Thursday February 28, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

MIDDLEBURY -- The No. 13 Mount Anthony Union High School team put it all together at the right time to pull off what could be the upset of the Division I boys basketball tournament, defeating fourth-seeded Middlebury, 51-45, on the road Wednesday night.

Aaryngston Bibens dialed up 26 points, seven rebounds and four steals, and Sean Brundage collected 15 points and nine boards to lead the Patriots (7-14).

"We played a phenomenal game," MAU coach Dan Sleeman said. "We followed the gameplan to a ‘T.’"

Mount Anthony led 47-45 in the final moments when Bibens knocked down 3-of-4 on 1-and-1 free throws to push the lead to 50-45 and seal the win. Hao Guo played a key role defensively, Sleeman said. Mount Anthony led at the end of every quarter and held a 39-33 lead going into the final frame.

Mount Anthony travels to face No. 12 Burlington on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Seahorses upset fifth-seeded Mount Mansfield on Tuesday. The winner of that quarterfinal will be the highest seed to reach Patrick Gym since BFA-St. Albans did it as a 16-seed in 1985.

Bulldogs roll Mount Abe

MANCHESTER -- Jake Stalcup scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 2 Burr and Burton Academy past No. 15 Mount Abraham, 71-39, in the opening round of the Division II boys basketball tournament.

Joey Shehadi added 10 and Weston Muench chipped in with nine for the 19-2 Bulldogs.


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David Shehadi also had nine assists.

BBA will face the winner of the 7-10 matchup between Hartford and Harwood that was postponed Wednesday night.

Mount Abraham (3-18) was led by Jonah Scott’s 9 points.

Benn LL registration

BENNINGTON -- Registration for the 2013 season will conclude today at the Firehouse on River Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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 today 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.