Gray's OT goal leads BBA past Otters

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BRANDON — It was a tale of two halves between Burr and Burton and Otter Valley field hockey on Tuesday.

BBA scored two goals in the first half and Otter Valley scored a pair in the second half before Annabelle Gray's goal in overtime won it 3-2 for the Bulldogs.

Celsey McMahon scored off an assist from Riley Callen in the third minute to put BBA ahead, and then two minutes later Perrin Marion doubled the lead on helpers from Arden Wojtach and Abby Farrington.

In the second half, Otter Valley's Ryleigh Laporte scored 68 seconds in to cut the lead in half before Alia Edmunds tied it less than a minute later.

The game remained tied until Gray scored off a Callen assist in the opening minute of overtime.

Hannah Callen was busy in goal, but stood on her head making 27 saves. Otter Valley's Ellie Ross had six stops.

"Our goalie really kept us in the game with a number of diving saves," said BBA coach Barb Miceli. "We had very strong play in the center of the field from our center back, Efremia Geralis and our center mid, Riley Callen. Katie Crabtree brought a spark on the left side and Celsey McMahon was a constant force on the right wing."

BBA is now 1-2 and hosts Woodstock on Friday at 4 p.m.

Top 10 finishes at Fair Haven meet

FAIR HAVEN — The Mount Anthony and Burr and Burton cross-country runners competed at Fair Haven on Tuesday.

Burr and Burton's Liara Foley was the top local finisher, taking a runner-up finish on the 3.1-mile course. Sarah Umphlett was the top Mount Anthony finisher for the girls, finishing fifth overall.

Sophia Kipp and Chayla Greenslet were the other two MAU runners, giving them an incomplete team score.

On the boys side, Asa Burrows-Crane was fourth overall, with Andrew Ponessi sixth overall. Ved Patel, Aaron Whitman and Gabe Niles were third through fifth for the Patriots.

The next cross-country meet will be on Sept. 17 at Willow Park. The meet will start at 4:30 p.m. and is the only regular-season meet for MAU to host this season.

Sanderson scores in loss

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WESTMINSTER — Molly Sanderson scored a goal for the Long Trail girls soccer team Monday afternoon, but it wouldn't hold up in a 3-1 loss to Bellows Falls.

Sanderson's goal, her third of the season, came in the 26th minute and the 1-0 lead held until halftime.

Key defenders Lydia George and Kathryn Dugan were out with injuries and the Mountain Lions played with only 14 girls.

Being undermanned, Long Trail started to run out of gas in the second half and the Terriers scored three goals to win the game.

Kailyn Ploski-Skinner made 12 saves for the Mountain Lions.

Twin Valley blanks Eagles

ARLINGTON — The Arlington girls soccer team couldn't find the back of the net in a 1-0 loss to Twin Valley Monday night at Werner Field.

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The Wildcats scored the game's lone goal in the first half.

Locals compete at Devil's Bowl

WEST HAVEN — A handful of local drivers competed at Devil's Bowl Speedway this past weekend.

In the Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint Feature, a 15-lap race, Cambridge's Dakota Green finished third, while Samantha Mulready finished seventh.

In the Pepsi Sportsman Modified Feature, a 30-lap race, North Bennington's Marty Kelly III was 13th, while Manchester Center's Frank Hoard III was 14th.

Bennington's Hector Stratton was 24th in race.

Devil's Bowl Speedway closes its 53rd stock car racing season on Sunday at The Stove Depot Championship Finale.

Title winners will be officially crowned in all five divisions, with a special 50-lap main event for the Sportsman Modifieds; the Enduro Series will also run a special race.

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Fox goal seals BBA win

MANCHESTER — Will Fox had the lone tally in the 38th minute, as the Burr and Burton boys soccer team beat Woodstock Saturday morning.

Duncan Chamberlain assisted on the play.

Wasps keeper Stephen Bianchi recorded 12 saves, while BBA's Liam Day had six saves

Bulldogs coach Pete Mull commended the play of midfielder Walker Brown who played the entire game and organized the BBA attack.

Forwards Jayden Bloom and River DeFelice also provided constant threats from the wings.

Hoyt Charity Golf Tournament

MANCHESTER — The 28th Annual Win Hoyt Charity Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, September 18 at the Ekwanok Country Club.

Registration opens at 11 a.m., lunch is at 12 p.m. and players tee off at 12:30 p.m.

The tournament is named in memory of Win Hoyt, a long-time Manchester resident and former Director of the Chamber.

In 1970, Win took over the Caddie Scholarship Program at Ekwanok and provided leadership until his death in 1989.

Proceeds will be divided equally between Bennington County Habitat for Humanity and the Manchester Community Library.

Cost to play is $150; sponsorship opportunities are available at different levels.

For more information, to reserve a team or be paired up with a foursome, please contact Bennington County Habitat, 802-367-1000,


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