Patriots dominate Daniel Hand tourney

MADISON, Conn. — The Mount Anthony wrestling team finished undefeated and took first place at the Daniel Hand duals on Saturday.

They won all three of their pool matches, then finished off the day with a pair of wins in the championship rounds.

MAU beat East Haven 71-12, Maloney 64-18, a JV all-star team 78-0, the host school 61-12 and Wethersfield, 58-12.

Ten Mount Anthony wrestlers finished unbeaten: Keenan Taylor, Noah Call, Gage McLaughlin, Keegan Coon, Tyler Burgess, Adam Osha, Steven Brillon, Chris Mayer, Sam Wilkins and Colin Crowley.

Call, McLaughlin, Coon, Burgess and Crowley all won their matches by pin — most in the first period.

Heavyweight Calvin Hayford was 4-1, his only loss a 7-3 decision to Daniel Hand's Michael Burchell, a third-place finisher at last year's New England tournament.

Brodie Krawczyk and Julian Granger were 2-3 at 113 and 120 pounds, respectively.

Mount Anthony turns right around and travel back to Connecticut for their annual matchup with Danbury — the No. 1 team in Connecticut — tonight at 5:30 p.m.

Mountaineers rally past Dean

FRANKLIN, Mass. — A quality performance down the stretch allowed the Southern Vermont College men's basketball team to stay undefeated in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action as the visiting Mountaineers tallied an 85-75 win over Dean College at John A. Jackson Court Saturday afternoon.

The Bulldogs went into the locker room on top 42-40 in the first-ever meeting between the two sides, but SVC was able to outscore Dean by 12 in the second half to notch its fourth-straight victory.

Mountaineer senior Mike Pierre had only five points in the first half, but he came out of the break to tally 20 in the second stanza and finish with game-highs of 25 points and eight rebounds. Freshman KJ Kinsey had an outstanding performance off the bench as he scored a season-high 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor with a 4-of-5 clip from the outside. Junior Andre Hodo registered another eight boards, six points, and six assists in the win.

Southern Vermont went 48.4 percent from the floor as Dean finished with a 44.6 percent clip from field goal range. The Mountaineers had 40 rebounds to DC's 31 and outscored the hosts 38-34 in the paint.

Southern Vermont is now 11-3 on the year and 3-0 in Conference play. Next up for the Mountaineers is a rematch of the 2017 NECC Championship when SVC hosts Becker College on Tuesday for the first meeting between the two teams this year; that tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.

Fisher, Sawyer win tournament titles

OTEGO, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls wrestling team competed at the Unatego tournament on Saturday, with a pair of wrestlers winning tournament titles.

At 120 pounds, Gabe Fisher was 5-0, winning in the final against Deposit-Hancock's Connor O'Boyle in 2:58. Fisher dominated the day, earning four pins and a 21-4 tech fall.

Craig Sawyer was unbeaten at heavyweight, scoring a 5-1 decision in the championship.

Matt Laporte was second at 132 pounds, going 4-1 and losing in the final to Deposit-Hancock's Cooper Hall, 7-1.

Logan Powers was third at 132, going 3-2 with two pins, while Ethan Mattison was 2-3, finishing fourth overall.

Sam Richard was fifth overall, but finished 3-2 in a full bracket. Richard was 1-2 in pool play, before two wins in a row in the placement rounds.

The Panthers were sixth as a team.

Eagles surge past Long Trail

MANCHESTER — The Arlington boys basketball team led throughout on Saturday night as the Eagles topped Long Trail at Manchester Elementary Middle School, 57-45.

Jack Lane led all scorers with 21 points on 7 three-pointers, while Keyshawn King added 14 points in a double-double.

Levin Coe and Jackson Washburn each had double-figures with Coe's 14 and Washburn's 12 points.

Arlington improves to 3-3, while Long Trail drops to 3-3.

BBA falls to Woodstock

WOODSTOCK — The Burr and Burton girls hockey team fell on the road to Woodstock, 6-0, on Saturday night.

BBA allowed four goals in the first period before getting back on track in the second and third.

Lizzy Peck had a hat trick for Woodstock in the victory.

Lola Herzog had 11 saves for BBA, who drop to 2-6-1 on the season.

"Hopefully we can regroup with a tough task ahead of us," said BBA coach Ed Lewicki, whose team hosts South Burlington on Wednesday at Riley Rink.

MAU boys swimming knocks off Monument Mountain

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Mount Anthony swim team split with Monument Mountain on Friday night at Simon's Rock College.

The boys edged their Spartan counterparts, 87-82, to give Monument Mountain its first loss in four seasons.

The MAU boys had 17 best times at Friday's meet. The meet started out strong with the 200 medley relay team of Caden Watson, Anthony Mazzola, Devin Deets, and Zach LaForest with a time of 1:56.84. They are closing in on the school record that has held since 2006.

The 200 medley relay team of Aaron Mattison, Ben Medvedev, Tristan Thomas, and Lucas Reutter also had a best time at the meet. Best times were had by: Ethan Bennett (200 Free - 2:22.01), Thomas (200 Free - 2:44.19), Watson (200 Individual Medley - 2:45.31, 100 Back - 1:10.88), LaForest ( 50 Free - 24.65, 100 Free - 54.59), Reutter (50 free - 26.95), Deets (100 Fly - 1:09.52), Medvedev (100 Fly - 1:23.56, 100 Breast - 1:23.28), Mattison (100 Free - 1:00.72, 100 Back - 1:14.29), and Noah Loomis (100 Free - 1:08.22). The second half of the meet had another strong showing by the 200 free relay team of Deets, Watson, Reutter, and LaForest with a best time of 1:42.91, and, again, they are closing in on the 2006 school record for that event.

The MAU girls were missing some key swimmers Friday night, falling 124-42. MAU did have some best times by: Mary Mendez (200 Free - 2:31.82), Olivia Salem (200 Free - 3:00.15), Olivia Surdam (50 Free - 39.58), Lily Spencer (100 Fly - 1:25.68), Shaana Staab (100 Free - 1:05.14), Savannah Robson (100 Free - 1:11.55), Caroline Worthington (500 Free - 7:45.21), and Kat Bruneau (100 Breast - 2:03.16).

The Patriots will be back at the Bennington Recreation Center on Tuesday against Wahconah.

MAU hosting youth nights this week

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Union High School athletic department is once again sponsoring a pair of Youth Basketball Nights for the boys and girls area youth basketball players.

Boys Youth Basketball Night will be tonight, when the Patriot JV and varsity boys basketball teams host Taconic (Mass.) with JV action starting at 5:30, and varsity play at 7 p.m. All boys playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

Girls Youth Night will be Tuesday night, when the MAU JV and varsity girls basketball teams play host to Mill River. JV action starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m. All girls playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

At the halftime of each junior varsity game there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring two MAYAA teams. A drawing for a basketball signed by the varsity team will be held after the exhibition game for the MAYAA participants in attendance.

Southern Vermont Storm poker tournament

BENNINGTON — Are you all-in? Think you got the Texas Hold 'Em Poker chops to cash out in a tournament? Well, now's your chance as The Southern Vermont Storm and JC's Tavern are teaming up for weekly Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments. It's a $20 Buy In with no rake, no add-ons and no re-buys — so go big or go home. Top 3 finishers cash out with the BIG winner being the selected charity of the week.

The first tourney is on Wednesday at JC's Tavern and we shuffle up and deal at 7 p.m. on the dot! You can register just before tourney time at JC's or you can preregister by sending an email to

We only have 24 slots open for this opening tournament so it's first come, first served!


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