Saunders voted Reformer Athlete of the Week

BRATTLEBORO — Lucas Saunders, who goes to the Compass School in Westminster, received a record 215 votes to earn Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for Dec. 25-31.

The independent grappler pinned all five of his opponents in the first round during a meet in Fair Haven. The junior, who is part of the Rockingham Area Wrestling club, improved to 8-0 on the season.

"The athletic prowess and sheer determination this young man exhibits pale in comparison to his humility and sportsmanship. He has steadily improved on every level over the four years I have had the pleasure to observe him. He truly deserves this honor, for so many reasons," commented Kelly Stettner.

Saunders won two free passes to Brattleboro Bowl for some Cosmic Bowling, which takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings from 9-11.

The following students have been nominated for the week of Jan. 1-7. You can vote by "liking" one of these nominees on the site. Please only vote once.


The Brattleboro Union High School Nordic skier won a 5K skate race, 46 seconds ahead of runner-up Justice Bassette. He led the Colonel boys to a team bronze, just behind Middlbury and host Woodstock.


The Hinsdale varsity boys basketball player was nominated for the second straight week, thanks to a double-double (24 points, 12 rebounds) in a 50-35 victory over Nute.


She went off for 27 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and a couple of assists to power the Twin Valley varsity girls basketball team to a 49-30 win over Long Trail.


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