Saturday February 9, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

BENNINGTON -- The 25th annual Mount Anthony eighth grade boys and girls basketball tournament originally slated for Saturday is postponed to Tuesday with the finals being held on Wednesday.

The new schedule for the tournament is below with all games being played at the MAU Middle School.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: 3:30 - Manchester Girls vs. Brattleboro; 4:45 - Manchester Boys vs. Brattleboro; 6:00 - MAU Girls vs. Arlington; 7:15 - MAU Boys vs. Sacred Heart

Wednesday, Feb. 13: 5:00 - Girls Finals; 6:30 - Boys Finals

Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students.

Other cancellations this weekend include moving the Section II state qualifier to Sunday at Queensbury High School, starting at 9 a.m. and the Mount Anthony wrestling Jamboree is canceled. Also, Southern Vermont College has three events moved to Monday -- women and men’s basketball against Mitchell at 5 and 7 p.m. and men’s volleyball at 8 p.m. at Lesley.

Mack Attack registration

ARLINGTON -- Practice for the Mack Attack AAU team begins on March 10 at Arlington Memorial High School. Players between 8 and 17 are invited. To register, visit mackattackaau.org or call Kerry Csizmesia at 802-430-7031 for more information.

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.


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The boys night will be on Tuesday, 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 on Monday and Wednesday 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 Tuesday, 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 timaigh@yahoo.com 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 jstewart@rutlandeconomy.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 jimza@comcast.net 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 these training events can be directed to Jim Farrell, VLOA Training Coordinator at 518-441-4363.

Soccer signup

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 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.