Roundup: Herbert, BBA edge Rice, improve to 7-2

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MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls basketball team held Rice to three points in the fourth quarter in a 36-35 win over the Green Knights on Saturday.

Burr and Burton led by one with nine seconds left, with Carol Herbert at the line for a 1-and-1. She missed the free throw, but the BBA defense stifled Rice's last-second attempt.

Herbert led the Bulldogs with 12 points, followed by six points each from Alair Powers and Rebecca Montaufray.

Rice was led by Kristen Varin's 13 and Carley Hill's 11.

BBA is 7-2 and travels to Monument Mountain (Mass.) on Tuesday.

Bulldogs fall to Wolves

SOUTH BURLINGTON — Behind Evan Parker's 7-of-9 shooting night behind the arc, the South Burlington boys basketball team topped Burr and Burton 58-41 on Saturday.

Parker led the way with his 21 points, while Devante Jackson added 14. Tyler Gammon had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

BBA's Tommy Baker was the high-scorer for the Bulldogs with 19 points.

BBA is 4-5 and travel to Rutland on Tuesday for a Southern Vermont League matchup.

Spaulding tops BBA

BARRE — Against Spaulding on Saturday, the Burr and Burton girls hockey team dropped a 4-2 decision.

BBA held a 2-1 lead with 1:30 left in the second period, but Bria Dill scored short-handed to pull the momentum back with the Tide.

Stella Turner and Kilo Francomb scored to get BBA the lead, Francomb's tally assisted by Annette Zilhka.

In the third, Cami Bell scored both goals for Spaulding, including the eventual winner.

Lola Herzog had 29 saves for BBA, who drop to 1-7 on the year. They host Middlebury on Wednesday at Riley Rink.

Late barrage leads BBA

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys hockey team scored all of its goals in the second and third period in a 5-3 win over Burlington on Saturday night.

Brothers Johnny and Nicky Miceli combined for three goals and two assists to lead BBA.

Down 1-0 going into the second, Matt Grabher tied the game off an assist from Nicky Miceli. Four minutes later, Miceli found Emmett Edwards to give BBA the lead.

In the third, Johnny scored two goals in a three-minute span, before Nicky finished off the scoring 34 seconds after that.

BBA is 4-4-1 on the year and travel to Brattleboro on Wednesday night.

Crosier places at Dartmouth Relays

HANOVER, N.H. — Mount Anthony's Rebecca Crosier finished tied for fifth in the long jump at the prestigious Dartmouth Relays on Sunday.

Crosier jumped 16 feet, 10 inches, finishing as the highest Vermonter in the event.

Athletes from all six New England states and Quebec competed.

Panthers edge out competition at invitational

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls bowling team traveled to Boulevard Bowl on Friday for the 2020 Schenectady New Years Invitational Tournament, winning by a razor-thin margin over Mohonasen and Columbia.

The Panthers knocked down 3,796 pins, edging out Mohon (3,768) and Columbia (3,767).

Featuring 20 teams from schools around the area, the tournament is a good opportunity for teams to gain some experience before next month's Section II Tournament held at the same location.

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The Panthers came out strong in the first game, opening up a 37 pin lead on the rest of the field and second place Columbia. In the second game, Columbia pushed back, cutting Hoosick Falls' lead to just 10 pins entering the third and final game of play. The Panthers held strong however, making several crucial spares and piecing together as many pins as they could down the stretch.

Individual scores for the Panthers included Ziena Hurlburt 248-699, Colin Cipperly 247-678, Evan Webster 236-660, Owynn Arnold 217-620, Colin King 222-602 and Erin McCart 213-537.

BBA looking for boys soccer coaches

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton athletic department is looking for boys soccer coaches at both the junior varsity and varsity levels.

In addition to being knowledgeable about the sport and having the ability to teach sport-specific skills, candidates should be able to provide vigorous educational experiences, teach respect for individual differences, demand the highest standards of performance and behavior, foster a mindset of perseverance, and establish a supportive and caring community. The ideal candidate views coaching as an opportunity to help young people develop into healthy adults.

Please send letter of interest, a statement of philosophy, resume, and three letters of recommendation to: Dave Miceli, Director of Athletics, P.O. Box 498, Manchester, VT 05254

MAU coaching positions

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony athletic department is looking for coaches, including varsity girls tennis and varsity girls soccer coaches. They are also looking for a middle school softball coach, two middle school baseball coaches, a JV girls lacrosse coach and a middle school boys soccer coach.

Anyone with interest should contact MAU athletic director Ashley Hoyt at 447-1899 or email with any questions or to submit a letter of interest and coaching resume.

BBA hockey raffle

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys and girls hockey teams are once again selling cash raffle tickets. These tickets will be drawn on senior night later in the season. Only 500 tickets will be sold.

There are three cash prizes: 3rd place wins $500, 2nd place wins $1,000, and the grand prize is $2,000.

For more information, contact the Burr and Burton hockey teams.

Former MAU pitcher hosting clinic

BENNINGTON — Former Mount Anthony and current Sage College pitcher Taylor Dicranian will be hosting a seven-week pitching clinic this winter.

The clinic will run each Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Anthony gym through January 19.

All ages are welcome and the cost is $100 for the clinic. Payment is due at the first session.

For more information, questions or to sign-up, email Dicranian at

New England Colonials looking for players

RUTLAND — The NEC International Basketball Club is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary Ambassadors Tour.

The club has been invited to visit and play by teams in Europe and Dubai in April 2020.

The team is looking to enroll ten Vermont high school players (boys in grades 9-12) for this ten-day tour.

This is a competitive tour for players with JV and varsity experience and a sense of adventure.

The Vermont Colonials will begin its tour in Luxembourg City where they will represent the USA in the annual Sparta Bertrange Easter Tournament which draws teams from around the world. After games in Frankfurt, Germany, the team will fly on to Dubai where they will be hosted by the Greenfield International School.

The NEC International Basketball Club is a nonprofit, volunteer-run program that has as its central purpose the support and encouragement of international friendship and understanding between New England student-athletes and their peers around the world. Our Colonials fundraising program has helped numerous New England players raise all or most of the money needed to cover their tour expenses.

For additional information about the Colonials international basketball tour, please contact the team by email at or call Coach Mike Wood at 802-236-8453.

Interested players must have parental permission to contact them.

Sage soccer clinic

ALBANY, N.Y. — Join Sage's men's soccer team for their 2020 Boys' Soccer ID Clinic on February 15. The ID Clinic will take place at the Armory at Sage in Albany and will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is open to the first 28 registrants. The cost is $60 per attendee. Registration starts at 3 p.m. in the Armory. The event is open to boys' soccer players graduating in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

For additional questions, please contact Head Sage Men's Soccer Coach Matt Esposito at 203-589-3065 or by email at

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