LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School boys lacrosse team allowed only four shots in a dominating 10-2 victory over Taconic (Mass.) on Thursday.
"Our defense was absolutely smothering," said MAU coach Paul Reif. "We came out a little slow and then we really worked and hustled."
MAU led at halftime and scored eight goals in the second half to pull away.
Damon Young led the Patriots with four goals, while Alex Altland had 15 ground balls. Hunter Davis made two saves in goal.
MAU travels to St. Joseph's (Mass.) on Saturday.
Patriots drop Hoosick
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School girls lacrosse team dropped its second game of the season on Thursday, falling to Schenectady 21-9.
Junior attackman Hannah Fricke led the Panthers in scoring with a hat trick, while Keri Wilkins and Bailey Michaels each added two goals. Jordan Haynes and Katelyn Stowell also tallied.
The junior varsity also set a milestone, winning their first-ever game, 4-3.
Panthers remain winless
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School boys lacrosse team fell 14-5 to Voorheesville on Thursday afternoon at Hoosac School.
Mark Hackett led the Panthers (0-3) with three goals while goalie Tyler Randall made seven saves.
Hoosick Falls travels to Maple Hill on Saturday.
Ephs top SVC
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Playing in their sixth game in five days, the Southern Vermont College baseball team dropped an 11-2 decision to Williams College on Thursday.
The Ephs scored in six straight innings, the major blow a six-run fourth. Up 3-0, Williams started the inning with two walks. After an error allowed one run to score, the Ephs had five straight hits to increase the lead to 9-0.
Southern Vermont scored their two runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Joel DeFedele (0-2) started and took the loss, allowing two runs in two innings.
Benn Horseshoe club
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Horseshoe Club is looking for players for leagues that start in May. The club plays every Monday night at 5 p.m. at Willow Park.
The cost is $3 each or $6 for a team. Sign-ups will start on Saturday at 1 p.m. after a club meeting at 11 a.m. Upcoming tournaments include the Spring Warm-Up on May 5 and the Leon O'Dell Classic on June 23. For more information, call Tournament Director David Dickinson at 802-430-4852.
Prospect to host U.S. Snowshoe events
WOODFORD -- The 2014 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Championships will be held on March 1 and 2, 2014, at Prospect Mountain in Woodford.
This prestigious event, sanctioned by the United States Snowshoe Association, will attract over 300 athletes from around the country. The events will include senior men and women's 10k race, a junior 5k race, 1k "kids kilo," and a citizens race on March 1. March 2 will feature a four person team relay for men and women as well as a 150-yard "dash for cash" straight up Prospect Mountain.
BENNINGTON -- The Volt Volleyball League will start on April 22 at the Bennington Sports Center. For more information on the league or to register, go to www.voltagesportsclub.com, call 802-681-7151 or e-mail email@example.com.
Zemianek Road Race
NORTH BENNINGTON -- Marking the real start of spring, the 35th annual Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race will take place Sunday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at Park McCullough House.
The race is in memory of Steve Zemianek, former Mount Anthony track and cross country coach. There is a 3.8-mile and 10-kilometer race over scenic, rural countryside, rolling hills and a covered bridge. Awards go to the top three runners in age groups from 12 to 90.
Also coinciding with Cinco de Mayo, the event will feature a mexican theme with pinatas, music, ribbons for those who "beat the sombrero" and prizes for the best Mexican costumes.
T-shirts go to the first 200 entries, $15 pre-registered and $20 after May 3 -- or $13 and $15, respectively, for BKVR members -- and $3 for kids in the half-mile fun run.
Families of four are $40 and free child care is provided.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. The fun run goes off at 9:30 and the other races start at 10. For questions, call Dave at 802-688-7807.
BENNINGTON -- The third annual ‘Shires of Vermont Marathon,' a classic point-to-point 26.2 mile road race connecting the southern Vermont towns of Bennington and Manchester, is accepting registrations for the race on May 19. Race applications and online registration are available at www.shiresofvermontmarathon.com. The race is organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners to benefit community mental health and developmental services.
Runners from about 30 different states and foreign countries love the course, which will be the same this year as before. It starts at The Bennington Center for the Arts and finishes at Hildene Meadows in Manchester.
Anyone interested in helping to put on a very popular, large event is welcome to join the organizing committee, which meets monthly.
For information on registering, volunteering or sponsoring the race, contact Robert Pini, race director, at info@ShiresofVermontMarathon.com or 802 442-5491, x281.