LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School swept every match Friday, rolling past an under-manned Hartford squad in a 7-0 win at the Bennington Rec Center.
Injuries and illnesses forced Hartford (0-4) to forfeit both doubles matches, but the Hurricanes failed to win a set in singles action against the Patriots (3-4).
Robert Murphy took the No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-0. He was followed by wins from Curtis Petitt (6-2, 6-4), Blake Greenawalt (6-0, 6-0), Brian Murphy (6-1, 6-0) and Hao Guo (6-0, 6-0).
Mount Anthony returns to action Monday, hosting Woodstock.
Five straight for MAU
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School softball team won its fifth straight game and pitcher Baylee Ports recorded her third consecutive shutout with a 10-0 victory against Hartford on Friday.
Ports finished with a one-hitter, striking out four and walking none for MAU (5-2).
"We're really jelling as a team. We're having fun playing ball," said MAU coach Katie Contrada.
Kate Goodell kick-started the scoring with a two-run triple in the second inning, then scoring herself on a passed ball.
Makayla Farrara had two singles and two RBIs. Julie Elwell and Lacy Parmenter each a single and an RBI.
Bulldogs drop Rutland
MANCHESTER -- Kate Montague and Morgan Bazyk each netted a hat trick to power Burr and Burton Academy past Rutland, 14-8, in girls lacrosse on Friday.
Hayley Sabol, Lauren Miskovsky and Cara Corvino had two goals apiece for BBA (4-1). Mary Leech also scored and Jessica Dorr added an assist.
Jamie Wilson and Mirnat Cetin scored twice for Rutland, which forced two saves from Lauren MacKenzie and four from Casey Apps.
Horde edges Panthers
GRANVILLE, N.Y. -- Granville scored three runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to rally past Hoosick Falls Central School, 7-5, in Wasaren League baseball on Friday.
Randy Tutunjian doubled for Hoosick Falls (7-4 overall, 5-4 league). Billy Pine took the loss. Both teams finished with seven hits, while Granville (4-9, 4-6) had just one error to the Panthers' two.
BBA tops Mount Anthony
MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls tennis bested Mount Anthony, 5-2, on Friday, the second time this season the teams played to the same score.
Maddy Pagnucco (6-1, 6-2), Gabi Hasaj (6-4, 6-4), Gabby Vella (6-3, 7-5) and Stella Oh (6-4, 6-1) each picked up singles victories for the Bulldogs, who improve to 7-0 with the win. Monica Mas Mir and Kitt Sikes picked up a 6-1, 6-2 win in the No. 1 doubles match.
Erin Winseman (3-6, 7-6, 11-9) forced and won a tiebreaker at the No. 2 singles spot for MAU (4-3), while Giza Toshkjudjaeva and Margaret Curtin also won in doubles.
Witches blank Indians
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Greenwich tacked on runs steadily throughout Friday's game to knock off Cambridge Central School, 9-0, in Wasaren League baseball.
Brady Sausville took the loss for the Indians (3-9 overall, 2-6 league). Cori Winch got the win for the Witches (13-2, 8-2), striking out seven in six innings.
Cambridge routs H.F.
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Chris Warnke had five goals and four assists and Paul Baker had four goals and five assists as Cambridge Central School raced to a 18-4 victory against Hoosick Falls in Wasaren League boys lacrosse on Friday.
Bryant Gibbons added four goals and an assist, Jared Sausville had three goals and two assists and Len Darcy fired in two goals for the Indians (5-4), who led 10-2 at halftime.
Noah Labarge (two goals), Matt Sprague and Damon Dubois scored for Hoosick Falls (0-8).
Dustin Matatt had seven saves for Cambridge and Chris Scheilding had 10 for the Panthers.
Patriots fall to ‘Canes
BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School had two runners on in the bottom of the seventh but couldn't deliver the tying run in a 7-6 loss to Hartford in baseball on Friday.
Hartford (1-4) plated three runs in the top of the sixth to erase the Patriots' 6-4 lead, dealing MAU (2-5) starter Matt Upright the loss. Upright scattered eight hits with six strikeouts and four walks.
Zach Bahan went 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Patriots. Weston Lozier finished 2-for-5 with an RBI and Shea Mooney also had two hits and drove in a run.
Greenwich overruns CCS
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Greenwich poured on 25 runs in the first three innings to blow past Cambridge Central School for a 31-10 victory in five innings of Wasaren League softball on Friday.
Taylor Clark led the way for Cambridge with three singles.
Greylock blasts Bulldogs
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Mount Greylock pumped in 11 first-quarter goals on Friday to cruise to a 20-5 win against Burr and Burton Academy in boys lacrosse.
Sean Paradis (two goals), Wil Helmetag, Ben Alexopoulos and Sam Anglum scored for BBA (1-4), which got 17 saves from sophomore goalkeeper Michael Sztorc.
Bennington Basketball School
BENNINGTON -- The 42nd year of the Bennington Basketball School for boys ages 7 to 15 will run from July 8 to 12 at Mount Anthony Union High School. For more information, email email@example.com.
Zemianek Road Race this Sunday
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.
Catamount Bow Hunters
SHAFTSBURY -- The Catamount Bow Hunters is hosting a 3-D archery competition called ‘Shooting for a Cure' on Saturday, May 11. All registration fees will be donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Registration will go from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $10 for anyone 13 and older. Members and non-members are welcome.
The competition will be held on Fuller Road in Bennington. For more info, call 802-442-3667.
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.
World class soccer school starts in July
SHAFTSBURY -- The World Class Soccer School returns to Shaftsbury for another summer, running July 8-12 at Howard Park.
The week-long camp, run by former MAU soccer star and current University of South Carolina head coach Shelley (Addison) Smith, teaches players ages 5-12 about the fundamentals of the game, working closely with their coach and camp directors.
At the end of the week, there is a World Cup parade and tournament play throughout the day.
Smith, the 2011 Southeastern Conference coach of the year, has led her team to five straight NCAA appearances and two SEC titles.
The cost for the camp is $105, which also includes a T-shirt and soccer ball. For more info, visit worldclasssoccerschool.org or call 803-777-1353.
Storm seeking players
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm football team is seeking players and volunteers for coaching. They are also looking for people who may be interested in helping out at home games at Applejack Field in Manchester. For more information, call 802-681-9058.
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 6 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.