Ethan Senecal tosses one-hitter for BBA


FAIR HAVEN — In a pitchers' duel between Burr and Burton baseball's Ethan Senecal and Fair Haven's Aubrey Ramsey, Senecal got the upper hand as BBA went on to win 1-0.

Senecal threw 95 pitches, allowing just one hit in a complete game shutout, along with 10 strikeouts.

Bulldogs' Blake Greene led off the third and got on base on a fielding error that allowed him to advance another base.

Shortstop Daniel Hathaway hit next and executed a hit and run through the infield to score Greene as the game's lone run..

Locals run Boston

BOSTON — Many local athletes took on the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon, which took place Monday in the city.

The race run on Patriots' Day, a national holiday in Massachusetts and Maine, garners more than 30,000 runners a year. The race started in Hopkinton and made its way through Ashland, Wellesley and Newton before hitting Heartbreak Hill and down to the finish on Boylston Street in Boston.

David Edry, 50, a third-time qualifier from Manchester Center, finished the race in 3:25.08.

Bennington's Jessica Chapman, 41, a third-time competitor, wasn't far off Edry's pace finishing the race in 3:30.29.

Peru's Tiffany Teaford, 52, and Jennifer Freeman, 44, finished the race in 3:47.20 and 3:52.49 respectively.

Jan Rancatti, 58, of Readsboro celebrated his 30th consecutive running of the marathon and finished with a time of 4:21.01.

Haley Van Orman, 25, a Shaftsbury native now living in Aurora, Colo. finished with a time of 4:52.43.

Arlington's Nikki Dexter, 27, finished in 5:58.44. Dexter is also the varsity softball coach at Burr and Burton Academy.

Gnoza claims Silver

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Stratton Mountain School Freeskiing athlete Charlie Gnoza claimed silver in the FIS Open Class Men's Slopestyle at USASA Nationals to lead a collection of great results for the SMS Freeskiing team at the event.

Gnoza took second among a field of 67 athletes, 12 of which advanced to the 12-man final. Zylis Hawkins finished 15th in that competition, as well as eighth in the Open Class Rail Jam. Gnoza and Hawkins both advanced to finals in the Open Class Men's Big Air competition, in which Gnoza finished fifth and Hawkins placed 11th. Durham Jones also landed in the top-five, finishing fourth (out of 73 athletes age 10-13) in the Breaker Boys Slopestyle, and Peyton Gray finished 59th. Jones took sixth in the Breaker Boys Rail Jam, and Gray claimed 17th.

Max Hasaj found success in the Youth Men's Slopestyle, finishing sixth out of 78 athletes age 14 to 15 followed by Matt Madden in 19th, Bode Raffa in 20th, and Alex Wasyliko in 41st. In the Youth Men Rail Jam, Raffa took 10th among 60 athletes, followed by Hasaj in 16th.

Bulldogs edge CVU

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls lacrosse team remained undefeated as they edged CVU 7-6 in overtime last Thursday at Taylor Field.

BBA took a 4-1 lead into halftime, but the Redhawks battled back to knot the game before the end of regulation.

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Olivia Watanabe led the Bulldogs with three goals, adding two assists, five ground balls, three draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Jess Grabher had two goals, while Audrey Anglum and Tatum Sands both scored one apiece.

Julia Fillion had a great day on draws, grabbing six.

Cassie Pearce had 12 saves for BBA.

BBA sweeps Rutland

RUTLAND — The Burr and Burton girls tennis team kicked off its season with a 7-0 win against Rutland last Thursday.

In singles action, Luna Bechstein won at No. 1, 6-0, 6-2, while Spencer North won 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2.

At No. 3, Sarah Asciutto topped Amy McGee 6-1, 6-0.

Avery Gilgallon and Kali Brandt both won in straight sets at No. 4 and 5 singles.

The doubles team of Rachel Jones and Amber Rachele beat Sydney Erikson-Moroth and Jessica Orluck, 7-6, 6-2.

Emily Sullivan and Rachel Kimball finished off the win at No. 2 doubles.

"I have already witnessed remarkable improvement with all of our players as we were getting ready for the season," said BBA coach Jeff Grimshaw. "I'm now seeing a bona fide team in action."

Zem-Benn Road Race set for May 5

BENNINGTON — The 41st Zemianek Bennington Road Race will take place on Sunday, May 5, at the Park McCullough House in North Bennington.

The 3.8 and 10k races start at 10 a.m. and the kids fun run will be at 9:30 a.m.

The cost is $3 for a kid, $20 for an adult, $50 for a family of four and $10 for each additional member.

T-shirts are guaranteed to all the registrations received by May 2.

Registration can be done online at www. or a mail in registration form can be picked up at The Richards Group, Bennington Rec Center, Revolution Fitness or Anytime Fitness.

Proceeds for the event go to the Zemianek Scholarship Fund at Mount Anthony Union.

For more information, contact Kathy at 802-447-9732 or email


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