(GEOFF SMITH — BENNINGTON BANNER)
Bulldogs pull away in fourth for win over MAU

Shehadi scores 26 to lead BBA, Vaval-Paris fires in 15 for MAU
01/31/2015 11:59 AM EST
MANCHESTER >> The Mount Anthony Union High School boys basketball team gave Burr and Burton Academy all it could handle through three quarters on Friday night. But in the deciding stanza, the Bulldogs flexed their muscles to pull away for a 56-42 win. The game was close throughout, with MAU (4-8) jumping out to the early lead while BBA (12-2) had to play catch-up. 
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Panthers pound Hoosic Valley
01/30/2015 10:53 PM EST - HOOSICK, N.Y. >> Coming into Friday night's game, Hoosic Valley's John Rooney was fourth in Section II averaging 29 points a contest. Against Hoosick Falls, senior Mark Hackett had the unenviable task of the Indians' big man. Rooney got his points, 21 of them, while Hoosick Falls had three players in double figures in a 65-40 win. Full Story

RED SOX
(Gregory Bull/AP)
Red Sox looking elsewhere before Lester chose Cubs

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Even before Jon Lester chose to sign with the Chicago Cubs late Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox were exploring all their rotation options. Full Story
PATRIOTS
(Associated Press)
Brady, Wilfork stand alone as former champs

QB, defensive lineman are the only Patriots left from franchise's last Super Bowl win
PHOENIX >> Vince Wilfork still remembers the joy of being showered with confetti on the field where the New England Patriots won their last NFL title. Full Story
CELTICS
Celtics can't launch vs. Rockets

BOSTON (AP) -- Donatas Motiejunas wasn't thinking about a new career high when he took an alley-oop from James Harden and hit a layup as he fell to the floor late in the fourth quarter. Full Story




 
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(GEOFF SMITH — BENNINGTON BANNER)
Bulldogs pull away in fourth for win over MAU

Shehadi scores 26 to lead BBA, Vaval-Paris fires in 15 for MAU
01/31/2015 11:59 AM EST
MANCHESTER >> The Mount Anthony Union High School boys basketball team gave Burr and Burton Academy all it could handle through three quarters on Friday night. But in the deciding stanza, the Bulldogs flexed their muscles to pull away for a 56-42 win. The game was close throughout, with MAU (4-8) jumping out to the early lead while BBA (12-2) had to play catch-up. 
Full Story
Panthers pound Hoosic Valley
01/30/2015 10:53 PM EST - HOOSICK, N.Y. >> Coming into Friday night's game, Hoosic Valley's John Rooney was fourth in Section II averaging 29 points a contest. Against Hoosick Falls, senior Mark Hackett had the unenviable task of the Indians' big man. Rooney got his points, 21 of them, while Hoosick Falls had three players in double figures in a 65-40 win. Full Story

Column: Basketball playoff races heating up
01/30/2015 10:56 PM EST - All this snow outside is a great reminder why a gym is where I'd find myself as a kid. It might be frigid outside, but inside things are just starting to heat up. Across the basketball board, the playoffs are looming, and now is the time of year where the cream of the crop starts rising to the top. With a quick glance around, it is apparent that a lot of that good basketball is being played in Full Story

Roundup: Arlington squeaks past Poultney
01/30/2015 10:53 PM EST - POULTNEY >> An 11-of-16 performance at the foul line was the difference in Arlington's 49-45 win on Friday over Poultney. Arlington led 23-19 at half, extended the lead to 11 in the third and held on. Nathan Mattison led the way with 14 with Austin Hawley right there with 13. Sam White had 22 for the Blue Devils. Full Story

Female wrestlers blazing a trail at BBA
01/29/2015 10:09 PM EST - MANCHESTER >> Last year, when the Burr and Burton Academy wrestling team held their first-ever varsity home meet the inaugural competitor to take to the mat for the Bulldogs was Torrie Saunders in an exhibition match. Looking back, it almost seems fitting as BBA's varsity program has more female wrestlers than most teams. Full Story

ROUNDUP: Mount Anthony cruises at quad match
01/29/2015 10:09 PM EST - VERGENNES >> The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team topped three Vermont opponents in a quad match at Vergennes on Thursday night. MAU beat Mount Mansfield, 72-3, Champlain Valley 75-0 and Vergennes 72-9. Wrestlers with 3-0 records were Ashdin Schaefer, Calvin Call, Tyler Raetz, Troy Gassaway, Dylan LaFountain, Tyler Burgess, Darren Ruiz-Sauer, Noble Shaler, Jacob Woodside, Full Story

Cambridge tuning up for Sectionals
01/29/2015 10:08 PM EST - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> The Cambridge Central School wrestling team won four of the six contested bouts on Thursday night against Warrensburg, but seven Burghers forfeits gave them the win, 54-29, in the Indians' final tuneup before the Wasaren League tournament. "I can't stop saying it, it's hard work and hard practices, but they want it this year," said Cambridge coach Norm Telford. Full Story

Cynthia Nixon channels the personal to play a cancer patient

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Cynthia Nixon's portrayal of a woman and mother dying of cancer in the Sundance drama "James White" hit extremely close to home. Full Story
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.