LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy football team kept alive its hunt for a Division II playoff spot with a 48-16 win over North Country in the rain Friday night at Applejack Field.
Senior quarterback Jake Stalcup fired four touchdown passes, while completing 11-of-20 attempts for 189 yards. All four of the scores were for 23 yards or more.
BBA (5-3) senior wide receiver Chris Redding caught two touchdown passes, ran for one and returned a kickoff for his team's final points of the night. He now has 24 all-purpose touchdowns this season.
Wide receiver Wilson Vickers also caught two touchdowns and Eric Cerra added a 2-yard scoring plunge for the Bulldogs. North Country falls to 0-8 with the loss.
"When we hit those [touchdowns], we hit them big," BBA coach Jason Thomas said. "That was good to see in these conditions."
BBA faces U-32 next week needing a win and help from teams above them in the standings to earn a playoff spot.
Colonels down MAU
BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro built a big halftime lead en route to a 36-12 win over Mount Anthony Union High School, retaining the Elwell Trophy as the winner of the annual football rivalry clash.
On a wet, muddy field the Colonels (3-5) capitalized on early MAU (1-7) turnovers to go to halftime up 28-0.
"We put the ball on the ground, had a couple 1-play series that really hurt," MAU coach Bill Hay said. "They made more plays than we did."
Pat Powers scored both MAU touchdowns in the second half on runs of 3 and 35 yards. The Patriots find out their Week 9 foe this weekend.
Panthers roll to win
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. -- Carsen Williams piled on a hat trick Friday at the Adirondack Sports Complex as the Hoosick Falls Central School field hockey finished its regular season with a 4-0 win against North Warren.
Maddy Ryan also scored for the Panthers (13-3 overall, 6-2 league), while Olivia Schneider and Liz Ryan offered up assists.
Hoosick goalkeepers Frankie Pearson and Ashley St. Onge did not have to make any saves.
Football games moved
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Poor field conditions have caused Saturday's Class D football regular season finale between Cambridge Central School and Rensselaer to be moved to Stillwater for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
Friday night's Class C football sectional game between Hoosick Falls Central School and Voorheesville will also be at Stillwater on Saturday at 7 p.m.
MCLA's Sam Gomez 5K Road Race on Sunday
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- This year's annual Sam Gomez Classic 5K Charity Road Race will be held on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and will begin at the corner of Pleasant and Church streets.
Proceeds of this year's annual Sam Gomez Classic 5K Charity Road Race will this year be given to the Friendship Center Food Pantry in North Adams.
Anyone interested in participating in this event may go online to http://www.mcla.edu/Student_Life/samgomez/ for registration forms. You may also call 413-662-5401 for entry information. Registrations will also be taken on the day of the race.
Registration for the race is $13 for pre-registration, and $15 on the day of the race. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 100 runners.
VBCA coaches clinic
BURLINGTON -- The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association will present its annual coaches' clinic Sunday, Oct. 28, at the University of Vermont.
This clinic is open to anyone interested in improving their basketball coaching skills.
The day will feature presentations on fundraising, man-t0-man defense, program building, new rules and player development. You may register at www.vbca.info or by calling 802-442-8075.
MAU Nordic seeks gear
BENNINGTON -- MAU's Nordic Ski Team needs donations of gently used cross country ski racing equipment: Skis, poles, gloves, pants and jackets.
Or they can contact coach Bruce Smith at 802-447-7511 or Alicia Romac at 802-442-2401.
Homecoming 5K at CCS
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Tribesman Booster Club is hosting a Homecoming 5K Run/Walk fundraiser on Oct. 20.
All proceeds from the race will benefit Cambridge sports programs.
The race will start at Cambridge Central School at 9 a.m. There will be a Kids Fun Run starting at 8:30 a.m.
Pre-registration runs until Oct. 15 and is $15 for adults, $8 for students and free for fun runners.
Prizes will be awarded for the top finishers. For more information, contact Tim Best at firstname.lastname@example.org
BENNINGTON -- MAYAA Basketball sign up for fifth and sixth graders will run through Nov. 5. Forms are available at the office of your local elementary school or at the Beverage Den & Willy's Variety. Parents can also sign their children up by going to www.mayaabasketball.com.