Saturday April 20, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

CLUMS CORNERS, N.Y. -- Josh Brogue filed his third complete-game victory of the year for Hoosick Falls Central School, scattering six hits to stymie Tamarac, 7-2, in Wasaren League baseball on Friday.

Brogue struck out nine and used just 82 pitches. Both runs were unearned, meaning the senior right-hander has still yielded just one earned run in three starts as the Panthers improve to 5-0 overall, 3-0 in the league.

"We’ve gotten some good pitching and good defense, and that’s the name of the game," coach Mike Lilac said.

Hoosick took a 4-0 lead in the fourth after three straight bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch. Cody Gaines led the Panthers at the plate with two doubles, a single and two RBIs. Brandon Hodges added a single and a double.

Hoosick travels to face undefeated Greenwich on Monday.

Holy Names tops H.F.

TROY, N.Y. -- Holy Names held Hoosick Falls Central School to just four first half goals as it built an eight-goal lead en route to winning 19-9 in girls lacrosse on Friday.

Madison Guglielmoni scored the Panthers’ (1-3) first three goals for her first hat trick. Hannah Fricke scored twice while Keri Wilkins, Zoe Poore and Jordyn Haynes also scored.

Hoosick faces Lyman Hall in Wallingford, Conn., on Saturday.

Cambridge falls in duel

STILLWATER, N.Y. -- Thanks to a one-out single to left field, Stillwater outlasted Cambridge Central School in a pitchers’ duel on Friday night, edging the Indians, 1-0, in nine innings of Wasaren League baseball.

Liam Kane went eight innings and struck out 13 for the Warriors but did not get the decision. Cambridge starter Shaeden Mosso let up just four hits in 7 2/3 innings, while Matt Parmenter struck out two in one inning of relief.

Caleb Rowland doubled, Mosso and Brady Sausville each singled for Cambridge, which plays Rensselaer at 10 a.m. Saturday in the first game of the Maple Hill tournament.

Tamarac stops Panthers

CLUMS CORNERS, N.Y. -- Fanning 11 batters, Briana Matazinsky got the win for Tamarac and helped her own cause by going 4-for-4 at the plate as the Bengals beat Hoosick Falls Central School, 11-4, in Wasaren League softball Friday.

Tamarac led 7-0 before Hoosick got on board with three runs in the fifth. Rachel Pine collected three hits for the Panthers and Frankie Pearson added two hits and two runs.

Matazinsky had two home runs for the Bengals.

Alyssa Ellis took the loss for the Panthers (2-6 overall, 0-4 league).

Warriors down Indians

STILLWATER, N.Y. -- Cambridge Central School held Stillwater to just one run through four innings but lost momentum and suffered a 8-0 defeat on Friday in Wasaren League softball.

Jean Brownell had a hit for the Indians, who host Hoosic Valley on Tuesday.

Twin State hoops back on tap

ESSEX -- Vermont and New Hampshire have agreed to resume the Twin State Basketball Classic this summer.

The game, featuring the top senior boys and girls from each state, will be held at Essex High School on Saturday, July 13.

The first game was held in 1981 and that began 30-game run which concluded in 2010. The girl’s game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with the boy’s game to follow at approximately 8 p.m. The tentative agreement would have the game rotating from Vermont to New Hampshire each year.

Details in regards to picking coaches and players are still being worked out but that process will begin immediately. Officials are also beginning the process to identify potential sponsors and are working to keep the cost of this years game under $5,000.

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.

Voltage volleyball

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 voltvolleyball24@gmail.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.

Shires marathon

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.