LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- Rutland hailed six 3-pointers on Mount Anthony Union High School in the final five minutes of the third quarter to pull away for a 76-47 win in boys basketball on Thursday night.
Junior Patrick O'Rourke led all scorers with 25 points for Rutland (12-4), which has won eight games in a row. Aaryngston Bibens powered Mount Anthony (4-12) with 19 points. Ten players scored for each club.
The Patriots led 6-0 early in the first quarter and were tied, 11-11, at the end of the period. The Raiders began to heat up before halftime to lead 32-24 at the break before racing past the hosts with a 25-10 third quarter.
Mount Anthony hosts Hoosick Falls on Tuesday night.
Pearson heats up on Senior Night
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Senior guard Frankie Pearson struck for a career-high 34 points Thursday night as Hoosick Falls Central School, getting every player in the scorebook, stormed past Schuylerville, 74-44, in Wasaren League girls basketball.
On Senior Night, Pearson knocked down five 3-pointers and had 21 points by halftime.
The Panthers (12-5 overall, 9-4 league) led 37-14 at intermission. Carsen Williams also hit double figures for the hosts with 10 points.
Hoosick hosts Glens Falls on Wednesday in the regular season finale.
BBA sweeps at Pico
KILLINGTON -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys and girls alpine ski teams swept the day Thursday at Pico, each edging runner-up Woodstock for the top spot in a three-team slalom event with Rutland.
The BBA girls netted 18 points, two better than the Wasps, paced by top-five finishes by Katie Bourque (second) and Sanderson Kemp (fourth). Olivia Maeder took sixth and Emily Cowles ninth.
Ben Alexopoulos and Andrew Sherras went one-two, respectively for the BBA boys, whose 16-point total was four ahead of Woodstock. Tom Morgantini (fourth) and Scott Trudel (ninth) rounded out the scoring.
Bulldogs blast Cosmos
SPRINGFIELD -- Nine players scored for the Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team in a convincing 74-44 win against Springfield on Thursday night.
Jake Stalcup recorded a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds, Joey Shehadi fired in a team-high 14 points and David Shehadi chipped in with eight for the Bulldogs, who improve to 14-2 on the season with their sixth straight win.
BBA led 39-22 at halftime and travels to face Windsor on Monday.
Eagles edge Devils in OT
ARLINGTON -- Arlington Memorial High School got hot in overtime, outscoring Poultney 21-11 to pull away for a 66-56 win in boys basketball on Thursday night.
DJ Jennings paced the Eagles (8-6) with 19 points while Olden Dwyer tallied 14 and Troy Sweet 12. Dwyer scored nine points in overtime, going 7-of-7 from the free throw line.
Alex Trayah added nine points and Alex Hawley eight.
Arlington led 30-23 at halftime before Poultney turned the tables with a 16-2 third quarter. Sean Shepardson led the Blue Devils (8-7) with 30 points.
Patriots win two
RUTLAND -- The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team pushed its record to 24-0 on the year with wins against Fair Haven and Rutland on Thursday night.
The Patriots dispatched the Slaters 77-3 and trimmed the Raiders 72-3. The following wrestlers won both matches on the night: Tyler Raetz, Troy Gassaway, Dylan LaFountain, Miguel Calixto, Bailey Willard, Houston Shaler, Tyler Mattison, Ezra Caron, Brandon Marcoux-Schaefer, Jack Luciano and Jesse Webb.
MAU hosts Bellows Falls on Monday night at 7 p.m. The MAU Jamboree planned for Saturday has been canceled due to the weather forecast.
Horses down Hoosick
SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. -- Surging out of halftime with a 17-2 third quarter, Schuylerville had all the insurance it needed to earn a 64-37 win against Hoosick Falls Central School in Wasaren League boys basketball on Thursday night.
Three players hit double figures for Schuylerville (16-1 overall, 14-0 league), led by Dan Waldron's 17 points. Justin Lynch led the way for Hoosick Falls (9-8, 8-6) with a season-best eight points.
SVC men fall
BENNINGTON -- Leading by seven points at halftime, Becker held on for a 75-64 win over Southern Vermont College in New England Collegiate Conference men's basketball on Thursday night.
Yahmad Rountree led Becker (12-11 overall, 8-6) with 27 points and 10 rebounds, one of four in double figures. Three Mountaineers (1-22, 1-13) hit double figures: Taeshon Johnson notched 25 points, followed by Jermaine Campbell (18 points) and Tarvaris Jenkins (14 points).
Becker clips SVC
BENNINGTON -- Haley Ooms hit the go-ahead jumper with 13 seconds left and Jacqueline Chila added a late free throw to lift Becker past Southern Vermont College, 57-55, in New England Collegiate Conference women's basketball on Thursday night.
Amber Flagg, who finished with 14 points, hit four free throws in the final two minutes to give SVC (3-19 overall, 3-12 NECC) a 55-52 lead with 50 seconds remaining. Sarah McDonald also scored 14 points for SVC, which got a double-double from Kala MacKenzie (10 points, 14 rebounds).
MAU Youth Nights set
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School Athletic Department is once again sponsoring a pair of youth basketball nights for the boys and girls area youth basketball players.
The boys night will be on Tuesday, Feb. 12, when the Patriot JV and varsity boys basketball teams host Hoosick Falls with JV starting at 6 p.m. All boys playing MAYAA Basketball will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.
The girls night will be Friday, Feb. 15, when the MAU JV and varsity girls basketball teams will host Rutland. JV action starts at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity. All girls playing MAYAA Basketball will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.
At the halftime of each junior varsity game there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring MAYAA teams and a drawing for a basketball signed by the varsity team will be held after the exhibition game.
Pownal Cal Ripken
POWNAL -- Sign-up for the Pownal Cal Ripken baseball league will take place starting Wednesday and will also run Feb. 11 and 13 at the Pownal Elementary School from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
The league is open to all Pownal and surrounding area children ages 4 to 12. Children 9 and up can play in Cal Ripken sanctioned tournaments.
For more information, call Scott Morse at 802-379-6681.
BYSL hosts sign up
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Young Women's Softball League is hosting their annual sign-ups. All girls ages 7-12 as of January 1 are encouraged to sign up.
Returning player sign-ups will be held Feb. 12, at the Bennington Fire House on River Street from 6 to 7 p.m. New player sign-ups will be held Feb. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
All first-year players should bring a copy of their birth certificate. Registration fee is $35 for 1 child, $50 for 2 children/family, and $70 for 3 or more.
Contact Danielle at (802) 447-2124 with any questions.
Lax officials training
BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Lacrosse Officials Association will be offering training clinics throughout the state for individuals interested in officiating boys lacrosse.
The clinics will include 2 man mechanics, technical and personal fouls, field mechanics, proper signaling, verbal and visual communication, penalty enforcement and pre and post game preparation. The clinics are free and pre-registration is required. The clinics will be held on the following days and locations:
* Northern Vermont - April 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at the University of Vermont. To sign up, contact Jim Manahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-343-4993
* Central Vermont Training - February 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rutland Economic Development Corporation Office in Rutland. To sign up, contact Jamie Stewart at email@example.com or 802-236-7010
* Southern Vermont Training - March 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington. To sign up, contact Jim Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-441-4363
The VLOA will also offer a Fast Break training program on March 9 and 10 at UVM. To register for the Fast Break Training Program - go to www.uslacrosse.org and then look under Programs and Grants. In the left hand column, choose Fast Break Initiative.
Any general questions about any of these training events can be directed to Jim Farrell, VLOA Training Coordinator at 518-441-4363.
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Registration is now open for spring teams at the Hoosick Falls Soccer Club. Sign up at the website at hoosickfallssoccer.org. For questions regarding travel teams call Steve Hinchliffe at 518-686-9505 and for in house call Laura Sagendorf at 518-944-4971.
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.