BBA edges Brattleboro in pitcher's duel
BRATTLEBORO — Burr and Burton's John Rodriguez and Brattleboro's Adam Newton battled on Tuesday night under the lights, with each allowing only two hits.
But BBA's hits both came in the first inning when Blake Greene drove in Daniel Hatheway with a hit that scored the only run in a 1-0 pitcher's duel.
Rodriguez allowed only a bunt single in the second inning and a harmless seventh-inning single.
BBA coach Ed Lewicki cited stellar defense throughout, including an "unbelievable" catch in right field from Colby Leary.
BBA is 10-3 on the season.
BBA tennis earns first win
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys tennis team got wins in four of the five singles matches against Woodstock on Tuesday to earn its first match win of the year, 4-3, over the Wasps.
BBA got wins from No. 1 Chapin Eyre, No. 2 Jack Fiocco, No. 3 Will Simmers and No. 5 Eric Lin.
BBA improves to 1-8.
Lane dominant for Arlington
TOWNSHEND — Arlington baseball pitcher Jack Lane had another dominant outing for the Eagles, leading his team to a 4-1 win against Leland and Gray.
Lane had 15 strike outs, allowing just two hits and walking a pair.
Lane allowed the lone run in the fifth inning.
Arlington scored single runs in the first and second and had its final two runs in the fifth.
Wil Stewart, Taylor Therriault, Kolby Wilkins and Jan Jerabek all had multiple hits for the Eagles.
Arlington improves to 5-7.
BBA tops Stratton
STRATTON — Ten players scored goals as Burr and Burton boys lacrosse topped Stratton Mountain School, 21-0.
Logan Sands led the way with five goals and two assists. Egan Schmitt and John Miceli each added three goals. Teddy Miranda, Jake Baker and Ellery Stahler all had a pair of scores, while Mark Carthy, Patrick Forstmann, Olivier Cazaudumec and Emmett Edwards all had a single score.
Steven Schmitt added three assists as 10 goals were assisted on the day.
Defensively, it was a total team effort, led by Jack Morrison and Trevor Finaldi in goal, according to BBA coach Tom Grabher.
Burr and Burton improves to 12-2.
SMS names Nordic Director
STRATTON — Longtime Stratton Mountain School assistant Nordic coach Matt Boobar will assume leadership of the SMS Nordic program following the retirement of Nordic Director Sverre Caldwell at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year.
For the last decade, Boobar has brought a plethora of endurance sports experience to Stratton Mountain School, working closely with Caldwell and even serving as interim Program Director during his tenure. In his 24 years of coaching, he has served as the head Nordic coach at the Holderness School and the assistant coach for Colby College as well as a five-time team USA World Junior Team coach.
Boobar was head coach for the New England team at Cross Country Junior Nationals for the ninth time this winter and helped to lead SMS Nordic to its 24th consecutive year with at least one gold medal at Junior Nationals.
He was also recognized as the NENSA Coach of the Year in 2009 and, in addition to coaching the SMS Nordic team, he created and coached the SMS Mountain Bike team to win the New England Championships in both 2017 and 2018.
He is also a two-time World Champion and four-time National Champion in Xterra.
Bulldogs fall to Otter Valley
BRANDON — Behind a solid pitching performance from Otter Valley's Josh Beayon, the Otters took down Burr and Burton, 6-2, on Saturday afternoon.
BBA scored both its runs in the first inning, but Beayon limited the damage after that as BBA had runners on in every inning.
Chandler Pouk and Daniel Hatheway each had two hits.
Ethan Senecal took the loss. He was betrayed by his defense, who committed five errors, according to coach Ed Lewicki. Four of the runs Senecal allowed were unearned.
The loss snapped BBA's seven-game win streak.
BBA rolls on Senior Night
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton Ultimate team hosted Brattleboro at Applejack Field for their senior night. Seniors Aidan Vogel, Simon Vogel, Aiden Francomb, Sam Cairns, Casey Mara and Aedan Walsh led BBA to a 15-1 victory. Nate Lalor, the seventh senior on the team, was sick, but cheered from the sidelines.Francomb created a team season high eight turnovers for BBA.
Colonels best Bulldogs
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys tennis team fell just short against Brattleboro Friday afternoon, falling 4-3.
BBA picked up wins at No. 2, 3 and 5 singles.
At No. 2 singles, Jack Fiocco beat Ari Essunfeld 7-5, 6-2.
At No. 3 singles, Will Simmers was a straight sets winner and No. 5 singles Alejandro Shapiro-Mochon won his match on a 10-point tiebreaker.
The Bulldogs' Chapin Eyre lost in straight sets at No. 1 singles and Eric Lin suffered the same fate at No. 4 singles.
BBA's Sam Charette and Peter Strife lost 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 doubles team fell in a 10-point tiebreaker.
The Bulldogs fall to 0-8 and play Woodstock Monday afternoon on the road.
BA sweeps MSJ
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls tennis team swept Mount St. Joseph on Friday, 7-0.
The victory is the sixth in a row for BBA, who have won its last three contests all by shutout.
Winners in straight sets included Luna Bechstein, Avery Gilgallon, Katie Kelly, Rachel Jones in singles and the teams of Sarah Asciutto and Spencer North at first doubles and Emily Sullivan and Amber Rachele at second doubles.
BBA Ultimate tops Middlebury
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton Ultimate team won its sixth game in a row, beating Middlebury on Friday, 15-4.
Aidan and Simon Vogel combined for 13 assists. Sam Cairns created six more turnovers. First-year players continued to contribute as well with Devin Deets, Joe Sogno and Ben DesRoberts recording three points each.
BBA girls top Colonels
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls lacrosse team took to Applejack Field for its Senior Night game Thursday against Brattleboro and won 15-11.
The Colonels came out to a 2-0 lead and BBA eventually tied the game at four, before taking a 6-4 lead.
Brattleboro quickly answered and tied the game at 6-6, before the Bulldogs added three more before the half.
The game remained close throughout the second half with BBA squeaking out the win.
Olivia Watanabe and Audrey Anglum both had three goals and an assist for the Bulldogs.
Julia Fillion also had three goals and won three draws as well.
Fiona McMahon did a great job of marking Brattleboro's Tobin Lonergan all game long and held the high-scorer to one goal.
Cassie Pearce made 11 saves for BBA. Liz Day led Brattlboro with five goals.
BBA improves to 12-2.
MAU boys beat BBA
BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony boys tennis team completed its season sweep of rival Burr and Burton with a 5-2 win Thursday afternoon.
At No 1 singles, MAU's Michael Niemi topped Chapin Eyre in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.
Nick Pappas continued his dominant season at No. 2 singles for the Patriots, winning 6-4, 7-5 over BBA's Jack Fiocco.
BBA picked up its lone wins at No. 3 and 4 singles. Will Simmers topped MAU's Brandon Anderson and the Bulldogs' Eric Lin beat Gabe Niles.
After falling in the first set in No. 5 singles, MAU's Matt Corey fought back to win the second set and beat BBA's Alejandro Shapiro-Mochon in a 10-point tiebreaker.
MAU's doubles teams of Jack Rogge and Sam Chaney and Adam Sampsell and Jack Drew were both straight sets winners.
MAU offense explodes
BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony softball team had its offense working well against rival Burr and Burton Thursday as the Patriots won 14-4.
Jaiden Guetti and Kyonna Tobin both had multi-hit games for MAU.
Autumn Hayes made her first varsity appearance for the Patriots and went 1-for-4, getting on base four of the five times he came to the plate.
Kourtney Saunders picked up her first varsity win in the circle, going seven innings and striking out six batters.
MAU improves to 8-3 and plays Wahconah on the road Saturday morning.
Lowe no-hits Eagles
ARLINGTON — Leland and Gray pitcher Abby Lowe was locked in from the first pitch, throwing a no-hitter against the Arlington softball team in a 14-0 win Thursday afternoon.
Lowe had 12 strike outs and also had a double at the plate.
Audri Ennis started for the Eagles on the mound, taking the loss.
Arlington falls to 1-10 and travels to play West Rutland on Monday.
BBA girls sweep Colonels
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls tennis team cruised to a 7-0 win against Bellows Falls Wednesday night.
At No. 1 singles, Luna Bechstein for BBA beat 6-0, 6-0.
At No. 2 singles, the Bulldogs Spencer North won 6-4, 6-1.
Sarah Asciutto, Avery Gilgallon and Kali Brandt all won in straight sets as well.
BBA's Rachel Jones and Katie Kelly won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles and Emily Sullivan and Mac Thuermer did the same.
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