Roundup: Patriots have seven champs, win Methuen tourney

METHUEN, Mass. — Seven Mount Anthony wrestlers won championships and another made it to the final as the Patriots won the Methuen tournament on Saturday.

Undefeated champions including Keenan Taylor at 126, Noah Call at 132, Gage McLaughlin at 138, Keegan Coon at 145, Tyler Burgess at 152, Colin Crowley at 220 and Calvin Hayford at 285.

McLaughlin won his first three matches with pins in less than 30 seconds before a 7-5 decision in the final, while Call had two pins (in 1:17) and a technical fall.

Crowley pinned all four of his opponents, not taking any longer than 2:43 in any match. Hayford did it the other way, winning both his semifinal and final matches by 1-0 decisions.

Sam Wilkins was second at 195, losing 3-2 in the final. In the semifinal, Wilkins won 3-2 in the ultimate tie breaker to reach the championship.

Adam Osha was third at 160, getting pinned in the semifinal before winning in the third place match, 8-4.

Chris Mayer was fifth at 182, getting pinned in the quarterfinals, but coming back to win three consolation matches to place.

Steven Brillon, Brodie Krawczyk and Julian Granger did not place.

MAU hosts a tri-meet on Wednesday before a match on Friday against Bishop Hendricken.

Williams reaches 100 wins at Mountie Invitational

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Burr and Burton senior Nick Williams picked up his 100th career victory on Saturday at the Mountie Invitational, the first Bulldog to reach the milestone.

Williams finished sixth at 170 pounds as the Bulldogs were 14th as a team against strong New York and Massachusetts squads.

Two others placed in their weight class, including Cole O'Connor's fourth at 160 and Kendra Beavin's sixth at 106.

BBA travels to Hoosick Falls on Thursday for a dual meet.

Hoosick, Salem-Cambridge ninth, 10th at Ken Baker

STILLWATER, N.Y. — Hoosick's Matt Laporte avenged an earlier loss to win the Ken Baker Classic title at 132 pounds, as the Panthers were ninth overall.

Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George won the tournament over Averill Park and Saratoga.

Laporte faced off against Mechanicville-Stillwater's Dan Motta and scored a pin at 4 minutes, 40 seconds, getting some revenge for an overtime loss earlier this season.

Gabe Fisher was second, losing in the final to Galway's Jordan Sartin, 3-1.

Sam Richard finished third, getting a forfeit in the third-place match over Cody Gaudette due to the 5-match rule.

For Salem-Cambridge, Zac Cummings was second at 120, losing 4-0 to Maple Hill's Trent Svingala, a former state champ.

David McFarland was third at 152 pounds, while Seth Turcie was fourth at 160.

Suffocating defense propels Hoosick

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls boys basketball team outscored Class B opponent Voorheesville by 19 in the middle two quarters en route to a 61-37 win at home on Saturday night.

Voorheesville trailed 11-10 after one, but Hoosick spread the lead out from there.

Three Panthers were in double figures, including Evan McCart with 17 and Guy Milliman and Jon Kempf with 14 each.

Defensively, Hoosick held Blackbirds' leading scorer Joey Saia, who came in averaging 19 points a game, scoreless.

Hoosick Falls is 11-4 overall and host Greenwich on Tuesday night.

Mountain Lions run past Black River

MANCHESTER — The Long Trail boys basketball team put three scorers in double figures as they rolled out to a big lead and cruised to a 55-33 win over Black River on Saturday at the Manchester Elementary Middle School.

Jackson Washburn led the way with 15, while Levin Coe added 11 and Luc Carmel 10 in the victory.

Black River's Drew Schoenburger had 12 to top the Presidents.

Long Trail improves to 6-5 on the year and travels to Bellows Falls on Tuesday.

BBA wins fourth straight

TOWNSHEND — The Burr and Burton girls basketball team won its fourth straight game, a 39-27 victory over Leland & Gray, on Saturday night.

Emily Bleakie had a huge game with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Carol Herbert added nine points and crashed the boards to the tune of 15 rebounds.

Mariah Hazard led the Rebels with seven points.

BBA is 5-7 overall and play tonight at home against Mill River.

Cambridge still perfect

SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. — The Cambridge girls basketball team held Hoosic Valley under 10 points in three of the four quarters en route to a 56-36 win that keeps Cambridge undefeated on the year.

Three players scored in double figures for Cambridge, who improves to 16-0 on the year. Sophie Phillips scored 16, while Fiona Mooney and Bridey Nolan added 10 each. Lilly Phillips also had nine.

Renee Serafin led Hoosic Valley with 10 points, Alex Rifenburg added nine.

Cambridge will host Stillwater on Wednesday.

MAU third at recent meet

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Both Mount Anthony track teams finished third overall in a matchup against mostly Vermont schools at the Plymouth State field house on Saturday.

St. Johnsbury ran away with the meet, sweeping both. But the MAU girls scored 50 points, behind the Hilltoppers and South Burlington. The boys had 48 points, two fewer than South Burlington.

On the girls side, Rebecca Crosier led the way with a win in the 600 meters in her first-ever run in the event, completing the race in 1 minute, 50.41 seconds She was also second in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 3 inches.

Alison Simmons broke the school record and her own personal best throw by more than five feet in the weight throw with a heave of 28 feet, 3 inches, while Carli Kipp was third in the 55 meters with a time of 8.21 seconds.

Other placers for MAU included Paige Greenawalt fifth in the 1,000 meters, Emma Salem fifth in both the 55 hurdles and high jump. The 4x200 and 4x400 relay earned placement points, while Zoey Amoroso was 5th in the triple jump

On the boys side, Skyler Hoyt had an impressive day. He won the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 7.25 inches — nearly a foot better than the rest of the field — and tied the school record in the pole vault. He also scored points for a fifth place finish in the weight throw.

The 4x200 relay, with Matt Whitman, Mattheu Longtin, Alex Thompson and Jack Haynes, finished first in 1:48.97. The 4x400 was third overall and the 4x800 was second.

Longtin was also fifth in the 1000, Evan Page was 5th in the 3000, and Cooper Mason was fifth in the 55 hurdles. Josiah Durfee was sixth in the 55 hurdles, while Whitman was fourth in the triple jump.

"I'm impressed with how some of these athletes will step up to the plate whenever we need them," said MAU coach Amanda Mullen. "The many PRs that athletes had shows how hard they have been working while battling sickness, getting through [exams] and having to work around [weather] challenges."

The state meet comes up February 10 at the University of Vermont.

MAU boys swimming still unbeaten

TACONIC HILLS, N.Y. — The Mount Anthony boys swim team kept its undefeated season going in a big way with a 117-42 win over Taconic on Friday.

The boys won every race except one. Anthony Mazzola won both the 50 free and the 100 free.

The girls were defeated 99-70, but a pair of swimmers had first place finishes: Shaana Staab (50 free and 100 free) and Emmy Asciutto (100 fly and 100 back).

Mountaineers beat Dean, fourth straight win

BENNINGTON — For the second time this year, the Southern Vermont College men's basketball team defeated Dean College in New England Collegiate Conference action—doing so on Saturday with an 84-68 home win at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

After SVC brought a 43-29 lead into the second half, the Mountaineers put themselves on top by 18 for their biggest lead of the day. Dean would cut that in half and get the deficit to nine with 5:18 left to go, but Southern Vermont pulled away at the other end to down the Bulldogs in their first-ever visit to the MAC.

SVC senior Mike Pierre led all players offensively as he hit a career-high five 3-pointers to total 25 points; he also had 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season while dishing out three assists. Claude Payne had 16 points and five boards, and Kyle Depollar came off the bench to add 14 points in 17 minutes. Daemond Carter tallied 11 points.

Dean captain Armani Baker led his team with 18 points, and he also pulled down eight rebounds on the day. Captain Randolf Thurman notched 14 points and a game-high six assists while Josh Croskey chipped in with 12 points.

SVC has now won four-straight games and starts the latter end of the Conference schedule with a 7-1 league mark (15-4 overall). Dean drops to 10-8 on the year and 4-4 against the NECC.

The Mountaineers next have the second of their three-game home stand on Wednesday when they host Wheelock College for a 7 p.m. league tip.

Wheelock comeback topples SVC

BOSTON — Wheelock College pulled past the Southern Vermont College women's basketball team in the second half as the hosting Wildcats won 51-41 in New England Collegiate Conference action at The Winsor School Gym.

The Mountaineers led 23-9 at the break, but Wheelock came back to make it a 1-point game by the end of the third. Wheelock then went on top in the fourth quarter and held on for the victory.

SVC's Maddy Main registered her sixth double-double in the last seven games and her 11th of the season with 12 points and a team-best 11 rebounds. Brenna Hudson (Malone, N.Y.) had a team-high 13 points while adding six boards to her line.

Southern Vermont (3-17, 2-9 NECC) is back at home for its next game as the Mountaineers host Becker College on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. start.

Second Storm signup

BENNINGTON — Become a member of the 2017 New England Football League Maritime Division champions, the Southern Vermont Storm. The team is looking for players for next season in all positions.

The sign-up event will be on February 2 at 6 p.m. at JC's Tavern in Bennington.

For more information, contact Storm general manager Chris Cipperley at 518-728-7583.


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