BENNINGTON >> Amber Flagg of the Southern Vermont College women's basketball team won the New England Collegiate Conference women's Player of the Week award from her performance in this weekend's Curry College Tip-Off tournament.
The senior captain averaged 20 points, six rebounds, four assists and five steals in the two games of the tournament, and her game-high 24 points led the Mountaineers to their 16-point win in Sunday's game against Wellesley College.
Her performance propelled the Mountaineers to their first 2-1 start since the 2008-09 season.
It marks the third time Flagg has won NECC Player of the Week honors in her career and the second week in a row that an SVC player has won the award. Fellow senior Turquoia Johnson won it last week.
During Saturday's game against Curry, Flagg became SVC's all-time steals leader with 193 steals in her career and became the sixth player in school history to reach 1,400 career points.
SVC's next game will be on Monday when they head into the Capital District to play Sage College.
Winter season passes now available
BENNINGTON >> Mount Anthony Union High School will be offering winter season passes to home night games for the 2015-16 school year.
A complete winter season pass for all home wrestling and boys and girls basketball games will be $30 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens for a 68 percent savings.
For more information and to download a purchase form, go to the MAU Athletics website at www.maupatriots.com, or contact Activities assistant Bridgette Worthington at email@example.com or 447-1899, Ext. 4.
Running of the Turkeys in Arlington
ARLINGTON >> Runners, walkers and kids of all ages are invited to participate in the 20th Annual Running of the Turkeys held on Thanksgiving morning in East Arlington. The event includes a 5K (3.1 miles) run and walk as well as a Kids Fun Run. The race is hosted by the Batten Kill Valley Runners Club.
The run and walk take off promptly at 9 a.m. on November 26 at Fisher Elementary. The Kids Fun Run is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.
Entry forms are available at the Batten Kill Valley Runners website at www.bkvr.net and online registration is available at www.finishright.com. Race Day registration is available from 7:45 until 8:30 a.m. but participants are encouraged to register in advance.
Turkeys will be given to the overall male and female winners and apple pies will be awarded to the overall second and third place male and female finishers in the running and walking events. All finishers of the Kids Fun Run receive awards for completing the event. Special Turkeyware will be given to the first 300 registrants.
We encourage you to bring all family members to experience this unique event and to work up an appetite for your Thanksgiving dinner. Other surprises are planned so come join the fun! For more information, call Anita at (518) 677-8333.