LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. -- Hoosick Falls Central School bowler Ken Marbot set a new school record with an 821 three-game series as the Panthers routed North Warren at Lake George Lanes on Thursday.
Marbot had games of 290, 299 and 232 en route to his total, the highest ever in the 16-year history of the program, according to coach Bob Lang.
"Ken had an outstanding day on the lanes," said Lang, whose team improves to 22-2 (5-0-1 match record).
After a spare in the first frame of the first game, Marbot threw 22 consecutive strikes, then added the 232 in game three.
Josh McCart was second for Hoosick Falls with a 276-674, while Kyla Day (192-531) and Jen Sargood (181-527) also cracked the 500 plateau.
"Kyla and Jennifer also had sound performances which helped the overall total team effort," Lang said. "This week, the team put up some great scores with means that all their hard work is starting to pay off."
SVC falls to Union
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Five players scored in double figures for Union College as the men’s team topped Southern Vermont College, 95-75, on Thursday.
Union led by only five at the half, but pulled away throughout the second half, capped off by a 14-2 run to up the lead to 15.
"There are going to be nights when we don’t have our ‘A’ stuff, and that was tonight," coach Dan Engelstad said. "We had a couple plays we missed around the basket, and next thing you know they had some threes and some big plays."
Kevin Weckworth led the Dutchmen (3-5) with 20, while Deshon Burgess had 16. Keith Callies and Terell Winney both had 15.
For SVC (6-2), DeShawn Hamlet led the way with 11 points, while Antoine White and Rayshawn Taylor scored 10 apiece.
Hoop shoot contest
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Elks Lodge will be holding its annual hoop shoot contest on Sunday, December 29. The event will take place at the Mount Anthony Union High School gymnasium.
Registration starts at 12:30 p.m., and the competition will start at 1.
The contest is for boys and girls ages 8-13, with their age being determined by how old they are on April 1, 2014. A birth certificate is required at registration.
There is no cost for the event. For more information, contact Dale Corbett at 802-447-0958. Mountaineer athletes holding 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.