LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys tennis team kept its undefeated season going with a 7-0 sweep of Fair Haven on Monday.
The Bulldogs did not drop a set on the way to the win.
Peter Oh, Sam Cochrane, Noah Wetherald, Coley Stillman and Justin Tegen all won their singles matches, with Stillman and Tegen winning their matches 6-0, 6-0. Cochrane and Wetherald each dropped one game in their respective second sets, while Oh took a 6-2, 6-2 win over Youssef Rajia.
In doubles action, Conor Harrington and Nick Fayette won 6-0, 6-0 as did Cam Marcellus and Christian Webb.
BBA goes to 4-0 with the win and return to action today against Mount Greylock.
Panthers beat Granville
GRANVILLE, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School softball team rebounded from two losses over the weekend with a 10-5 win over Granville on Monday.
Hoosick Falls trailed 5-4 in the contest going into the seventh inning. But in the top half of the final frame, the Panthers exploded for six runs to take the win.
Alyssa Ellis took the win, going the distance while giving up 10 hits and striking out five.
Chelsea Stevens went 4-for-5 with four singles and two runs scored. Ashley St. Onge was 4-for-4 with four singles and two runs scored.
Abby Gilson, called up from the JV team, had two singles and four RBIs in the game. Another JV call-up, Cassie Sherman, added a pair of singles and a pair of RBIs. All Hoosick Falls batters had at least one hit in the game.
Hoosick Falls improves to 5-2 in the Wasaren League and 5-6 overall. Granville is 1-5 overall, 1-4 in the league.
BBA girls lax rolls
RUTLAND -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls lacrosse team topped Rutland 18-5 on Monday behind a four goal, two assist effort from Morgan Bazyk.
Katy Jones added three goals and three assists while Hayley Sabol had three tallies of her own. Aggie Bisselle and Ryder Ferrone each added two goals, while Lucy Bisselle, Megan Grabher, Cat Greenberg and Casey Apps each had one goal.
On defense, Brianna Brockett helped to stifle the Rutland attack, which got two goals through Marina Rotella.
Lauren MacKenzie had four saves for the Bulldogs, who improve to 4-2 on the season. BBA returns on Friday at Hartford.
HFCS girls lax downed
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School girls lacrosse team fell to Holy Names on Monday by a score of 16-11.
Caytlyn Springer scored five goals in the loss for the Panthers, while Hannah Fricke added three goals and Jordyn Haynes had two. Dana O’Malley rounded out the scoring with a single tally.
Catie Bivian led the way for Holy Names, scoring seven goals in the contest.
Zaynah Poore had five saves for Hoosick Falls, which falls to 1-7.
The Panthers return to action on Wednesday against Schenectady, the team Hoosick beat earlier in the year.
BBA girls tennis remains perfect
BRANDON -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls tennis team swept aside Otter Valley on Monday, winning 7-0 on the road.
Without No. 1 player Maddy Pugnucco, Jordan Harmon stepped into the top singles role and won 6-0, 6-2. Gabby Vella, Stella Oh, Eliza Breed and Silvia Velasco all won their singles matches in straight sets.
In doubles action, Megan Knight and Maria De Pablo won at first doubles, while Julia Breed and Haley McGrath won at second doubles.
MAU girls tennis falls
SPRINGFIELD -- The Mount Anthony Union High School girls tennis team fell to Springfield 5-2 on Monday afternoon.
Erica Frost and Grace Page picked up the wins for MAU at third and fifth singles, respectively, while Jessie Kuzmicki, Keara Sternberg and Margaret Curtin all fell in three sets.
The first doubles team of Nicole Monick and Taylor Tobin and second doubles team of Julia Parks and Samantha Green also fell.
Poultney blasts BBA
MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy softball team fell to Poultney 19-5 on Monday, with the Blue Devils jumping out of the gate with seven runs in the first inning.
BBA did most of its damage in the second inning. After drawing three walks to open the inning, BBA scored first when Lauren Gutierrez brought in two teammates. Kyle Gatewood and Katelyn Reilly added RBI singles in the inning.
Caitlyn Arellano took the loss despite only pitching one inning. Coach Dan DeForest turned to Darien Halliday to pitch the other six innings of the game. Emma DeBonis took the win for Poultney.
BBA falls to 0-3 and return to action today against Bellows Falls.
Panthers fall to Horde
GRANVILLE, N.Y. -- A walk-off hit in the seventh inning gifted Granville a 3-2 win over Hoosick Falls in baseball action on Monday.
Kealan Hitt went the distance for Hoosick Falls in the loss, giving up the three runs, two unearned.
Hoosick struck first in the first inning, with Tyler Rondeau hitting a double then scoring on an error to put the Panthers up 1-0.
The Horde responded in the bottom of the inning, with two Panther errors allowing two runs to come across.
Things quieted down until the sixth inning, when Thomas Peabody hit a double then scored, on another error, to tie the game.
But in the bottom of the seventh, Granville scored the winning run.
Hoosick improves to 4-4 overall, 3-3 in the Wasaren League. The team returns to action Wednesday against Tamarac.
Angelo named Rookie of the Week
BENNINGTON -- The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced Monday its weekly award winners for spring sports with Southern Vermont College’s Dylan Angelo picking up the Baseball Rookie of the Week honor.
Angelo had a huge start for the Mountaineers last Wednesday at Daniel Webster College, going all seven innings while allowing just two runs (one earned) on six hits and four walks in the 7-2 victory. He struck out two in the win, his fourth of the season. The rookie also picked up a pinch-hit RBI in a 5-3 win at MCLA on Thursday, hitting a sacrifice fly in the ninth for an insurance run.
The rookie and his team return to NECC action Tuesday when they visit Elms College for a 5:30 p.m. rescheduled doubleheader with playoff implications on the line. SVC can clinch a postseason berth with a Tuesday sweep of the Blazers.
Catamount BMX open house
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Catamount BMX team is hosting an open house on Saturday at the team’s track in Willow Park.
The even will run from noon to 4 p.m. and is open to any child, teen or adult that would like to try out the track and learn about BMX racing.
In order to use the track, racers must have a long sleeve shirt, long pants and a helmet.
For more information on Catamount BMX, find them on Facebook under ‘Catamount BMX’.
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.
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.