LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Make it 45 straight for the Hoosick Falls Central School Panthers.
The team has now won 45-straight Section II games, as the Panthers put a hurting on Stillwater 35-0.
Garrett Wright threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the win, with Thomas Peabody and Levi Brewster hauling in the touchdown catches.
Mike Matatt scored on a 4-yard run at the end of the game, while Brandon Hodges added a 6-yard carry for a score.
Damon Dubois also hit a 27-yard field goal for the Panthers. Troy Costantino had two interceptions for the Panthers in the win.
Bulldogs pull out W
RUTLAND -- A week after playing a thrilling contest in Manchester, the Burr and Burton Academy and Rutland boys soccer teams played another thriller on Friday, with the Bulldogs emerging 4-3 winners.
Andrew Gayda scored first in the game, then Rutland’s Sam Brochu netted twice to give the Raiders the lead.
BBA would equalize through Johnny Weeks, but Rutland’s Peter Lynn gave his team the lead back on a nice run down the right side of the field.
But then, in just 11 seconds, the Bulldogs would get the win.
First, Reid Conde scored to equalize. 11 seconds later, and Gayda would score the game-winner off of a cross from Conde.
Adam Maitland made 7 saves in net for the Bulldogs.
BBA field hockey downed
MANCHESTER -- Playing against Hartford on Friday night, the Burr and Burton Academy Bulldogs fought tooth-and-nail with the Hurricanes, but came up just short in a 1-0 loss.
Rachel Fog scored for the ‘Canes in the win.
Coach Julie Fifield said that Emily Sullivan, Jen Door, and Amelia Cummings all played well for the Bulldogs in the loss.
SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. -- In a game that could have decided the Wasaren League for boys soccer, Hoosick Falls Central School and Schuylerville drew 1-1 after 2 periods of overtime.
Schuylerville would go ahead first, but Drew Phillips was able to tie the game up in the second half on a penalty kick, before the teams played out a scoreless overtime.
Coach Mike Young said that Noah Chani had "another one of those games", coming up with four huge saves for the Panthers to keep the Black Horses to only one goal.
The Panthers are 8-0-2 on the year now.
HFCS still perfect
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School field hockey team is now 13-0 after beating Greenwich 4-1 on Friday.
Brooke Davendonis, Maddy Ryan, Ally Burdick, and Liz Ryan were all on target for the Panthers, while Ashley St. Onge made 8 saves in the cage.
Bulldogs lose in dying moments
MANCHESTER -- In what turned out to be a wild game, the Burr and Burton Bulldogs fell to Mill River 35-34 on Friday.
The Bulldogs were ahead 34-28 late into the game, but in the final minute Mill River was able to drive down the field and score on a touchdown throw with 8 seconds left, then kicked the game-winning PAT as time expired.
Coach Jason Thomas noted the play of Dalton Blackwell in the loss, saying that he was a "warrior" on both sides of the ball.
"It was one of the most exciting games I have ever been a part of," Thomas said. "But it was a heartbreaking loss."
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION -- Travelling up to Hartford on Friday night, the Mount Anthony Union High School Patriots fell 3-0.
Mitch Simmons, John Lewis, and John Brochert were on target for Hartford in the win.
Coach Mike Molloy said that defendrs Luke Keenan and Noah Altland played well in the loss.
Indians fall 9-0
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School boys soccer team fell to Wasaren League powerhouse Hoosic Valley 9-0 on Friday afternoon.
Justin Akin netted a hat trick in the win for Hoosic Valley, while John Lucas added a brace to help guide the team to the win.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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 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.