Noble Maine came away with the title at the 2001 Early Bird Wrestling Tournament held at St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday.

Noble had 218.5 points followed by Mt. Mansfield (173.0) and Hollis Brookline, N.H. (134.5). White Mountains was the top local team finishing in ninth with 56 points, with the Hilltoppers in 16th with 11 points and North Country in 19th with three points.

White Mountains#039; Ryan Prosper was the champion at 145 pounds. Prosper pinned Andy Phyllides at 3:17.

The Spartans also got a second-place finish from at 125. Friend was pinned at 3:05 by James Beand of Mount Mansfield Union.

Ray Vincent (119) and Terry Mason (275) were the top Academy wrestlers with two wins each on the day. Picking up individual wins were Nick Garand (112) and Joey Daniels (189).

quot;It would have been nice to have one or two of the guys place, but I#039;m still happy to have played host to such a big - 160 wrestlers from five states - this early in the season,quot; said SJA coach Dana Gray.

I#039;m satisfied that our guys wrestle their hardest and continued their growth in the sport. I was sepecially happy for Joey Danield. He got his first win of his young high school wrestling career.quot;

103 - 1. Paul Desmarais (NOB), Justin Glerum (HBN), 3. Paul Desabrais (OVU).

112 - 1. Kyle Hale (NOB), 2. Brian Gaylord (RAN), 3. Adam Deforge (SPA).

119 - 1.Casey Buckley (HBN), 2. Makoto Osaki (SMI), 3. Adam Hale (NOB).

125 - 1. James Beane (MMU), 2. Matt Friend (WMR), 3. Greg Croteau (NOB).

130 - 1. John Mamlin (MMU), 2. Mike Trembley (CVU), 3. Ben Young (SMI).

135 - 1. Matt Pedro (HBN), 2. Joe Desabrais (OVU), 3. Travis Bentley (NOB).

140 - 1. Brian Bumpus (HBN), 2. Sam Boiney (MMU), 3. Tanney Mosher ((BOW).

145 - 1. Ryan Prosper (WMR), 2. Andy Phyllides (CON), 3. Kyl Fitzgerald (NOB).

152 - 1. Jonathan Brown (MMU), 2. Decota Cotten (NOB), 3. Nick Jorday (BOW).

160 - 1. Caleb Longe (CVU), 2. Justin Davis (RUT), 3. Chris Hubbard (BUR).

171 - 1. Chad Beane (MMU), 2. James Cotten (NOB), 3. Erick Viani (CON).

189 - 1. Dave Hogan, (CON), 2. Chaz Barberri (SP), 3. Dan Schwartz (ESX).

215 - 1. James Warriner (CON), 2. Dick DeCato (NOB), 3. Geroge Foster (RUT).

275 - 1. Nick Conti (SPA), 2. Ben Schaefer (BOW), 3. Jordan Fitzgerald (RUT).

lt;bgt;Boys Basketball

Brattleboro 58, SJA 56lt;/bgt;

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- Les Clement posted 15 points and five rebounds for St. Johnsbury Academy but it was not enough to get past Brattleboro. The Colonels posted a 58-56 victory over the Hilltoppers in their first game of the season Saturday night.

Mark Regis and Florian Rexhepi tallied 14 and 11 points, respectively, for SJA.

quot;They came out very aggressive with a man-to-man defense that seemed to take us out of rhythm on offense,quot; said Hilltoppers coach Layne Higgs. quot;I think they worked harder than us, especially in the first half.quot;

quot;We shot under 31 percent for the game and we have to shoot better than that if we want to win in this league.quot;

SJA will travel to Spaulding tonight for a 7:45 p.m. game.

SJA 56

Regis 5-0-14; Sterling 1-2-5; Rexhepi 3-5-11; Clement 5-2-15; Bhandari 0-1-1; Clayton 3-0-6; Buxton 2-0-4; Totals 19-10-56

Brattleboro 58

Snell 4-0-10; Denette 2-7-12; Gougan 2-0-4; Holiday 5-0-12; Cassidy 2-2-6; Henry 5-2-12; Lashway 1-0-2; Totals 21-11-58

SJA 11 13 22 10 - 56

Brattleboro 10 16 17 15 - 58

3-pointers: SJA - Regis 4, Sterling, Clement; Brattleboro - Snell 2, Dinette, Holiday 2

Fouled Out: SJA - Regis

Records: SJA 1-1; Brattleboro 1-0

lt;bgt;Craftsbury 56, Concord 48lt;/bgt;

CONCORD -- Dave Lauderbach led Concord with 20 points in a 56-48 loss to Craftsbury on Saturday afternoon.

Mike Benoit chipped in with 12 points in the losing effort for Concord.

quot;Lauderbach had a solid game for us offensively and had 14 rebounds on the defensive end,quot; said Wildcats coach Don VanNostrand. quot;Craftsbury shot the ball well and played very good defense in their first game of the year.quot;

Concord (0-2) will travel to Cabot on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Craftsbury 56

Lapointe 0-0-0; Kinsey 3-0-6; Godin 0-0-0; Tourangeau 3-0-6; Z. Lapointe 8-4-22; Thurber 4-0-8; Farrar 5-2-14; Totals 23-6-56

Concord 48

Taylor 2-1-5; Wood 0-0-0; Gunnip 2-2-6; Danforth 0-0-0; Lauderbach 9-2-20; Norre 1-1-3; Manning 0-0-0; Benoit 5-2-12; Hale 1-0-2; Totals 20-8-48

Craftsbury 11 16 11 18 - 56

Concord 9 9 18 12 - 48

3-pointers: Craftsbury - Z. Lapointe 2, Farrar 2

Fouled Out: none

Records: Craftsbury 1-0; Concord 0-2

Referees: Marvin Pritchard and Jeremy White

lt;bgt;Chelsea 66, BMU 54lt;/bgt;

CHELSEA, Vt. -- Chelsea handed Blue Mountain its first loss of the season on Saturday, 66-54.

Brad Johnson led the Red Devils with 23 points, while Ryan Spear topped the Bucks with 20 points.

quot;We struggled all game,quot; said BMU coach Bill Fitzgerald. quot;We#039;ll be all right though as it#039;s going to take a while for everyone to find their roles.quot;

The Bucks (1-1) host Woodsville tonight at 7:45.

BMU 54

Clough 2-0-4; B.Bogie 0-1-1; Spear 6-5-20; Kendall 1-0-2; Renfew 3-0-8; N.Bogie 2-0-4; Gould 2-0-4; Gay 3-0-6; Baker 2-1-5; Totals 21-7-54

Chelsea 66

Vermet 3-1-7; Allen 1-0-2; Savage 1-3-5; Battey 4-1-9; Johnson Brad 10-3-23, Knudson 3-0-6; Tucker 2-2-6; Pringle 2-4-8; Totals 26-15-66

BMU 8 11 12 23 - 54

Chelsea 11 16 12 27 - 66

3-pointers: BMU - Speer 3, Renfew 2

Fouled out: BMU - Spear, Chelsea - Pringle

Records: BMU 1-1, Chelsea 1-0

Referees: John Buck and Chris Parker

lt;bgt;Girls Basketball

Concord 31, Craftsbury 28lt;/bgt;

CONCORD - The Concord Wildcats picked up their first win of the season on Saturday, edging Craftsbury, 31-28.

Mindy Moorehouse paced the winners with 18 points, while Tracy Reed topped the Chargers with 11 points.

quot;Mindy head a real good game for us,quot; said CHS coach Paul Remick. quot;Overall we were finally able to take control of the game.quot;

The Wildcats (1-1) travel to Rivendell for a game Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Craftsbury 28

J.Sedore 1-0-2; K.Greene 0-1-1; Lapoint 0-0-0; Midi 0-0-0; Reed 5-1-11; M.Sedore 2-0-4; S.Greene 0-2-2; Houston 2-4-8; Totals 10-8-28

Concord 31

Moorehouse 4-10-18; Aremburg 1-0-2; Welch 1-0-2; Gunnip 0-1-1; Berry 0-0-0; Fournier 3-0-6; Aldrich 0-0-0; Braley 1-0-2; Fisher 0-0-0; Frechette 0-0-0; Totals 10-11-31

Concord 11 9 5 6 - 31

Craftsbury 5 9 4 10 - 28

3-pointers: none

Fouled out: none

Records: Craftsbury 2-3, Concord 1-1

Referees: Bill Chamberlin, Don Woods

lt;bgt;SJA 46, Spaulding 30lt;/bgt;

BARRE, Vt. -- Sara Bechtold tallied 22 points and six rebounds as St. Johnsbury Academy beat Spaulding 46-30 to win the Spaulding Tournament Saturday night.

quot;Bechtold scored the first eight points of the game for us and we took a 10-point lead early and played solid defense from then on,quot; said Hilltoppers coach Jack Driscoll. quot;We played with good confidence and holding them to just two points in the second quarter gave us the momentum.quot;

Mary Ziter had nine points to lead the Crimson Tide.

SJA (2-1) will be at home on Friday against Essex at 6:45 p.m.

SJA 46

Bechtold 8-5-22; Jones 0-0-0; Hartshorn 2-5-9; Burno 1-1-3; Whitehill 0-0-0; Gingue 1-0-2; Ward 3-0-6; Regis 1-0-2; Nye 0-0-0; Dana 0-0-0; Pratt 1-0-2; Totals 17-10-46

Spaulding 30

Lajuenesse 1-0-2; Bailey 2-0-4; Benvenuti 2-0-4; St. John 2-0-5; Fritjofson 3-0-6; Ziter 3-2-9; Totals 13-2-30

SJA 14 13 8 11 - 46

Spaulding 9 2 6 13 - 30

3-pointers: SJA - Bechtold; Spaulding - St. John, Ziter

Fouled Out: none

Records: SJA 2-1; Spaulding 2-2

Women#039;s Basketball

lt;bgt;Daniel Webster 64, LSC 61 (OT)lt;/bgt;

LYNDON CENTER -- Katie Yeaton filled the net with 26 points to lead Daniel Webster past Lyndon State on Saturday afternoon.

The Hornets were led by Rachel Maxwell who had 24 points and 12 rebounds while Kate Powell added 10.

quot;Nobody ever had a very big lead in the game but we went ahead with five minutes left and let them tie it up,quot; said Hornets coach Dave Mellor. quot;It was one of those games that could have gone either way.quot;

LSC (3-5) will host Johnson State at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Daniel Webster 64

Healy 0-0-0; Cormier 3-0-8; Page 2-0-4; Angeletti 0-2-2; French 2-3-7; Yeaton 8-9-26; Forsythe 3-0-8-14; Pellegrino 1-0-3; Totals 19-22-64

LSC 61

Dickinson 2-5-9; Bartlett 2-0-4; Martin 0-0-0; Gagnon 2-5-9; Krumm 1-0-2; LeBlanc 0-0-0; Kangas 0-0-0; Golden 1-1-3; Knight 0-0-0; Maxwell 9-6-24; Powell 4-2-10; Totals 21-19-61

Halftime Score: Daniel Webster 28, LSC 26

3-pointers: DW - Cormier 2, Yeaton, Pellegrino

Fouled Out: LSC - Maxwell, Powell; DW - Forsythe

Record: LSC 3-5

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