LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- After recording a 10-5 mark in 2013, the best in a decade, the Mount Anthony Union High School boys soccer team had four players named to the Marble Valley League all-star squads.
Both boys and girls teams were named over the weekend.
For Mount Anthony, leading scorer Marcus LaFlamme earned a spot, along with Brad Anair, Luke Keenan and goalie Patrick Cody.
Burr and Burton Academy’s Liam Kelleher and Reid Conde were named to the ‘A’ division team as well.
In the ‘D’ division, Arlington defenders Peter Macksey and Nathan Mattison were chosen on the first team, while goaltender DJ Jennings made the list. Coach Todd Wilkins was chosen as the MVL coach of the year.
On the girls side, BBA and MAU each had three players on the first team in ‘A’ division. For the Bulldogs who finished 11-5 this season, Emma Hallett, Daisy Sullivan and Jordan Harmon made the list, while Rachel Hale, Emily Hunt and Kate Goodell were chosen from the 8-8 Patriots.
In the ‘C’ division, Julia Lacoste, Becca Solari and leading scorer Molly Elwell made the team for Arlington.
Mountaineers receive all-conference nod
BENNINGTON -- Four Southern Vermont College Mountaineers earned all-conference honors after a 6-9-1 season, three of whom were named to the All-New England Collegiate Conference first team.
Seniors Kaitlyn Forant, Jocelyn Ortega, and Erika Garay were all selected to the first team. Forant earned the honor for the second straight year after a season where she scored seven goals (two game-winners), becoming the College’s all-time leading scorer; she added four assists for 18 points.
Ortega gathers her second consecutive all-conference nod, being named to the All-NECC second team in 2012. She helped run the SVC midfield this year while scoring five goals (one game-winner) and adding two assists. Garay’s honor is her first All-NECC accolade, gathering the award by being a pivotal leader in a Mountaineer defense that allowed less than two goals a game.
Junior Michelle Flores collected a second team All-NECC selection with a 2013 season that saw her play a huge role in the Mountaineer defense while also adding three goals and an assist.
Lesley’s Hannah Landerholm was named as conference player of the year.
SVC men’s soccer players honored
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College men’s soccer team had two players receive New England Collegiate Conference honors on Monday.
Senior defender Pierre Massena was named to the All-NECC first team for the third consecutive year, while junior Erik Argueta was selected as an honorable mention for the second straight year.
Massena helped anchor the Mountaineer defense, also moving forward when needed; recording four goals on the season -- one a game-winner. Argueta scored six goals on the year, the fifth-most in the conference and added three assists for 15 points.
All-conference selections are based on voting by coaches around the league.
Mitchell’s Zachary Simmons was voted as the conference player of the year.
BENNINGTON -- MAYAA Basketball is holding two registration nights this year, tonight and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennington Elementary School. People can register online now as well at www.mayaabasketball.com until Nov. 12. Visit the website for more information.
BYB school begins
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Youth Basketball school starts on November 3 at Mount Anthony Union Middle School and runs on Sundays until December 15.
The school is for boys and girls from grades 1 to 4. Girls start from 8 to 10 a.m., while boys play 10 to noon.
Emphasis will be on dribbling, passing, shooting, gameplay, rules, individual and team drills, fun games and all fundamentals.
For more information, contact Jason Monte at 607-321-9662 or Dan Sleeman at 802-447-1994.
MPR open gym time
MANCHESTER -- Manchester Parks and Recreation will be hosting open gym nights at the MEMS gyms.
Gym time will begin on Nov. 5, and run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until Nov. 21.
Each team will have a designated night in the gym
On Tuesdays starting at 6 p.m. will be boys grade 3-4, and at 7 p.m. will be boys grade 5-6.
On Wednesdays, girls grade 3-4 will begin at 6 p.m., and girls and boys grade 5-6 will be at 7 p.m.
On Thursdays, at 6 p.m. will be boys and girls in grades 1-2, and at 7 p.m. will be for girls grades 5-6.
Players must be registered for the MPR Youth Basketball Program prior to participating. Registration will not be available on site. Parents can sign up by calling the Rec at 362-1439, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMHS hosts Fall Fun Run at Rec Park
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.
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 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.