Burr and Burton wins pair of games, takes MVL title
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton baseball team finished its regular season strong with a pair of wins Saturday afternoon.
BBA finished its game against rival Mount Anthony, which was suspended due to weather, and the Bulldogs came out on top 10-0.
BBA made the trip back up to Manchester for a home game against Springfield and won 6-2.
The Cosmos hung tough with the Bulldogs for a while and held a 2-1 lead heading into the middle innings.
In the fifth inning, BBA struck back, loading the bases with Joey McCoy at the plate. McCoy was hit by a pitch to tie the game and John Morgantini came up with the bases still loaded.
Morgantini proceeded to rip a hard shot through the left side of the infield to drive in two and a third run scored on the play due to a misplay in left field.
BBA added another run before the end of the game.
The two wins secured a perfect Marble Valley League record as they take the MVL title.
BBA rolls past Lakers
MANCHESTER — The No. 3 seed Burr and Burton boys lacrosse team got its playoff run started on a high note with a 19-6 win against No. 14 Colchester Tuesday at Taylor Field.
Teddy Mirenda and Logan Sands had four goals for the Bulldogs.
Jake Baker and Logan Morgan both had multi-goal games as well.
Sands and Baker both had three assists as well.
Jack Morrison had six saves in goal for BBA.
The Bulldogs improve to 14-3.
Locals run Vermont City Marathon
BURLINGTON — A handful of local runners took on the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday.
Dmitri Garder, 50, from Bennington, finished the race in 3:56:33, while Corey Patterson, 40, of North Bennington, had a time of 4:13:36.
Pownal native Nora Frankel had a time of 4:21:12.
Nathan Johnson of Shaftsbury finished the race in 4:40:57.
Gail Schnaars, from Manchester, finished in 4:27:51.
Eric Rose, of Manchester, competed in the handcycle race and finished in 2:33:36.
BBA at NE qualifiers
ESSEX — The Burr and Burton track and field team made the trip up to Essex for the New England qualifying meet Saturday morning.
In shot put, BBA's Will Frank was third with a throw of 44 feet, 10.5 inches.
Frank had a standout effort in the discus as well, making a throw of 149 feet, 4 inches.
Moving to the girls side, BBA's Mia Grigsby was eighth in the 100m with a time of 13.31 seconds.
In the 400m, the Bulldogs' Liara Foley was eighth with a time of 1:02.90.
BBA's Rebecca Leili was eighth in the 300m hurdles.
BBA's team of Leili, Grigsby, Olivia Brand and Jasmine Rachele finished sixth in 4x100 relay.
Brand took seventh in the triple jump for the Bulldogs, jumping 33 feet, 10.25 inches.
In javelin, BBA's Amelia Kennedy was 10th with a throw of 89 feet, 9 inches.
Wasps sting Bulldogs
WOODSTOCK — The Burr and Burton boys lacrosse team was riding a six-game win streak heading into its matchup with Woodstock, but fell to the Wasps 12-11.
BBA beat Woodstock at home earlier in the season, so the teams split their matchups for the year.
BBA and the Wasps share the Marble Valley League championship.
SMS tops Pittsfield
STRATTON — The Stratton Mountain School girls lacrosse team played its first-ever game against Pittsfield last Wednesday, winning their penultimate game of the season 11-8.
Pittsfield caught up with a shooting streak, eventually tying the game 7-7.
The SMS girls kept their cool and pulled ahead to end the game with an 11-8 finish.
Caitlin Collins scored three points throughout the game. Lauren Abdow also had some extremely technical shots and led the offense with four points overall.
Eliza Sullivan scored twice, while Tess Beyer and Jessica Owles each scored once.
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