Monday February 25, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

SPRINGFIELD -- Devin Brown and Claudia Mosher each tallied double figures for the Burr and Burton Academy girls basketball team as it raced past Springfield, 62-42, on Saturday.

Brown scored 13 and Mosher 10 as the Bulldogs (9-9) turned a five-point halftime lead into a 20-point win. Even with a depleted roster, said coach Terry Merrow, all eight girls who dressed scored for BBA.

Marauders place at Ballston Spa

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. -- Twenty-five swimmers from the Bennington Marauders Swim Team competed at their last regular season meet in Ballston Spa on Saturday. Of the 25 swimmers, 15 placed in the top 12.

Many swimmers also qualified for the upcoming Golds Championships.

Placing for the Marauders were: Elyse Altland 6th-50 Back, 5th-25 Breast; Rylie Niles 11th-25 Fly, 11th-50 Free, 8th-25 Free, 4th-100 IM; Emily Ascuitto: 3rd-100 Free, 6th-100 Breast, 6th-50 Free, 8th-100 IM;

Perrin Marion: 6th-100 IM, 11th-25 Free; Aryn Iannuzzi: 11th-100 IM, 7th-50 Fly, 8th-50 Breast; Sarah Ascuitto: 8th-50 Free, 6th-50 Fly; Paige Marion: 12th-50 Back;

Shanna Staab: 11th-50 Fly; Anthony Mazzola: 12th-50 Breast; Phebe Hall: 2nd-200 Medley Relay, 11th-500 Free; Emily Altland: 2nd-200 Medley Relay, 6th-50 Free; Kate Ahearn: 2nd-200 Medley Relay, 9th-50 Free, 12th-200 IM;

Zoey Haar: 2nd-200 Medley Relay, 10th-100 Free, 8th-100 Fly, 12th-50 Free; Robert Murphy: 8th-100 Free, 10th-200 IM, 10th-50 Free, 12th-100 Fly; Ryan Spencer: 3rd-100 Back, 9th-200 IM.

The Marauders will compete again on March 1, 2 and 3 at RPI for the Silvers Championships.

Hale heads to NCAA championships

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Mount Anthony Union High School graduate Zak Hale (133 pound) qualified for next month’s NCAA championships with a third-place finish for Anderson University at the D-II Super Region I Championships on Saturday.

Seeded third, the freshman, a three-time Vermont champion and the second-winningest wrestler in state history, bounced back from a loss with a pair of decisions to earn a spot in the national tournament in Birmingham, Ala., on March 8-9.

"This is an incredible accomplishment for Zak," Anderson coach Dock Kelly said. "To qualify for the national tournament as a true fresman is an impressive feat."

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.

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.