LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
MANCHESTER -- After dropping its opening game of the 2013 football season, Burr and Burton Academy rebounded with a 42-8 win over Spaulding on Friday night.
Freshman quarterback Griffin Stalcup was once again the man in charge for the Bulldogs on offense, as he threw for two touchdowns and also ran in two himself.
"He is not playing like a freshman," coach Jason Thomas said. "He has a bright future ahead of him."
Seth Wilkins and Austin Kemper were on the receiving end of the two touchdown throws. On the ground, Stalcup scored on a 70-yard run on the first play of the game, while his second came on a 4-yard scamper.
Dalton Blackwell added a touchdown for himself on a 27-yard run, while Eric Cerra recorded a defensive touchdown when he took an interception 55 yards to the barn.
"That was a very nice play by him," Thomas said.
Spaulding was able to get on the board late in the fourth quarter off of an interception.
BBA moves to 1-1 on the season, while Spaulding falls to 0-2. BBA will play next at North Country next Friday in a 7 p.m. contest.
Hoosick Falls tops Emma Willard in field hockey
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School field hockey team opened its own tournament with a 3-0 win over Emma Willard on Friday night.
All three goals were scored by Liz Ryan, while Olivia Schneider and Carsen Williams each had an assist in the win.
It was a 2-0 game at half time.
Ashley St. Onge had a strong game in goal for the Panthers, while Lindsey McMahon and Maddie Ryan played well in front of her.
"Emma Willard had some good opportunities in the first half," Panthers coach Denise Campbell said. "The defense did a good job of blocking the shots."
The Panthers now move onto the finals, where they will play Columbia. Columbia topped Salem 5-0 in the other game.
The match against Columbia will be a rematch of an opening game from last year’s tournament, which Columbia won.
The game will start at 12:30 at Hoosick Falls Central School.
Arlington boys top Black River
ARLINGTON -- A goal in the first half by Alex Paustian was enough for the Arlington Memorial High School boys soccer team to beat Black River 1-0 on Friday night.
In what was a tight contest against a strong Black River side, Paustian was in the right place at the right time for his goal.
The sequence started when Lucas Stroffoleno let go of a shot and it was deflected away. It fell to Jared Lacoste, who let go with another shot. That shot hit off the post and back to Paustian and he was able to finally smash the ball home.
Black River would have a few chances, though, to bring things level.
But the Eagles defense was up to the task. Captain Peter Macksey "did his job" in the defense, according to coach Todd Wilkins.
In net, DJ Jennings came up with seven saves for the Eagles, including a few sprawled-out saves to deny the Presidents.
"DJ did a fantastic job in net today," Wilkins said.
"This was a good win over a very good team," Wilkins added.
The Eagles move to 2-0 on the season, while the Presidents fall to 0-1.
SVC basketball to host skills clinics
BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College Basketball will begin hosting Sunday morning skills clinics this week, September 8th, in the Mountaineer Athletic Center on the SVC campus. Designed for boys and girls in grades 1-12, clinics will be directed by head men’s basketball coach Dan Engelstad, assistant coach A.J. Mahar and staff. Cost is only $10 per player if signed up by 9 p.m. that Saturday, or $12 at the door. All registrations are cash only. To register, please send you child’s name, age, and grade to: email@example.com. For more information, please contact Coach Engelstad at 802-447-4012 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Nikki Siclari at 802-379-7288 or email@example.com or Kathy Murphy at 802-442-5037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.