MAU, BBA lead all-star lacrosse lists

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony girls lacrosse and Burr and Burton boys lacrosse teams led the way for the latest Marble Valley League all-star awards announced recently.

Five Patriots were recognized as first team players, including seniors Emily Altland, Brianna Zipprich, Hayley Richmond, Carly Plaisance and sophomore Avery Galle. Burr and Burton had two on the first-team in Jessie Forstmann and Lydia Morgantini.

MAU's Sam White and Isabelle Small and BBA's Shayla Heekin and Mikaela McMahon earned honorable mention distinction.

On the boys side, four Burr and Burton Bulldogs were named to the first team list, including attackers Jake Baker and Carter Vickers, midfielder Sean Apps and defender Andrew Smith.

MAU goalkeeper Jackson Thibodeau, who set a state record with more than 900 saves for his career, was the first-team netminder.

BBA's Tom Grabher and Ryan Duddy earned second-team picks at attack and defense, respectively, while Maxx Ingison was the second-team goalie.

MAU midfielders Trey Lang and Jeff Potter were on the second-team for the Patriots.

BBA first-year coach Mark Lange was named as the MVL coach of the year, while MAU assistant Jim Thibodeau was named as the Man of the Year.

MVL tennis all-stars

BENNINGTON — The top two players for the Mount Anthony girls tennis team were honored with an all-Marble Valley League first-team selection on Friday.

No. 1 singles Anna Salem and No. 2 Ally White were both chosen for the honor as they led their team to a 13-1 record and a second-straight semifinal appearance.

MAU coach Steve Coggeshall was named as the coach of the year for the MVL as well.

Burr and Burton had one player on the first team and another on the second team. Cecilia Liu, the Bulldogs' No. 1 player earned a first-team nod, while Bridget Ring, the No. 2 player on coach Jeff Grimshaw's squad was named as an honorable mention.

On the boys side, a player from both the Patriots and Bulldogs earned a spot on the MVL's list. MAU's Brandon Anderson was chosen as was BBA's Nick Plants.

MAU and BBA faced off this season in the playdown with the Patriots coming out on top.

Tri- State Archery Competition

BENNINGTON — The Catamount Bow Hunters will host a 3D archery shoot on Sunday, June 25 at the club on Fuller Road. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and goes until noon. Adults are $10 with children $5. Cubs are free with a paid adult.

Members and non-members alike are welcome and food and beverages will be available. For more information, call 802-442-3667 or go to their Facebook page at

"Swing into Summer" BPI Golf Tournament

BENNINGTON — Bennington Project Independence, Adult Day Service will be holding their Sixth Annual "Swing into Summer" Golf Tournament on Sunday, June 25, at The Golf Club at Equinox in Manchester.

This tournament is a Four Person Scramble format with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the Tournament will benefit BPI's innovative Adult Day Service, located at the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Center on Harwood Hill in Bennington.

Opportunities for tee sponsorships and golfer registrations are currently available. Registrations are $110 per golfer. Each registration includes a summer Sunday afternoon of great golfing at The Golf Club at Equinox in Manchester and a delicious apres event grilled dinner buffet on the deck at the Dormy Grill. Additional dinner guests are welcome for an additional fee.

There will be an exciting $50,000 Hole-in-One Contest as well as opportunities for two additional $10,000 Hole-in-One contests. There will also be skills contests with great prizes, a golf basket raffle and a drawing for a 100 Lottery Ticket Basket Raffle.

Bennington Project Independence (BPI) provides comprehensive care and life-enriching Adult Day Services for older persons, younger adults with disabilities and daytime respite and support for their family caregivers throughout Bennington County.

For more information, please contact Bennington Project Independence at 802-442-8136, or visit our website at


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