Mount Anthony bounces back, tops Brattleboro

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BRATTLEBORO — Following its first loss of the year on Wednesday, the Mount Anthony boys tennis team bounced back with a 5-2 win against rival Bratleboro Thursday afternoon.

At No. 1 singles, Michael Niemi had a tough battle with the Colonels' Josh Nordheim. Nordheim won the first set 6-3. Niemi battled back to grab a 6-1 win in the second set. This set up a 10-point tiebreak, where Niemi edged Nordheim 10-8.

Nick Pappas kept his streak of not losing a set going on Thursday topping Forest Zabriskie 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.

Brattleboro's Pablo Tunon grabbed a straight sets win against Brandon Anderson at No. 3 singles.

Matt Corey won in straight sets at No. 4 singles for MAU and Jack Drew won a 10-point tiebreak to finish off his opponent at No. 5 singles.

Jack Rogge and Sam Chaney were 6-1, 6-4 winners at No. 1 doubles for the Patriots and Adam Sampsell and Josh Paine dropped their match at No. 2 doubles.

MAU improves to 7-1 and plays Burr and Burton at home Tuesday.

Cambridge grabs first win

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Cambridge baseball team got off the winless schneid Thursday with a 7-5 victory against Wasaren League foe Stillwater.

Brady Bissonette picked up his first varsity win for the Indians, going 6 2/3 innings and striking out eight.

Bissonette was lifted in the mid-seventh due to the pitch count rules, giving way to Kaedin Ogilvie, who got a bases-loaded strikeout for the save.

The Indians scored first with a run in the second and then added five in the third to take control.

Senior Daniel Maguire had a strong day at the plate with a pair of singles and a double, along with a run batted in and a run.

Jacob Ruggles had two RBI doubles and Nate Genevick had a single, triple and two runs scored.

Dominic Williams also had a RBI in the contest.

Cambridge is scheduled to play Hoosic Valley at home today and will play Tamarac on Saturday, where the Bengals are holding a fundraiser for Pediatric Cancer.

Rutland tops BBA

RUTLAND — The Burr and Burton boys tennis team came out on the losing end of a 5-2 match with rival Rutland Thursday afternoon.

At No. 1 singles, Rutland's Andres Aguilar beat BBA's Chapin Erye 6-1, 6-2

The Bulldogs' Will Simmers was a 6-3, 6-3 winner against Jensen Kelley and BBA's Eric Lin BBA won in straight sets at No. 3 singles for the Bulldogs other win.

Rutland's Dylan Roussel and BBA's Alejandro Sharpiro-Mochon had a tough battle at No. 4 singles. The Bulldogs took the first set, but the Raiders grabbed the second. Roussel outlasted Sharpiro-Mochon in a 10-5 tiebreak for the Rutland win.

Rutland's Brady Kenosh was a straight sets winner over Juan Calvo at No. 5 singles.

BBA's doubles teams of Peter Strifes and Sean Moran and YiBao Mei and Owen McCostis dropped their respective matches.

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The Bulldogs drop to 0-6 and play Mount Anthony on Tuesday.

GMU beats Arlington

CHESTER — The Arlington softball team could only muster two hits in a 16-0 loss to Green Mountain in five innings.

Shaana Staab and Megan McGann had a hit apiece for the Eagles.

Maddie Wilson led GMU with three runs and home run. Eirka Knockenhauer had 11 strike outs.

Arlington drops to 1-7 and plays Proctor on Saturday on the road.

Panthers top Catholic Central

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls girls lacrosse team picked up a 13-9 win against Catholic Central on Senior Day Thursday afternoon.

The Panthers seniors Abby Decker, Sky Haynes, Lillian Hickey, Maddie Yeung, Anna Myers, Lourdes Colon, Grace Wysocki, Josie Ryan, Madison Sprague, Meghan Backes, stat analyst Dezah Wierbach and timer Maria Munoz were honored before the game.

The Panthers play Schenectady at home Monday.

MAU falls to Colonels

BRATTLEBORO — The Mount Anthony girls lacrosse team dropped a rivalry matchup to Brattleboro Wednesday night on the road 15-10.

The Colonels' Tobin Lonergan led all scorers with five goals, while Liz Day had four goals.

Avery Galle and Natalie Jelley both had four goals for the Patriots in the loss.

MAU drops to 3-6 and hosts Rice Saturday afternoon.

MAU alum Anair honored

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's soccer senior Bradley Anair was presented with the Roger F. Keleher '15 Award on Thursday during a senior ceremony in Alliot Student Center.

The award is earned by outstanding scholar-athletes of the College's graduating class who maintain high scholastic averages since 1954.

A starting defensive midfielder for three years, Anair aided a defense that allowed one goal or less five times this season, with three shutouts, while 13 of 16 games were decided by two goals or fewer.

Anair started 46 consecutive games before suffering a career-ending injury in the Purple Knights' third-to-last game of the year.

Anair carries a 3.94 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in biology, and was honored as Google Cloud NCAA Division II Academic All-District I following his senior season. He also claimed Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference laurels three times.

A captain as a senior, Anair holds membership in the Chi Alpha Sigma (college athlete), Delta Epsilon Sigma (Catholic), Phi Beta Kappa (liberal arts and sciences) and Sigma Xi (scientific research) honor societies.

He has also qualified twice for the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award and landed NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll nods on seven occasions. Anair is pursuing medical school following his time at Saint Michael's.


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