Friday February 1, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

ARLINGTON -- Three players tallied double figures for Arlington Memorial High School on Thursday night as the Eagles sped past Green Mountain in the second half for a 47-35 girls basketball win.

Sophomore guard Molly Elwell dialed up 15 points while seniors Julia Lacoste and Rayleen Sherman each scored 10. With their fourth win in a row, and sixth in seven games, the Eagles (6-5) climb above .500 for the first time this season.

"That was a good win for us," Arlington coach Larry Andrews said.

Up by one, 18-17, at halftime, Arlington outscored Green Mountain 17-8 in an energetic third quarter to break the game open. Madi Huntley finished with a game-high 22 points for the Chieftains (5-6).

Halligan lifts Bulldogs past Hurricanes

MANCHESTER -- Rory Halligan delivered an inspirational performance for the Burr and Burton Academy girls basketball team Thursday, sinking three free throws in overtime to seal BBA’s 39-36 win against Hartford.

Halligan, playing her first game since her mother passed away earlier this month, paced the Bulldogs (6-5) with 11 points. Fellow senior Devin Brown added eight points, going 4-for-4 from the stripe in overtime.

he game was tied 30-30 at the end of regulation.

Claudia Mosher added nine points for BBA, while Stephanie Grobe finished with 14 for Hartford (9-3).

SVC drops Wheelock

BENNINGTON -- Taeshon Johnson scored 24 points to lead four Southern Vermont College players in double figures as the Mountaineers earned their first win of the season, 78-68, over Wheelock in men’s baskeball on Thursday night.

Jermaine Campbell netted 18 points and 15 rebounds for SVC (1-19 overall, 1-10 conference). Tarvaris Jenkins added 13 points and Travis Severs 12 for the Mountaineers, who led 41-28 at halftime.

Elms tops Mountaineers

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College women’s basketball team stormed back for 40 points in the second half but the rally wasn’t enough in a 70-60 loss to Elms in New England Collegiate Conference action Thursday night.

Elms (11-8 overall, 10-2 NECC) had the Mountaineers doubled-up at halftime, leading 42-20, but the hosts made a game of it in the second half behind Amber Flagg’s game-high 27 points.

Javasha White added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Sarah McDonald chipped in with 11 points for SVC (3-16, 3-9).

S. Vt. Stars tryouts

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Stars AAU basketball team are having tryouts for an elite traveling girls’ team.

Tryouts are Feb. 3 and 10 at Arlington Memorial High School at a time to be announced. It’s mandatory to attend at least two of the three tryout dates.

Anyone is eligible to try out, but serious candidates should have the equivalent of a varsity skill level.

For more information, please contact Crystal Gardner at 379-5414 or southernvermontstars
@yahoo.com or Larry Andrews at 375-3140 or landrews@bakerdistributing.com.

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.voltage
sportsclub.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.

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.