Patriots lose close game to Fair Haven

FAIR HAVEN — The Mount Anthony girls basketball team couldn't follow up its emotional win Tuesday night with a win on Wednesday as they fell to Fair Haven 33-30 on the road.

MAU was led offensively by Kaity O'Brien, who scored 10 points. Grace Mahar scored nine points in the contest and was a major force on the boards, pulling down a team-high 13 rebounds. Cat Worthington chipped in six points for the Patriots.

MAU was down 21-11 at halftime and outscored their opponent 19-12 in the final two quarters.

The Patriots are back in action Saturday against CVU on the road. Tip off is set for 2:30 p.m.

MAU boys win at Wild Wings

PERU — The Mount Anthony boys Nordic Ski team edged out Brattleboro by one point to win Wednesday's meet at Wild Wings in Peru.

The Burr and Burton boys team finished third in the boys competition.

The MAU girls fell to Brattleboro by nine points in its competition.

The Patriots boys had three skiers place in the top five of the boys classic race. Jack Drew (15:39) placed second, while Noah Payne (15:43) and Austin Buttle (15:51) took third and fourth respectively. Garrett Joly finished 12th and Thomas Lake was 17th to round out the top five MAU skiers.

For BBA, Carter Hall was the Bulldogs finisher, placing fifth with a time of 16:18. Josh Pearson (10th), Ned Thompson (22nd), Levi Wetherald (24th) and Ethan Lareau (27th) rounded out BBA's top five.

The Patriots girls were led by Natalie Jelley, who took second place with a time of 17:45. Sarah Umphlett (5th), Bethany Hassett (8th), Kylee Hall (10th) and Maggie Payne (11th) were the next best finishers for MAU.

Brennan Harris was the top girl finisher for the Bulldogs, placing seventh with a time of 19:19. Leah Mowry and Maggie Brown finished 14th and 19th respectively for BBA.

BBA crushes Rice

MANCHESTER — Egan Schmitt had a hat trick as the Burr and Burton boys hockey team skated past Rice, 6-0, on Wednesday at Riley Rink.

Schmitt scored one in the first and two in the second as BBA built an early cushion.

Jordan Eisenman, Alex Carpenter and Steven Schmitt added the other goals for BBA, who is now 5-1 on the year after moving up to Division I.

Ethan Simonds had 18 saves for the shutout.

BBA hosts Middlebury on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Mount Anthony wrestling rolls in quad-meet

VERGENNES — Ten Mount Anthony wrestlers went 3-0 as the Patriots blasted through Mount Mansfield, CVU and host Vergennes.

MAU topped MMU, 66-8, beat CVU, 75-6 and Vergennes 72-12.

Undefeated on the evening were Keenan Taylor, Noah Call, Gaige Crandall, Keegan Coon, Tyler Burgess, Adam Osha, Chris Mayer, Sam Wilkins, Colin Crowley and Calvin Hayford.

Julian Granger and Steven Brillon were 2-1, while Brodie Krawczyk was 1-2.

MAU will host their own tournament on Saturday, wrestling begins at 9:45 a.m.

Cambridge stays undefeated

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Cambridge girls basketball team continued its early season run Wednesday as they topped Berne-Knox-Westerlo 50-36 at home.

The win pushed their record to 7-0.

Freshman guard Sophie Phillips led the way for the Indians with 15 points and she knocked down three shots from 3-point range.

Helen Mooney and Lilly Phillips added 11 and 10 respectively for Cambridge.

Mooney did a good job of getting to the foul line, as seven of her 11 points came from the charity stripe.

For the Bulldogs, Taylor Meacham led the way with 14 points.

The Indians begin Wasaren League play Friday against Hoosic Valley on the road.

Indians football honored

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Cambridge football player Brenden Holcomb was named Class D co-player of the year Wednesday by the New York State Sportswriters Association, along with Greenwich quarterback Cole Burgess.

Holcomb was one of the major cogs to an Indians team that made history this season, becoming the first team in Section II history to win back-to-back state championships.

The senior played on both sides of the ball for Cambridge, playing tight end on offense and linebacker on defense.

Holcomb was a force at the linebacker position, racking up 105 tackles and three interceptions on the year. On offense, he was a consistent threat for quarterback Zack Rowland, as he had 27 receptions for 728 yards and nine touchdowns.

Holcomb wasn't the only Indians player to be honored, as Nate Genevick, on the offensive line, and Max Hoffer, at linebacker, were named to the all-state first team.

Zack Rowland (QB), Tommy English (RB) and Helen Mooney (K) were named to the second team offense, while Colton Dean (DL) was named to the second team defense.

At linebacker, Jonas Butz was named as an honorable mention.


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