STILLWATER, N.Y. — Opening day finally arrived for the Hoosick Falls baseball team and their starting pitcher Wyatt Whitman couldn't have been more ready to get on the mound for the Panthers.
The senior was dominant all game long, giving up only one run on three hits, while accumulating 14 strikeouts in a complete game performance for the Panthers in their 4-1 win over Wasaren League rival Stillwater.
Whitman was also a huge part of the Panthers' offense at the plate, with two hits and 2 RBIs on the afternoon.
Riley Bacon also had two hits for the Panthers and stole two bases in the win .
The Panthers will get right back on the diamond today when they travel to play Greenwich at 4:15 p.m.
SVC drops in-state matchup to Norwich
NORTHFIELD >> Scoring came early and often from both sides of the plate in Thursday afternoon's baseball game between Southern Vermont College and Norwich.
Down three going into the top of the second inning, SVC scored three runs to tie the game at 4-4 before adding a lone run in each of its next two at bats to take the lead.
Norwich came back though with a seven-spot in the bottom of the fourth, however, and the Cadets then tacked up three more over the next two innings to make it a seven-run game.
The Mountaineers got one back in the eighth, but it would not be enough as NU finished off the inner-state showdown with a 14-7 win over SVC.
With the loss, SVC drops to 11-13 on the season
The Mountaineers will have to rebound quickly from the loss as they host a doubleheader today against Maine at Presque Isle, with first pitch of game one scheduled to start at 12 p.m.
Sage Tips SVC women's lacrosse 16-13 in Non-conference Battle
BENNINGTON >> A strong second half by the visiting Sage Colleges led to the Southern Vermont College lacrosse team getting clipped 16-13 on Thursday afternoon.
SVC took a 9-7 edge into the halftime break, but Sage was able to outscore the Mountaineers by five in the final 30 minutes to pull ahead for the win.
Mountaineer junior captain Mel Orrell had a team-high six goals in the loss.
Freshman Hailee Walker scored four goals for SVC, while junior Lauren Nesshoever chalked up two goals on the after for the Mountaineers.
With the loss SVC drops to 2-8 on the season.
The Mountaineers continues their three-game home stand on Saturday, when they play New England Collegiate Conferene rival Wheelock at 12 p.m.
Mountaineers drop doubleheader to NECC rival Regis
WESTON, MASS. >> The Southern Vermont College softball team dropped a pair of New England Collegiate Conference matchups to Regis on Thursday afternoon, falling 8-0 and 9-1 in two games that were ended in the bottom of the fifth.
The hosting Pride took an early lead with two runs in the first inning of game one before adding a run in the fourth and another five in the fifth to walk off with their first victory.
SVC then took upper hand with a run in the top of the first in the nightcap, holding that edge until Regis tacked up four in the third and then five in the fifth to finish off the sweep.
Next up for the Mountaineers, who are 3-15 on the season and 3-7 now in the conference, will be Saturday when they travel to play Lesley at 2 p.m.
Indians hold on for fifth win of the season
CAMBRIDGE >> The Cambridge Central School boys lacrosse team had to sweat one out against Lansingburgh on Thursday, holding on to a one goal lead in the final minutes of the game to seal their fifth win of the season.
With the game tied at 2-2 going into the second quarter, the Indians offense went on the attack, scoring two goals in the second quarter to take a one goal lead going into halftime and then with their defense shutting out Lansingburgh in the third quarter, scored another pair of goals to take a three goal lead into the fourth quarter.
Still with a three goal lead in the fourth quarter, the Indians saw their once comfortable lead start to shrink as Lansingburgh scored two goals to make it a one goal game.
The Indians though did not panic and were able to stave off the Lansingburgh rally and hold on for a 7-6 victory.
Matt Hoffer had a team-high three goals in the win for Cambridge.
Nordell Benson scored a pair of goals for the Indians as well.
Soccer clinic at Southern Vermont College
BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College women's soccer will host a Spring Soccer ID Clinic for girls in grades 9 through 12 on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Under the direction of Head Women's Soccer Coach Michael Zauzig, the one-day, five-hour clinic will focus on skill development and instruction with tactical training and small-sides games. Assistant Coach Shawnee Webster '13 and members of the women's soccer team will assist with the clinic.
Participants should bring cleats, weather-appropriate clothing, water bottle, shinguards and indoor shoes in case of inclement weather. The cost is $40 per person, which includes lunch and a t-shirt.
To register and/or for more information, contact Coach Zauzig at 802-447-4639 or email@example.com.
Bennington Special Olympics summer season
BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Special Olympics summer sports season will begin Tuesday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. Track and field and bocce will meet at the Vermont Veterans' Home in Bennington, on the field adjacent to the Park Street entrance. Softball will meet at the Mount Anthony Middle School fields. Practice will be held each Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm until the Vermont Summer Games competition, held June 3-5. No previous sports experience is necessary and there is no cost for participating.
Special Olympics' mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Questions can be addressed to Chris Lantz, 802-922-5399.
3-D Archery Competition
BENNINGTON >> The first bow-hunting competition of the season will take place on Sunday, April 24. Registration at the Catamount Bow Hunters is from 7 a.m. to noon and costs $10 for adults and $5 for youths. Little kids are free with a paid adult.
The club is on Fuller Road west, the first left past the Apple Barn on Route 7A.
Food will be available and members and non-members are welcome. For more information, call 802-442-3667 or go to their page on Facebook.
Horseshoe club tournament
BENNINGTON >> Beginning Monday, April 25, the Bennington Horseshoe Club will host its weekly league, which runs for 16 weeks, every event starting at 6 p.m at Upper Willow Park.
Sign-ups for the league will take place on April 16 and April 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. and a partner is needed for the league. The membership fee is $5 for the season and the weekly fee is $5 per player. Youth 6-12 is $1 a week and for 13-18 is $3 a week. The Club will also host its Spring Warm-up tournament on May 1, starting at 8 a.m. at Upper Willow Park.
Call 802-949-7094 or 802-440-6269 for more information.
Southern Vermont Storm spaghetti fundraiser
BENNINGTON >> Support the Southern Vermont Storm semi-pro football team at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
The event will take place on Friday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Eagles on North Street in Bennington.
There will be a spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad and dessert.
Presale tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for kids, while tickets at the door are $10 for adult and $8 for kids.
A silent auction and a 50/50 raffle will be held as well. Donations for the auction are appreciated. For more information, call team owner Pat Seaver at 518-378-1653 or visit the Storm on Facebook.
Eagles participating in Operation Hat Trick
ARLINGTON >> Arlington Memorial High School will again partner with other Vermont high schools in support of Operation Hat Trick (OHT), a non-profit organization that assists wounded active service members and veterans with the proceeds from merchandise sales. These dollars benefit organizations that provide direct services to those wounded in action.
For the second season, AMHS varsity baseball players will wear the OHT hats as part of their team uniform and the first time with them will be at the Eagles' first home game on Friday when they take on Poultney at 4:30 p.m. at the Arlington Rec Park. The AMHS Athletic Office will sell baseball caps during this game and throughout the month of April. Hats are $20 each, and the supply is limited.
For more information or to purchase an hat, contact AMHS Athletic Director Ashley Hoyt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-375-2589, extension 137.