Broadley finishes 24th at the Nationals

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WESTMINSTER — A group of Bellows Falls area teenagers, ages 13-14, competed in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics. The athletes joined a USATF local club, Wild Endurance, to compete in a series of progressional events at Fitchburg State University in preliminary Regionals and then the Super Regional meet, with the athletes having the opportunity to advance to the National Championships in track and field and cross country.

Wild's Junior Olympic youth team consisted of: Elijah Ghia (1500m), Harrison Gleim (100m, 200m, Triple Jump, Javelin), Izzy Stack (4x100m Relay, Triple Jump, Javelin), Birgess Schemm (800m, 4x400m Relay), Layla Maiocco (Triple Jump, 4x100m Relay), Maya Waryas (100m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m Relay), Molly Hodsden (4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay), Abby Broadley (3000m), Abby Dearborn (Triple Jump, 800m, 4x400m Relay) and Maggie Hodgson (400m, 4x400m Relay).

The following athletes qualified for the Super Regional meet with a solid performance at the Regionals: Harrison Gleim with a victory in the Triple Jump and placing 3rd in the Javelin, Izzy Stack placing 8th, Layla Maiocco placing 8th in the Triple Jump, Maya Waryas placing 6th in the 400, Abby Broadley placing 4th in the 3000, Abby Dearborn placing 5th in the Triple Jump, and Maggie Hodgson placing 7th in the 400. Both girls relay teams also qualified with Hodgson, Stack, Maiocco and Hodsden placing 3rd in the 4x100 relay; and Hodgson, Dearborn, Schemm and Waryas placing 3rd in the 4x400 relay.

The results for Bellows Falls athletes at the Super Regionals are shown below.

Harrison Gleim placed 6th in the Javelin and 3rd in the Triple Jump. The girls 4x100 relay (Hodgson, Stack, Maiocco, Hodsden) placed 4th, while the girls 4x400 relay (Hodgson, Hodsden, Schemm, Waryas) also placed 4th. Abby Broadley ran the 3000, and ran a tremendous personal best time, 11:11.63, which also stamped her qualification to nationals with a 4th place finish. Gleim, and both girls relays were the top performances of all of the Vermont competitors with Wild as the top Junior Olympic club in Vermont.

Abby Broadley continued the unprecedented run of Wild Endurance, as she traveled to the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Rock Chalk Park, Kamsas. She competed in the 3000 and finished an impressive 24th out of 50 entrants, and was the top performer from the Northeast Super Regional.

Swimming

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Swim Team (BST) won its sixth consecutive Southern Vermont Swim League (SVSL) Division I Championship recently at the Northwood Pool in Rutland, sliding past the Manchester Tritons by a score of 1,172.5-1,102. BST claimed its title in the meet's afternoon session, as the team's older swimmers (boys and girls ages 11-17) overcame a 215-point deficit. Once the meet's results were made official, BST head coach Chris Brewer called the victory "a total team effort" before he and his coaching staff took another championship leap into the pool with the D-1 trophy.

Sparkling performances by Brattleboro's younger swimmers (boys and girls ages 5-10) in the meet's morning session laid a foundation for this year's championship. BST's 10 and under Girls' relay team, Adelaide Redden, Kaya Gibson, Parker Thibault, and Kennedy Taylor, got the team's scoring underway, winning the 100-yard Medley Relay. Delia Gould collected the first BST individual gold medal of the day, taking the Girls 8 and under 100-yard Individual Medley (IM). Zachary DiZoglio followed suit, pulling his way to a first-place finish in the Boys 10 and under 100 IM. Later in morning, Lucas DiZoglio captured the gold in the Boys 8 and under 25-yard Breaststroke. BST's high-point scorer of the morning session was 5-year-old Peyton Thibault who struck gold three times with victories in the Girls 6 and under 50-yard Freestyle, 25-yard Freestyle and 25-yard Breast. BST completed the morning with the 10 and under Girls' relay team of Redden, Gibson, Parker Thibault, and Taylor taking first place in the Freestyle relay.

Despite these and other fine races by BST's younger swimmers, Manchester and Woodstock held Brattleboro to third place. According to BST coach Bev Wright, "Sometimes swimming becomes a numbers game." Manchester had proved that just two weeks before as the Tritons used their depth to overpower BST and Woodstock in a tri-meet at the Living Memorial Park pool in Brattleboro.

Wanting to avoid a repeat result, BST's older swimmers went right to work. Despite trailing by more than 200 points as the afternoon session opened, they staged their improbable victory by winning races they needed and taking the points they had to have,

The comeback was led by Isabelle Magbie, Matt Dulmaine, and Phelan Muller, experienced swimmers from the 18 and under age group, swimming in their final District Championship meet. Magbie concluded her SVSL career in spectacular style, taking home gold in the Women's 100 Butterfly, 200 Freestyle and 100 IM, while setting a new SVSL record in the 100-yard Breast and swimming to her fourth first-place finish of the day. Dulmaine sprinted for gold in the 50-yard Breast in addition to taking home silver and bronze medals in the Men's 100 Fly and 100 Backstroke. Muller powered his way to the gold in the 500-yard Freestyle while striking silver in the 100 Free and 100 IM. Grace Rizzio, 17, brought in more needed points with two bronze finishes in the Women's 50-yard Breast and 50 Back.

BST's 16 and under swimmers were major point collectors for the team in both distance and sprint events. Ty Allembert, Stephen Borst, Matt Brooks, Brendan Dolmane, Sophia Marx and Evy Williams piled-up silver and bronze medals, swimming strong and building up the team's point total. Brattleboro's 14 and under Girls made their contribution with Lydia Hazzard -Leal (500 Freestyle) and Claire Holmes (200 Freestyle) striking silver and Madelyn Seamour collecting silver in the 100 Fly and bronze in the 100-yard IM. Ayoub Lajhar, swimming in his first SVSL championship, was a gold medalist for BST in 14 and under Boys 100-yard Backstroke. Ernesto Antonucci also found gold in the 200-yard boys' Freestyle to complement his silver and bronze medals in the 100-yard Free and 100 IM.

Brattleboro's 12 and under swimmers were major contributors to the championship effort, kicking their way to 10 gold medals during the afternoon session. Will Hill paced the age group with three gold medals (the boys' 100 Butterfly, 50 Free and 100 IM) and was supported by double gold performances by Willa Redden (girls' 50 and 100-yard Back) and Jordy Allembert (boys' 100 Breast, and 200 Free) while golden girls Katherine Deso (200 Free), Kali Taylor (100 Fly), and Hazel Reeder (200 Free) also registered first place finishes.

BST's afternoon of excitement at the SVSL championships began and ended with strong performances by its relay teams. The 12 and under boys' Luke Rizzio, Jordy Allembert, WillemThurber and Zack DiZoglio opened the meet with a gold medal performance in the 200-yard Medley relay. The 12 and under girls' team of Willa Redden, Hazel Reader, Katherine Deso, and Kali Taylor were first to finish in both the 200 Medley and 200 Free relays. Their double dominance was matched by BST's 14 and under boys' team of Henry Thurber, Calvin Gould, Will Hill, and Ernie Antonucci, who raced to gold in both the Medley and Freestyle relays.

Boys Soccer

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Union High School boys soccer program will conduct tryouts beginning on Aug. 21 for all 9th-12th grade candidates, with double sessions running from 7-9 a.m . and 5-7 p.m.

Double sessions will continue through Thursday. After the second Monday session, only some freshmen will be invited to stay for the remainder of the week (those that might be potential candidates for the JV or varsity teams ) . Teams will be selected at the end of Thursday's practices , with the JV and varsity teams continuing practice with single 5-7 p.m. practice sessions on Friday. Practices will be held on Sawyer Field.

Freshmen boys soccer will conduct tryouts for all ninth grade participants who did not make the JV or varsity teams, or did not attend the JV/varsity tryouts begin ing on Aug. 28 at 3:30 p.m. on Sawyer Field.

Girls Soccer

TOWNSHEND — The Leland & Gray girls soccer team will begin with double sessions, 7:30-9 a.m. and 5-6:30 p.m., on Aug. 17-19. There will be a parent-coaches meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 18.

The team will hold single sessions from 5-6:30 p.m. from Aug. 20 until the start of the school year. The preseason will include scrimmages against Brattleboro and Proctor, along with participation in the Rivendell Jamboree.

The Rebels will host Arlington in its season opener on Sept. 6 at 4:30 p.m.

"We hope to build on our semifinal appearance last season," said Rebels coach Lucas Bates, who has the likes of goalie Kelsi Bostrom, center defender Bay Holmes, Sierra Fillion, center mid Arin Bates, Maris Linder, Mariah Hazard, Hannah Petronic, Alison Stockwell, Skye Richardson, Erin Cutts, Sydney Hescock and Anna Jutras returning. "We hope to have a talented group of freshmen and new students to fill out the remainder of our roster spots."

Senior Bowling League

          

Week 14 of 18

League Average 144

                         W               L

Team 4               52               18

Team 8               45               25

Team 1               35               35

Team 5               34               36

Team 3               32               38

Team 2               31               39

Team 7               29               41

Team 6               22               48

High Hanidicap Game: Team 8 — 917

High Handicap Series: Team 4 — 2,570



High Handicap Game: Women: Pat Bentrup 260

High Handicap Game: Men: Jon Peters 280



High Handicap Series: Women: Pat Bentrup 680

High Handicap Series: Men: Fred Ashworth 710



200 Games: Women: None

200 Games: Men: Fred Ashworth 209, 231, Marty Adams 222, Jon Peters 223



500 Series: Women: None

500 Series: Men: Jon Peters 533, Fred Bump 500, Marty Adams 562



600 Seres: Men: Fred Ashworth 605



High Average: Women: Shirley Aiken: 149, Sonya Shippee 143, Lorraine Taylor 140

High Average: Men: Warren Corriveau, Sr. 184, Marty Adams 173, Fred Ashworth 168


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