BBA tennis begins year with shutout


MANCHESTER >> The Burr and Burton Academy girls tennis started the 2016 campaign with a 7-0 win over Mount St. Joseph on Tuesday.

At No. 1 singles, Gabby Vella topped MSJ's Nicole Bruso, 6-0 and 6-1. Cecilia Liu, Bridgett Ring and Hanna Gude also won in straight sets,while the No. 5 singles was forfeited by the Mounties.

At No. 1 doubles, sisters Lejla and Nerina Muminovic won 6-0, 6-0 and No. 2 Olivia Kuk and Chloe MacDonald won 6-0, 6-0.

"After a couple of matches postponed due to weather, this team was champing at the bit to play. They came out focused and with purpose," said BBA coach Jeff Grimshaw. "There are many adjustments and improvements to be made as this team plays to meet its objective — a state championship."

Bulldogs roll past Rebels

MANCHESTER >> The Burr and Burton girls lacrosse team snagged its first victory of the season, beating South Burlington, 15-6, on Saturday afternoon at Taylor Field.

Shayla Heekin was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs with five goals and an assist. Senior Aggie Bisselle added four goals and an assist and Cat Greenberg added a hat trick. Jessie Forstmann had two goals and Lydia Morgantini had a goal and an assist.

Freshman goalie Miranda Cully had 14 saves on 20 shots.

Southern Vermont Storm spaghetti fundraiser

BENNINGTON >> Support the Southern Vermont Storm semi-pro football team at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

The event will take place on Friday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Eagles on North Street in Bennington.

There will be a spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad and dessert.

Presale tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for kids, while tickets at the door are $10 for adult and $8 for kids.

A silent auction and a 50/50 raffle will be held as well. Donations for the auction are appreciated. For more information, call team owner Pat Seaver at 518-378-1653 or visit the Storm on Facebook.

Eagles participating in Operation Hat Trick

ARLINGTON >> Arlington Memorial High School will again partner with other Vermont high schools in support of Operation Hat Trick (OHT), a non-profit organization that assists wounded active service members and veterans with the proceeds from merchandise sales. These dollars benefit organizations that provide direct services to those wounded in action.

For the second season, AMHS varsity baseball players will wear the OHT hats as part of their team uniform and the first time with them will be at the Eagles' first home game today when they take on Poultney at 4:30 p.m. at the Arlington Rec Park. The AMHS Athletic Office will sell baseball caps during this game and throughout the month of April. Hats are $20 each, and the supply is limited.

For more information or to purchase an hat, contact AMHS Athletic Director Ashley Hoyt at or 802-375-2589, extension 137.


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