Three MAU wrestlers take first in Lowell Holiday

LOWELL, Mass. — The Mount Anthony wrestling team has had a long history of dominance at the Lowell Holiday tournament and this year was no different, as they went on to win their sixth tournament title in seven years.

Three different MAU wrestlers placed first in their respective weight classes. Keenan Taylor (126), Sam Wilkins (195) and Calvin Hayford (285), all finished first in the tournament.

The Patriots had three wrestlers place in fourth at their weight class, with Noah Call (132), Tyler Burgess (152) and Chris Mayer (182) finishing there.

Gage McLaughlin (138) and Colin Crowley (220) took seventh in the tournament and Adam Osha (160) took eighth,

Panthers shine in Galway

GALWAY, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls wrestling team had a successful weekend at the Galway tournament, with two wrestlers taking first at their respective weight classes.

Matt Laporte, at 138 pounds, and Gabe Fisher, at 120 pounds, both placed first at their weight class, finishing a perfect 7-0 for the tournament.

Aiden Scott (126), Logan Powers (132) and Craig Sawyer (285) all finished with just one loss and placed second at their weight.

Sam Richard (145) was the final Panther wrestler to make the podium, taking third in the tournament.

Hoosick Falls will be in action Thursday in dual meet against South Glens Falls at home. The meet is set for a 6 p.m. start.

MAU Nordic Ski team fundraiser

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Nordic ski team is running a Christmas tree pick-up fundraiser Saturday, January 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MAU athletes will come to interested people's homes and take their tree away to be chopped into gardening mulch.

The team is hoping to raise $2,000 for equipment and wax.

The suggested donation to the team is $5-15, or more if you would like.

To schedule pick-up, please contact Rachel at 802-681-5177 or

American Poolplayers Association looking for players

BRATTLEBORO — The APA Pool League, sanctioned by the American Poolplayers Association (APA), is now forming teams throughout Windham, Windsor and Bennington counties in Southern Vermont under the guidance of the new franchisee owner, Kala Fisher.

"I'm excited to bring APA League Play back to the area. Pool is a great way to have fun while getting to know new people," said Fisher.

Each APA Pool League team consists of five to eight amateur players who compete seasonally or year-round in weekly league play. The APA's copyrighted handicap system, The Equalizer, gives amateur players the opportunity to compete equally with players of different levels of skill. By participating in weekly league play, members can qualify to compete in three Championships that award over $1.5 Million in guaranteed cash and prizes every year.

The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world's largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States,as the Canadian Pool League in Canada, and the Japanese Pool League in Japan. Nearly 250,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.

The APA produces three major tournaments each year — the APA World Pool Championships, the APA Poolplayer Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship — that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 million in cash and prizes annually.

For more information or to get signed up with the APA, please contact Kala Fisher at 978-790-3251 or by email at Or you can visit the official APA website at


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