Southern Vermont College senior Amber Flagg runs the offense during last week’s win over New England College. Flagg won her second NECC player of the
Southern Vermont College senior Amber Flagg runs the offense during last week's win over New England College. Flagg won her second NECC player of the week award after setting two records, most points in one game and career scoring. (FILE — BENNINGTON BANNER)

BENNINGTON — The New England Collegiate Conference announced its weekly award winners for the period ending December 13 with Southern Vermont College senior Amber Flagg taking home the NECC Women's Basketball Player of the Week honor.

Flagg set two Southern Vermont scoring records in the same night, helping SVC to its first win against New England College in 13 all-time meetings between the Mountaineers and Pilgrims (89-84 in overtime on December 8).

She entered the game needing 12 points to break SVC's all-time scoring record of 1,492, and the captain achieved that in just the first 8:13 of action, registering 13 points in the opening quarter. She would go on to score 40 points for the night, topping the team's previous single game record of 38. That put her up to 1,521 career points, making her just the second Mountaineer from either the women's or men's team to surpass 1,500 points.

The senior captain was a perfect 15-for-15 at the line, eight of those coming in the final 1:19 of overtime to help keep SVC in front and hold off NEC from making a comeback. She was also 5-for-9 from three-point range while pulling down four rebounds and dishing out seven assists. Flagg added two steals and a block to her line in the win, playing 43 minutes as she was forced to leave the court only briefly for an injury stoppage.

This is her second Player of the Week award this season after picking it up on November 23, and it is the fourth time in her career that she has collected the Conference's top weekly laurel.

Flagg and the Mountaineers are off until January 4, resuming play with non-conference action at Mass. College of Liberal Arts.


Youth wrestling sign-up

BENNINGTON >> Catamount youth wrestling sign-ups for children kindergarten through sixth grade will be held Friday, December 18 at Mount Anthony Union High School from 5:30-7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Practices will be held starting January 4, from 6-7:15 p.m. for grades K-2 and 6-7:30 p.m. for grades 3-6. Starting on January 5th, the registration fee will be $40 with two fundraisers or $ 65 without fundraisers.

Contact Jason Dicranian at 447-4847 for any questions.

Coaches needed

ARLINGTON >> Arlington Memorial High School is looking for three coaches for the Spring 2016 season: Running Specialist, Varsity Softball Coach, Middle School Baseball Coach.

A running specialist is needed for the Varsity Track & Field team. The running specialist will work with the field specialist to prepare and train student-athletes for competition. Head coaches are needed for the varsity softball and middle school baseball teams. The positions are open until filled. The season begins in March. Interested candidates should submit a completed Coaches Application form, available on the school's website,, under the Athletic Department link. For more information, contact AMHS Athletic Director Ashley Hoyt at or 802.375.2589, extension 137.