Colonel boys sweep MAU on courts

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BENNINGTON — The Brattleboro boys tennis team zipped rival MAU, 7-0, on Thursday.

"I was afraid the boys might be stale after no matches for 10 days, but they got back on their games quickly. They rose to the challenge of high temps on the courts. We've been working on strategy and position in practice, and it paid off today. The boys were thinking about shots ahead of time and keeping the ball in play until they had an opportunity to finish off the point," said BUHS coach Charlie La Rosa.

Martin Sipowicz (7-5, 6-1); Josh Nordheim (6-2, 6-2); Jonah Petrie (6-2, 7-6, 7-2), Tom Szpila (6-1, 7-5) and Jacob Bailey (6-0, 6-3) all won a singles match for the Colonels. The BUHS doubles teams of Mason Powers-Ari Essunfeld (6-1, 6-1) and Forest Zabriskie-Kyle Murray (6-2, 6-1) also prevailed.

Softball

WILMINGTON — Murphy Hicks fanned 11 and threw a no-hit shutout as Bellows Falls defeated Twin Valley 15-0 in a five-inning affair.

Aly Bashaw (3 hits, 3 runs, 2 RBI) and Emily Bazin (2 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBI) led the BF offense. Hicks chipped in with two hits and Paxton Santorelli crossed the plate three times.

The 2-12 Terriers will play at Rutland on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Baseball

ARLINGTON — Joey Rafus went 2-for-2 to lead Twin Valley during a 9-0 loss to Arlington. Eric Bolognani chipped in with one hit for the Wildcats, while Allen Cole and Tyson Longe took turns on the hill.

Baseball Camp

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Area Baseball Camp has set its schedule for this year's session. The eight-session Little League Age Camp for 9-12-year-olds will be conducted from Wednesday, June 21 through Friday, June 23, and continuing the following Monday through Friday, June 26-30. The camp is in its 26th season in cooperation with the Brattleboro Recreation Department. It is held at Brattleboro Union High School from 9 a.m. to noon and is directed by Alan Libardoni. For more information, call Libardoni at 802-257-4203. Camp brochures are available at the Recreation office, at the Little League field, or through Libardoni.

Area Sports Schedule

Saturday

Bellows Falls softball at Rutland, 10 a.m.

Bellows Falls girls tennis at Woodstock, 11 a.m.

Leland & Gray baseball at MSJ, 11 a.m.

Brattleboro softball hosts Wahconah, 1 p.m.

Brattleboro boys lacrosse hosts Northampton, 1:30 p.m.


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