LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School boys soccer team started the season on a winning note, topping Chatham 3-0 in a non-league game at Ken Baker Field.
Eric Kaufmann started the scoring off a feed from Max Haar, then Haar assisted after on another score, this one by Justin Gaines.
Senior Drew Phillips finished the scoring, heading in a corner kick from close range in the second half.
"The kids played pretty well and it’s a nice place to start," said Panthers coach Mike Young.
Stroffoleno scores winner
BELLOWS FALLS -- Lucas Stroffoleno scored the game-winner halfway through the second half in a 2-1 win over Bellows Falls to begin the season.
Ryan Spencer made it 1-0 in the first half, but the Terriers tied it into halftime. Then Stroffoleno added the winner off an assist by Alex Paustian.
DJ Jennings had six saves for the 1-0 Eagles.
BBA sneaks past MAU
MANCHESTER -- Burr and Burton Academy senior Andrew Gayda scored 5:30 into the first overtime as the Bulldogs started their title defense with a 1-0 victory over Mount Anthony at Applejack Field on Wednesday night.
After the first 80 minutes were scoreless, Gayda took a pass from sophomore Wes Lord and fired a rocket shot into the far corner from 30 yards out for the victory.
"It was a very evenly played game for the most part," said BBA coach Peter Mull.
BBA goalie Adam Maitland had seven saves, while MAU’s Pat Cody had five stops.
BBA is 1-0, while MAU is 1-1.
SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. -- Eric Bloomer shot his sixth sectional-qualifying score to lead the Hoosick Falls Central School golf team to a 3 1/2-2 1/2 win over Hoosic Valley at the Battenkill Country Club on Wednesday. The tie-breaker was a win from Will Kennedy, 2-and-1.
Hoosic Valley’s Dan McLaughlin was the medalist with a 37.
SVC falls in home opener
BENNINGTON -- Castleton scored the lone goal of its match against Southern Vermont in the 70th minute as the Spartans won 1-0.
Junior Bryce Kaler scored the winner off an assist by Spencer Dandurand. SVC’s Brendon Shea made seven saves for the 0-3 Mountaineers.
‘Neers dropped in 2OT
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. -- It took 104 minutes, but the Morrisville Mustangs women’s soccer team scored in the second overtime to top Southern Vermont, 1-0.
Bailey Rutan scored the winner, chipping a ball past SVC goalie Katie Raymond. Raymond stopped nine shots in the defeat for the Mountaineers, who drop to 0-3 on the season.
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 noon, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com; Nikki Siclari at 802-379-7288 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Murphy at 802-442-5037 or email@example.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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.