Panthers tear into Indians

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School boys basketball team outscored Cambridge Central School 22-2 in the first quarter to set the tone for a 68-28 win on Friday night.

Mark Hackett led the charge for the Panthers, scoring 21 points, including three three-pointers, while Andrew Hoag added 15 points. Justin Lynch was the other scorer in double-digits, putting up 11 points behind three treys himself.

For Cambridge, Caleb Rowland and Max McNeil both scored nine points to pace the Indians, while Ryan Jeskie and Chris Warnke each added four in the loss.

Hoosick Falls moves to 5-0, 4-0 in the Wasaren League, with the win while Cambridge falls to 0-4, 0-4.

BBA girls bounce back

The Burr and Burton Academy girls basketball team bounced back from an opening-night loss by beating Middlebury 43-13 on Friday night.

Tessa Roberts led the way for the Bulldogs, putting up 14 points in the winning effort. Teammate Brianna Brockett had 11 points.

"We played some of the best defense I've ever seen," coach Ed Panzarino said. "They talked all night, stopped the ball, rebounded. We were very happy with the defense, and everyone contributed."

Panzarino pointed out the defensive effort of Natalie Johnson, saying that "she had a great game defensively."

BBA is now 1-1.

Seeking coaches

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Hoosick Falls Central School is seeking highly qualified coaches for the 2014 -2015 school year.

The open positions are for a Varsity girls soccer coach, and a Varsity boys soccer coach. Letter of Interests and resumes can be sent to HFCS, District Office, PO Box 192, Hoosick Falls, N.Y. 12090. Deadline for applications is January 10.

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.