Roundup: Minutemen split recent games

BENNINGTON — The Senior Minutemen got off to a slow start against Schuylerville falling behind 20-0 early in the second quarter en route to a 42-21 loss. However, the Minutemen showed a lot of resiliency and instead came back scoring twice in the second quarter with some big runs by Tanner Bushee and a long TD from Carter Thompson to make the score 20-14 at half.

The third quarter opened up with another long Minutemen drive with a steady dose of Bushee and some tough running from Brice Mailhot which led to another Bushee TD and a 21-20 lead in the 3rd qtr.

However, some missed tackles, penalties and turnovers gave Schuylerville extra opportunities that they capitalized on scoring a couple more TD's in the fourth quarter. The Senior Minutemen finished the season as the No. 4 seed going into the playoffs and will travel to a opponent still to be determined next Sunday.


The junior Minutemen scored six touchdowns en route to a 41-24 victory over Schuylerville, finishing the regular season 5-1. Asa Reis scored three touchdowns, one of which broke eight tackles on his way to the end zone. Also scoring was Andrew Morin, Ryan Marsden, and Carter Tifft. Marsden also had three run in extra points on the day. Maddox Allard caught a pass in the end zone for two extra points. Braydon Dunican also had a great day at center for the team. On defense Tyson Merrow and Matt Pratt made some great tackles and Marsden forced a fumble. The team will now wait for playoff seedings for a playoff game on Oct. 29.

Brattleboro doubles up MAU

BRATTLEBORO — The Mount Anthony boys soccer team dropped a 4-2 decision on Wednesday night at Brattleboro.

The Patriots were tied 2-2 at halftime with goals from Franklin Cody and Josua Schmid before the Colonels scored two more in the second half to win.

MAU is 6-6-1 and finishes the regular season on Friday against Hartford.

MAU volleyball swept

LENOX, Mass. — The Mount Anthony volleyball team lost 3-0 to Lenox.

The set scores with 25-10, 25-8 and 25-9.

Jonna Loomis had three kills and four digs, while Kirstin Murray had four assists, an ace and three digs.

Arlington blanks Black River

LUDLOW — The Arlington girls soccer team rolled past Black River, 9-0, on Wednesday. Haley Mattison scored five goals and added two assists to lead the Eagles. Tess Belnap scored three times and Jamie Keel added the final score.

The Eagles led 3-0 at halftime before turning up the play in the second half.

Arlington is 13-0 and look to complete a perfect regular season on Saturday at 11 a.m. against Proctor.

SVC sweeps Johnson

JOHNSON — Southern Vermont College had a dominating performance Wednesday night as the visiting Mountaineers defeated Johnson State College 3-0 in non-conference women's volleyball action at Carter Gym.

Three SVC players recorded more kills by themselves than the Badgers totaled all evening (4). Southern Vermont kept the hosts in single digits the entire match—taking it with set scores of 25-4, 25-8, and 25-9.

SVC junior captain Liv Sowles tallied a match-high 15 kills while not committing a single attacking error on 27 swings for a .556 hitting percentage; she also had a team-best six kills and four service aces on the night. Freshman Nikki Ramirez notched 12 kills and four aces while junior libero Heidy Benitez had a match-best seven aces to go along with her five digs.

Southern Vermont senior captain Julia Florence registered a career-high five kills, and sophomore setter Abigail Landon chalked up 29 assists while adding three digs and an ace to her line.

The Mountaineers cap their three-straight days of action on Thursday when they host SUNY Cobleskill; SVC will line up against the Fighting Tigers for the second time this year at the Mountaineer Athletic Center for a 7 p.m. non-conference first serve. Southern Vermont defeated Cobleskill 3-2 back on September 23.

MVL Championships

WESTMINSTER — Runners from the local high schools competed in the the MVL Cross Country Championships Tuesday. Shawn Tobin was the top finisher for the Mount Anthony boys, placing 6th with a time of 17:18. Tobin was followed by Evan Page (8th) 17:27, Asa Burrows-Crane (12th) 17:55, Matthew Longtin (21st) 18:20 and Anthony Mazzola (22nd) 18:24.

The Patriots girls were paced by Sarah Umphlett who finished 3rd with a time of 19:55. She was followed by Paige Greenawalt (6th) 20:38, Maggie Payne (7th) 20:44, Sarahi VillaArreguin (19th) 22:12 and Lauren Johnson (28th) 22:59.

Tyler Jager was the top finisher for the Burr and Burton boys, placing 19th with a time of 18:14. He was followed by Colin Sullivan (35th) 19:17, Joe Sogno (36th) 19:18, Sean Foley (45th) 19:47 and Boden Morris (47th) 19:49.

The Bulldogs girls were led by Emma Tschaikowsky who placed 12th with a time of 21:28. She was followed by Harriet Dahlstrom (16th) 21:51, Maggie Brown (17th) 22:05, Susanne Allen (24th) 22:41 and Nina Marco (38th) 24:47.

MAYAA registration

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Youth Athletic Association will host a pair of registration nights for its basketball program.

The two in-person registrations will take place on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bennington Elementary School.

The board will be at the registrations for parents to ask questions.

Registration is already online at and will be until Nov. 3. The cost is $40 per child or $70 per family.

MAYAA is for kids from grades 1 to 6.

For more information, contact president Tim Hutton at 802-688-6427.

Track and Treat Halloween Fun Run in North Bennington

NORTH BENNINGTON — The Village School of North Bennington is hosting a 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct 28. There will also be an Obstacle/Adventure Course available for the younger children. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the Family Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 A.M.. 5K Pre-registration is $20, day of race is $25; Family Fun Run $10.

Participants are encouraged to dress in costume and prizes will be given! Bring the entire family to the Village School of North Bennington for a fun morning. To enter, send checks to VSNB at PO Box 847, North Bennington, VT 05257, or go to the Events page at to download a registration form.

The Village School of North Bennington is located between School and Church streets. For more information call 802-442-5955.


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