LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

BRATTLEBORO -- The Mount Anthony Union High School field hockey team got off to a red-hot start on Tuesday night, as the team won its season opener 4-0 over Brattleboro.

The game was 1-0 going into halftime thanks to a Rachel Holland goal off of an assist by Gabby Loomis.

In what was a physical contest, MAU was able to take control of the midfield for stretches in the fourth, according to coach Laura Paro, but the game still swung back-and-forth.

In the second half, however, the Patriots would assume control of the contest. Holland doubled her tally just seven minutes into the second half, again scoring off of a pass from Loomis. Then, three minutes later, Makayla Farrara got her name onto the score sheet when she converted off a pass from Kelsey Shoff. Farrara would add the fourth goal off of a pass from Katherine Doucette.

"It was like a fresh team out there," Paro said. "We are still trying to work the kinks out a little bit, but there was some great leadership out there by the team."

MAU moves to 1-0 on the season, while Brattleboro falls to 0-1. The Patriots return to the field next Monday when they host their home opener against Burr and Burton Academy.

Patriots sweep first meet of 2013

RUTLAND -- Picking up where they left off, both of the Mount Anthony Union High School cross country teams took first overall in the opening race of the season in Rutland.

The girls won with 25 points overall, beating out Rutland (49), Burr and Burton Academy (80) and Arlington (149).

The boys tied with Rutland at 41 points, so the team’s turned to the sixth finishers for each side to decide the tie-breaker. MAU’s Caleb Noel’s time of 21 minutes, 53 seconds earned his team the win. Third overall for the boys teams was BBA (86), while Bellows Falls was fourth (95) and Fair Haven was fifth (122).

For boys individual times for MAU: William Buckley was second overall (18:29), Andrew Brandmeyer was fourth overall (18:41), and Andy Barlow was sixth overall (19:52). Matt Strano finished fourth for MAU (21:25) and Luke Lapean was the fifth finisher for the Patriots (21:41). BBA’s Thomas Kittross finished in 20:07, while Simon Aborn finished in 20:25.

For the girls: BBA’s Lauren Miskovsky was second overall with a time of 23:26. MAU’s Molly O’Callaghan was third overall in 24:01, and was the first of five straight finishers for the Patriots. Teammate Abby Malmborg was fourth overall (24:46), followed by Erica Hale (24:51), Asuka Kosaki (24:54), and Kate Ahearn (25:00).

Cambridge golf wins

POULTNEY, Vt. -- The Cambridge Central School golf team recorded a 3-2 win over Granville on Tuesday.

Number one golfer Ryan Jeskie won 2-up over Ian Smith, while at number two Matt Fuller of Granville beat Daniel Genevick 3-and-2.

At number three play, CCS golfer Brandon Taber won 5-and-3 over Dylan Dagle. At number four, Cambridge’s Gabe Evans won 2-and-1 over Matt Bigsby, and at number five Cambridge’s Ethan Jeskie fell 3-and-1.

Fuller was the medalist with a 46 on the day. Cambridge improves to 2-4 with the win while Granville falls to 0-4.

Arlington girls drop season opener

WILMINGTON -- The Arlington girls soccer team opened the season with a 3-1 loss at Twin River on Tuesday night.

The teams were tied going into halftime at 1-1, with Molly Elwell finding the back of the net for the Eagles.

Coach Dan Wood said that he thought the team did well defensively, but were too timid when they tried to move forward.

The Eagles fall to 0-1 on the season, Twin River improves to 1-0.

Catamount Bow Hunters hosting 3-D competition

BENNINGTON -- The Catamount Bow Hunters, Inc. will be hosting their 3-D Hunter Archery Competition on Sunday, Sept. 15 at their headquarters, located on Rt. 7S, Fuller Road in Bennington. The event will run from 7 a.m. to midnight, with adults costing $10 and youths cost $5 to participate. Cubs are free with a paid adult. Food and beverage will be available. Members and non-members are welcome to sign up. For more information, call 802-442-3667

Adult League Basketball

BENNINGTON -- Any adult interested in playing basketball can contact Jerry at jerwall@gmail.com for more information and to be added to an email list. The league generally plays three days a week: on Wednesday evenings and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. To offset the cost of insurance there is a $30 fee for the year, or you can pay $2 for each individual game you play.

Ratelle tournament

BENNINGTON -- The inaugural Matthew Ratelle Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Mount Anthony Country Club with a noon shotgun start. Come celebrate the life and memory of Matt, and play the game of golf that he loved.

Funds raised at this event will be put towards a scholarship in Matt’s memory and/or the family trust for his children. Consider playing, coming to dinner, sponsoring the event, or simply making a donation. For more information please contact Jenn Ratelle at 802-375-5118 or jennratelle@nycap.rr.com; Nikki Siclari at 802-379-7288 or nicole.siclari@svhealthcare.org or Kathy Murphy at 802-442-5037 or murphkp@juno.com.

Benn youth wrestling

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Youth Wrestling will be offering pre season youth clinics, beginning on September 4.

The clinics will run through November 6 and are offered on Wednesday nights from 6-7 p.m.

Clinics include games and technique and will be taught by current Mount Anthony Union High School wrestlers. The entry fee is $30 per wrestler. Call Wayne Call at (802) 952-8932 for more information.

Youth Football

BENNINGTON -- Open sign-up for the Mount Anthony youth football league are ongoing at Tomasi’s Sports and Awards. For more information, call 802-681-9058.

BYSL signups

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Youth Soccer League is hosting sign-ups every Tuesday night at the Bennington Sports Center.

Sign-ups will go from 5 to 8 p.m. at 230 School St. Call 802-681-7151 or e-mail voltageindoor@gmail.com with questions.

Hoosick bowlers wanted

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Wednesday International League is looking for bowlers for the up coming season at Barbeque Recreation in Hoosick Falls. For more information, call Daryl at 518-686-5467, Louis at 518-686-9651, and Jack at 518-686-5751.