RUTLAND – The Craftsbury Academy (CA) bowling team made it to the semifinals of the Holiday Classic in Rutland over the weekend in their first ever varsity competition.
The Chargers were seeded seventh out of 10 teams, but edged 10th-seeded White River Valley 2-1 (220-82, 109-132, 191-77) and then really turned some heads by upsetting and sweeping Burlington in the quarterfinals 2-0 (149-135, 176-144). They fell to third-seeded Brattleboro 2-0 (118-168, 162-168) in the semifinals and Randolph defeated Brattleboro in the finals 2-0 to take the title. Senior William Patnoe led CA individually with high games of 171 and 153. Freshman North Country transfer Jacob Marquis was also strong with games of 172 and 144.
“We made a great impression in our first varsity competition and were just a spare away from forcing a third game against Brattleboro. The kids did a great job of bringing the same energy and enthusiasm to upset Burlington and it was a great start to the season and the program,” said head coach Connor Bean.
The Chargers will host their first tournament this weekend at Twin City Lanes in Barre, welcoming Randolph, Twinfield-Cabot, and White River Valley.
Menard Back on the Ice for Vikings
LYNDONVILLE – Hazen Union baseball and hockey star Andrew Menard was back on the ice for Lyndon Institute this past weekend for his junior season.
Menard was an integral part of the Wildcat baseball roster this past spring, helping them reach the Division III state title game. He also teamed up with teammate Lyle Rooney this past summer to lead the Green Mountain Wild to a Babe Ruth state championship. Menard and the Vikings fell to Burlington 2-0 over the weekend in their season opener. The junior defenseman will take to the ice again this Wednesday as the Vikings welcome St. Johnsbury Academy to Fenton Chester Arena in Lyndonville. Puck drops at 6 p.m.