LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School field hockey team sure played like a number-one seed during the team’s opening-round game of the Section II Class C tournament, beating Granville 7-0.
Seven different players got on the board in the win, with Maddy Ryan, Brooke Davendonis, Liz Ryan, Ally Burdick, Carsen Williams, Caytlyn Springer, and Olivia Schneider all tallying for the Panthers.
Liz Ryan’s goal gives her 24 on the year, the most for a Panther in a season. She broke the previous record of 23, held by her coach, Denise Campbell, and Samantha Skott.
Liz Ryan also added three assists, while sister Maddy Ryan had two helpers for the Panthers. Burdick and Springer each added an assist, as well.
"I’ve never had a team like this to have so many different players that can score," coach Denise Campbell said.
In net, Ashley St. Onge had a quiet day, registering zero saves throughout the contest. Hannah Bissette made 12 saves for Granville in the loss.
"It was nice to have a game at home," Campbell said. "And it was nice to play a game, it’s been over a week.
"We came out strong and scored 1:30 into the game. We came right out and took control."Campbell was also full of praise for her freshmen, Liz Ryan and Burdick.
"They have just stepped up their game this year. Liz broke the scoring record today. They are really amazing players for their age."
The win advances the Panthers to the semifinals, where they will host Warrensburg next Wednesday at 3 p.m.
CHELSEA -- In opening-round play of the Vermont Division IV girls’ soccer tournament, the Arlington Memorial High School Eagles topped Chelsea 7-1.
The Eagles would race out to a halftime lead of 4-1 before going on to post the 7-1 win.
Julia Lacoste helped pace the Eagles on the day, netting a hat trick. Riley Lane found the net twice to help out with the scoring, while Brooke Hawley and Molly Elwell each added one goal.
Elwell set up three goals to go along with her tally, and Olivia Andrews also recorded an assist.
Amber Eliza scored the lone goal for Chelsea.
Coach Dan Wood said the defense played well on the day, and noted the effort of sweeper Hailey Davis.
The Eagles move on to face MSJ on Saturday in a 2 p.m. contest at MSJ.
SVC volleyball ends streak
BENNINGTON -- After 26-straight New England Collegiate Conference women’s volleyball wins, the Southern Vermont College team finally tasted defeat in a 3-2 loss to Newbury on Wednesday.
The scores of the five games were 27-29, 25-16, 25-17, 20-25, and 9-15.
Courtney Banks paced Nebury with 19 kills in the match, while Madison Clemmons added 11 kills in the win.
For the Mountaineers, Marissa Flores and Jessica Delgado each recorded 18 kills in the loss, while Carrie Baltazar added 10. Delgado had 19 digs in the match, and Baltazar had 14.
The ‘Neers fall to 9-8 (6-1 NECC), while Newbury improves to 13-14 (6-1 NECC). SVC ends the regular season on Saturday with a trip to Lesley for a 3 p.m. match.
SVC women fall
LONGMEADOW, Mass. -- Bay Path college forward Keelin Dougherty scored in the 108th minute to give the Wildcats a 1-0 win over Southern Vermont College in New England Collegiate Conference action.
Katie Raymond stopped six shots for the Mountaineers in the loss.
SVC falls to 6-7-1 (5-3-0 NECC) with the loss, while Bay Path moves to 8-6-1 (5-2-1 NECC).
SVC men shutout
MIDDLEBURY -- The Southern Vermont College men’s soccer team fell to Middlebury 5-0 on Wednesday.
Dan Skayne, Noah Goss-Woliner, and Phillip Skayne, and Adam Glaser all found the net in the win.
Brendan Shea made four saves for SVC, while Chris Dunham recorded one save in the second half for the Mountaineers.
SVC falls to 3-12-1 on the year with the loss.
Youth Ski League
WOODFORD -- The Prospect Mountain Bill Koch Youth Ski League will hold an informational meeting for new and returning families on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Prospect Mountain Ski Center Lodge.
A ski and clothing swap/sale will follow the meeting. If you wish to sell any times, please plan to drop them off at 1:45 p.m. the day of the meeting.
The league is for youths age 4-13, and introduces young people to the sport of cross-country skiing.
For more information, contact Mary Drew at 802-442-5382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AMHS hosts Fall 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 email@example.com
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.
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 26th will focus on bunting and baserunning.
For more information, contact coach Gage at 802-447-4662 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 are hosting Sunday morning skills clinics, 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.