LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School girls soccer team got off to a horrible start on Friday, allowing two goals in the first 10 minutes, but in the end Hoosick Falls topped Hoosic Valley 4-3 in a Wasaren League matchup.
Jordan Haynes added two goals to her season total, while Kolumbia Cook and Casie Mann each tallied once. Mackenzie Hinchliffe and Rachel Pine both had assists, while Hannah Lilac was credited with a strong day on the defensive end of the field.
The Panthers improve to 7-1 and host Mount Anthony on Monday at Delurey Field.
Terriers eke past BBA
MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy field hockey team nearly brought Bellows Falls’ unbeaten season to a halt on Friday, as the Terriers scored with 55 seconds left to eke out a 1-0 win.
Anna Clark scored the Bellows Falls goal as she helped her team improve to 7-0 on the year. For BBA, Cubby Arvin-DeBlasio was "phenomenal" in net, making 15 saves and keeping the Bulldogs in the game. Coach Barb Miceli cited Amelia Cummings and Jenn Dorr with quality play in the midfield and front line.
BBA drops to 1-5 and hosts Brattleboro on Monday.
Rutland edges BBA
MANCHESTER -- Two second-half goals were the difference between Rutland and Burr and Burton Academy in a 2-1 Bulldogs defeat.
Halfway through the second half, Abigail Bazziro scored to put Rutland ahead. Minutes later, the Raiders doubled the lead. With two minutes left, Jordan Harmon cut the lead to one, but couldn’t find the equalizer.
Joanna Jorgensen played the entire game in net for the Bulldogs, who drop to 5-3 on the season. Rutland is 3-5.
Panthers improve to 10-0 with win
GRANVILLE, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School field hockey team kept its undefeated season going with a 4-1 win over Granville.
Caytlyn Springer led the way with two goals, while Olivia Schneider and Liz Ryan added tallies. Carsen Williams and Ally Burdick had assists. Hoosick Falls looks to stay perfect against Salem on Monday.
Lakers bounce MAU
COLCHESTER -- Noah Normyle and Pat Powers each had touchdown runs but Colchester took advantage of two fourth-quarter scores to take down Mount Anthony Union High School, 35-14, on Friday night.
"We did pretty well running the ball," said MAU coach Bill Hay.
Normyle scored on an 8-yard jaunt in the second quarter to cut the lead to 21-7, while Powers scampered 45 yards to make it 21-14 heading into the fourth quarter.
Tyler Mattison was credited with a big day on the defensive side the ball, while Carson Cushman had an interception in the end zone right before halftime.
MAU falls to 0-5 and faces Middlebury for Senior Night.
Panthers blast Taconic Hills
CRARYVILLE, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School football team, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class C, rolled to a 68-0 rout of Taconic Hills on Friday night.
The Panthers scored on two punt returns -- one by Colby Davendonis and the other by Tom Peabody, while David Hardesty set a school record with a 102-yard interception return for a score.
Quarterback Garrett Wright ran for two first-half scores, while Brandon Hodges had three total touchdowns.
Hoosick Falls improves to 4-0 on the season.
Hoosick Falls off-season lax
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Lacrosse Club has partnered with Strong Brothers Sports Dome to offer an off-season player development program for local lacrosse players.
The program will run on Sundays from 7-8:30 p.m. starting on November 3, and running through March 2. Players grades 4 through 12 are welcome.
The cost is $200 for all 18 sessions. Players can also choose the first or second session of 9 nights for $145.
Each 90 minut session will include player development drills and games.
For more information, contact Eric Crawford at email@example.com.
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 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.