LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Make it two wins in two games for the Hoosick Falls Central School boys basketball team.

The Panthers downed Granville on Wednesday night in the Panther’s home opener, winning 62-25.

In the first half, Hoosick Falls held Granville to only two points, giving the team a 36-2 lead at the break.

"Granville struggled tonight, but I thought we had a lot to do with that," coach Mike Lilac said. "I thought we played reall well, played great defense to hold them to two points in the first half.

"The kids shared the ball and played good defense, and we had some guys come off the bench and get some time and show us good stuff."

Mark Hackett led the team in scoring for the second game running, dropping 19 points in just three quarters of play. Austin Pitt chipped in with 11 for Hoosick Falls, and Noah Chani and Will Bradley each added eight points in the win.

Hoosick Falls led 13-0 after the first quarter, and led 50-10 after the third quarter.

Granville was paced by Jake Young with nine points on three three-pointers.

Hoosick Falls moves to 2-0 (1-0 Wasaren League), while Granville falls to 0-2 (0-1). Hoosick Falls returns to action on Dec. 10, when the team travels to Tamarac for a 7:30 p.m. contest.

Bulldogs downed by U-32

MANCHESTER -- The U-32 boys hockey team picked up where it left off last season, beating the Burr and Burton Academy team 7-2 in a rematch of last season’s Division II title game.

Tyler King scored the Bulldog’s first goal during the second period and James Doherty added the second goal during the third period.

Kevin Souls and Julian Woodrow combined to stop 24 shots on 31 attempts for the game.

"Our biggest weakness tonight was the inability to take a body, we missed a lot of checks," BBA coach Joe Ferrara said. "We have to play better in our defensive zone.

"We played hard the whole game and didn’t give up. I was very pleased that the kids didn’t quit."

BBA falls to 0-1, while U-32 moves to 1-0. BBA plays next on Dec. 7, when the team travels to Harwood for a 6 p.m. contest.

BBA girls fall

MANCHESTER -- In the opening game of the season, the Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team fell to Northfield 2-1 on Wednesday night at Riley Rink.

Northfield was led by Kristen Dukette, who netted both goals in the win. Courtney Amell and Hillary Amell set up the goals for Dukette.

Dukette scored the game’s first goal late in the first period to put Northfield up 1-0, but BBA’s Jordan Harmon was able to tie the game two minutes into the second period when Daisy Sullivan passed to Kristi Lewicki, who found Harmon in the slot to hit home the goal.

"Overall, I was very happy with the effort, and I think we can improve," BBA coach Ed Lewicki said.

But Dukette would have the final say in the game, scoring the game-winner with just over two minutes left in the third period.

"Dukette is one of the premier girls in the state," Lewicki said. "We man-marked her, but we had two lapses and she got free.

"[Sullivan] and Aggie Bisselle were man-marking Dukette, and they did a great job. She is tough to keep up with."

Kaylie Benson stopped 20 shots in net for BBA, while Markie Delude made 10 saves for Northfield.

BBA falls to 0-1 on the year, while Northfield improves to 1-0. BBA plays next on Saturday, a home game against the newly-formed Champlain Valley/South Burlington team.

All-State football selections

All-State football teams were announced, and a large group of area players made the cut.

In Divsion I, Mount Anthony Union High School’s Tyler Mattison was selected to the first-team for the linebacker position, Carson Cushman was voted to the second team at devensive back, and Pat Powers was an honorable mention as a punter.

In Division II, Burr and Burton Academy was well represented in the team, with Dalton Blackwell picking up a first-team nod at linebacker while Trevor Wilson was a first-team offensive lineman.

In the second team, Wilson was selected to the defensive line, Eric Cerra was selected as a running back and a kicker, Ryan Smith was selected at wide receiver, Blackwell was selected as a tight end, and Cam Senecal was selected to the offensive line.

Griffin Stalcup was an honorable mention at quarterback, along with Seth Wilkins at wide receiver, Smith at linebacker, and Will Tucker at defensive back.

SVC athletes hosting toy drive

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be hosting a toy drive to benefit BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont from now until Dec. 16

Donations can be dropped off at the Mountaineer Athletic Center on the SVC campus or at the Yankee One Dollar Store on Northside Drive in Bennington.

Boxes will also be available at each of the two women’s basketball games before the winter break, on Dec. 7 and Dec. 13.

SVC student-athletes will be collecting donations at the Yankee One Dollar Store this upcoming Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and the next Saturday. On the weekend dates, the Mountaineers will be at the store from 1-3 p.m., and on the weekdays from 4-6 p.m.

MAU youth wrestling

BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony youth wrestling sign-ups will be held in the high school cafeteria on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and Friday, Dec. 20 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Both sign-ups are prior to MAU wrestling matches.

Registration is $40 per wrestler with fundraiser, or $65 without fundraiser, and $30 for each additional family member.

For more info, call Wayne Call at (802)-952-8932.

HFSC registration

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Soccer Club is now organizing spring travel teams.

The club is looking to register six teams: fourth grade boys/girls, fifth grade boys/girls, and sixth grade boys/girls.

Placement in the travel league is dependent on the number of players for each team.

Interested players or parents can register at hoosickfallssoccer.com/sportssignup

The registration period will be from Dec. 2 to Dec. 14.

For more information, contact Justin Caywood at (518)-944-1498 or email cicerorey1919@gmail.com

Storm fundraiser

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm will host a 5-on-5 flag football tournament on Dec. 7 now to be played at the Beech Street Field.

It is a no lineman rush format with modified rules, and the first game will start at 10 a.m.

Registration will start at 9 a.m., and the cost will be $125 per team. There are no limits on the amount of players for a team.

To pre-register for a discounted price of $100, call 802-688-6651.