LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. -- Hoosick Falls Central School golfers Andrew Hoag and Eric Bloomer travelled to Ballston Spa on Wednesday for the Section II Class C/D sectional tournament.
Hoag finished with a 91 on the day, while Bloomer recorded the second-lowest score of the day with an 82.
With his score, Bloomer qualifies for the New York State Qualifiers next Tuesday at Orchard Creek Golf Club in Altamont.
The medalist at Ballston Spa was Northville['s Jordan Fordyce, who shot a 78.
Eagles bag winner late
ARLINGTON -- Playing against West Rutland, the Arlington Memorial High School boys soccer team needed a goal by Austin Hawley on a free kick with 17 seconds left to win 2-1.
Lucas Stroffoleno scored the first goal for the Eagles on a penalty kick, levelling up the score at 1-1.
West Rutland's Martin VanBuren opened the scoring in the first half before the Eagles made the comeback.
DJ Jennings had three saves in net.
Indians top Witches
GREENWICH, N.Y. -- Travelling to rivals Greenwich on Thursday, the Cambridge Central School girls soccer team was able to dispatch the Witches 1-0 through a late goal by Molly Gates.
Gates scored the winner with just under 4 minutes left in the game.
In net, Courtney Davis made 2 saves for the Indians, while Courtney Harrington made 13 for Greenwich.
The Indians are now 3-5-1 on the year.
Patriots snatch win
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School girls soccer team downed Hartford 2-1 on Thursday.
Goals from Emily Altland and Kate Goodell during the first half helped seal the win for the Patriots.
In net, Alexis Wright stopped six shots for the Patriots in the win.
MAU moves to 6-3 on the year with the win.
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Two goals each by Rachel Pine and Jordyn Haynes was enough for the Hoosick Falls Central School girls soccer team to see off Tamarac 4-1 on Thursday.
Mackenzie Hinchliffe contributed three assists in the win, while Kelly Pine added an assist for herself.
In net, Hannah Fricke came up with 7 saves for the Panthers, while Courtney Dreher made 14 saves for Tamarac.
The Tamarac goal came through Annie Paone on a penalty kick.
The Panthers move to 10-1-0 on the year, and play Wasaren League leaders Schuylerville on Monday.
RUTLAND -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls soccer team fell to Rutland 1-0 on Thursday evening.
After playing out a scoreless game through 74 minutes, Rutland was able to find the winner on a corner kick when the Bulldogs, attempting to clear the ball, put it in their own net, instead.
The Bulldogs fall to 7-4 with the loss.
Bat Brats golf tourney
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Bat Brats will be hosting a 4-person golf scramble at Mount Anthony Country Club on 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.
SVC basketball to host skills clinics
BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College Basketball will begin hosting Sunday morning skills clinics October 6, 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.