Athlete of the Week

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A celebration of every Athlete of the Week nominee and winner for the 2021-2022 high school athletic seasons

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We learned about weekly winners’ favorites, future By Shane Covey Brattleboro Reformer BRATTLEBORO — Entering the 2021-2022 school year, area sports fans already knew that Aidan Davis could crush a fastball, that Jamison Nystrom could thread a needle, and that Isabella Lonardo could fly. The Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters and Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week contest allowed us to get to know those students outside the lines. We

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Recent Bellows Falls graduate Jaia Caron painted this mural inside her school as a tribute to the late Jada Spaulding and Vincenzo Ruggiero.

learned that the Hinsdale slugger wants to be an electrician, that the Bellows Falls floor general’s favorite movie is “Remember the Titans,” and that the Brattleboro hurdler has “traveling all over the world to take photos” on her bucket list. Those were three of this newspaper’s 29 winners. Prior to taking the time to answer questions about themselves, they were nominated for having an exceptional week athletically and then received the most votes of any nominee on a reformer.com poll. Jonathan Terry was the only student to earn the honor during each season. The recent Bellows Falls graduate became eligible after scoring three touchdowns versus Milton on his dad’s birthday, recording a double-double versus Mount St. Joseph Academy on the court, and winning the triple jump at the Division 2 state track and field meet. Once each season came to an end, the weekly winners went up against each other in a voting battle. Brattleboro soccer player Magnus von Krusenstiern (fall), Bellows Falls wrestler Trenton Rumrill (winter) and BF baseball player Jack Cravinho (spring) came out on top, each reeling in a $25 gift certificate to The Marina. “He was the defensive midfield anchor, and it didn’t matter who had the ball on the other team, Magnus was winning the 50/50 challenge every time, whether it’s a header or on the ground,” said BUHS varsity boys soccer coach Ben Brewer. Rumrill won 18 total matches on the mat for the Springfield team. The heavyweight placed third at JV States and then fifth in Vermont’s varsity tournament. Cravinho threw a three-hitter against Vergennes to pick up a Division 3 quarterfinal victory. The recent grad batted second in Bellows Falls’ order and was a gold glove shortstop when not on the hill. Along the way, we learned that Leland & Gray basketball star Maggie Parker’s favorite song is Adele’s “Easy on Me,” that BF ice hockey standout Grace Bazin’s favorite classes are definitely gym and lunch, that walking bucket Alex Carpenter likes to hunt and fish in his free time, and that dangerous Leland & Gray Ultimate player Warren Rob-

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Sign up for Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters email list Visit samsoutfitters.com/email to sign up to receive Sam’s promotions and coupons, and enter to win a $50 Sam’s gift card (winners will be drawn monthly and notified via email). erts’ favorite meal is burgers and tuna mac. When the fans were not watching them, a couple of area students were doing super impressive things during the school year. BF field hockey goalie Jaia Caron painted a mural inside her school as a tribute to Jada Spaulding and Vincenzo Ruggiero, while Hinsdale shortstop Daniel Tetreault built dugouts for the Pacers’ diamond. “They were both good friends of mine growing up,” Caron said of Spaulding and Ruggiero. “I painted that mural to memorialize them the way people should remember them, as beautiful, innocent and youthful.” The 2019 Reformer Athlete of the Fall Season is headed to Russell Sage College. “They are needed for privacy. Another reason is the weather — we have played many games here when it was pouring,” Tetreault said of the dugouts he built for his Extended Learning Opportunities project. His extraordinary efforts helped earn him an Athlete of the Week nomination in the spring. Shane Covey can be reached at scovey@reformer.com or 802-254-2311, ext. 163. On Twitter: @ShaneCovey.

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SPRING Alex Bingham, BUHS, Baseball Laura Kamel, BF, Track Willem Thurber, BUHS, Baseball Jonathan Terry, BF, Track Catherine Shine, L&G, Softball Isabella Lonardo, BUHS, Track Stephanie Ager, BF, Track Ansley Henderson, L&G, Softball Jenna Emery, Hinsdale, Softball Leah Madore, BUHS, Softball Hailee Henslee, BF, Softball Aidan Davis, Hinsdale, Baseball Andrew Tolbert, L&G, Ultimate Noah Dornburgh, Twin Valley, Track Hunter Fillion, L&G, Track Willow Romo, BUHS, Lacrosse Grace Guild, BF, Tennis Aleah Owen, Hinsdale, Softball Trevor Hazelton, L&G, Ultimate Nathan Kim, BUHS, Tennis Jamison Nystrom, BF, Baseball Shiane Davis, Hinsdale, Track Ava Whitney, BUHS, Track Andrew Lindsell, Hinsdale, Baseball Jack Cravinho, BF, Baseball Izzy Stoodley, BF, Softball Makaila Morse, L&G, Softball Malee Barcomb, Hinsdale, Softball Grace Wilkinson, BF, Softball Jeremiah Bloom, L&G, Baseball Lucky Lucchesi, Twin Valley, Track Joanie Tuttle, BUHS, Unified Basketball

Noah Dornburgh, Twin Valley, Basketball

Luke Rizio, Twin Valley, Soccer

Max Naylor, BUHS, Tennis

Darek Harvey, BUHS, Hockey

Maya Waryas, BF, Field Hockey

Laura Kamel, BF, Basketball

Aidin Joyce, Twin Valley, Soccer

Jonathan Terry, BF, Basketball

Brayden Eastman, Hinsdale, Soccer

Liam Wendel, Twin Valley, Basketball

Jordan Persson, L&G, Soccer

Maggie Parker, L&G, Basketball

Aaron Petrie, BUHS, Football

WINTER Luke Rizio, Twin Valley, Nordic Ava Whitney, BUHS, Nordic Michaei Lugo, Hinsdale, Basketball Grace Bazin, BF, Hockey

Tristan Evans, BUHS, Football

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Caleb Dupuis, Twin Valley, Soccer Abby Towle, L&G, Soccer

Lucas Forthofer, BUHS, Bowling

Liam Wendel, Twin Valley, Soccer

Jeremy Graves, L&G, Basketball

Trent Pagach, L&G, Soccer

Jack Cravinho, BF, Basketball

Stephanie Ager, BF, Cross Country

Megan Roberts, Hinsdale, Basketball

Megan Roberts, Hinsdale, Soccer

Brayden Eastman, Hinsdale, Basketball

Magnus von Krusenstiern, BUHS, Soccer

Evan Wright, BUHS, Hockey

Jed Lober, BF, Football

Jamison Nystrom, BF, Basketball

Emma O’Brien, L&G, Cross Country

Will Taggard, BUHS, Hockey

Reed Sargent, BUHS, Football and Soccer

Brooke Pagach, Hinsdale, Basketball

Sadie Scott, BF, Field Hockey

Raena Sanderson, L&G, Basketball

Jonathan Terry, BF, Football

Jackson Goodell, BF, Basketball

Ava Whitney, BUHS, Cross Country

Matt Hammond, Twin Valley, Soccer Kailyn Fleury, Hinsdale, Cross Country Harrison Gleim, BF, Football Kiki McNary, BUHS, Soccer Reese Croutworst, Twin Valley, Soccer Brooke Pagach, Hinsdale, Soccer Jeb Monier, BF, Football Tucker Sargent, BUHS, Soccer Jenna Dolloph, BF, Soccer

Cody Magnant, Twin Valley, Basketball

Devin Speno, BUHS, Football Addy Nardolillo, Hinsdale, Soccer

Owen LaRoss, BF, Basketball Cameron Frost, BUHS, Basketball Mary Sanderson, L&G, Basketball Jules McDermid, BF, Hockey Alex Carpenter, BUHS, Basketball Thomas Bell, BUHS, Bowling Addy Nardolillo, Hinsdale, Basketball Aidin Joyce, Twin Valley, Basketball Aden Bernard, L&G, Basketball Chloe Givens, BUHS, Basketball Stephanie Ager, BF, Indoor Track Alex Parker-Jennings, L&G, Basketball Trenton Rumrill, BF, Wrestling Tate Chamberlin, BUHS, Basketball Tanner Hammond, Hinsdale, Basketball

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During his team’s home opener, Hinsdale shortstop Daniel Tetreault runs to first base with one of the dugouts he had recently built in the background.

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Daniel Tetreault, Hinsdale, Baseball

Warren Roberts, L&G, Ultimate

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Magnus von Krusenstiern, second from left, tallied twice and also set a goal up during the Brattleboro varsity boys soccer team’s 4-2 win over Woodstock.

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Maya Waryas set up Sadie Scott’s game-winning goal in a Division 1 field hockey semifinal and then had the lone tally for the BF Stickers in the state championship game.

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Bellows Falls cross-country runner Stephanie Ager won the varsity girls race in a time of 19:21 at the Southern Vermont League Championships.

Twin Valley varsity boys soccer player Luke Rizio, left, converted on a penalty kick during a match against MSJ.

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Bellows Falls running back Harrison Gleim (28) scored three touchdowns during his team’s 56-0 rout of Fair Haven.

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When the Purple Gang beat MAU for all the marbles, Jeb Monier ended up with 142 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

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Senior running back Jed Lober carried the ball 11 times for 177 yards and one touchdown for Bellows Falls versus Brattleboro in the season opener.

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Brattleboro receiver Tristan Evans caught nine passes for 154 yards and a touchdown during a Division 2 playoff game against Lyndon.

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Sadie Scott tallied twice to help the Bellows Falls varsity field hockey team to a 5-2 victory over Otter Valley.

Jenna Dolloph, left, was on fire during the Bellows Falls varsity girls soccer team’s 2-1 victory over Long Trail, converting on a penalty kick and later scoring on a breakaway.

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Leland & Gray standout Maggie Parker, right, had five points and four steals in the first round of her school’s Tip Off Tournament. She then scored eight points in a secondround contest.

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Bellows Falls student Trenton Rumrill, right, pinned a couple of opponents for the Springfield wrestling team in the heavyweight division. He floored Middlebury’s Berkley McDerment and Lebanon’s Keegan Fredette.

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Laura Kamel is a two-time AOTW winner. She pumped in 22 points to power the Bellows Falls varsity girls basketball team to a 41-19 rout of Mill River and finished first in the discus at the D-2 State Meet in the spring.

Bellows Falls senior Jonathan Terry earned Athlete of the Week honors during each sports season. He scored three touchdowns against Milton on his dad’s birthday, had a double-double versus MSJ on the court, and struck gold in the triple jump at the Division 2 Track and Field State Championships.

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Aden Bernard ended up with a team-high 14 points when the Leland & Gray varsity boys basketball team topped Poultney 43-32.

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Chloe Givens moved very well without the ball and scored 13 points to lead the Brattleboro varsity girls to a thrilling 41-35 hoops victory over Windsor.

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Alex Carpenter scored 10 consecutive points off the bench in the second quarter as the Brattleboro varsity boys basketball team pulled away for a 54-38 victory over Windsor.

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Mary Sanderson, right, scored 14 points for the Leland & Gray varsity girls basketball team in a 51-32 rout of Mill River.


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Raena Sanderson blocked a couple of shots, made a 3, and also scored in the paint to help Leland & Gray hold on for a 41-29 win over Green Mountain during the annual Hoops for Hope game in Townshend.

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Owen LaRoss (15) finished with 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Bellows Falls varsity boys basketball team versus Rivendell.

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Bellows Falls student Jamison Nystrom prevailed in the winter and again in the spring. “Jamo” piled up 12 points, four rebounds and three steals as the Terriers trounced Leland & Gray. He later fanned a dozen batters and scored the game-winning run when BF beat Hartford on the diamond.

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Jack Cravinho fanned eight, walked one and scattered three hits as the Bellows Falls varsity baseball team topped rival Springfield 3-2. He was also a weekly winner in the winter, thanks to his 13 points in an overtime game against Rivendell on the court.

Warren Roberts racked up four goals and two assists to pace Leland & Gray Ultimate in its season opener.

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BF student Grace Bazin, right, assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime when the Hartford varsity girls ice hockey team defeated U-32 in a Division 2 semifinal. She also lit the lamp in regulation for the Hurricanes.

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Grace Wilkinson exploded for seven total hits during the Bellows Falls varsity softball team’s first two contests this year.

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Izzy Stoodley fired a two-hitter, with eight strikeouts and a couple of walks, when the Bellows Falls varsity softball team outscored Poultney 15-2.

Grace Guild won three consecutive singles matches for the Bellows Falls varsity girls tennis team.

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Isabella Lonardo swept the two hurdles races and also won the long jump for host Brattleboro Union High School at the Southern Vermont League Championships.

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Aidan Davis went 3-for-4 against Portsmouth Christian and then drove in three runs versus Pittsfield to power the Hinsdale varsity baseball team offensively.

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