seven points, three assists, and a game-high eight rebounds for the Mountaineers.

Elms was led offensively by sophomore Greg Metelus, who tallied 13 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench.

The Mountaineers move to 13-4 overall and 5-1 against the league while the Blazers fall to 0-15 on the year and 0-6 in NECC play. SVC travels to Newbury on Wednesday.

Marauders successful at Canajoharie meet

CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. — The Bennington Marauders were busy this past weekend. On Saturday, January 13th, 11 swimmers from the Marauders competed at the Canajoharie Developmental meet. Placing in the top 10 was:

Hannah Cyr: 4th-100 Free, 6th-100 Back, 8th-100 Breast, 5th-50 free, 3rd-200 Free; Devin Deets: 1st-100 Free, 2nd-100 Back, 1st-100 Fly, 2nd-50 Free, 2nd-200 IM; Anthony Mazzola: 2nd-100 Free, 1st-100 Back, 1st-100 Breast, 1st-50 Free, 1st-200 Free; Molly Harper: 2nd-100 Free, 2nd-50 Fly, 8th-100 Breast, 1st-50 Breast, 3rd-50 Free; Shay Callanan: 3rd-100 Free, 4th-50 Back, 7th-50 Fly, 6th-50 Free, 1st-200 Free; James Murphy: 8th-100 Free, 7th-50 Back, 6th-50 Fly, 5th-50 Breast, 7th-50 Free; Perrin Marion: 3rd-100 Back, 3rd-100 Breast, 2nd-50 Free, 2nd-200 Free, 2nd 100 Free; Logan Parizo: 5th-50 Free, 7th-50 Back, 4th-50 Breast, 8th-50 Fly, 5th-100 IM; Gabe Nesbit: 3rd-50 Free, 5th-50 Back, 5th-50 Breast, 1st-50 Fly, 3rd-200 IM.

Also swimming for the Marauders was Adeline Manning and Jesse Nesbit.

The Marauders also swam at the Chris Goody IMX meet in Clifton Park, N.Y. Placing for the Marauders was:

Elyse Altland: 7th-100 Breast; Josha Roopnarine: 9th-100 Breast, 9th-100 Back, 9th-100 Fly; Paige Marion: 9th-200 Fly, 9th-200 Back; Devin Deets: 7th-200 Fly, 8th-200 IM. Also competing for the Marauders was Shay Callanan, Zoey Zazzaro, and Perrin Marion.

The Marauders will compete again on January 28 at Skidmore College.


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