Patriots manhandle Stratton
STRATTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School coach Mike Molloy feared the team might suffer a John James hangover against Stratton, but his fears were in vain as the team rolled to a 7-0 win.
Marcus LaFlamme netted a hat trick in the win, while Matt Upright had two goals and two assists, Brad Anair had a goal and two assists, and Dylan Prazak scored one goal.
"It is great for [LaFlamme] to get his goals. It will do a lot for him. It is all about confidence in themselves," Molloy said. "We haven’t played a bad game yet this year even though we are 3-2."
The score was 2-0 at halftime before the Patriots exploded in the second half.
"We played a really solid second half," Molloy said.
Pat Cody had 5 saves in net for the Patriots.
The Patriots are now 3-2 on the year.
Panthers best Witches
GREENWICH, N.Y. -- Two goals from Drew Phillips was enough for the Hoosick Falls Central School boys soccer team to down Greenwich 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon.
Max Haar assisted on both goals.
Coach Mike Young said that it was "a really good game, we had a lot of possession today which was good."
Noah Chani had three saves in net for the Panthers.
The team moves to 3-0-1 on the year.
Cambridge falls to Stillwater
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Ian Cepiel and the Stillwater boys soccer team travelled down to Cambridge Central School for a match on Wednesday afternoon, and Cepiel recorded a hat trick within the first seven minutes to give Stillwater an 8-1 win.
Cepiel would add another in the second half, while Justin Flanagan had two goals and Mike Farnan and Fred Tracy each added a goal.
Cambridge’s Robert Wojtkun scored the Indians’ lone goal on the day off of an assist from Buster Baker-Porazinski.
Matt Hoffer had eight saves for the Indians, who fall to 0-3-1 on the year.
Eagles need OT to top West Rutland
WEST RUTLAND -- The Arlington Memorial High School Eagles needed overtime to top West Rutland on Wednesday, as Adam Sears was able to score two minutes into the first OT to secure the W.
In regular time, it was Jared Lacoste who struck for the Eagles just seconds before the halftime whistle.
DJ Jennings had seven saves in net for Arlington. The team moves to 3-2 on the year with the win.
Panthers post 9-0 win over Granville
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School girls soccer team topped Granville 9-0 on Wednesday.
Mackenzie Hinchliffe led the team with three goals and four assists on the day, while Rachel Pine added two goals and four assists. Alyssa Giordano had two goals, Dana O’Malley had one goal and an assist, and Kolumbia Cook had one assist.
Goalie Hannah Fricke did not have to make a save in the game, but the goalie moved out of net and into the outfield for a period of time and was able to score a goal for the Panthers.
Hoosick Falls moves to 3-1-0 (2-1-0) with the win.
Hoosick Falls still perfect
CORINTH, N.Y. -- Hitting the road on Wednesday, the Hoosick Falls Central School field hockey team topped Corinth 5-0.
Liz Ryan had two goals an an assist in the win, while Olivia Schneider added two goals, Brooke Davendonis had a goal and an assists, while Carsen Williams had two assists and Allyson Burdick had one.
Ashley St. Onge had two saves in net for the Panthers, while Zaynah Poore had one save.
The Panthers are now 6-0 (4-0) on the season.
Patriots find winner late
WOODSTOCK -- The Mount Anthony Union High School field hockey team beat Woodstock 1-0 on Wednesday.
It was a game that the Patriots were able to exert their dominance on throughout, but it took until 1:49 left in the game for the breakthrough to finally come.
Makayla Farrara was the player who put the ball into the net, scoring off of an assist from Rachel Holland. On the day, the Patriots put eight shots on target.
Leah Holland had five saves in net for the Patriots, who move to 4-1 on the season.
Hoosick Falls golf wins
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School golf team travelled up to Saratoga Springs to play Stillwater, and returned home 4-1 winners.
Stillwater’s Cameron D’aloia was the medalist, shooting a 38 on the day.
Andrew Hoag, Jake Nolan, Justin Lynch, and Will Kennedy all won their matches for the Panthers.
CCS golf wins again
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School golf team made it two wins in two days by beating Granville 4 to 1 on Wednesday.
Number one golfer Ryan Jeskie was the medalist with a 40 on the day, and he beat Ian Smith 4-and-3.
At number two play, Daniel Genevick won 4-and-2 over Matt Fuller, while at number three golf Brandon Taber won 2-up over Izzy Rees.
At number four, Granville’s Matt Bixby recorded the team’s lone win by beating Gabe Evans 2-and-1, and at number five Ethan Jeskie won 2-up over Nick Sumner.
The Indians move to 4-7 on the year.
SVC men win in OT
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont men’s soccer team needed overtime on Wednesday to pull out a 3-2 win over Bard College at Everett Field in Bennington.
Pierre Massena netted his first goal of the season in style, as his flick over the goalie opened up the space for him to bring the Mountaineers their first win of the season.
Derek Snow netted the first two goals, the second of which was assisted by Ruben Olivares.
Hoosac School tops Simons Rock
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosac School beat Simons Rock 5-0 on Wednesday.
Goals by Danny Lepage (2), Jordan Elwood (2) and Adam Destanes helped the team to get the win.
Francisco Jiminez had seven saves in net.
The team moves to 1-1 on the season.
Basketball clinic in Arlington
ARLINGTON -- The University of Vermont women’s basketball team will be hosting a free basketball clinic on October 12 for boys and girls grades 2-8.
The clinic will focus on skill development and fundamentals. Current players and coaches will be in attendance at the clinic.
The program will be held in the Arlington Memorial High School Gym.
For more information, contact Ashely Hoyt at email@example.com
Run for the Pin
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team will be hosting a 5K cross country run at Willow Park on October 6. The race, which will begin at 9 a.m., will help raise money for the wrestling program.
To pre-register, you can visit active.com or you can sign up by mail by sending a registration packet to Dan Pierce, P.O. Box 936, Bennington, VT 05201.
The entry fee will be $20, and will include a t-shirt. When pre-registering, please list what size shirt you would like.
Race-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and run to 8:30 a.m. at the Willow Park Pavilion.
There will be awards for the youngest boy and youngest girl to finish first, the first man and first woman to cross the finish line, and for the first man and first woman over 50 to cross the line.
For more information, contact Scarlet Watson at 802-379-0772
Youth football night
BENNINGTON -- MAYAA Football Youth Night will be held at Mount Anthony’s Spinelli Field on Friday, Oct. 4 when the Patriot football team plays host to Middlebury at 7 p.m. All boys playing in the area youth football league will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.
Parents are asked to please accompany their children at the game or arrange supervision by a coach or another parent.
A drawing for a free football ball signed by the varsity team will be held at halftime for all MAYAA football players in attendance.
Youth soccer nights
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School Athletic Department is sponsoring a pair of Youth Soccer Nights for the girls and boys area youth league soccer players.
Boys Youth Night will be Wednesday, Oct. 9 when the MAU Varsity Boys Soccer Team plays host to Rutland in a 6 p.m. game. Girls Youth Soccer Night will be Thursday, Oct. 10 when the Patriot Varsity Girls Soccer team hosts Rutland at 6 p.m. All boys and girls playing in the area youth soccer leagues will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys on these respective nights. Parents are asked to please accompany their children at the game or arrange supervision by a coach or another parent.
At the halftime of each night, there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring area youth soccer players. A drawing for a free soccer ball signed by the varsity Patriots will be held after the exhibition game for the youth players in attendance.
5K Pumpkin Brigade
Johnsonville, N.Y. -- The 2nd annual 5K Pumpkin Brigade race will take place on October 26.
The race starts at 10 a.m. at the Johnsonville Fire House.
To register, visit www.active.com and search for the race.
If you register before October 24, the cost will be $20 for adults, and $10 for kids age 15-and-under. There will also be a Kids Run, which will cost $2 or will be free with parent’s paid 5K registration.
Registration will be available on raceday starting at 9 a.m., and the cost will increase by $5.
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosac School will host two open gym days for local players interested in playing college basketball. The clinic will be on Saturday, September 21 and Saturday, September 28 at the Hoosac School, with the events running from 4:30-6 p.m.
Athletes in grades 10-12 are eligible to sign up.
You must register with basketball coach Mike Foster via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by the Friday prior to the event in order to attend. Only those who are registered will be allowed to participate.
Foster asks that each player bring their own numbered t-shirt, or a reversible practice top.
For more information, contact Mike Foster.
SVC basketball to host skills clinics
BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College Basketball will begin hosting Sunday morning skills clinics this week, September 15th, 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.
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.
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.