Thursday February 14, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

MANCHESTER -- South Burlington scored a goal in each period to skate past Burr and Burton Academy, 3-0, in Metro Division girls hockey at Riley Rink on Wednesday night.

The Bulldogs (6-9-1) were strong out of the gate, according to coach Ed Lewicki, but Rebels’ goaltender Courtney Peyko (21 saves) was on her game to keep them off the board.

"We played one of our better games of the year but their goaltender was outstanding," Lewicki said. "She made some quality saves."

Julia Hudson, Dayle Sargeant and Anne-Marie Farmer scored for South Burlington (9-4-2).

Stepping up in goal for BBA, sophomore Kaylie Benson stopped 24 shots.

Second half dooms SVC

BENNINGTON -- A strong second half by Bay Path College women’s basketball team helped secure the 71-55 victory over Southern Vermont College Wednesday night.

Two Mountaineers recorded a double-double with Kala MacKenzie scoring a game-high 21 points and grabbing 17 rebounds; her five shot blocks make her the all-time single-season and career leader in blocks at SVC. Javasha White added 14 points and pulled down a game-high 17 boards in the effort.

Bay Path was led by Kayla Skiffington who scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals, and two blocks.

SVC trailed 33-30 at halftime, but came out and took the lead early on. But then the Wildcats went on an 11-1 run to give them the advantage.


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SVC pulled to within three, but another big run sealed it for Bay Path.

Amber Flagg added 12 points for SVC.

The Mountaineers (3-21 overall, 3-14 NECC) conclude their season Saturday with a 6:30 p.m. game at Lesley.

SVC volleyball dropped in straight sets

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Southern Vermont College men’s volleyball team fell in straight sets to the Sage College Gators on Wednesday night.

Sage won 25-16, 25-23 and 25-21, taking their sixth straight match early in the season.

SVC’s Joey Dighton led the Mountaineers with a .636 hitting percentage in the three sets, adding eight kills in the process.

Indians fall in finale

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School girls basketball team was outscored 14-8 in the final quarter of a 42-31 to Schoharie in the Indians’ finale.

Down only five after three quarters, Schoharie pulled away in the last eight minutes.

Emily Gaige led all scorers with 20 for Schoharie, including four 3-pointers. Hannah Bowersox added 11.

For Cambridge (2-16), Jean Brownell led the team with 13 points, while Erica Laflamme chipped in with seven.

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 girls night will be Friday, 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.

Bennington Little League

BENNINGTON -- Registration for the 2013 season will begin on Feb. 20 and 21 at the Firehouse on River Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration concludes on Feb. 27 and 28 again at the same time and place.

All players ages 5-12in the Bennington area, including former Norshaft registrants, looking to play baseball this year need to register on one of these four dates. For all registrants a photocopy of the birth certificate is required.

The registration fee is $50 per player with a family maximum of $75 and a completed form for each player. For questions, please contact either Geoff Metcalfe at 442-5465 or Steve Marsden at 447-4908.

Pownal Cal Ripken

POWNAL -- Sign-up for the Pownal Cal Ripken baseball league will be on 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.

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.

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 tonight, 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.

Soccer sign-up

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.

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 Southern Vermont clinic will be held on 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

Any general questions about these training events can be directed to Jim Farrell, VLOA Training Coordinator at 518-441-4363.

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.