LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

BENNINGTON -- On Tuesday night, the Southern Vermont College men’s volleyball team made New England Collegiate Conference history as the Mountaineers handed Endicott College its first loss in the NECC since the Gulls joined in 2012.

In a thrilling 3-2 match, SVC won the first two games and the deciding fifth set. The game scores were 25-22, 25-21, 25-18, 25-19 and 17-15.

Anthony Barahona put up a big performance for the Mountaineers, with the senior recording 30 kills, 13 digs and four assists. Barahona had only one attacking error in the match on 57 attempts.

Keven Walley had 11 kills for SVC and a team-best 16 digs, Scott Fitzgerald had nine kills and eight digs and junior libero Florentino Escovedo popped up 12 digs for SVC.

Travis Netherton led the Gulls with 19 kills, six digs and two block assists. Josh Anderson added 17 kills and eight digs.

SVC moves to 7-6, 4-1 in the conference, with the win while Endicott falls to 8-4, 4-1.

SVC returns to action on Thursday at Sarah Lawrence College.

Basketball Challenge in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- The 2nd annual Basketball Challenge will be held at Arlington Memorial High School on March 21 this year and is sponsored by the Fisher Parent Teacher Group.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the current varsity Eagles for both the boys and girls teams will take on alumni in an effort to raise money for the Fisher Playground Fund.

The night will also feature a game between Arlington faculty against the Arlington parents.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children 12-and-under if purchased in advance. Tickets will be sold at the Fisher Main Office. On the night of the event, tickets will rise by a dollar.

For more information, email lacosted@bvsu.org or call 375-6409.

Mack Attack practice

ARLINGTON -- The Mack Attack AAU girls’ basketball season will begin practicing on March 9. Practic e times are as follows: Grades 3-5 from noon to 1:30 p.m.; Grades 6-8 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and Grades 9-12 from 3 to 4:30.

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 kerrycsizmesia@yahoo.com or call 860-326-5024.

Information about the season can be found at www.mackattackaau.org.