LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School bowling team won the Adirondack League Championship by taking down Fort Edward on Thursday. Hoosick Falls won by a total match score of 3,775 to 3,512. Hoosick Falls avenged a loss to Fort Edward from earlier in the year, when Fort Edward won by 18 pins.
This is the fourth time in the last five years Hoosick Falls has won the league crown.
Ken Marbot led the way with a high game of 246 and a three-game total of 716. Josh McCart bowled a 257-678, Kyla Day had a 257-632, Stephen Surdam bowled a 223-615, Jennifer Sargood had a 211-599 and A.J. Hurlburt had a 194-535. Fort Edward was led by Nikolas Conlon with a 252-672.
"The kids had another great day on the lanes with some really good scores," said Hoosick Falls coach Bob Lang. "It was a great team effort that showed in the outstanding match total of 3,775."
The team returns to action next Tuesday in Sectional play at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady.
MAU skiers start MVL races
RUTLAND -- After the first day of the Marble Valley League championships, the Mount Anthony Union High School boys sit in first while the girls just missed out on topping Woodstock at Mountain Top on Thursday.
The boys are in the lead with 22 points, while Rutland had 34 and BBA had 39.
Luke Keenan continued his strong season with a second-place finish, finishing in a time of 16 minutes, 57 sconds.
While the race was an MVL Championship race, both Champlain Valley and Middlebury competed in the race. Their totals did not count towards the MVL championships.
BBA had a strong day from Scott Mooney, who finished third in the MVL placing in a time of 17:06. Thomas Kittross finished 12th overall, 8th in the MVL, in a time of 18:21, Anders Proft was two places behind Kittross in 18:24, and Kevin Pollio finished 33rd overall in a time of 20:36.
For the girls, MAU tied with Woodstock at 26 points, although Woodstock won via their fifth-place finisher. But as coach Bruce Smith described, the two teams will go into next week’s Freestyle race at Prospect Mountain essentially tied. Rutland finished in third with 51 points and BBA was fourth with 86.
Abby Malmborg finished third in MVL placers in a time of 20:32, good for fifth overall. Autumn Eastman of CVU was first in 18:07.
Molly O’Callaghan was seventh overall, fourth in MVL finishers, in 20:48 while Erica Hale was right behind O’Callaghan in a time of 20:54. Kinsey Boudreau was the fourth placer for MAU in a time of 22:12.
BBA’s top finisher was Helena Bigelow in ninth overall, sixth in the MVL, in a time of 21:02. Ralli Utier (25:24), Ali Leiter (25:32) and Amanda Mulroy (26:16) were the other three placers for the Bulldogs.
All MVL teams return to action next Wednesday at Prospect Mountain for the Freestyle race.
Panthers rally to top Stillwater
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Despite being down after the first quarter, the Hoosick Falls Central School girls basketball team rallied to post a 58-49 win over Stillwater on Thursday.
Carsen Williams paced the Panthers with 20 points and six assists, while Kelly Pine added 17 for Hoosick Falls. Rachel Pine had 12 in the win, and Megan Flynn pulled down 10 rebounds for Hoosick Falls.
Stillwater was paced by Abby Higgins with 27 points.
Hoosick Falls moves to 12-4 overall, 9-3 in the Wasaren League. The Panthers return to action on Friday at Hoosic Valley.
SVC men pull out W
NASHUA, N.H. -- The Southern Vermont College men’s basketball team didn’t make it easy, but the Mountaineers were able to top Daniel Webster College 88-82 for an important New England Collegiate Conference win on Thursday night.
Down by 21 in the first half, the Mountaineers were able to rally before the break and cut the deficit to 45-35 going into half with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Rayshawn Taylor (14 points).
In the second, SVC kept the momentum in its corner and opened on a 10-2 run to cut the lead down to 47-45. The Eagles responded with a 12-7 run and pushed the lead back to 59-52 with 12:07 to play.
But SVC answered, going on a 8-2 run with the score at 68-62 DWC to tie it at 70-70 on a layup by Izzy Melton with 5:50 to go. SVC would take its first lead of the second half on a post move by DeShawn Hamlet (26 points). Hamlet then converted two and-one opportunities to push the lead out to seven with 2:41 to play.
DWC would get within five points with a minute to play, but SVC was able to hang on with a layup by Taylor and another from Eddie Mack III (12 points).
Hamlet added nine rebounds in the win, while Brandon Casella added 16 points. DWC was led by Ryan Gauthier with a game-high 27 points, and Kevin Perez added 17.
SVC moves to 14-8, 8-5 in the NECC while DWC falls to 12-8, 5-6. SVC returns to action on Saturday at Wheelock College.
Mountaineer women fall to Becker
BENNINGTON -- For the second time in three days, the Southern Vermont College women’s basketball team fell to Becker College, this time by a score of 71-63.
The game was tied in the second half at 61-61 with four to play, but a 10-2 run to close the game allowed Becker to walk away with the victory.
Haley Ooms led all scorers with 25 for Becker, while Sarah McDonald had 18 points and seven rebounds for SVC.
Kala MacKenzie had 11 boards to lead SVC, and also recorded a career-high eight blocks, including five in the first half. Amber Dow recorded a season-high 13 points in the loss, while Amber Flagg added 10 points, seven boards and five assists.
SVC falls to 5-17, 3-12 in the New England Collegiate Conference while Becker moves to 8-13, 8-7. SVC returns to action on Saturday at Wheelock College.
Benn LL sign-ups
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Little League is opening registration for the 2014 season. Registration for the season will begin on Feb. 12 and 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Feb. 19 and 20 at the Fire House on River Street.
All players 5-12 in the Bennington school district looking to play baseball this year need to register on one of these four dates.
A photocopy of the child’s birth certificate is required. Registration is $50 per person and $75 for a family. Any questions, call Geoff Metcalfe at 442-5465 or Steve Marsden at 447-4908.
Youth nights at MAU
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School Athletic Department is once again sponsoring a pair of Youth Basketball Nights for the boys and girls area youth basketball players.
Boys youth night will be on Monday when the Patriot JV and varsity boys basketball teams host Burr and Burton with JV action starting at 6, and varsity at 7:30 p.m.
All boys playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.
Girls youth night will be Tuesday when the MAU JV and varsity girls basketball teams play host to Rutland. JV action starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7.
All girls playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.
At the halftime of each JV game there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring two MAYAA teams.
A drawing for a basketball signed by the varsity team will be held after the exhibition game for the MAYAA participants in attendance.
BENNINGTON -- Mt. Anthony Lacrosse Association will hold 2014 spring registration on February 25 and 26 at the Bennington Rec Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for boys and girls grades K thru 8.
Scholarships and equipment are available.
The season starts April 1.
For more information you can visit www.malavt.com or contact Barbara Morrissey at 802-442 6777 (evenings).
Mack Attack sign-ups
ARLINGTON -- The Mack Attack AAU girls’ basketball season will begin practicing on March 9, and sign-ups are ongoing.
The team provides participants with an opportunity to improve basketball skills and knowledge through a challenging level of play. Girls ages 8-17 who are interested in participating should contact coach Kerry Csizmesia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-326-5024.
Information about the season can be found at www.mackattackaau.org.
Storm coach search
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm semi-pro football team is searching for a new head coach for the 2014 season. If interested, call the Storm hotline at 802-681-9085.