LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
RUTLAND -- With a 3-1 win over Rutland on Friday, the Mount Anthony Union High School field hockey team earned a three-way tie for the Marble Valley League crown with Otter Valley and Hartford.
Gabby Loomis paced the Patriots with two goals on the day, with her first goal assisted by Sam Cross and the second coming off of an assist from Rachel Holland.
Kori Bow rounded out the scoring in the second half, finishing off a pass from Holland.
Rutland would score with just under two minutes left through Natasha McPhee.
Leah Holland made nine saves for the Patriots in the win, while Laura Hewitt made six saves for the Raiders.
"This is a big surprise," coach Laura Paro said. "In August, I didn’t think we would be here since we lost 8 starters from last year. It was a great job with great leadership, and we played very well together as a team. This is one of the best seasons I have ever had coaching."
The Patriots finish the regular season with a 10-4 record
Patriots win on road
WOODSTOCK -- Travelling up to Woodstock for the regular season finale, the Mount Anthony Union High School girls soccer team came home 2-0 winners.
Calli Towslee opened the scoring with an assist from Emily Hunt, and Grace Page scored the second in the second half off of a pass from Kate Goodell.
In next, Julie Elwell made two saves in the first half while Alexis Wright stopped five shots in the second half.
"We are definitely on the upswing," coach Mark Boudreau said. "We moved the ball around well today."
The team ends the regular season with a 7-7-0 record.
Gayda hat trick paces ‘Dogs
MANCHESTER -- On Senior Night at Burr and Burton Academy, senior Andrew Gayda netted a hat trick to give the Bulldogs a 3-1 win over Springfield to end the regular season.
Gayda netted once in the first half off of a pass from Will Helmetag, added an unassisted effort 15 minutes into the second half, and rounded out the hat trick off of a pass from Reid Conde with 10 minutes left in the game.
Chase Baldwin netted the goal for Springifled with 2 minutes left.
Adam Maitland made three saves for the Bulldogs in the win.
BBA finishes the regular season with a 7-6-1 record.
CHESTER -- The Arlington Memorial High School girls soccer team fell to Green Mountain 4-2 on Friday afternoon.
Molly Elwell and Julia Lacoste scored both goals for the Eagles in the first half, with each assisting on the other’s goal.
But Green Mountain would score two-straight to end the half at 2-2, before netting twice in the second half to take the 4-2 win.
Arlington ends the regular season with a 4-10-0 record.
Bulldogs draw with Fair Haven
FAIR HAVEN -- After playing out a 2-2 draw on Thursday, the Burr and Burton Academy and Fair Haven field hockey teams drew 0-0 on Friday.
"We had a really strong first half with 14 penalty corners, but we just couldn’t score," BBA coach Barb Miceli said. "In the second half, it was a little more even although we had quite a few shots. In overtime, it was very back-and-forth."
Cubby Arvin-DiBlasio had one save in the first half for BBA, while Molly Dingley made three saves in the second half and in overtime.
The Bulldogs finish the year with a 2-9-3 record.
Panthers make it 47 straight
CORINTH, N.Y. -- Make it 47 straight Section II wins for Hoosick Falls Central School football.
The Panthers went up to Corinth on Friday night, and came home with their fourth shutout of the season in a 49-0 win.
Brandon Hodges rushed for 191 yards in the win with three touchdowns, while Garrett Wright threw for 123 yards and three touchdowns.
The team recovered 6 fumbles and held Corinth to 65 yards of total offense.
Hodges opened the game with a 2-yard run, then Wright connected on a 40-yard bomb to Colby Davendonis and a 9-yard pass to Levi Brewster to make it 21-0 after one quarter.
In the second, Wright would have a 4-yard keeper run and a 52-yard pass to Mike Matatt to make it 35-0 heading into the half.
In the third, Hodges rounded out the scoring with two touchdown runs, one for 12 yards and one for 14, to give the game a 49-0 scoreline.
The Panthers are now 7-0 on the year.
Patriots lose by one
BRATTLEBORO -- In the 2013 battle for the Elwell Trophy, Brattleboro beat Mount Anthony Union High School 7-6 on Friday night.
The Patriots would strike first off of an 8-yard run by Tyler Mattison, but the team would miss on the extra point to make it 6-0.
The Colonels would score during the second quarter, and a converted PAT made it 7-6 in favor of Brattleboro.
For the rest of the way, it was a defensive battle.
The Patriots would force three turnovers during the contest, but coughed the ball up 4 times in the loss.
Mattison led the Patriots with 68 yards on 12 carries, while Jacob Normyle added 60 yards on 17 carries in the loss.
Damon Young was 3-for-7 for 14 yards and one INT.
Ben Seward had one interception on defense for the Patriots, while Jack Luciano and Young each recovered a fumble during the game.
Bulldogs win big
MILTON -- Behind the arm of freshman quarterback Griffin Stalcup, the Burr and Burton Academy football team rolled over Milton 43-17 on Friday night.
In the first half, Stalcup connected on touchdown passes to Ryan Smith, Dalton Blackwell, and Eric Cerra. Cerra also ran one in to give the Bulldogs a 27-17 lead going into the half.
In the second half, Will Tucker ran one in from six yards out and Cerra added his second on a two-yard dive to make it 41-17. The Bulldogs would round out the scoring with a safety to make it 43-17.
Brad Bombard scored a rushing touchdown for Milton, while Jack Dabagian hit a field goal and Cole Reilly connected with Chris McClellan for a touchdown pass.
BBA moves to 4-4 with the win.
AMHS hosts Fall 5K Fun Run
ARLINGTON -- Arlington Memorial High School will host a Fall 5K Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Arlington Recreation Park in preparation for the town’s annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.
Registration for the run will begin at 9 a.m. with the race set to start at 10 a.m.
Walkers are welcome in the run.
The cost to register is $10, with the proceeds to benefit the AMHS cross country team and the Class of 2017. For more information, contact AMHS cross country coach Bianca Hoose at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wicked Creepy Cyclocross
BENNINGTON -- The 6th annual Wicked Creepy Cyclocross Race returns to Willow Park this year on Sunday, October 27.
A community supported race, the race will offer unique medals and Vermont produced merchandise as prizes in races for all ability levels. There will be equal cash payouts in both of the elite categories. Food will be available, and race proceeds will benefit Mount Anthony’s Nordic ski team.
To pre-register, visit www.bikereg.com/wicked-creepy-cyclocross-race-part-of-the-nycrosscom-pb-vo-max-series.
Pre-registration ends on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
VBCA coaching clinic
BURLINGTON -- The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association will be hosting its annual coaching clinic on October 26-27 at UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium.
The two-day event will help to teach coaches new ideas about coaching basketball and player development. On the 26th, coaches will take in two UVM basketball games, with a conference on general basketball topics set for after the games.
On the 27th, several seminars will be held on various basketball topics.
To register, or to learn more about the clinic, visit www.vbca.info.
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 dfilippi
@burrandburton.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.
The clinics will run from 9-10 a.m. at Bill Epstein Field on the SVC campus.
The 19th will focus on defense, and the 26th will focus on bunting and baserunning.
For more information, contact coach Gage at 802-447-4662 or email at email@example.com
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 13, 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.