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Brattleboro guard Karson Elliott (2) gestures toward his team’s bench as his teammates celebrate his game-winning three-point shot with 7.6 seconds left in regulation to seal a come-from-behind 52-51 win over Burr & Burton on Jan. 26 at the BUHS gym.

Bears bite Bulldogs, 52-51, after last-minute rally

Brattleboro boys' basketball coach Winston Sailsman Jr. has said all season that his team has often had two problems in games - committing too many turnovers and not finishing strong in the final minutes.

After a come-from-behind 52-51 win over the Burr & Burton Bulldogs on Jan. 26 at the BUHS gym, the Bears took care of both problems. They took better care of the ball, Sailsman said, cutting the number of turnovers in half against the Bulldogs with just 13 compared to the 28 turnovers that were committed in the Bears' 77-37 loss at Hartford on Jan. 23.

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After five losses in a row, BF boys try to break out of their slump

We're heading into the final three weeks of the high school basketball season in Vermont. It's the time when teams learn whether they have what it takes to succeed in the playoffs. The Bellows Falls Terriers have aspirations for a long run in the Division III boys' basketball tournament,

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Bears girls’ hockey team still searching for a win

It's no fun losing game after game, but the Brattleboro Bears girls' hockey team are not giving up. In the Bears' defense, they are playing more experienced teams with more players. With the deck stacked that much against you, all that can be hoped for is to play competitively...

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Rebel boys fall to Poultney; BF avenges loss

Sometimes, you take a look at the records of the teams playing in the game you are going to cover and think that you are going to see a dud. I wasn't expecting much from the Jan. 5 boys' basketball game in Townshend between the 2-5 Leland & Gray Rebels and the 1-8 Poultney Blue Devils. Instead of a dud, it turned out to be an exciting game that tested the mettle of the Rebels as they lost, 67-56. The...

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After tough start, Bears boys’ hockey finds its footing

The Brattleboro boys' ice hockey team got off to a rough start, but they are starting to pull things together. On Dec. 20 at Withington Rink, the Bears lost in overtime to the Amherst-Pelham (Mass.) Hurricanes, 3-2. Even though it was a loss, coach Eric Libardoni was happy with the effort. This was a game where both coaches had a legitimate beef with the officiating. There were 17 penalties in the game - nine for the Bears and seven for...

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Wildcat boys top Terriers in Green Mountain Tournament

The Twin Valley boys' basketball team swept last week's Green Mountain Holiday Tournament in Chester to take the trophy as champions. In the opening round on Dec. 12, Bellows Falls rolled to a 70-38 win over Mount St. Joseph. A 15-0 run in the first quarter set the tone, and despite some improved play by the Mounties in the second quarter, the Terriers had a 29-11 lead at the half. BF scored 24 points in the third quarter to take...

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Bears sweep L&G Tip-Off Tourney

The Brattleboro Bears girls' basketball got their season off to a great start with wins over the Burr & Burton Bulldogs and Arlington Eagles in the Leland & Gray Tip-Off Tournament on Dec. 8 and 9 in Townshend. The hosts were not as fortunate, as the Rebels started their season with a 30-23 loss to Arlington and a 42-28 loss to Burr & Burton in the tournament. • The opening night of the tournament saw the Bears grind out a...

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Bears sweep L&G Tip-Off Tourney

The Brattleboro Bears girls' basketball got their season off to a great start with wins over the Burr & Burton Bulldogs and Arlington Eagles in the Leland & Gray Tip-Off Tournament on Dec. 8 and 9 in Townshend. The hosts were not as fortunate, as the Rebels started their season with a 30-23 loss to Arlington and a 42-28 loss to Burr & Burton in the tournament. • The opening night of the tournament saw the Bears grind out a...

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