3 area wrestlers compete in Keene tourney

KEENE, N.H. — Three high school members of the Rockingham Area Wrestling club visited Keene High School on Saturday to compete in the annual Minickielo Invitational wrestling tournament.

"All three wrestlers had moments when they looked very strong and in control, but the losses also revealed certain weaknesses that need to be corrected in order for them to achieve their goals. I'm confident we'll use these lessons learned to our advantage over the next few weeks as we build and prepare for the second half of the season and postseason," said coach Todd Swisher.

Lucas Saunders, of the Compass School in Westminster, suffered his first loss of the season when he was pinned by Sam Wagner of Concord, N.H. in the 106-pound title bout. Bellows Falls senior DJ Snide went 3-1 to place third. And BF's Jake Lober went 2-2 on the day to take fourth.

College News

BOSTON — Twin Valley graduate Kirra Courchesne scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds, stole the ball twice and also blocked a shot in 18 minutes of action to help the Simmons College women's basketball team to a 78-44 rout of Mount Ida. The daughter of Roger and Susan Courchesne is majoring in English and would like to pursue a career as an Educator.

Rec Hoops

BRATTLEBORO — In men's basketball league action at the Rec on Sunday, Henry Ireland made 10 shots from downtown and finished with 39 points in Hazel's 83-74 loss to Cota Oil. Also having huge games were: Dixon's Ryan Boyle (35 points), Chadwick Law's Keith Lyman (28), Chroma's Lynden Bunker (28) and Southern Vermont Painting's Joel Porter (28).

Area Sports Schedule


Brattleboro Nordic skiing at Wild Wings, 2:30 p.m.

Bellows Falls girls basketball at Black River, 6:30 p.m.

Twin Valley girls basketball hosts Proctor, 6:30 p.m.

Brattleboro girls basketball at Rice, 7 p.m.

Hinsdale girls basketball hosts Mascenic, 7 p.m.


Brattleboro Nordic skiing at Mount Top, 2:30 p.m.

Brattleboro boys basketball at Springfield, 7 p.m.

Leland & Gray girls basketball at West Rutland, 7 p.m.

Twin Valley boys basketball hosts Black River, 7 p.m.

Brattleboro boys hockey hosts BBA, 7:15 p.m.


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