HOOSICK, N.Y. >> In their home opener, the Hoosick Falls football was able to come out on top and win their first game of the season in a 28-13 win over Granville.
The Panthers got off to a hot start with a four yard touchdown run by tailback Drew Hoag on the opening drive of the game to take an early 7-0 lead.
After a great start by their offense, the Hoosick Falls defense got into the action, putting together a goal line stand midway through the fourth quarter to stop the Horde's from tying the game.
The Panther defense then started forcing some turnovers in the game that started with a forced fumble that was recovered by A.J. Hurlburt.
Aaron Tomczak had a interception later in the second quarter to give the Hoosick Falls defense two turnovers in the first half.
Tomczak extended the Panthers lead in the second quarter to 13-0 on a one yard touchdown run that was set up by his 45 yard completion to wide receiver David Everard on the play before.
After taking a 13-0 lead into the half, the Panthers saw their lead shortened when Granville scored on the opening possession of the second half to make it a 13-7 game.
Hoosick Falls though didn't panic and continued to control the game, thanks to two touchdown runs by Tomczak, one of five yards and one of six yards to hold on for their first win of the season.
Bulldogs top Essex in OT
ESSEX JUNCTION >> After losing their first regular season game in the past two seasons, the Burr and Burton girls soccer team bounced back with a 2-1 win over Essex on Friday afternoon.
The Bulldogs seized control of the game early when Georgia Lord scored the game's first goal in the first minute of the contest to give BBA the early lead.
BBA kept their 1-0 lead for the rest of the half and more until Essex tied the game with 17 minutes to go in regulation, forcing overtime.
After a scoreless first overtime period of play, the Bulldogs found a way to come out with the win when Brooke Woodward scored the game's winning goal off a nice pass from Maggie Sullivan to give BBA their third win of the season.
The (3-1) Bulldogs now will next try to knock off the defending Division I state champions CVU on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Second half offensive outburst leads Panthers to victory
GREENWICH, N.Y. >> It was another game where four second half goals led the Hoosick Falls girls soccer team to a win.
After coming back to beat rival Cambridge 4-2 on Wednesday, the Panthers kept their winning mojo going with a 4-0 win over Greenwich.
Junior Darian Morgan had a stellar second half for the Panthers, scoring a game-high three goals in the win.
Fellow junior Angela Gonzalez scored the Panthers other goal in the contest.
With the win, Hoosick Falls improves to 4-2 on the season.
The Panthers will next host Brunswick on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.
Panthers blank Salem
HOOSICK, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls field hockey team improved to a perfect 5-0 on the season with a 6-0 victory over Salem.
Hoosick Falls got off to a hot start in the first half, with four different players scoring a goal to give them a 4-0 lead at the half.
The Panthers added two more goals in the second half.
Ally Burdick scored a game-high two goals for the Panthers in the win.
Liz Ryan, Megan Henry, Sydney Luke and Lillian Hickey all scored a goal in for Hoosick Falls.
The Panthers defense held Salem to 0 shots on goal for the entire game.
Hoosick Falls will next travel to play Emma Willard on Monday at 4:15 p.m.
SVC basketball clinic
BENNINGTON >> This Sunday, the Southern Vermont College men's basketball team will hold their first of two basketball clinics that they are holding this fall.
Boys and girls entering second to 11th grade are encouraged to attend the camp that will run from 10-11:15 a.m.
The clinic will stress individual instruction with an emphasis on training techniques – designed to improve already developed fundamental skills and teach new drills and training programs that players can take with them to practice outside of organized camps and clinics.
Sunday, October 2 is the date for the second clinic session.
Cost to participate in the camp is $10 per session.
To register for the camp, please go to svcatheltics.com, where you can download the clinics' registration form and then bring it with you to the camp's registration that will begin on Sunday at 9:40 a.m.