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Twin Valley defensive back Sadie Boyd, left, and Leland & Gray midfielder Sierra Fillion were both selected to the MVL C Division girls’ soccer all-star team.


Marble Valley League all-star teams announced

Now that the fall season is over, the Marble Valley League compiled its all-star teams in boys’ and girls’ soccer, field hockey, and cross-country.

• Striker Arin Bates, one of Leland & Gray’s top scorers, was one of six area girls’ soccer players named to an MVL First Team.

Bates was joined on the C Division First Team by midfielder Maris Linder and defensive back Bay Holmes. The threesome helped lead the Rebels to a 9-5 regular season record and the No. 8 seed in the Division III tournament, where they were knocked out by ninth-seeded Stowe in the opening round.

Twin Valley goalkeeper Maria Page and defensive back Sadie Boyd were also C Division First Team selections, as was Brattleboro’s Hailey Derosia, who was the Colonels’ lone selection in the A Division.

Selected to the C Division Second Team were Leanna Mager and Jessica Roberts of Bellows Falls; Sydney Hescock, Erin Cutts, and Sierra Fillion of Leland & Gray; and Twin Valley’s Kylie Reed.

• Twin Valley, the MVL C Division boys’ soccer champions, had seven players and their longtime coach receive postseason honors.

Jack McHale, Dylan Howe, Gunnar Nilsen, and Izaak Park were all named to the C Division First Team, while Colin McHale, Owen Grinold, and Logan Boyd were Second Team selections.

Buddy Hayford, the winningest boys’ soccer coach in Vermont history, was named Coach of the Year as the Wildcats went undefeated in the regular season and lost to Stowe in the Division III finals.

Leland & Gray had three players on the B Division First Team — Riley Barton, Matt Emerson, and Lucas Newton. Jayden Bloom, Jordan Persson, and Cameron Anderberg were Second Team selections. Head coach Chris Barton, who led the Rebels to an 11-5 season, was selected as Coach of the Year.

Brattleboro’s Jack Price was a First Team selection in the A Division, while teammates Gus and Luke Williams were named to the Second Team. Bellows Falls’ John Donovan was the Terriers’ lone selection to the D Division First Team.

• The Bellows Falls Terriers dominated the A Division all-star field hockey team selections, as you would expect after a third straight perfect season and a fourth consecutive state championship.

Coach Bethany Coursen was selected as A Division Coach of the Year, while Abbe Cravinho, Madison Streeter, Molly Kelly, Halle Dickerson, and Madi Joy all earned First Team honors.

Cravinho (32 goals), Kelly (19 goals), and Streeter (18 goals) were the leading scorers this season for the champs, while Joy and Dickerson anchored the Terriers’ defense.

Brattleboro forward Kalin Noble, who led the Colonels to a 6-8-1 mark, also was an A Division First Team selection, while teammates Mya McAuliffe, Rachael Rooney, Natalya Forkin, and Gracie Frost were all Second Team selections.

• The Bellows Falls girls, who won the Division III state championship, also led the MVL cross-country all-star selections. Abby Broadley, who won the Division III individual title, and teammates Stephanie Ager, Lia Clark and Abby Dearborn all made the A Division girls’ First Team.

They were joined by Brattleboro’s Sarah Gallagher and Bella Takacs.

Brattleboro’s Trevor Kipp and Finn LaMorder and Bellows Falls’ Ian Wallace and Tim Salter-Roy were all named to the A Division boys’ First Team.

Time for snowsports in Vermont

• Cold weather for snowmaking, plus a bit of early season snow from the skies, have added up to a slightly earlier start to the Vermont skiing and snowboarding season.

Stowe and Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow both opened on Nov. 16, buoyed by the snowstorm that day that left up to a foot of snow on the mountain tops. Killington and Mount Snow both opened last month.

Killington, as is the custom, was first out of the gate on Oct. 19. Their crews have been cranking out snow, not just for early season bragging rights, but also for this weekend’s Women’s World Cup races.

Mount Snow had its earliest-ever opening day on Oct. 27, and has been in weekend operation since then. They plan to begin midweek operations on Nov. 21.

Stratton Mountain Resort also plans to open on Nov. 21, weather-permitting. Magic Mountain in Londonderry is waiting until Dec. 1 to open for the season.

Of course, when heading to the mountains in the early weeks of the season, always check the conditions first. Go to for a complete roundup of Vermont snowboarding and nordic and alpine skiing information.

Brattleboro Turkey Trot benefits food shelf

• The Brattleboro Turkey Trot is a spirited run/walk event held each year by the Red Clover Rovers running club on Thanksgiving Day.

There will be a 1-mile kids’ run at 9 a.m., followed by a 3-mile run at 9:15 a.m. Both courses are out-and-back on Upper Dummerston Road, starting and ending near the Brattleboro Country Club.

Be advised that there is no race day registration. Sign up by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at You must preregister to be timed.

There is no entry fee again this year, but the Red Clover Rovers are asking for small donations to help pay race costs — bibs, timing chips, and port-a-potty rental. You can make a donation while registering, or on race day. Once race costs are paid, any extra funds will be donated to Groundworks Collaborative.

Check-in and bib number pickup is Thanksgiving morning from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Please be on time to check in, as the race usually has more than 300 participants. Give yourself a few extra minutes to navigate the busy Country Club parking lot!

For the fourth year, participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Groundworks Collaborative food shelf. They will collect food items at the bib pickup point and bring them to Groundworks after the race. You can also learn more and make a donation online at, or you can make a donation during the registration process.

Strollers are welcome; no dogs please. The road will be open, so runners/walkers need to keep to the left and be aware of traffic. Contact Katherine Innis at or Deena Chadwick at for more information.

Senior bowling roundup

• Team 2 had a 0-5 week, while Team 5 had its second straight 5-0 week. As a result, Team 5 (39-16) took over first place and Team 2 (36-19) fell to second place after Week 11 of the fall season of the Brattleboro Senior Bowling League at Brattleboro Bowl.

Team 4 (35-20) remains in third place, followed by Team 7 (32-23), Team 8 (31-24), Team 1 and Team 9 (both 28-27), Team 10 and Team 11 (both 25-30), Team 3 (23-32), and Team 6 (20-35).

Dolly Stone had the women’s high handicap game (244) and Sally Perry had the high handicap series (663). Bob Wistrom had the men’s high handicap game (262) and Warren Corriveau Sr. had the high handicap series (694). Team 6 had the high team handicap game (890) and Team 5 had the high handicap series (2,525).

In scratch scoring, Corriveau (637) had the men’s high series, while Bunny Fogg (512) had the women’s high series.

Corriveau (637) and Robert Rigby (612) both rolled a 600-plus series. Fogg (512), Gary Montgomery (553), Jerry Dunham (521), and Wistrom (513) each had a 500-plus series.

Rigby (246) and Corriveau (230, 223) were the only male bowlers to top 200 for a single game, while the women were led by Fogg (189) and Josie Rigby (182).

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Originally published in The Commons issue #486 (Wednesday, November 21, 2018). This story appeared on page E1.

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