BERLIN. N.Y. >> The Cambridge Central School softball team won its season opener in dominating fashion, by exploding for 32 runs in their shutout victory over Berlin on Thursday afternoon.

From the opening pitch, there was nothing that was going to slow down the Indians offense, which scored a total of 16 runs to get out to a commanding lead.

That was just the opening course for Cambridge as the Indians equaled their output from the first three innings, by scoring a whopping 14 runs in the fourth inning and then two runs in the fifth inning to go on to an astonishing 32-0 win.

Jamie VanDeWater was the offensive star of the day for Cambridge, going four for six at the plate for a game-high four hits and three RBIs.

Victoria Dupuis had a great day at the dish for the Indians as well with three hits and two RBIs on the afternoon.

In total the Indians offense had 22 hits in the game while Berlin only had one.

Miranda Seacord got the win on the mound for the Indians as her and Gabbie Woods combined for the shutout victory for Cambridge.

Cambridge will look to make it two wins in a row to start of the season when they travel to play Wasaren League rival Granville on Monday at 4:15 p.m.

Masters swim meet on docket

BENNINGTON >> The fifth annual Monumental Masters Mini Meet will be held on Saturday, April 9, at the Bennington Recreation Center.

Adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to participate in the meet.


No prior competition experience is required.

Warm-ups start at 9 a.m., with the meet's first event beginning at 10 a.m.

Pre-registration to compete in the event is $20 per swimmer by April 5, or $25 on the day of the event.

Registration forms are available at the Bennington Rec Center.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bennington Marauders Swim Team, helping to provide youth swimming for our community.

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Village School hosting Shamrockin' 5K

NORTH BENNINGTON >> Today, the Village School of North Bennington will host the second annual Shamrockin' run/walk event.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk starting at 10 a.m. The race starts at the Village School of North Bennington, which is between School Street and Church Street.

The cost for the 5K is $25 for race day registration. The 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk is $10. Preregister by mail by sending a checks made payable to VSNB to: VSNB, PO Box 847, N. Bennington, VT 05257 or by registering online at

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Zem-Benn Road Race date announced

NORTH BENNINGTON >> The 38th running of the Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 8, at the Park McCullough house.

There will be three races held at the event, with the kids' 1k race starting at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by the 3.9 and 10K races that are both scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

Since the event is taking place on Mother's Day, the mother who finishes first in her age group will receive a special award.

Proceeds for the event will benefit the Steve Zemianek scholarship fund at Mount Anthony Union High School.

As in previous years, the lead sponsor of the race will be Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Orthopaedics.

To participate in the event, people can sign up at or pick up a registration form at Wills Insurance, AnytimeFitness, Revolution Fitness, and the Bennington Recreation center.

Runners who compete in the Gallup to Success trail race scheduled for May 7 at Kimberly Farms in Shaftsbury will receive a registration fee discount for signing up for both races.

For more information contact Kathy Zemianek: 802-447-9732 or Dave Newell: 802-688-7807