LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College women’s volleyball earned a solid win tonight over previously unbeaten and regionally ranked Western New England, winning in straight sets.
The Golden Bears (7-1) came out strong, getting ahead of SVC (8-0) in the early going. The Mountaineers were able to battle back a handful of times to tie the score in the opening set, but were never able to garner a lead.
They eventually broke through late in the first when they went ahead 20-19. SVC continued to press and ended the game holding WNEC to two points the rest of the set.
The remainder of the night saw much of the same back-and-forth action, with both teams unable to pull away from one another. SVC held on, however, to win the next two sets, 25-22 and 25-20.
Danielle Healis led all players with a .450 hitting percentage, registering 11 kills and only two errors on 20 attempts. Western New England’s libero Grace Kucharski had a game-high 16 digs, while SVC senior Jessica Alvarez led the way with 14 kills on the night.
Indians outlast Stillwater
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School volleyball team came back from down 2-1 in sets against Stillwater to beat the Warriors in five sets.
The Indians won the first set 25-21, but dropped the next two (12-25 and 20-25). They dug deep, tying it with a 25-22 win, then finishing it off with a 25-17 fifth set.
For Cambridge, Casidy Warnke had 12 kills and Amanda Brand had six kills and seven aces. Stephanie Shimer added five kills, five aces and seven assists.
Taylor Moore had 21 assists for Stillwater.
Four tally for Panthers
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Four different Hoosick Falls Central School boys soccer players tallied on Thursday night as the Panthers won in a 6-0 rout.
Max Haar had two goals and an assist and Tyler Carr added two goals. Rounding out the scoring for the 2-1 Panthers were Justin Gaines and Alex LaBarge.
Cody Gaines and Noah Choni each played a half in goal and each had three saves.
Greenwich beats CCS
GREENWICH, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School soccer team, in its third game since returning from a year hiatus, fell to Greenwich, 9-0.
The Witches led 7-0 at the half, but the Cambridge defense tightened in the second. Matt Hoffer had one save and Nate Gates 12 for the Indians, who drop to 0-3. They host Hoosick Falls on Monday.
BBA blanks Slaters
FAIR HAVEN -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls soccer team scored two goals in each half as the Bulldogs blanked Fair Haven, 4-0, on Thursday night.
Maggie Oliver started the scoring with 14:23 left in the first half off an assist from Daisy Sullivan. Sarah Maness added the other first half goal.
In the second half, Brianna Brockett scored with 17 minutes left to up the lead to 3-0 and Deirdre Walsh finished off the scoring with 2:23 remaining off another Sullivan assist.
Goalies Joanna Jorgensen and Sam Sullivan combined for the shutout. BBA’s next game is the final of the MAU tournament against Hoosick Falls, N.Y., on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Applejack Field.
MAU youth soccer nights
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School Athletic Department is once again sponsoring a pair of Youth Soccer Nights for the girls and boys area youth league soccer players.
Boys Youth Night will be Sept. 18 when the MAU boys soccer team plays host to Springfield at 6 p.m. Girls Youth Night will be Sept. 26 when the Patriot girls soccer team hosts Hartford at 6 p.m.
All boys and girls playing in the area youth soccer leagues will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys on these respective nights.
Parents are asked to please accompany their children at the game or arrange supervision by a coach or another parent.
At the halftime of each night, there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring area youth soccer players.
A drawing for a free soccer ball signed by the varsity Patriots will be held after the exhibition game for the youth players in attendance.
BENNINGTON -- The season’s final 3D Archery Hunter shoot will take place on Sunday at the Catamount Bowhunters club on Fuller Road.
Registration is from 8 to 11 a.m. and members and non-members are welcome.
Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 12-15 years old. Cubs (under 11) are free with an adult.
Bart Center bike ride
MANCHESTER -- On September 15, the Bart Center will host a bike ride fundraiser to benefit their adaptive sports program celebrating 10 years in the Green Mountains. The Bart Center’s fifth annual No Limits Bike Ride, starting at the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, offers routes of 100, 65, and 30 miles as well as a 9 mile recreational ride. Support vehicles, aid stations and route maps are provided.
Suggested start times will allow a comfortable pace to finish your ride before a hearty BBQ at 1 p.m. (included with your registration).
Pre-registration is $30. The Family Fun ride is just $15 per person. Handcyclists ride at no charge. Register online at www.bikereg.com. The day of event registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and the race will run rain or shine. Start times as follows: 100 mile 7 a.m., 65 mile 8 a.m., 30 mile 9 a.m. and handcycles and family fun ride doing the 9 mile is between 10 and 11 a.m.
5th Annual Batten Kill River Duck Run
ARLINGTON -- The fall racing season is upon us and what better way to kick it off than with the fifth Annual BattenKill River Duck Run on Sept. 23 in West Arlington. The BattenKill River Duck Run benefits Arlington Area Childcare/Happy Days Playschool. The festivities start with a 1K fun run for the kids at 8:30, followed by a 5k run/walk and a 12K run/walk at 9:00 am.
The races take place on River Road in West Arlington beginning and ending at the Grange. The entire route is run on a low traffic dirt road along the BattenKill River and offers some spectacular scenery as fall foliage approaches its peak. Some say this is the best time of year for Vermont running.
Registration the morning of the Duck Run on Sept. 23 begins at 7:30 a.m. and is $18 for the 5K and 12K and $3 for the fun run, free for Happy Days’ students. Early registration before Sept. 14 is $15. Age group awards will be given for the top 3 in each age group from 12 and under to 80 and over. Each participant in the kids 1K fun run will receive an award.
Volunteers are also needed to help with registration and other race day tasks, so contact Happy Days at 802-375-6039 to find out how you can be a part of this community event or for more information about how to register for the event.
Do you swim? The Marauders want you
BENNINGTON -- Interested in becoming a Bennington Marauders swimmer? Please come to our Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Bennington Recreation Center.
Registration forms will be available for pre-registration. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. The season officially begins on Oct. 1. For more information, please email Nicole at email@example.com or visit our website at www.bennington
MAU wrestling softball tournament
BENNINGTON -- On Sept. 22, the Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team will host their annual fall one-pitch softball tournament at Upper Willow Park starting at 8 a.m. Entry Fee is $150 per team and to enter your team, contact Wayne Call at 802-952-8932.
Benn Youth Bowling
BENNINGTON -- Registration for Bennington Youth Bowling will take place at Bennington Lanes on Sept. 15 from 9:30 to noon.
All Bennington-area youth from 6 to 19 are invited to join the league, which begins Sept. 22. Registration fee is $15 and people must pre-register to participate.
For more information, contact April Knapp at 802-442-4389.