LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls lacrosse team took a 9-0 halftime lead against county rival Mount Anthony Union High School and held on for a 13-8 win at the Vets Home Field on Thursday afternoon.
MAU fought to come back, scoring three straight goals at one point to trail 12-8, but that was as close as it would get.
Morgan Bazyk led the Bulldogs with five goals, while Hayley Sabol added three. For Mount Anthony, Emily Cross had five goals and Emily Altland had two goals and an assist in the loss. Sam Mayer made nine saves for MAU.
The loss drops the Patriots to 2-2 and 0-1 in the MVL, while BBA is 1-2 and faces Hoosick Falls on Saturday.
Defense dooms HFCS
SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. -- Porous defense doomed the Hoosick Falls Central School baseball team on Thursday against Hoosic Valley, as the Indians came away with a 13-1 win.
Five errors went a long way in determining the outcome, as starter Kealan Hitt allowed seven runs in four innings -- but only one run was earned.
Tom Peabody was the leading hitter for the Panthers with an RBI double. Hoosick travels to Bennington to face MAU today.
MAU tops rival Bratt
BRATTLEBORO -- The first four singles players for Mount Anthony won their matches in girls tennis against Brattleboro on Thursday, allowing the Patriots to squeak by with a 4-3 win.
No. 2 Erica Frost won 6-3, 6-4, while No. 3 Margaret Curtin won 6-1, 6-1 and No. 4 Grace Page won 6-2, 6-1.
The turning point of the match came in a three-setter at No. 1 as Jessie Kuzmicki beat Katie Tsukamoto 6-4, 5-7, 10-7.
MAU (1-1) plays Woodstock today at the Bennington Rec Center.
Patriots topple Colonels
BENNINGTON -- No. 1 MAU boys tennis player Blake Greenawalt led the Patriots to a 5-2 win over Brattleboro on Thursday.
The top four singles all won their matches in straight sets, while the No. 5 singles went to MAU by forfeit.
MAU’s No. 1 doubles of Austin Ulrich and Haziq Qari went three sets, falling 4-6, 6-0, 7-10.
Horde runs past BBA
W. RUTLAND -- The Burr and Burton Academy softball team fell to West Rutland, 20-0, on Thursday afternoon.
Rachel Senecal’s first inning single was all the offense the Bulldogs could muster. The Horde’s Taylor Raiche had two hits in the win.
Caitlyn Arellano was the pitcher of record for BBA, who drops to 0-2 and face Bellows Falls on Saturday.
HF drops league matchup
SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. -- Hoosic Valley scored early and often against Hoosick Falls on Thursday afternoon, eventually earning a 22-7 victory over the Panthers in a six-inning contest.
Valley scored in every inning, including six in the fifth and three more in the sixth to clinch the mercy-rule win.
Leadoff hitter Laura Madigan was 3-for-4 with four runs scored to lead the Indians, who had all nine starters score at least once.
For Hoosick Falls, Erika Quackenbush led the way with a 4-for-4 day at the plate, including four RBI. Maddy Ryan and Chelsea Stevens were both 2-for-3 in the loss.
‘Neers set win mark
LONGMEADOW, Mass. -- The Southern Vermont College softball team set a school record for most wins in a season after sweeping Bay Path on Thursday, 4-3, and 9-8 in nine innings.
SVC is 8-6 in the New England Collegiate Conference and 10-16 overall, sitting in fifth place in the league standings.
In Game 1, SVC took a 4-1 lead and held on as Bay Path couldn’t find the equalizer.
Rachel Robtoy led the way offensively with three hits and an RBI. Emily Fleming earned the victory. In Game 2, the teams traded runs until the seventh, when Bay Path scored in the bottom of the inning to send the game to extras.
SVC scored in the top of the ninth, and Fleming came on to record her first career save.
Nicastro reaches plateau
LONGMEADOW, Mass. -- Southern Vermont College junior Chris Nicastro reached the 100-hit plateau for his career in a 5-3 win over MCLA on Thursday.
Nicastro had two hits in the win, along with a run scored and two stolen bases.
Dustyn Marfyak won his third straight start as SVC improved to 14-17 on the season.
Benn Road Race May 4
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.
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 info.
Benn. 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.