Wednesday May 8, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Senior Frankie Pearson and sophomore Rachel Pine led a 20-hit attack for Hoosick Falls in a 17-2 mercy rule win over Cambridge on Tuesday afternoon.

Pearson and Pine combined for eight hits. Pearson had three singles, a double and scored three runs, while Pine had a triple and three singles. Nicole St. Onge had three hits, while Olivia Schneider and Carsen Williams each had a pair of base hits.

Freshman pitcher Alyssa Ellis scattered four hits to earn her first varsity win.

For Cambridge, Jean Brownell, Taylor Clark and Autumn Clifton each had singles.

MAU golf 4th

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Mount Anthony Union High School golf team finished fourth on an 18-hole course at Taconic Golf Club on Tuesday.

Rutland ran away with the team crown, scoring 307, 25 shots ahead of Burr and Burton Academy’s 332.

Hartford was next at 346, while Mount Anthony was fourth at 385.

Rutland’s Zach Hull took medalist honors with a 4-under-par 68.

For MAU, Ethan Anderson had the low score with an 86. Logan Ripley (96), Brad Anair (101) and Alec Little (102) rounded out the scoring.

The Patriots take to the links again Friday at Manchester Country Club.

BBA blanks Cosmos

MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy baseball team scored 10 runs in the first three innings en route to a 14-0 shutout over Springfield on Tuesday.

BBA remains unbeaten at 8-0.

An RBI double by Noah Rizio in the first and a two-run single by Jake Stalcup in the second helped the Bulldogs put some runs on the board.

On the mound, Rizio held Springfield hitless over four innings, striking out seven.

The Bulldogs added five more runs in the bottom of the third to seal the game. Dalton Blackwell doubled, scoring Alex Alberti to start the inning. That was followed up by Zach Stewart’s single, plating CJ Ishu.

BBA falls to Bratt

BRATTLEBORO -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys lacrosse team leapt out to an early lead, but Brattleboro ended up beating BBA, 13-8, on Tuesday night.

BBA scored the first four goals and led 6-2 into the second quarter, as Sean Paradis scored five times.

Brattleboro cut the lead to one at the half and held BBA to just two second half tallies.

Sam Siegel, Brennen Zolnoski and Nik Rancourt all scored three times for the Colonels with Siegel also recording three assists. Romello Lindsey finished with 11 saves in net.

BBA has lost four of five and drops to 2-5 on the season.

Armstrong earns award

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College senior first baseman and pitcher Corey Armstrong has been named as an All-New England Collegiate Conference Honorable Mention after hitting.310 and recording a .379 on-base percentage.

Armstrong, a Bennington product, had 31 hits, three doubles, and knocked in 19 runs. He also made nine appearances out of the bullpen, allowing just three runs for a 2.79 ERA.

"Corey did a lot for our other first basemen like Cody (LaBadia) and Adam (Michaud)," said coach Dave Gage. "Especially on the defensive end of the ball, he taught them a lot of the ins and outs of the game."

Armstrong was also perfect with the glove, not recording a single error in 162 total chances.

This is the second time Armstrong has received postseason accolades, after being named to the first team as a sophomore in 2011.

MALA camp returns

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Youth Lacrosse Camp returns to Willow Park in Bennington from July 15-18 for boys ages 5-16.

Players from ages 5-8 (cost $75) attend a half day session from 9 to 11 a.m. Players from ages 9-16 (cost $150) attend a full day session from 9 AM to 3 PM. Equipment is available. Email Chris Shea at Heyshea100@gmail, call 802-779-4837 or go to www.malavt.com for more information.

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 dsleeman@svsu.org.

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.

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.

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.