LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School baseball team finally got to play a game on Friday, and the Panthers opened the season with a 6-2 win over Cambridge Central School.
Cambridge, travelling to Hoosick on Friday, got on the board first with two runs in the top of the opening frame with starting pitcher Brady Sausville getting an RBI double that was followed up with a run scored on a wild pitch.
But the Panthers responded immediately, tacking five on Sausville in the bottom of the first to take the lead for good.
In the inning, Shayne Richard sparked the Panthers with a two-run double.
Hoosick Falls scored its final run in the fifth inning for some extra insurance.
Kealan HItt went the distance for Hoosick Falls in the win, striking out 13 batters.
Sausville also went the distance, striking out for in the loss.
Wyatt Whitman led Hoosick Falls at the plate with a 3-3 showing, including a double and two singles, while also scoring a run.
Sausville added a single to his total.
Hoosick Falls is now 1-0, while Cambridge falls to 0-3.
Bulldogs win first game
MANCHESTER -- So far, so good for the Burr and Burton Academy baseball team.
The Bulldogs opened the season with a 6-4 win over Windsor at home.
The Bulldogs struck first in the third inning, scoring two unearned runs while Jeremiah Parker added an RBI single.
In the fourth, Matt Thayer scored an RBI double for Windsor, but in the bottom of the inning BBA added two more runs, with Griff Stalcup hitting an RBi double.
In the fifth, Windsor scored three unearned runs, but the Bulldogs answered with an unearned run of its own in the bottom half to take the 6-4 lead.
Noah Rizio started for BBA and pitched a strong four innings, striking out 10 batters while scattering two hits and giving up one run. Ryan Smith got the win after he came on in the fifth and pitched through the sixth, while Adam Maitland got the save as he closed out the seventh inning.
Ethan Hill was credited with the loss for Windsor.
BBA moves to 1-0, Windsor falls to 0-1.
Patriots crush Minutemen
BENNINGTON -- Make it two emphatic wins in two games for the Mount Anthony Union High School softball team.
On Friday, the Patriots smashed Mill River 17-2 in five innings.
Jenna Crowley went the distance to get the win, fanning 10 batters while only allowing three hits.
Kori Bow went 3-4 at the plate with a solo home run, the first hit at MAU with the new fence that was installed, while also added a sacrifice fly RBI. Julie Elwell went 4-4 with a triple, two singles and a walk and adding 5 RBIs.
Carly Ward took the loss for Mill River, pitching all five innings while giving up 14 hits. Ward also had an RBI single for Mill River, while Marissa Fay added the other RBI for the Minutement.
MAU moves to 2-0 on the year.
BBA girls lacrosse falls
MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls lacrosse team fell to South Burlington 15-9 on Friday afternoon.
Hayley Sabol and Morgan Bazyk had three goals each for BBA, but Sarah Fisher had four goals for South Burlington while Casey Johnson, Ashley North and Shannon Flarety all had three goal a piece in the win.
Jessie Forstmann, Katy Jones and Ryder Ferrone all added single goals for the Bulldogs.
Lauren McKenzie had seven saves for BBA in the loss, while Courtney Barrett had 12 saves in the win.
BBA falls to 0-2 while South Burlington moves to 2-0.
Patriots top Panthers
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School girls lacrosse team opened up an early two-goal lead against Mount Anthony Union High School on Friday afternoon, but the Patriots responded with a flurry of goals to take a 18-5 win over their New York rival.
Emily Cross led the way for MAU, setting a new school record with 10 goals in the game. She also added an assist.
Emily Altland added two goals for MAU, while Erica Hale had two herself.
Hannah Fricke led the Panthers with three goals in the game.
In the cage, Sam Mayer and Leah Olansky combined for 12 saves for MAU, while Kara LaFlamme had 12 saves of her own for Hoosick Falls.
MAU moves to 1-1 and will now travel to Virginia for a set of scrimmages over the spring break.
‘Neers fall in tourney
BEVERLEY, Mass. -- Despite taking a 2-1 match lead, the Southern Vermont College men’s volleyball team’s season came to an end Friday evening as the third-seeded Mountaineers lost 3-2 to No. 2 Daniel Webster College in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) semifinal round at Endicott College’s MacDonald Gymnasium.
The Eagles improve to 13-13 on the season while SVC finishes the year 13-13.
DWC took the first set 25-21 before Southern Vt. won the next two by margins of 25-16 ad 25-22. The Eagles sent the contest to the deciding fifth game with a 25-21 fourth-set victory and then clinched a berth in the championship with a 15-12 winning tally in the final frame.
HFCS softball wins
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Erika Quackenbush picked up her second win in as many games as the Hoosick Falls Central School softball team topped Cambridge Central School 11-2 on Friday.
Quackenbush allowed only two hits while striking out five.
Amanda Brand took the loss for Cambridge.
Chelsea Stevens powered the Panthers at the plate, driving in four runs with a pair of singles. Alyssa Ellis had three singles and scored two runs for Hoosick Falls.
Carly Dwyer went 1-3 for Cambridge, while Autumn Clifton went 1-2.