LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. -- Two days removed from beating Stillwater to go two points clear at the top of the Wasaren League standings, the Hoosick Falls Central School Panthers downed Hoosic Valley, another team at the top of the standings, 2-1, in overtime.
Drew Phillips was the man for the Panthers on the day, netting one goal during regular time before smashing home the winner in the second overtime period.
Hoosic Valley would go up during the first half. Hoosick Falls coach Mike Young said that his team played really slow in the first half, leading to the letdown.
But in the second, the Panthers went to work to find an equalizer.
Young had his team at 15 shots in the second half.
"We were really knocking on the door," Young said. "We managed to put it together in the second half and finally took our chance."
The chance would come through Max Haar, Phillips’ counterpart in the middle of the pitch. With Haar laying the ball off to Phillips, the senior made sure this shot would find the net and level things up.
In overtime, the teams would play through the first 10 minutes even, but in the second period of overtime Phillips would be Johnny-on-the-spot for his side, converting off a pass from Justin Gaines to give the Panthers a vital win.
And while Young was happy to get the win, he noted the play of his team is what had him most excited.
"To be able to put the tactical adjustments together this week against two different opponents says a lot about the kids," Young said. "More so than the wins, the kids being able to perform and do what we are asking them to do is relieving as a coach. That will pay dividends down the road."
Noah Chani stopped 10 shots for the Panthers in the win.
Hoosick Falls moves to 6-0-1 on the year, and 5-0-1 in the Wasaren League. Hoosic Valley falls to 6-2-1, and 3-2-1 in the Wasaren.
Indians fall to Bengals
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School boys soccer team hosted Tamarac on Thursday, falling 5-1 in a Wasaren League matchup.
The Indians would score the first goal of the game through a bit of individual brilliance by Robert Wojtkun, as he dribbled through the Tamarac defense to open up a shot opportunity.
But from there, Tamarac was able to force the Indians into some defensive mistakes to take control of the game.
The next three goals would all come as own goals, with Tamarac’s Adam Kinner awarded two of the goals for forcing the mistakes, and Will Heatley being credited with the other.
Chris Lawrence added a free kick goal to Tamarac’s total, and Kinner scored a goal off of a pass from Lawrence to give him a hat trick in the game.
SVC falls in volleyball
MIDDLEBURY -- In a rematch of last year’s NCAA Regional women’s volleyball matchup, Southern Vermont College fell to Middlebury College 3-0 on Thursday.
Middlebury won the matches 25-12, 25-17, 25-6.
Jessica Delgado led SVC with seven kills in the match, while Carrie Baltazar had five.
The Mountaineers fall to 3-6 on the year with the loss.
Bat Brats golf tournament
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Bat Brats will be hosting a 4-person golf scramble at Mount Anthony Country Club on Sunday, October 13.
The Bat Brats are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the positive aspects of amateur softball. The group manages two travel softball teams on a strictly volunteer basis.
The tournament is $80 per person.
For more questions, or to register a team, call Tera Dicranian at 802-447-4847.
3rd annual Jeff Charbonneau Classic
MANCHESTER -- The Friends of Hockey will host its 3rd annual Jeff Charbonneau Classic at Manchester Country Club on Sunday, October 20.
The event will benefit the Burr and Burton Academy varsity hockey program, and is in rememberance of Jeff Charbonneau, a 2005 graduate of BBA who tragically passed away in 2010.
The Classic will be a shotgun scramble format, with play starting at noon that Sunday.
Entry fee is $100 per person, which will include the round of golf, a cart, and dinner.
To sign up, contact Dennis Filippi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be sent to Dennis Filippi c/o Burr and Burton Academy, PO Box 498, Manchester, Vt, 05254. Checks should be made out to BBA-Friends of Hockey.
SVC baseball to host clinics
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College baseball coach Dave Gage will be offering Saturday School morning clinics throughout October for baseball players of all ages.
Each session will cost $10 per player, with each week focusing on a different skill set. Players wishing to participate in all four can sign up for a discounted rate of $35.
The clinics will run from 9-10 a.m. at Bill Epstein Field on the SVC campus.
Oct. 5 will be a hitting clinic, the 12th a pitching one, the 19th will focus on defense, and the 26th will focus on bunting and baserunning.
For more infomration, contact coach Gage at 802-447-4662 or email at email@example.com
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 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
For more information, contact Ashley Hoyt at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com, 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 29th, 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 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.
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.