Saturday January 19, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

SPRINGFIELD -- Mount Anthony Union High School's Aaryngston Bibens and James Levin combined for 40 points, nearly outscoring Springfield by themselves in a 72-44 victory on the road, the Patriots' first win of the season.

"Hopefully we can build on the momentum of this win," said a relieved MAU coach Dan Sleeman.

Up by only two after the first quarter, MAU (1-9) held the Cosmos (4-5) scoreless in the second, going on a 16-0 run in the frame for a 29-11 lead at intermission.

The Patriots then blew the game open in the third, scoring 26 points in the next eight minutes.

Bibens led the way with 24 points, 14 rebounds and four assists, while Levin had his best game of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Otis Selib and freshman Tyler Champagne each chipped in with eight points.

For Woodstock, Mike Muther led with 15 points.

BBA sweeps at Bromley

PERU -- The Burr and Burton Academy alpine ski teams swept the Lewie Dean races at Bromley Mountain on Friday.

The boys scored 13 points, comfortably ahead of Woodstock's 29 and Rutland's 33. On the girls side, the Bulldogs won with 17 points, ahead of Woodstock (27) and Rutland (56).

For the boys, BBA's Ben Alexopoulos led a contingent of Bulldogs who finished in five of the top six spots. Alexopoulos was fastest in both runs to win in 57.15 seconds. Woodstock's Sawyer Mattsson was second, but BBA's Dylan Bibeau, Andrew Sherras, Tim Swinarton and Skylar Clark were third through sixth.

For the girls, BBA's Katie Bourque was the winner, using a laser-fast first run to win in 59.59 seconds, the only female racer under a minute.

BBA skiers also took three top 10 spots, Sanderson Kemp in fourth, Devon Thiele in sixth and Olivia Burwell in eighth.

Mounties tame Eagles

RUTLAND -- The third quarter proved to be a rough one for the Arlington Memorial High School boys basketball team on Friday night against Mount St. Joseph. The Eagles were outscored 28-6 in the frame en route to a 76-53 loss to the defending Division II champions.

MSJ's (9-1) Johnathan Mitchell led all scorers with 29 points, while Matt Sanborn added 14 and Bryan Pitts chipped in 12.

DJ Jennings led the Eagles (4-4) with 16 points. Alex Hawley and Alex Trayah each had eight in the loss.

Offensive struggles doom Indians

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School boys basketball team was held to eight points total in the second and third quarters in a 63-29 loss to the Wasaren League's top team in Schuylerville.

Shane Lyon led all scorers with 20 points as 12 different players entered the scoresheet for the Black Horses.

For Cambridge (0-10), Ethan English led the way with 13 points, including two 3-pointers.

Pearson leads Panthers

GREENWICH, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School girls basketball team had three players in double figures as they routed Greenwich, 56-17, on Friday night.

Leading the way for the Panthers (8-4, 6-3 Wasaren League) was senior Frankie Pearson with 18 points. Carsen Williams was next with 14 points, including two 3-pointers. Rachel Pine added 13, including three treys.

Mariah Linnett led the Witches with eight points.

MAU sweeps in the pool

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Mount Anthony Union High School swim teams swept their meets on Friday against Wahconah.

The girls won 91-79 and the boys swam to a 99-61 victory.

For the girls, Kate Ahearn and Heather Foley were double winners. Ahearn was first in the 50-yard freestyle in 30.12 seconds, then took the top spot in the 100 back in 1:19.65. Foley won the 100 butterfly in 1:14.10 and the 200 individual medley in 2:47.06.

The girls also swept all three relays.

On the boys side, Isaiah Severs was the king of the sprints, winning both the 50 and 100 free. Senior Robert Murphy won the 100 breaststroke and 200 free, while the boys swept all three relays as well.

Horses kick Indians

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- After leading at the half, the Cambridge Central School girls basketball team was out-scored 21-10 in the second half of a 38-28 defeat on Friday night.

The Indians (2-8, 1-7 Wasaren League) were led by senior Jean Brownell's 11 points. Freshman Olivia Mooney added nine. Schuylerville's leading scorers were Kayla Brenz with nine and Brianna Miller with nine. Valerie Liptak added eight for the Black Horses.

Panther wrestlers clinch Wasaren League crown

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School wrestling team won its second straight Wasaren League championship with a 50-22 victory over Tamarac on Thursday night.

The Panthers won 10 matches on the night, including six by pin. Those with pins included: Garrett Wright at 160 pounds, Billy Pine at 170, Brad Burns at 195, Luis Weierbach at 113, Nolan Foster at 120 and Tyler Randall at 126.

With the victory, Weierbach continues his unbeaten season at 24-0.

Other winners for Hoosick (4-0, 11-9) were Derek Bird with a 5-1 decision at 182 pounds, Colby Davendonis with a 5-2 overtime victory at 138, Mike Matatt winning 7-0 at 145 and Bryan Sherman scoring a 18-1 tech fall at 152.

Sandy Hook School support group run

MANCHESTER -- The Battenkill Valley Runners Club will be doing a fundraising run on Manchester's Richville Road as part of a nationwide effort to support the Sandy Hook, Conn., families.

The out-and-back run will be Sunday at 8:30 a.m., starting in the Stepping Stones EarlyLearning Center's parking lot near the railroad crossing on Richville and is sponsored by Stepping Stones and Mrs. Murphy's Doughnuts. Like all BKVR group runs, participation is not limited to club members. All are welcome.

Refreshments provided by Mrs. Murphy's and Green Mountain Coffee will be served following the run. If you know now that you can't be there and would like to contribute, send a check payable to BKVR, PO Box 584, Arlington, VT, 05250, earmarked "Sandy Hook."

Zemianek road race returns May 5

BENNINGTON -- The 35th annual Steve Zemianek Road Race will take place on May 5 at the Park-McCullough House in North Bennington.

There are three different runs, a 3.8-mile course, a 10K course and a half-mile fun run for children.

The entry fee is $15 to pre-register and $3 for the fun run. A family of four can register at a reduced rate of $40.

Awards will be given to the top male and female runner and the top three in each age group.

For more information, call Dave at 802-688-7807.

Monument Soccer signups

BENNINGTON -- The Monument Soccer Club has sign-ups next week at the Bennington Sports Center. Monument is a soccer club that participates in the Capital District Youth Soccer League in the spring and runs from April-June with a 10-game season.

Any interested boy or girl from U8-U18 can sign up. More information can be found online at www.voltagesportsclub.com under the Bennington Sports Center's news section where people can download a registration packet. For more informaion, call the main office of the Sports Center at 802-681-7151.