Tuesday February 19, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

WOODSTOCK -- The Mount Anthony Union High School Nordic ski teams swept the Marble Valley League championships with victories in Monday’s freestyle relays at Woodstock.

The boys team of Luke Keenan, Caleb Cohen, Will Buckley and Luke Johnas finished in 13 minutes, 7 seconds, out-skiing Woodstock by 15 seconds. Brattleboro was third, a minute behind and Rutland was fourth.

Overall MAU scored a 50, beating the Wasps’ 92, Brattleboro’s 133, Rutland’s 169 and Burr and Burton Academy’s 235.

The girls race was closer with the Wasps, but a strong performance clinched the win for MAU. The team of Becca Romac, Lauren Driscoll, Abby Malmborg and Erin Anderson led from the start, skiing the 1.25-kilometer course in 14:41 and beating Woodstock by 20 seconds. In the team score, MAU won with 46, while Woodstock had 64 and Rutland 144.

"Whoever skied better would be MVL champions and we were focused, fast and skied really well," said MAU coach Bruce Smith.

Freestyle states are Thursday at Craftsbury, then the state championship finishes on February 26 at Prospect Mountain in Woodford, weather permitting.

BBA falls to Raiders

RUTLAND -- Claudia Mosher scored a season-high 17 points for the Burr and Burton Academy girls basketball team, but the Bulldogs fell to Rutland, 53-46.

Maresa Bowen and Kristen Switzer matched Mosher’s 17 for Rutland (9-8).

Deidre Walsh pitched in eight for BBA, who drops to 7-9.

Eagles’ streak snapped

PROCTOR -- The Arlington Memorial High School girls basketball team had their winning streak stopped at seven after a 55-53 loss to Proctor on Monday night.

Down 44-30 at the end of three quarters, Arlington (8-6) made a fierce comeback, but it came up just short before the final buzzer.

Julia Lacoste led the Eagles with 20, while senior Rayleen Sherman added 14. For Proctor (14-2), Carissa Elrick scored 20 and Jordan Mitchell had 18.

The teams will rematch on Wednesday for Senior Night at Arlington.

Bennington Little League registration

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 5-12 in 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.

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.