Wednesday January 9, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School senior swimmer Heather Foley saved her best performance for last during MAU's 116-54 rout of Taconic (Mass.) at the Bennington Rec Center on Senior Day.

MAU was victorious in all 11 events and Foley won all four events she swam in -- the 100-yard backstroke, the 200 individual medley and as part of two relays, the 200 medley and the 400 freestyle.

Other winners included Kate Ahearn, who won two individual races and was part of the 400 freestyle relay and Kate Montague, the individual winner in the 100 butterfly and two relays.

MAU improves to 7-1 on the season in the Berkshire League.

On the boys side, Taconic turned the tide in a 104-66 win.

Wins for MAU were by Ryan Spencer, a winner in the 200 individual medley and 100 back and as part of the 200 free relay. Senior Robert Murphy won the 200 free, beating the field by 16 seconds.

Bulldogs skiers sweep

POMFRET -- The Burr and Burton Academy alpine ski teams used fast second runs to sweep the competition at Suicide Six on Tuesday.

The boys team beat Rutland and Woodstock in a close race with 20 points to the Raiders' 28 and the Wasps' 30.

Tanner McGrath (55.11 seconds) and Andrew Sherras were 1-2 overall for the Bulldogs, the only two skiers to get under 56 seconds for the two runs. Ben Alexopoulos was second-fastest on his last run, but didn't finish his first run and finished 26th.

Skylar Clark was sixth overall in 59.21.

For the girls, BBA scored 20, ahead of Rutland and Woodstock. Sanderson Kemp, Kate Bourque and Olivia Burwell all finished in the top five behind winner Mariah Palmer.

Kemp was second in 1:02.74, while Bourque and Burwell were close behind.

MAU boys win, girls 2nd

CHITTENDEN -- For the second straight Nordic ski race, the Mount Anthony Union High School boys came away winners while the girls were denied in a tiebreaker on Tuesday at Mountain Top.

The Patriot girls matched Woodstock with 31 points on the day but the Wasps' superior depth held the edge. Middlebury was a close third with 34 points. Halie Lange was the top individual in the classic competition.

Erin Anderson paced MAU in fifth, while Rebecca Romac (seventh) and Abigail Malmborg (10th) also cracked the top 10. Lauren Driscoll took 16th.

The Mount Anthony boys finished with 26 points, 13 better than runner-up Woodstock. Brattleboro (55 points) was a distant fifth and Burr and Burton was sixth, led by Thomas Kittross's 10th-place showing.

Luke Johnas led the Patriots in third. Jeremiah Colbath took sixth, Ben Faller was eighth and Will Buckley was ninth in his first race of the season.

Panthers clip Valley

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School bowling team beat Hoosic Valley on Tuesday, 4-0. In total pins, Hoosick Falls won by more than 600. Stephen Surdam was the high roller for the Panthers, racking up a 257 high game and a 695 high series. Other top bowlers for Hoosick were: Bryan Callahan 237-650, Josh McCart 215-616, Logan Brogue 211-613, Ken Marbot 206-566, and Josh Conn 211-558.

The top bowler for Hoosic Valley was Mary Passineau with a 192-539. Hoosick Falls is 47-1, while Hoosic Valley has a record of 30-14.

Panthers edge Salem

SALEM, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School wrestling team got a strong performance from their middle weights in a 34-28 defeat of Salem on Tuesday night.

From Tyler Randall at 132 pounds to Bryan Sherman at 152, all won. Randall won a 4-0 decision while Colby Davendonis scored a 12-0 major decision. At 145, Mike Mattat won 9-0 in a major decision and Sherman won by tech fall, 19-4.

Other winners were Luis Weierbach, staying unbeaten at 113 pounds, Billy Pine (170), Brad Burns (182) and Nickolas Schrom (a forfeit at 106).

Panthers dump Warriors

STILLWATER, N.Y. -- Frankie Pearson fired in 23 points, including four 3-pointers, as the Hoosick Falls Central School girls basketball team fended off Stillwater, 52-37, in Wasaren League action Tuesday night.

The Panthers (6-3 overall, 4-2 league) led 25-12 at the break before Stillwater narrowed the margin to nine in the second half. They pulled away with a 17-12 fourth quarter.

Rachel Pine added 10 points for Hoosick Falls while Carsen Williams chipped in with seven and Olivia Schneider six.

Chapko leads Valley

SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School girls basketball team was held to nine points over the final three quarters as Hoosic Valley won 54-18 on Tuesday night.

Cassidy Chapko led all scorers with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Sydney Fitzpatrick was also in double figures with 10.

Taylor Clark led Cambridge (1-6) with six points.