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Hoosick Falls junior Ryan Sanders gets a hit during Tuesday's game against Mechanicville. The Panthers took the second game of their back-to-back with Mechanicville, winning 10-5 against the Raiders on Wednesday.

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. >> In their second game of back-to-back matchups with Wasaren League rival Mechanicville, the Hoosick Falls baseball team continued where they left off on Tuesday, defeating the Raiders 10-5 on Wednesday to take both games.

The Panthers jumped out early on Mechanicville, grabbing a 7-0 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning.

After Mechanicville scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth and then tacked on another run in the sixth to make it a two run, it looked like Hoosick Falls' lead was in jeopardy, but the Panthers were able to add to their lead with three runs in the sixth and hold on for their fourth win of the season.

Senior Noah Conety had two hits and two RBIs with three runs scored in the win for Hoosick Falls.

Sophomore Andrew Stevens picked up the first varsity win of his career, with complete game performance on the mound for the Panthers, giving up only two earned runs and striking out nine Raider batters.

With the win, Hoosick Falls improves to 4-2 on the season.

The Panthers will host Hoosic Valley on Friday at a special start time of 11 a.m.

Panthers drop fifth straight game

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls softball team saw their losing streak extend after their 8-2 loss to Wasaren League rival Mechanicville on Wednesday.

After winning their first game of the season, the Panthers have now lost five straight games and are now 1-4 in league play.


Abby Gillson was 1-3 at the plate for the Panthers, knocking in both of the team's run to give her a team-high 2 RBIs on the day.

Starting pitcher Alyssa Ellis gave up two earned runs and struck out two in her a complete game performance for Hoosick Falls.

The Panthers will try to end their five-game losing streak when they play in the Boonville tournament on April 30th.

SVC reaches program high in NECC wins

BENNINGTON >> The Southern Vermont College baseball team continued its march to the New England Collegiate Conference postseason tournament on Wednesday afternoon as they defeated Newbury 13-4 and 7-2 in a league series-opening doubleheader.

SVC used five runs in both the fourth and fifth innings of the first game to stage a comfortable lead that it would carry to their first victory, and the Mountaineers in the second game scored twice in the third before tacking up three insurance runs in the sixth to finish off the sweep.

With the two wins, SVC improves to 17-14 on the year and have won six of their last seven games.

The Mountaineers are also now 10-4 in conference play, tying their 2011 mark for SVC's most wins in the league since its inception for the 2009 season.

SVC broke another record on Wednesday, now having tallied the team's most home wins in program history as the Mountaineers are a strong 9-1 at The Bill this season.

The Mountaineers will play again today when they travel to take on Colby-Sawyer at 3:30 p.m.

SVC qualifies for league postseason

LONGMEADOW, MASS. >> The Southern Vermont College women's lacrosse team qualified for the New England Collegiate Conference postseason tournament, with a 18-8 victory over Bay Path on Wednesday afternoon.

Junior Mel Orrell scored a game-high seven goals in the win for the Mountaineers.

Fellow junior teammate Emily Lesure also had a great game to help SVC advance to the playoffs, scoring five goals in the victory.

Junior Lauren Nesshoever scored three goals in the win for SVC as well.

With the win, SVC improves to 5-9 on the season and 5-2 in conference play.

The Mountaineers will look for win number six on the year when they host Colby-Sawyer today at 4 p.m.

Werner holding annual soccer camps

ARLINGTON >> Retired Arlington and Castleton soccer coach John Werner will again be running soccer camps locally. Werner and his experienced staff are committed to providing a quality camp experience, with the emphasis on learning and fun, at a reasonable cost.

The three camps are as follows:

The Battenkill Soccer Camp for those entering grades 1 through 8 will be held the week of July 18 from 9 a.m. until noon at Greenwich Central School in Greenwich, N.Y. This camp emphasizes the technical development of each player as well as small group tactics. The co-director is Coach Tim Kelleher, Greenwich varsity boys coach.

The Arlington Soccer Camp for those entering grades 1 through 8 will be held the week of August 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at Arlington High School. This camp also emphasizes the technical development of each player as well as small group tactics.

The Arlington Senior Soccer Camp for those entering grades 9 through 12 will be held the week of August 1 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Arlington High School. This camp includes position specific training.

For more details or sign-up information, go to

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.