Charger Bowlers Capture First Tourney

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Members of the Craftsbury Academy bowling team include (left to right), back row, Raz Mille, Kosmos Gletos and Owen Foster; front row Andrew Royan, Matt Wilcox, Jacob Marquis and Jason Brown.

LOWELL – The Craftsbury Academy (CA) bowling team downed Burlington 2 games to 1 last week to win their first tournament of the season in what was a home game at Missisquoi Lanes.

After qualifying as the top overall seed, CA outlasted second-seeded Burlington 143-128 over the weekend in the third and deciding game to capture the program’s second ever regular season title. Jacob Marquis (236) and Jason Brown (227) led the way for the Chargers with the two high games of the day. Senior Matt Wilcox came in with a high game of 187 and Kosmos Gletos rolled a career-high 132. Marquis was ranked fourth in the state coming in with a 192 average. This is just the second season that CA has competed at the high school varsity level.

“The team did a great job of qualifying as the top seed by 172 pins and everyone on the team was feeling it over the weekend. The lanes were oiled very well and everything was working for us, with great pin action. Everybody worked well as a team when it came to Bakers and it was just all in all a great day. Our team did a great job honoring our only senior Matt Wilcox from Lake Region. He is the heart and soul of our team. He’s always shown up with a smile in his two years with us and his can do attitude is infectious throughout our entire team,” said head coach Ashley Gravel.

The Chargers will be back in action this Saturday at Spare Time in Colchester.

Four Game Unbeaten Streak for Vikes

WOODSTOCK – The Lyndon Institute (LI) boys’ hockey team edged U-32 and Woodstock last week, improving to 8-2-2 to keep pace near the top of the Division II standings.

Tripp Roberge, Adam Dusek, Logan Cross, and Griffin Goodhue all scored to help the Vikings rally from a two-goal deficit to upend U-32 4-3 on the road last Wednesday. Konsta Jokia turned away 23 shots from a Raider offense that had tallied 21 goals in back-to-back wins coming in.

Dusek buried a feed from Jonathan Giroux in overtime to outlast Woodstock on the road 4-3 over the weekend. Dusek recorded two goals on the afternoon and Giroux added a goal in the win. Hazen Union’s Andrew Menard returned from injury to also assist on a score as LI ran their unbeaten streak to four straight games. The senior defenseman has the Vikings ranked third in the division standings behind Hartford and top seeded Colchester.

LI returned to the ice on Monday for a matchup at Northfield, welcomes St. Johnsbury Academy to Fenton Chester Arena on Wednesday, and wraps up a busy week on the road against Milton on Saturday.

Lady Bears Keep Momentum

DANVILLE – After losing their first seven games to start the season, the Danville girls’ basketball team handled BFA-Fairfax last week to record their third win in five tries.

Kendall Hale and Lauren Joncas netted 12 points apiece to lead the Lady Bears to a 43-32 home win over BFA-Fairfax last Tuesday. Hale connected from long range twice on the night to fuel an 18-6 to start the second half. Sadie Young chipped in with 10 points and Myah Morgan pulled down a game-high 12 boards in the win.

Danville hosted Williamstown on Tuesday and will welcome crosstown rival Twinfield-Cabot to town on Thursday.

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