LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced Monday its yearly awards and all-conference teams for the 2014 season with Southern Vermont College senior Anthony Barahona collecting his first career All-NECC First Team nod.
Barahona, who had garnered three honorable mentions in his previous seasons at SVC, is just the second Mountaineer in program history to pick up the first team selection; junior Joey Dighton did so as a freshman back in 2012.
The first-team selection finished with 3.81 kills per set against the league (2nd best). The senior outside hitter tied for sixth with 22 total blocks in NECC matches while ranking 10th with 83 digs.
Barahona was named the NECC Player of the Week once during the season and was also selected to the NECC and MIT Scramble all-tournament teams.
The senior tallied 1,080 kills in his tenure at SVC, 459 more than the second player in the category. He is now also first all-time in career service aces with 89 and second in both all-time blocks (180) and digs (668). Barahona now owns the four top years in terms of most kills, besting his previous three season totals with 289 in 2014.
Kemp takes overall gold in Vermont Cup
MOUNT SNOW -- Burr and Burton Academy’s Sanderson Kemp took the girl’s gold medal in the overall Vermont Cup this winter.
Kemp, 16, of the Mount Snow Training Center, competed in a season-long series for slalom and giant slalom races in the combined U-21 and U-18 age groups. The Vermont Cup is part of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association.
Another area skier, Jessie Kuzmicki of Pownal, took fifth overall in the Vermont Cup standings. Kuzmicki, 16, is an MAU student.
Masters swim meet
BENNINGTON -- The 3rd annual Monumental Masters Mini Meet will be held on Saturday, April 26 at the Bennington Recreation Center on Gage Street.
Adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to swim, no prior competition is required.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bennington Marauders swim team.
Warm-ups start at 9 a.m., with the first event beginning at 10 a.m.
Pre-registration is $15 per swimmer by April 22, or $20 the day of the event. Forms are available at the Rec Center, or email email@example.com for more information.
Bennington Road Race
BENNINGTON -- The 26th annual Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race will be held on Sunday, May 4 beginning at the Park McCullough house in North Bennington.
This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of local educator and marathon runner Gail Harwood. The race is produced and directed by the Batten Kill Valley Runners.
All net proceeds will be donated to the Mount Anthony Union High School Zemianek scholarship fund.
The kids race will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the 3.8K and 10K races will start at 10 a.m.
Registration is $15 in advance and $20 after May 1.
Runners can register online at runreg.com. Paper registration is available at Wills Insurance, Bennington Recreation Center, Off the Wall, Anytime Fitness, Bennington Sports Center and all schools in Bennington and North Bennington.
Bennington Basketball School
BENNINGTON -- Applications are now being accepted for the Bennington Basketball School for Boys. The camp runs from July 7 to July 11. Players aged 12-15 will practice from 8 a.m. to noon, and 7-11 will practice from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
To sign up, email the participants’ name, age and t-shirt size to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dan Sleeman at 802-447-1994.